6 Healthy Lunchbox Ideas For Your Child (5 - 12 years)
Children are usually extremely picky when it comes to their food choices. It becomes extra difficult to convince kids to eat healthy with junk food being so easily accessible and so tasty. How do you make them eat healthy? Well, what if we told you that there was a way in which you can make lunch healthy and tasty for them? We realize that you might need help to plan your child’s lunchbox - so here you go!
It is the simplest, but also the most underrated lunch. It’s easy to pack, and kids love a generous spread of butter and jam. If your kid likes cheese or peanut butter, then you can make it even better by adding cheese slices or make a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich.
Does your child like chocolate more? Then maybe the chocolate spread can be a treat for special occasions!
2. Parathas with veggies stuffed inside
Vegetable parathas are rich in vitamins and minerals. If your kid likes egg, then egg paratha can be a really healthy choice too. Paneer paratha would be rich in carbohydrates and proteins.
3. Oats Masala Idli
Who says idlis have to be boring and plain? Idlis can be made the most colorful and tasty while still being extremely healthy. Using oats in the idli and adding masala to it would make idlis tasty, while also making the kids hungry for it.
4. Fruit Salad
Kids may hate some vegetables, but most kids love fruits. Sending in a slightly smaller lunch, and packing a fruit salad at the end as dessert would be something the kids would definitely enjoy. You can choose to add custard, but that would depend on whether you’re trying to pack a healthy or a sweet lunch!
5. Mushroom and Lentil Burgers
Who said all burgers are unhealthy? Considering the different ways in which burgers can be made, this is a sure way of capturing your child’s love for fast food, while also being healthy. Make patties with mushroom and lentils and place them between whole wheat buns.
6. Multigrain Pizza
Again - a kid's favourite gone healthy! The whole pizza can be made from healthier base items - whole wheat flour, oats, maize flour and nutrient-rich seeds. It can be topped off with mushrooms and other colourful veggies.