8 Creative School Lunchbox Ideas For Parents
Are you at a loss for lunchbox ideas? Want to make the lunchbox nutritious while also making it fun and appealing to the kids? We have a few ideas that will aid you!
Children are usually very active at school, and their bodies grow at a rapid pace. It’s critical to be mindful of what we pack in our children’s lunch boxes and to ensure that it’s full of nutritious snacks and foods to keep them energised. Packing a nutritious lunch can help them focus better in class and provide them with more energy to get through the school day.
Packing school lunches can become tedious, and moms sometimes struggle to be creative daily. I remember how much we as kids looked forward to lunchtime at school and seeing what snacks our mother had packed for us. Children enjoy variety and dislike being bored. Below are some of my top tips for packing a healthy lunchbox for kids, as well as a week of lunchbox ideas and a printable sheet to help you plan a week of healthy lunchboxes for your kids.
Here are a few creative school lunchbox ideas!
- A splash of colours!
Colour hung curd with your favourite coloured vegetables and work in some hidden veggies for a deliciously simple treat. Eg: beetroot for pink, avocado for green, carrot for orange, turmeric for yellow, etc.
- Not your regular sandwich!
Chocolate sandwiches are a delight! Pick a chocolate spread for two slices of bread and combine it with chopped fruits like bananas or strawberries. Sprinkle well-chopped pistachios on top of the layer and smear some butter over the bread slices. Grill them until they are crisp and golden.
- Oats and Bars!
Mix oats with nuts and some dried fruits, add some honey and melted chocolate, and set in the fridge. Make a batch and use this as granola bars.
- Apple all the way!
With the help of a food cutter, make a cute cloud-shaped vegetable sandwich and pack it with an impressive but simple baked Apple, honey and cinnamon mix, this carb and fruit combo will put a smile on your little one.
- Crispy tofu with noodles
Cut the tofus into 1-inch slices, put them into 2-3 paper towels and season them with cajun seasoning and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes until they are golden and crispy. Mix them well with cooked noodles, sautéed shredded veggies in soya sauce and sesame oil. Add chopped spring onions. Mix all together and pack.
- Savoury pancakes
Take semolina and some oats flour, ginger garlic paste, salt into a mixing bowl. Add buttermilk and water to it. Mix it very well and Keep it aside for about 5 to 10 minutes. Add chopped veggies in the mixture, heat a pan and apply a few drops of oil. Pour the ladleful of pancake batter onto the hot pan and spread it well. Once it starts browning, flip it and cook properly.
- Rice Noodle Salad!
Cook rice noodles and mix it well with cucumber, carrots, peas, sprouts, peanut paste and little sesame oil. Sprinkle salt and pour lemon juice over them before packing it all up.
- Healthy Pasta!
Cook the pasta in boiling water for about 11 minutes, stir in the pesto and leave to cool. Once it’s cool, stir through the hung curd and your little one’s favourite vegetables along with some Italian seasoning. Mix it well and voila!
There you have it: 8 new lunch box ideas to get your school year to a great start. Mamas, you’ve got this!
If you want to learn more healthy recipes for your kids, you must consult Kanupriya Khanna who is a Senior Consultant Nutritionist & Dietitian with over 18 years of experience in child nutrition. Kanupriya Khanna is regarded as one of the best dietitians in Delhi because of her unwavering commitment to making a difference in people’s lives by instilling good eating habits and lifestyles.