Category Archives: Kids Lunch Idea

Spicy Chicken Fettuccine

Fettuccine is a flat thick pasta which can be used to prepare many delicious recipes based on different sauce and flavors. This recipe is prepared using boiled Fettuccine tossed in coconut milk, sweet and spicy sauce with chicken and veggies. You can add your own favorite vegetables and tofu instead of chicken if you are a vegetarian. When served with roasted broken peanuts it tastes awesome. This fusion recipe is very easy to prepare and has a taste which will tease your taste buds. This is one of our family favorite pasta and I am sure it’s going to be your’s too.

Bottle Gourd( Lauki) Curd Rice

Bottle gourd (Lauki) is a vegetable which has lot’s of health benefit and everyone should add this as part of their regular diet. It can be used to prepare many recipes like savory, drink, raita, curries and sweets. Bottle gourd curd rice recipe is a variation of the South Indian dish curd rice. Curd rice is made with over cooked rice or left over rice, curd ( yogurt) and tempered with curry leaves, chilies, cashew nuts, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and garnish with coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds. It seem meal is incomplete without curd rice for many people. Curd rice is also distributed in temples as prasad. This recipe is prepared using brown rice instead of normal rice, bottle gourd, curd ( yogurt) and tempered with spices. This is very good for digestion and easy to make. Try this recipe with the twist of bottle gourd and enjoy.

Vegetable Tehari

Tehari is a colorful and delicious rice dish very similar to veg pulao. This dish is very popular in Northern part of India specially in Uttar Pradesh. This is a very easy recipe and can be prepared when you are in rush. The rice is mixed with chopped vegetables and cooked together with aromatic spices. You can add any vegetables of your choice but generally cauliflower, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, peas and carrots provide an amazing taste. It is served with raita, or curd and papad. Enjoy this either during rush hours or during the weekends for a light lunch/dinner.

Beans & Quinoa Veggie Patties

Sandwich is a very common breakfast or snacks items and also works well for kid’s lunch boxes. There are variety of sandwich you can make like peanut butter jelly, cheese, Nutella and so on. The sandwich made from this patty recipe has good amount of protein. Patties can be either veg or non-veg and can be used along with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and so on. The recipe is to prepare a veggie patty using red kidney bean, black-eyed beans, quinoa and mix of veggies. For this recipe I have used fresh boiled beans however you can used canned one too. Patties can be prepared ahead of time and stored in refrigerator similar to store bought  frozen patties. It certainly saves time early morning when everyone is in rush and helps in having a good quality breakfast. 

Soya Methi Thepla

Thepla is a famous Gujarati flat bread dish prepared using wheat and gram flour. Since it’s a dry dish and remains good for long period, you could prepare it and carry it on your vacation travel. It also goes well for lunch boxes or a snack with a cup of tea. This recipe is prepared using methi(fenugreek), soya(dill) leaves along with basic ingredients and spices. These green vegetables gives nice aroma and great taste to Thepla. Thepla goes well with Jam and any Pickle and you don’t need a side dish with it. soya-methi_1

Multi Adai Paniyaram

Paniyaram is one of very popular breakfast or appetizer dish in Southern part of India. It is prepared from batter which is pretty similar to Dosa/Idli batter. I have already shared the regular Paniyaram recipe earlier, this recipe a little variation to the original recipe. The major ingredient for this recipe is mix of various kind of daal (pulses), beans, brown rice and rava. I have also added grated beetroot to a refreshing color as well as nice taste. The batter needs at least 6 to 7 hours of fermentation. The paniyram tastes great with samber, coconut or tomtato chutney. You would need paniyarm pan to prepare this recipe which is generally available in Indian grocery stores. These cute little balls works great as appetizer for your guests as well as for kid’s lunch boxesMulti Daal & Beans_1

Pineapple Jam

Fruit Jam is very common breakfast item and readily available in grocery stores. This recipe is to prepares Jam from fresh pineapple at home. Fresh Jam always tastes better than stored ones and you can add your flavors to this based on your taste. This recipe is from my sister Priyanka who makes it so well and tasty. This Jam is little different that regular jam as it is slightly spiced with pepper powder, chili flakes, cinnamon powder and garam masala powder. You can either use cut store bought pineapple or cut fresh pineapple. The Jam can be stored in glass jar for about 2 months in refrigerator.

Achari Gobhi Dry

Gobhi(Cauliflower) is one of popular vegetable and there are various recipes which can be prepared using this. You can make the it either dry or gravy. Achari flavored Gobhi is a dry recipe which is tangy and flavorful. This is my childhood favorite dish which my mom used to prepare for our lunch boxes and would give us either with Poori or Paratha. This is a very easy recipe and you can add other vegetables too like potato or french beans. It tastes awesome and perfect for lunch boxes.