Kids School Lunch Box Ideas: Conchiglie Al Forno with Carrots and Basil recipe is made from a shell type pasta that is smaller that its larger shell counterparts. This creamy sauce along with cheese is tossed along with carrots and basil giving it delicious taste and a creamy texture. This pasta stays perfect until lunch giving the children the carbs, proteins and vitamins through the pasta, cheese and vegetables.

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School LunchBox Ideas & Recipes: Granola Bars, and Thepla’s are a perfect combinations. I typically smear the thepla with a sweet lime pickle for the lunch box. The whole grains from the thepla provides carbs and the Granola Bars with peanut butter and dates provide all the protein, iron, carbs and energy making the children stay alert for their school session

You can make the thepla dough ahead of time the previous day. This way making a couple of fresh thepla’s in the morning becomes a breeze. I typically make a batch of No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars so it stays fresh for a couple of weeks and can be packed for the lunch box in a jiffy.

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: The Multigrain Waffles recipe is a delicious recipe of waffles that is made from finger millet flour, oat flour and whole wheat flour. The goodness of all the grains when made into a waffles is simply delicious.

When I packed this for my kids lunch box, then came back saying that "Mom the whole class was sitting on top of my table trying to get a bite of my waffles, they simply loved it". As a mother, I felt so happy to hear that and that it made my kids happy to share their lunch box too :)

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: Chola Masala and Puri/ Paratha combination for a lunch box is special for children and adults as well. Since the mornings are super hectic with getting the children ready, I most often make the Chola masala ready the previous day. Making the Paratha or Puri fresh in the morning is simple and quick if the masala is ready.  Pack this lunch box along with some freshly cut fruits or carrots and cucumber and a bowl of yogurt to make a complete and satisfying meal.

Things you can keep ready for the morning lunch box

Knead the dough for the Puri or Tawa Paratha and the cook the chola the previous day. This will help ease the mornings for the lunch box cooking and packing

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: Beetroot Paratha Recipe is made from whole wheat flour dough stuffed with grated beets that is sauteed until tender. Making the Beetroot Paratha came out just like that like a spart to my mind to see other ways to consume beets and the parathas and the combination worked out great. This thought process is in my constant endeavour to make school lunch boxes fun and exciting for the kids.

LUNCH BOX PACKING TIP: I smear the parathas with sweet lime pickle and also pack some curd rice or plain yogurt in another box. The yogurt helps to satisfy the dryness from the parathas, as well as helps in digestion.

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: Pasta with tomato basil sauce is a lunch box saver recipe. The kids love this recipe because of its simple flavours and with a creamy pasta. The addition of vegetables like broccoli adds to the nutrition to the kids lunch box

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Kids School Lunchbox Ideas:Cabbage Rice recipe is like a vegetable fried rice that makes it perfect for travel and lunch boxes. The vegetables like cabbage when sauteed along with spices brings out the flavor and texture to the cooked rice. The cabbage rice also tastes good when it gets to a normal temperature. I typically pack the rice along with a bowl of yogurt and curd rice along with it. You can optionally pack the rice with some chips or papad to make it more exciting for the kids to eat their lunches.

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: Egg Rolls are a perfect Lunch Box for the kids. With a little advance preparation, your mornings for packing lunches can become a breeze. I keep the sauces in a separate box and also avoid the chillies for their lunch. The kids dip the rolls in the sauce and love them for school. Its easy to hold on to, as well.

Tips for Packing:  Allow the rolls to cool a bit before packing it. You could roll it in butter paper or pack it tight next to each other for the lunch box. You can again optionally pack it along with fruits and nuts or granola bars to add some excitement to the lunch box. 

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School Lunch Box Ideas & Recipes:  Rajma Chawal is one great lunch box dish that stays and tastes well even when cold. I usually pack it along with yogurt or with steamed vegetables or sliced raw carrots and children simply love it. Due to its high protein and carb content, the Rajma Chawal keeps the children full and nourished with energy and nutrition throughout the day.

Things you can keep ready for the morning lunch box

Cook the rice and Rajma the previous day, so on the day of packing the lunchbox, making the Rajma Masala can be done in a jiffy.

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School Lunch Box Ideas & Recipes: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip pancakes with maple syrup or honey makes a delicious kids school snack box. The addition of whole wheat adds to the grain and the eggs or the yogurt adds to the protein. Drizzling the whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes with honey or maple syrup or even spreading nutella helps in provide the adequate energy from the sugars and carbohydrates.

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: A quick cauliflower (Gobi) vegetable for a lunch box can be make as quickly as 15 minutes if you have all ingredients ready the previous day. It stays well through the day and children simply love this non-messy combination for their lunch boxes. Pack this lunch box with Tawa Paratha and a glass of buttermilk for lunch. You could also pack some fruits to make the meal refreshing.

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School Lunch Box Ideas and Recipes: Carrot Uthappam with Apples are nutritious and filling for the kids school snack box. The lunch box provides wholesome nutrients from the carrot used using regular Dosa Batter. The addition of fruits like an apple into the lunch box gives the required energy from the sugars making the kids feel alert during the day.

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School Lunchbox Ideas & Recipes: Almonds, Cheese Cubes and Chocolate Chip Cookies are a perfect friday snack box treat for the kids. Packed with healthy vitamins, minerals and calcium, the combination of this lunch box ensures that your child eats something healthy which is also delicious and filling.

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Back To School Snack Box Ideas: Chickpea Sundal is a healthy and delicious recipe, made from Chana which is more often called Kabuli Chana. It is amazing to see how interesting children find it, picking up the chana one by one and relishing it for their school snack box. Combining it with a fruit, makes the child feel more refreshed with the sugars from the fruit, giving them that added energy.

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School Lunch Box Ideas & Recipes: It is so refreshing to have a bite of Pomegranate, along with a bite of cheese and a little crunch from the almonds. I can already sense a mini taste of a dessert and children love this type of meditative eating.

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School Lunch Box Ideas & Recipe: Crunchy Peanut Butter and Jelly popularly known as the PB&J are simply delicious and every child loves it. Do watch out if your child has allergies, you could add or make almond butter to the sandwich. You could also add bananas to make it more nutritious.

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School Lunch Box Ideas & Recipes: Nutella Sandwiches are a kids favorite and well mine too. I love mine along with sliced bananas and sometimes pack it for the kids the same way I like it. Packing some fruits along with a lunch box, makes the child more refreshed adding fiber, nutrients, minerals and energy to the diet.

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: The Idli Upma is a delicious variation of the whole Idli’s. You can either use mini Idli’s or even crumble regular Idli’s to make the upma. The addition of fruits along with the Idli Upma, makes the upma feel less dry. The fruits also give the necessary sugars needed to awaken the senses.

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School Lunch Box Ideas: Packing seasoning fruits like Grapes along with Walnuts and Cheese is refreshing for the children. Fruits and nuts provide the right amount of nutrition for the children. Packing in small amounts, breaks the monotony of the food packed and gives them an instant bout of energy.

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: Packing seasoning fruits like Mangoes along with Walnuts and Cheese is refreshing for the children. Fruits and nuts provide the right amount of nutrition for the children. Packing in small amounts, breaks the monotony of the food packed and gives them an instant bout of energy.

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: Bananas are a great energy booster for a snack box. Based on the size of the banana available in your region you can pack them as a whole or by cutting it into half. When bananas are combined along with Almonds and Cheese, it adds a perfect balance to their nutrition, keeping them energized and alert.

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School Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas: Apples are a child’s favorite all because they are juicy and crunchy too. Removing the skin of the apples and cutting them in wedges helps the child eat them with ease and yes faster, as kids are always in a hurry to finish their snacks to get some playtime with their friends.

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School Lunch Box Ideas & Recipes: Green Moong kichadi is something that all of us make at home, but all that I did to this recipe was to add some spices and made it a little like a pulav, along with vegetables. Pack the lunch box along with curd rice or with plain curd and papad and the kids will relish this Green Moong Pulav with their friends.

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