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5 quick and healthy lunch ideas for kids’ tiffin

1. Healthy dishes to pack for kids’ lunch box

Most of the kids have started going to their schools now ever since the COVID-19 cases have declined. Well, this is a good news for the kids as they no longer have to worry about adopting the ‘online studying’ mode. However, the parents are still struggling to pack something quick and healthy for their children as many of them are working from home. There are several kids whose eating habits may have changed during this whole scenario as they had no fixed routine. Thus, to help out the struggling parents, here are 5 dishes that you can prepare in a jiffy that will inculcate healthy eating habits in their kids. Take a look… (Images courtesy: iStock)

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2. Fried Idli

Fried Idli

Fried idli tossed in curry leaves will surely win your child’s heart. It is considered healthy and easy on the tummy, therefore, makes a great tiffin option for children. Don’t forget to pack hot mouth-watering idlis with sambar and coconut chutney.

3. Roti Pizza

Children love pizza but if you don’t wish to feed them pizzas prepared using refined flour then this roti pizza is an ideal pick for you. All you need is green vegetables and whole wheat flour. Use pizza sauce and cheese to make it look tempting.

4. Herbed Makhanas

Herbed Makhanas

Makhana is a small crispy and crunchy little snack. Much like popcorn, these are deliciously light but much healthier. If your child is into wafer munching, then makhana is undoubtedly a way better option. One can eat them roasted or raw. You can also make easy and interesting recipes with them in no time. Herbed makhanas work best for short breaks.

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5. Wraps & Rolls

Wraps & Rolls

When you’re stuck in a sandwich rut, wraps can be just the thing to freshen up the feel of a packed lunch. They are easy to make and are quite healthy. Just make sure you use whole wheat flour to make rolls and wraps instead of maida. For fillings, you can search for more healthy options like beetroot, paneer and scrambled eggs.

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6. Date & Nuts Cocoa Balls

Date & Nuts Cocoa Balls

No meal is complete without sweets. If you feel giving sweets to your kids can harm their teeth, then right away check out this date and nut cocoa balls. You can make date and nut cocoa balls in advance and store them 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 cashew nuts with a minimal amount of ghee, which will surely give a boost of energy to your child.

(With inputs from ANI)

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