Kids Lunch box Menu Plan-One Pot Sambar Rice, Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi & More

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Here is another Kids Lunch Box Menu Plan for you guys to plan healthy and tasty Kids Lunch Boxes. We have included a variety of dishes from various cuisines which will help your kids build healthy eating habits. This week we have included recipes like South Indian One Pot Sambar Rice ,Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi with Sweet Potato Thepla, Tadkewali Masoor Dal with Jeera Rice,  3 Beans Stuffed Quesadillas Recipe with Fresh Fruit bowl and  Brahmin Style Vegetable Kurma with Neer Dosa.

This Kids Lunch Box Menu plan helps include a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk products, dals and legumes which helps in your kids overall growth. Good food also helps your child concentrate better at school and have the right energy to get through their schedule. 

Most of these recipes are made in a pressure cooker. Cooking in pressure cooker saves time. Some prep work tips are added to make life smoother for you on a rushed morning. Do all the shopping for the ingredients well in advance. The best way to go about packing healthy lunch boxes is to have all the ingredients handy. This way you do not skip on making a dish. 

To save time in the mornings make sure that you have all the lunch boxes cleaned and ready to be packed. Keep the cutlery required and fill water bottles and keep them ready to be packed. 

Apart form a healthy lunch box here are some great snack ideas and after school snack ideas for your kids. Make snacks like parfaits which can be prepared at night and refrigerated. They are fun to eat and have lots of healthy ingredients in a single jar. Lots of energy bars and Indian snacks do not need to be refrigerated and are a good option to replace packaged foods.

Snack Box Ideas for Kids For 5 Days


Sambar Rice & Curd

One Pot Sambar Rice is a delicious and easy recipe to make. A complete dish which has dal, vegetables and rice. It helps give all the nutrients and vitamins required for your child's growth.  You can grind the masala for the sambar rice the night before and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container. Chop the vegetables for the sambar rice and keep them refrigerated in an airtight container. Wash and soak the rice and dal as well the night before.  Doing these preps will help you make the sambar rice easily in the morning. You can pack it with some papad and poriyal if you like or a bowl of curd.


Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi & Thepla

Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi and Sweet Potato thepla is a nutrient dense lunch that you can pack for your kids. Lauki tamatar ki sabzi is made in a pressure cooker and doesn't take much time to cook. You can cut the lauki for the sabzi the night before and keep it in airtight containers. Make the dough for the sweet potato thepla the previous night and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container.



Tadkewali Masoor Dal & Jeera Rice

Tadkewali Masoor Dal & Jeera Rice and Jeera rice are quick recipes that are both made in a pressure cooker. Whole Masoor dal is rich in fiber and proteins and is good to be included in your kids diet. It is also rich in Vitamin B1 and folic acid. 


Beans Stuffed quesadillas & Fresh Fruit Bowl

Quesadillas are a fun dish for kids to eat. Filled with cheese and beans these quesadillas are delicious. This recipe includes the process of making homemade Tortillas. You can knead the dough for the Tortillas the previous night and keep it refrigerated or if you like you can even use store bought tortillas. Pressure cook the beans for the quesadilla filling the previous night and keep them refrigerated as well.  Grate the Cheese and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge.


Vegetable Kurma & Neer Dosa

Brahmin Style Vegetable Kurma Recipe is a delicious Curry which goes great with parthas, dosas, appams and even rice. You can chop the vegetables for the Kurma the night before and keep it in airtight container the night before. Grate the coconut required for the masala and keep it refrigerated as well. Grind the masala with warm water in the morning.  Since the batter need not be fermented for the neer dosa you can grind the dosa batter and make the dosa quickly in the mornings.