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Top 10 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas
Last Updated : Oct 31,2018
Top 10 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas
top 10 healthy 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.
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.
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-Peas-Stuffed-Beetroot-Wrap gets its colour from beetroot which is adding while kneading the dough.
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. Carrot Cucumber and Curd Rice will become your favourite lunch box recipe.
Do try our other lunch box recipes from our Top 10 Lunch Box recipes given below:
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.
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.
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
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)
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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