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 Top 10 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

  Last Updated : Jul 13,2018






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Top 10 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

We have chosen the healthiest recipes for kids and adults to take in their tiffin box. There is no use of sugar, maida, white bread in our recipes. All recipes will keep your loved one full as they are no sugar spurts in the recipes.

We have included on sweet recipe which is healthy and easy to make. Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls You can make this days in advance and store it in the fridge.

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.



Top 10 Healthy 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.
Imagine packing a nice, satiating dip 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 ( Tiffin Treats) in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.
Yum paneer and healthy carrot come together in the stuffing for these exciting green-tinged 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 .
When hunger strikes suddenly, this Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda is sure to answer your appetite in a tasty and crunchy way. Made of roasted oats, poha, peanuts and chana dal with a sprinkling of spice powders for a dash of excitement, this dry snack 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.
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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Who doesn’t like roasted makhanas? Here, we have enhanced this nice and poppy snack by roasting it in olive oil. Kids will love the peppy flavours of the mixed herbs and chilli flakes, which give the makhanas a nice and exotic touch. Make a whole batch of Herbed Makhanas and store it in an air-tight jar, so you can send it to school in the snack box. It will also save you some time in the morning on hurried days when you do not have time to prepare a snack for short break. Also pack some Masala Corn ( Tiffin Treats) in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but sometimes it can be a real challenge making your kids eat up this wonder fruit, especially on school days when you cannot run behind them! Here is how you can serve it up in their snack box. Adding a dash of lemon juice to neatly cut Apple Sticks not only gives it an irresistibly tangy flavour but also rules out discolouration, ensuring that the apples look appealing even after 4 hours. This will make the kids reach out for a piece as soon as they open their boxes!
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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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Top 10 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas
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 on 27 Jan 18 01:23 PM


Our chintu used to say NO to chapati, rice and subzis, milk. He alway wants to eat chatpata snacks like chips & wafers, pizzas or some unhealthy roadside snacks.But some wonder happened since my wife started Tarla Ji''s recipes. Chintu started insisting on rotis, paratha, rice or home made snacks. He likes Wraps, Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls, Apple sticks, Herbed Makhanas, Carrot-Cucumber-Curd Rice. Will definitely tell her to try many more Tarla ji''s recipes.
Top 10 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas
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 on 01 Jun 17 12:03 AM


Thank you for these recipes and I know they will be good. I have tried Tarla mams recipes and love them. I was badly needing tiffin recipes so at the right time. Thank you once again. Have a good day
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Manasi.
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26 Jun 17 09:49 AM