Kids Lunch Box Menu Plan - Pumpkin Carrot Idli, Leftover Dal Paratha & More

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A Lunch box should not only be healthy but also tasty. But coming up with new ideas to cook different lunch boxes everyday can be quite tiring. Here we have a weeks Kids Lunch Box Menu Plan to make things easier for you. This week's kids lunch box menu plan contains Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Idli Recipe with Kadale Chutney Recipe, Leftover Dal Paratha Recipe, Masala Carrot And Peas Sandwich Recipe, Thengai Paal Sadam Recipe - Coconut Milk Pulao and Jain Style Corn Palak.

Since some of us work and are in a hurry in the mornings, we tend rush into making lunch boxes which are lacking nutrition and end up packing processed food as well. Shopping and planning in advance as to what you will be cooking for the week helps you to pack healthy lunch box. While cooking for your kids we need to keep in mind that they get the five basic food groups - vegetables, fruit, grain,dairy and protein. Fruits and vegetables give your kids vitamins, minerals, fiber and disease fighting chemicals. Include fresh and seasonal fruits for your kid. Instead of packing packaged, high in sugar ready made snacks pack a fruit or two in your kids snack boxes.

Many vegetables stay fresh in your fridge if you store them well. Vegetables like carrots, broccoli, potatoes, beans and peas are easily available throughout the year and they stay fresh in the refrigerate for up to a week. These nutrient packed vegetables can be added to rotis or sandwiches and help you pack healthy lunch boxes. Pumpkin Carrot Idli Recipe has pumpkin puree added to the idli batter and grated carrot added to the top. These idlis taste delicious and is a hit with the kids. Leftover Dal Paratha Recipe has the goodness of proteins from the dal and can be served with any curry or even a simple pickle and curd.

Dry fruits and nuts are excellent food to eat. Thengai Paal Sadam Recipe has a fried cashew nuts added on the top to make it more flavorful. Cashews added to your dishes not only add a crunch to the dish but also adds more vitamins and minerals. 

So try our Kids Lunch Box Menu plan to give your child the right growth.

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Monday

Pumpkin Carrot Idli & Chutney

Pumpkin Carrot Idli is a great way to add vegetables into your kids diet. You can make the idli batter and the pumpkin puree the previous night. Keep the pumpkin puree refrigerated in an airtight container. Grate the carrots and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container as well. For the Kadale Chutney grate coconut and keep it refrigerated. 

Tuesday

Dal paratha, Curd & Mango Pickle

If you have any dal from dinner the previous night use it to make Leftover Dal Paratha. You can knead the dough for the dal paratha and keep it refrigerated the night before. Pack it with any pickle and home made curd for a wholesome meal. If you want to make the dal parathas more nutritious and add fiber to your kids diet then you can add finely chopped palak or methi leaves to the recipe as well. 

Wednesday

Masala Carrot And Peas Sandwich & Fresh Fruit Bowl

Masala Carrot And Peas Sandwich Recipe is a simple sandwich recipe packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. You can grate the carrots and boil the peas and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge the night before.  Adjust the chillies and the pepper powder in the recipe to suit your kids taste. Pack sandwich with a bowl of seasonal fresh fruits to add more nutrition to your kids diet.  

Thursday

Coconut Milk Pulao & Raita

Thengai Paal Sadam or Coconut Milk Pulao is a deliciously aromatic, mildly spiced one pot rice dish that is easy to prepare on a rushed morning. You can use ready made coconut milk to make this recipe. If you want to make fresh coconut milk then grate coconut and keep it refrigerated. While grinding the coconut to extract the milk use warm water. For added nutrition pack it with Mint and pomegranate raita. 

Friday

Corn Palak Sabzi & Phulka

Jain Style Corn Palak Recipe is a delicious sabzi which is a hit with the kids. You can boil and keep the sweet corn in an airtight container in the fridge the previous night. Make and keep palak puree refrigerated as well. Make the dough for the phulka and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container. 

 

Shruti Prasad

Shruti Prasad

     
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