Kids Lunch Box Menu Plan-Karuveppilai Podi Idli, Paneer Bhurji Wraps & More

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Here is another week of Kids Lunch Box Menu Plan to help you pack healthy Lunch Boxes for your kids without any hassles. This week's Lunch Box Recipes includes Karuveppilai Podi Idli Recipe-Spicy Lentil & Curry Leaves Powder Tossed Idli, Paneer Bhurji Wraps, Penne Pasta Recipe In Alfredo Sauce With Roasted Mushrooms, Cocoa Banana Almond Date Smoothie, One Pot Tomato Rice Recipe Using Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker - Thakkali Sadam , Healthy Carrot Methi & Mooli Thepla Recipe and Tamtari Chole. 

Making Fresh food and packing them into your kids lunch boxes have a profound effect on their health. Healthy food gives your kids the energy for doing their tasks well. It keeps them in a good mood and also makes their mind sharp. Also instilling healthy food habits early in life will help them in the future as well. 

Follow our prep tips under each plan to make cooking easier. Shop over the weekend and prep as much as possible. Involve your kids when you go shopping. Teach them about different vegetables and fruits and get them excited about trying different things. 

Packing seasonal fruits helps get more nutrients, vitamins and minerals in your kids diet so skip packaged food for short break and pack wholesome fruits instead. Pack a yogurt as well for extra protein. Yogurt is also good for gut healthy and good digestion. 

For making the Karuveppilai Podi Idli Recipe make the curry leaf powder over the weekend. Curry leaves are a powerhouse of nutrition, antioxidants and vitamins. Making curry leaves into a powder helps you get these nutrients into your kids diet. You can even mix the powder with some rice and feed them to your kids.

Kids often do not eat Methi leaves but they taste great when added to a thepla and we have included Healthy Carrot Methi & Mooli Thepla Recipe to help you feed Methi leaves to your kids without them throwing a fuss. Methi leaves have many nutrients, such as vitamin A & C, antioxidants, fiber, folate, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium. Pick and keep any green leafy vegetable over the weekend and keep them refrigerated in an airtight container. You can just toss in a few leaves in any dish to enjoy their benefits.

Along with a healthy lunch box here are some homemade snack ideas that you can pack for a short break for your kids or serve as an after school snack.

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Karuveppilai Podi Idli & Coconut Chutney

Soft mini idlis tossed in flavorful and tasty Karuveppilai Podi is a hit with kids. You can make and keep the batter for the mini idlis the night before. Karuveppilai Podi is can be made and stored over the weekend in an airtight container. 


Paneer Bhurji Wraps & Fresh Fruit Bowl

Paneer bhurji wrap is a tasty and protein filled recipe. You can use store bought Tortillas to make the wraps to make things easier or you can follow Homemade Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas to make healthy tortillas at home. Pack them with seasonal fresh fruits for more nutrition. 


Penne Pasta In Alfredo Sauce & Banana Smoothie

Penne Pasta Recipe In Alfredo Sauce With Roasted Mushrooms is a creamy pasta recipe which kids enjoy. Some prep work that you can do is to boil and keep the pasta refrigerated in an airtight container the previous night.  Chop and keep mushrooms in an airtight container as well in the fridge. 


Tomato Rice & Raita

Tomato Rice or Thakkali Sadam is a very quick to make rice dish. If you are using the Preethi electric Pressure Cooker then you needn't monitor the number of whistles and it makes life simpler. But you can make this thakkali sadam in the pressure cooker as well and pressure cook the rice for 2 whistles and let the pressure release naturally. Pack it with a tomato onion raita or just plain homemade curd. 


Carrot Methi & Mooli Thepla & Tamatari Chole

Theplas are great travel food and makes a healthy and tasty kids lunch box dish as well. It is full of nutrition and fiber and can be enjoyed with just a pickle and curd on the side. To add more proteins in your kids diet pack it along with Tamatari Chole. You can make the dough for the theplas the night before and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container. Boil and keep the chole refrigerated the previous night as well.