Weekly Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas from Masala Bhurji sandwich, Maharashtrian Ghavan, Chettinad style pulao and more

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Packing your lunch box, snack box for kids and even for adults is a challenging task, as you have to make it interesting according to their likings but at the same time load their boxes with nutrition. Whether you are a working mom or a full time mom thinking of lunch box or tiffin ideas quickly in the morning is a difficult thing and takes most of your time, but planning the menu and organizing the menu ahead makes life easy in the kitchen. We are back with our super delicious, no repeat lunchbox and snack box ideas with dishes like Masala Bhurji, Matar mushroom curry and Spinach, capsicum Pasta as packing healthy dishes is very important. Plan your groceries and stock them to use these ideas and recipes to pack it into your kid’s lunch boxes and make the most of the menu.

Lunch Box Recipes

MenuSnack Box (4yrs & above)Lunch Box (6yrs & above)
Monday Masala Bhurji Cheese Sandwich, Grated Carrot and Cabbage salad Chettinad Beans & Cauliflower Poriyal (South Indian Stir Fry), Pudina tawa paratha and curd rice
Tuesday Nei Appam (Rice Flour Appam), Almonds and walnuts

Chinese Style Green Beans Recipe, Chettinad Vegetable Pulao Recipe with Kohinoor Silver Basmati Rice and tomato onion raita.

Wednesday Maharashtrian Ghavan (Rice Flour Crepes), Herbed Muffins With Cheese

Spinach And Capsicum Pasta Recipe and Garlic bread with seasonal fresh fruits

Thursday Radhaballabhi (Bengali Stuffed Poori With Spiced Urad Dal), Aloo dum,Eggless Beetroot Brownie

Rajasthani Kadhi, Moong ki khichdi , Phulka and Bangaladumpa Thalimpu (Potato Stir Fry)

Friday

Coconut French Toast with Chocolate Chips, Fresh seasonal fruits

Matar Mushroom Curry and tawa paratha , Healthy Whole Wheat Dates Cake

Tips for Planning


MenuPlanning & Tips

Sunday

Make bhurji and keep it in fridge. Stock with Bread slices and cheese. Grate carrot and cabbage for salad and keep it in fridge. Overhead Cauliflower into florets and chop beans for poriyal, make pudina paste and keep it in fridge for pudina tawa paratha. Make rice and stock with curd in the fridge.

Monday

Make the Appam batter and store it in fridge. Also make tomato chutney to serve next day in the lunch box. Stock with almonds and walnuts. To make Chinese style green beans, chop and remove string of beans. Keep all the spice masala and onions, potatoes prepared for Chettinad style pulao. Stock your fridge with curd.

Tuesday

Soak rice make batter for Maharashtrian Ghavan, to make fresh and pack. Also make coconut chutney and refrigerate. Make herbed muffins and keep to pack it next day. Blend spinach, chop capsicum and onions, you can also cook the pasta and keep it refrigerated. Make crusty cheese garlic bread to pack it next day. Stock with fresh fruits.

Wednesday

Make the filling, cooked with all the roasted masalas called bhajia masala and urad dal for the Radhaballabhi and keep ready. You can also make the poori dough and refrigerate to make the stuffed pooris quickly in the morning. Make Boil potatoes, make gravy and keep for Dum Aloo keep it less spicy and delicious. Make Eggless Beetroot Brownie Recipe Made with Amaranth Flour during the weekend and store them in airtight, so that you can use it for snack box and after school snacks. Stock with curd for kadhi. Keep the ingredients ready for Moong khichdi also sock rice, moong dal and chana dal. Make potato stir fry and keep it in fridge.

Thursday

Make the custard mix and keep it refrigerated, also stock with grated coconut and French loaf. All you have to do is dip the bread and cook them and pack them with Choco chips and freshly chopped fruits in the morning. Make delicious chyawanprash cookies in the weekend and store them in airtight, to add two slices into snack box during the week. Make ice cubes of tomato puree in the fridge to use them whenever required. Also keep the spice ingredients and kasuri methi. Boil green peas, chopped mushrooms in the fridge. Also make healthy whole wheat dates cake during weekends to use it for snack box ideas and after school snacks.

Kavitha Mohanlal

Kavitha Mohanlal

     
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