Mamma, the tiffin was yum! Isn't that music to your ears? Any parent knows how difficult it is to keep a young child's palate tickled, especially since they are so fussy with food. Even more so when you try to make their lunches healthy. Try these nutrient-packed, yummy, lunchbox recipes to keep your kids asking for more.
Pasta takes the cake for being the comfort food for most children. An assortment of tossed veggies like broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, and peas tossed in a white sauce makes an appetizing yet healthy lunch box idea.
Scrumptious fish patties
Boil and debone the fish of your choice. Mash it up with boiled potatoes and add to it grated carrot, corn, and chopped parsley. Knead the mixture into a dough and form small patties. Coat them in egg followed by breadcrumbs and shallow fry. Their crunchy goodness along with the health benefits makes it too hard to resist!
Spicy, appetising toast
Mix potatoes, chilli flakes, salt, and coriander leaves. Apply them evenly on both sides of triangular bread pieces. Press down a few pieces of tomato as well. Drop the bread pieces in hot oil and shallow fry them. Sprinkle soft cheese on top and cool before packing. Utterly irresistible, it's a quick healthy option for your kids!
Tasty and simple to cook, egg wraps are a great option for working mothers. Ready made pita is a convenient option, all you have to do is fry an egg on it. To this, add a stuffing of your choice. Leftover veggies are a sure-fire way of ensuring that kids get a good dose of nutrition.
Sandwiches will never go out of style. Experiment with a variety of spreads such as mayo, mustard sauce, peanut butter, Nutella, and cheese. Use grated carrots or shredded chicken as a healthy accompaniment to go with them.
What are you waiting for? Try these tasty yet healthy recipes and watch the big smile of satisfaction on your child's face and an empty lunchbox!