Weekly Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas from Tomato Rice, Egg Curry, Pesto Pasta and More

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Get your Week Lunch Box planning into shape with our ideas.  Our ideas and planning tips will help you pack your lunch boxes and your kids too. 

Planning lunch box does need prior preparation and when you have a menu laid out in front of you, then putting it together just becomes a breeze. This week we have have an almost no repeat day, where you can your kids can have wholesome and healthy lunch boxes to work and school.

Lunch Box Recipes

MenuSnack Box (3yrs & above)Lunch Box (6yrs & above)
Monday Methi Thepla with sweet lemon pickle  Tomato Rice, Boondi Raita 
Tuesday Fruits with Cheese & Walnuts Cabbage Tomato Sabzi, Pudina Tawa Paratha 
Wednesday Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich  Vegetable Hakka Noodles, Granola Bar 
Thursday Idli with Milagai Podi  Egg Curry & Rice, Yogurt
Friday Carrot Onion Uttapam, Chutney Broccoli Pesto Pasta & Juice

Tips for Planning 

MenuPlanning & Tips
Monday Have the thepla dough made the previous day so making the theplas becomes easier. Have the tomatoes blanched and chopped as well as the rice cooked in grainy form ready the previous day. Once you have this ready, making the tomato rice becomes quick and easy to beat the morning rush. Make granola bars for the week, it will come in handy for snacks.
Tuesday Have some fruits ready to be packed. Cut the cabbage and the tomatoes for the sabzi and keep it ready the previous night. In addition, keep the paratha dough ready as well. 
Wednesday  Keep bread, banana and peanut butter handy to make the sandwiches. Prepare vegetables cut the way they have to be for noodles and keep ready. Boil noodles that morning, roast vegetables and toss into noodles with sauces. 
Thursday Make the batter for idli the previous day. This will give you a fluffy batter for the idlis. Boil eggs and puree tomatoes the previous day, then the curry will get done in a jiffy. 
Friday  Use the batter you made for idlis to make the uttapam, add your favorite toppings. Make the broccoli pesto ready the previous night. All you have to do that day is boil pasta and toss it in the pesto and pack into the lunch box.