Here, we have a delicious and nutritious Office Lunch Box which has some lip smacking recipes for Lunch, Mid Morning Snack and Evening Snack. For Lunch - we have Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice, For Mid Morning Snack - we have Seasonal Fruits, Nuts and Seeds and For Evening Snacks - we have Nutri Choice Digestive Zero Biscuits.
We have packed everything in Portions so that you eat just the right amount required for your body. This meal will keep you full and will also provide the necessary nutrients you have intake for the day. This meal is very easy to prepare and you can also prep for it beforehand and keep, so that in the morning it becomes easy for you to cook.
For Mid Morning Snack:
We have packed Oranges in this Lunch Box, but you can pack any Seasonal Fruit or a fruit that you like in your Lunch Box. Fruits keeps us filling till our next meal and is also very nutritious. Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, therefore it is great to include it in your meals. Other than, we have some Nuts and Seeds that is kept handy to eat whenever you feel hungry.
You can pack Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Watermelon Seeds etc for your snacking in between the meals.
Here, in this Lunch Box we have packed a Iron Rich Keerai Sambar which is made in almost all the South Indian households. To make this sambar, you can use any Greens such as Amaranth Leaves, Spinach Leaves, Fenugreek Leaves etc. Along with this Sambar, pack Steamed Rice with a dollop of Ghee. You can also pack Elai Vadam, a South Indian Papad with this meal to add that extra crunch.
For Evening Snacks:
Here, we have packed Nutri Choice Digestive Zero Biscuits has zero added sugar, zero maida and is high on Fibre making it a very convenient snack along with some green tea or on its own. It is not only healthy but tasty also and pairs really well with your evening Masala Chai or Adrak Chai.
A very traditional South Indian Sambar, Thandu Keerai Sambar which is a lentil curry made from spinach or amaranth leaves or any other green leaf of radish or beet.
The sambar is cooked in a tangy tamarind base flavoured with homemade sambar powder. You can also use the store bought Sambar Powder to make this dish, but if you want the authentic Sambar, we will suggest you to make the sambar Powder at home.
Here are more Sambar Recipes to cook for your Indian vegetarian dinner, here are some of the following:
Steamed Rice is eaten along with Sambar and Rasam in South India. With this Keerai Sambar, serve steamed rice with a dollop of ghee and you will love every bite of it.