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 Top 10 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

  Last Updated : Jul 22,2020






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Top 10 Healthy Indian Lunch Box Ideas

Top 10 healthy Indian lunch box ideas.  veg lunch box ideas. Are you bored taking the same old food in your lunch box? Do not worry because this article will make it your life easier. We have chosen the healthiest recipes for kids and adults for healthy lunch box ideas in their tiffin box. There is no use of sugar, maida, white bread or any not so healthy ingredient in our recipes. All recipes will keep your loved one full as they are no sugar spurts in the recipes.

            1. Rotis and Parathas: Indian breads – rotis and parathas are always the first choice for lunch box for many. It is easy and convenient to carry and satiating too!

Oats Methi Roti with a bowl of curd is one simple, easy and tasty option. They are fiber rich and made with a combination of wheat flour and oats. Methi can be replaced with spinach or mint too. One roti yields 3.2 of fiber.

Methi Oats Roti

Methi Oats Roti

The unique Broccoli Paratha has the brilliant flavour of mixed herbs, chilli flakes and pepper. Add in in some antioxidants y way of this paratha. Kids are also sure to love indulging in them.

Broccoli Paratha ( Tiffin Treats)

Broccoli Paratha ( Tiffin Treats)

2. Healthy Indian Dry Snacks: Namkeen or dry jar snacks are a popular food item made as a daily fare and during festive occasions as well. They are best Tea time snack for evening. Easy to carry to work or school too. How about avoiding deep-frying them and baking them to perfection?

We suggest Baked Seedai – a South Indian delicacy baked in an oven. With only 91 calories per serving, enjoy them as a munchie. Try it and you will forget the packaged chips.

Seedai, Baked South Indian Jar Snack

Seedai, Baked South Indian Jar Snack

You can also try some Gujarati Whole Wheat Methi Khakhra. Crispy khakhra cooked without oil make a great snack to share with friends and colleagues. Make them on weekends and carry to work during the week.

Whole Wheat Methi Khakhra

Whole Wheat Methi Khakhra

3. Wraps and Rolls: All the wraps we have chosen are healthy. All made from whole wheat flour and maida is avoided. Also fattening and unhealthy ingredients like potatoes are avoided. This yummy looking Cauliflower and Green Pea Wrap gets its colour from beetroot which is adding while kneading the dough.

 Cauliflower and Green Peas Stuffed Beetroot Wrap, Tiffin Treats

Cauliflower and Green Peas Stuffed Beetroot Wrap, Tiffin Treats

Bhindi lovers can enjoy it in a unique way – Masala Bhindi Wrap with Curd Dip. When you don’t have time on hand, use left overs rotis to make this nourishing wrap.

 Masala Bhindi Wrap with Curd Dip ( Tiffin Treats)

Masala Bhindi Wrap with Curd Dip ( Tiffin Treats)

4. Protein Rich Lunch: Protein should be included in almost all meals of the day. As lunch is one of the major meals of the day, it is really important to have proteins in it.

You can make your meals protein rich by adding curds, paneer, dals and beans. Cucumber Carrot Brown Rice will become your favourite lunch box recipe.

Cucumber and Carrot Curd Brown Rice, Low Salt Recipe

Cucumber and Carrot Curd Brown Rice, Low Salt Recipe

Try another simple protein rich everyday fare like Matki Subzi with Phulkas. Sprout the matki beans. They are a good source of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and fibre too.

 Matki Sabzi Matki Sabzi

5. Lunch Salads: For all the health conscious we have created this section. What do you need? Whole grains, beans, paneer and loads of colourful veggies. That’s it.

You are all set for a healthy lunch fare. All you have to do is use your creativity a bit and toss them in different combinations.

Quinoa Paneer Carrot Peppers Salad, for Lunch Or Dinner

Quinoa Paneer Carrot Peppers Salad, for Lunch Or Dinner

We have some ideas for you. Antioxidant Protein Rich Lunch Salad, Rajma Vegetable Healthy Lunch Salad and Quinoa Paneer Carrot Pepper Salad. These salads are brimming with fiber to keep your gut healthy. The antioxidants in them help to build immune system and protect you from various diseases. Go ahead try it out!

 Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad

Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad

6. Healthy Sweet Treats: Who would not like a sweet in the lunch box occasionally. We have included a sweet recipe which is healthy and easy to make. You can make Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls days in advance and store it in the fridge. This is a healthier sweet option because the dates in it will add natural sweetness. It’s also got a rich taste with nuts like almonds, pistachios and cashewnuts with minimal amount of ghee. These nuts will give a boost of energy and omega 3 fatty acids to you which will help to reduce inflammation in the body.

Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls

Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls

Do try our other lunch box recipes from our Top 10 Indian Lunch Box recipes given below:

Happy Cooking!!!

top 10 healthy indian lunch box ideas, veg tiffins

Cumin flavoured rotis are rolled up with a peppy bhindi mixture, which is innovatively flavoured with chaat masala. This Bhindi Wrap stays fresh in the tiffin box for at least 4 to 5 hours, and can be accompanied by a cupful of Curd Dip, again flavoured with chilli and cumin powders, which makes cumin the flavour of the day! If your kid likes the flavour of garlic, you can include some garlic paste in the Curd Dip, else omit it. Pack some Almond Til Chikki for an after lunch sweet treat or for a munch on way back home from school.
spinach hummus recipe | healthy Indian style spinach hummus | palak hummus for kids tiffins | with 19 amazing images. spinach hummus is a quick healthy Indian style spinach hummus can be super for palak hummus for kids tiffins. Kabuli chana, also known as chick peas, is the prime ingredient of any hummus. In this spinach hummus, chick peas are soaked and cooked till done. Spinach, garlic, green chillies and lemon juice are added to it as flavour enhancers. Curd and olive oil in this homemade Spinach hummus is to ease the process of blending and give a smooth texture to the hummus. Curd will add on to your protein levels while the olive oil will lend omega-3 fats – the healthy fats known to protect your heart in healthy parsley hummus. Imagine packing a nice, satiating palak hummus for kids tiffins in your kids’ snack box along with something refreshing like cucumber or carrot sticks. it would transform their break into a very jolly and relaxing time. The Spinach Hummus is the perfect choice for this, because it is colourful, healthy and filling too as it is loaded with chickpeas and spinach. Apt ingredients like green chilli paste, curds and lemon juice impart an exciting flavour and perfect texture to the hummus, which stays fresh in the tiffin box for around 5 hours. To save time, you can cook the chickpeas the previous night itself. If doing so, add a little more water when blending the chickpeas the next morning. Also pack some Chatpata Popcorn in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo. You can serve the Spinach hummus along with Lavash or Chips, to make a wonderful finger food. You can munch on it while watching a movie, but it is so tasty that it can be served at parties too! You can also try other Lebanese delights like Lebanese Garlic Sauce and Pita Bread. Learn to make spinach hummus recipe | healthy Indian style spinach hummus | palak hummus for kids tiffins | with detailed step by step recipe photos below.
stuffed spinach paratha | stuffed palak paratha | healthy carrot spinach paneer paratha | tiffin box spinach paratha | with 20 amazing images. stuffed spinach paratha is a healthy carrot spinach paneer paratha which is also a perfect tiffin box recipe for kids and adults. stuffed palak paratha is made from basic ingredients like paneer, carrots, green chilli paste and coriander for the stuffing and the dough is made from whole wheat flour and spinach puree. Yum paneer and healthy carrot come together in the stuffing for these exciting green-tinged stuffed spinach parathas made with a dough of wheat flour and spinach puree. Thanks to the softness imparted by the puree, these stuffed spinach parathas stay nice and fresh in the tiffin box for around five hours. Your kids will love the succulent paneer based filling in every bite of these sumptuous Parathas. Notes on stuffed spinach paratha. 1. Multigrain flour can also be used to make the parathas healthier. 2. Roll lightly so that the stuffing does not come out. 3. Press with the spatula especially the edges to make sure the paratha is golden-brown and cooked evenly on both sides. See why this is a healthy carrot spinach paneer paratha ? Carrot, spinach and paneer are 3 beta-carotene (vitamin A) rich sources which are combined in these healthy parathas. Here paneer also adds enough protein (6.6 g per paratha). Vitamin A is a key nutrient which combines with protein to aid in clear vision. Learn to make stuffed spinach paratha | stuffed palak paratha | healthy carrot spinach paneer paratha | tiffin box spinach paratha | with step by step photos and video below.
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oats chivda recipe | poha oats chivda | tiffin and travel snack oats chivda | with 17 amazing images. When hunger strikes suddenly, this oats chivda is sure to answer your appetite in a tasty and crunchy way. poha oats chivda is made of roasted oats, poha, peanuts and chana dal with a sprinkling of spice powders for a dash of excitement. Notes on oats chivda recipe. 1. To prepare roasted poha oats chivda, in a broad non-stick pan, add the poha. We are using the thin variant of poha and not the thick which is generally used to make Kanda poha and batata poha. 2. Dry roast on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till they turn light brown and crispy. If you stir too much, the thin poha might break so, make use of a pan with handles and toast by shaking the pan. 3. You can even add roasted sesame seeds, peanuts, cashew nuts, raisins, almonds, pumpkin seeds or flax seeds to make the oats poha chivda more delectable and nutritious. This tiffin and travel snack oats chivda is ideal to store in an air-tight container and munch on when you are hungry, or to even send to school in the tiffin box on a rushed day when you do not have much time on your hands to prepare elaborate treats. Also pack Corn Dhokla ( Tiffin Treats) in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo. Learn to make oats chivda recipe | poha oats chivda | tiffin and travel snack oats chivda | with step by step photos below.
Traditional South Indian fare, and a favourite especially with tamil brahmins, the carrot, cucumber and curd rice is a frequent choice for the ‘tiffin box’! It is really a refreshing dish to prepare on hot summer days to complement a meal of roti and subzi. You will be surprised to see the value-add that the simple tempering imparts to this easy preparation. It can be had chilled at home, or packed in a box for lunch . Also do try other exciting South Indian rice dishes like Bisi Bele Bhaat , Chitrana Rice and Sundal Rice .
Delightful to behold, your kids will yearn to grab a bite of these delicious wraps! Pleasant pink coloured Rotis made of whole wheat flour reinforced with grated beetroot are drizzled with hot-and-sweet sauce and packed with a tasteful cauliflower and green peas stuffing. When rolled up tightly and sealed with a toothpick, the wrap is comfortable to handle, without any stuffing spilling out. The fact that it stays fresh in the tiffin box for 5 hours makes this super-duper Cauliflower and Green Peas Stuffed Beetroot Wrap a real winner! Cheesy Thepla Potato Wrap and Masala Bhindi Wrap are other delicious wraps that make a filling tiffin lunch.
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Your kids will not want anything to accompany this tasty dish. This unique Broccoli Paratha has the brilliant flavour of mixed herbs, chilli flakes and pepper. While the flavour is out of the world when served fresh, it fortunately stays nice in the tiffin box too for at least 4 to 5 hours. So, on some days, you can serve this hot and fresh for breakfast or after school, while on some days you can pack it as a tiffin treat! Also pack refreshing Minty Nimbu Paani ( Tiffin Treats) in a thermos flask, so it will be nice and cool to sip on while munching the paratha.
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The Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Ball is an outta-the-world sweet treat, which can be had as a nutritious evening snack or double-up as a mithai for Diwali and other festivals . While there is nothing so new about making laddoos out of dry fruits, the coating of coconut and cocoa gives the balls an absolutely new dimension. Coating one side of the ball with coconut and the other side with cocoa not only gives it an all-new taste, but also a very appealing appearance with brown and white hues. You can make a few batches of this sweet and store it in an airtight container at room temperature. While you are on a sweet-making spree, try other delightful dates-based treats like the Date and Sesame Puranpoli and the Date and Walnut Cake .
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A nice, bright pink rice that is sure to attract your kids, the Beetroot Rice is an attractive preparation of rice and grated beetroot perked up with assorted spices. Onions add flavour and crunch to this sumptuous dish, which is quick and easy to prepare in the morning. Ensure that the Beetroot Rice is completely cool before you pack it in the box. Sipping Mint Chaas along with the Beetroot Rice is sure to satiate your kids taste buds and tummy! So do pack some in a thermos flask. Check out our collection of many more amazing tiffin box recipes like Rice and Moong Dal Idli, Pasta in Tomato Sauce, Stuffed Hot Dog Rolls, Broccoli Paratha and many more. See detailed step by step photos and video of Beetroot Rice (Beetroot Pulao) recipe below.
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The exciting noodle-like appearance of vermicelli really works in favour of the Sevaiyan Pulao, making it a hot favourite with kids. Kids love to play around with the long, slippery strands of the semolina vermicelli, while moms are content that a lot of veggies are also going in with it. Assorted veggies, apt spices and garam masala too make the Sevaiyan Pulao not only visually appealing but a real treat to the taste buds too! It is easy and quick to make on busy mornings, and stays fresh in the Tiffin box for at least 5 hours Also pack a few Hariyali Soya Puris for a crispy munch along with the Sevaiyan Pulao. If you liked Sevaiyan Pulao then try Palak Chana Pulao, Spicy Sprouts Pulao, Bulgur Wheat Pulao and other 200+ pulao recipes from our collection. Enjoy how to make Sevaiyan Pulao recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
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