- Chickpeas1 cup, boiled
- Broccoli florets2 cups
- Red onion½ cup, chopped
- Jalapeño1 tbsp
- Parsley½ cup, chopped
- Garlic cloves2, minced
- Ground cumin1 tsp
- Paprika1/2 tsp
- Flour3 tbsp
- Flax seeds2 tbsp
- Saltto taste
- Black pepperto taste
- Oil2–4 tbsp
- Leftover chicken(shredded or cut in pieces)
- Rice1 cup
- Sweet corn½ cup
- Capsicumas per choice
- Carrotas per choice
- Green beansGreen beans
- Guacamole1 tbsp
Bread Pizza Bites
- Shredded boiled chicken
Mommies! It’s that time of the year again where waking up early, prepping lunch boxes while making breakfast, with a sudden cry of your child waking up to the alarm, and oh no! The toast got burnt!
Early morning lunch boxes preparation can be a task. Especially with toddlers where most parents try to balance nutrition into those tiny boxes. Let’s skip the hassle and opt for easy lunch boxes that can be prepped over the weekend!
Fresh as daisy, these foods are no store bought sandwiches that you fit into your kid’s lunch box because there is no time.
Choose from a variety of meals from below while introducing your school going genius to new taste. Keeping things fun with each recipe, here is how you too can be the cool mom.
Falafel Bites with hummus on the side and some crunchy carrots and celery off course. We believe in every meal adding a new food item can be a great way of introducing vegetables and fruits to your child.
- Grind your broccoli so that it is “riced.”
- Next add your chickpeas to the food processor. Pulse together until combined.
- Add the onion, jalapeño, parsley, garlic, and spices in the food processor and combine well.
- Add the flour and flaxseed meal and pulse again until combined. Pour batter into a bowl and mix again making sure everything is combined.
- Roll the batter into balls a little bigger than golf ball size.
- Place these falafel balls on a cookie sheet and chill in the fridge.
- To prepare, bake or air fry for 10 minutes and serve warm in the lunch box.
Lentils are a staple in every meal. To balance out, use your favourite fruits and you have a complete meal for your child.
To make it easier you may cut the fruits and vegetables over the weekend and store them in airtight boxes. A day before the school morning, add them to the lunch box, drizzle honey in the morning or serve in a container on the side and voila!
On Tuesdays we like some burrito bowls! Got some left over chicken and rice? Let’s create magic!
Create a bed of rice and place chicken all over. Toss in those vegetables and gallop of guacamole. If your child is fond of Mexican food, this will surely be in demand!
Prepare a batch of a variety of oatmeals to quickly pack the lunch bag in the morning. Breakfast recipes can be a great addition to lunch boxes when it comes to meal prep. Devilled eggs, all kinds of hummus, açai bowls, and more!
Weekend is here and dining out is such a necessity! Let’s keep it simple with some bread pizza bites that you can prepare the night before, cut into pieces and pack in the lunch boxes.
On a baking tray, layer out the bread slices. Evenly spread a layer of ketchup on each followed by shredded chicken, cheese and oregano. You may add meat and vegetables as per choice. Bake for 5 minutes and pop in the lunch boxes. You can prepare these and refrigerate them. Take out a slice or two to bake in the morning.
Widely known as bento lunch boxes, such meal preps will make your life easy and your child’s healthy. Switch a few items as per your choice to prepare a wholesome meal for you husband or yourself to take along.
We guarantee you that feeling when you open the lunch boxes at the end of the school and realize your child loved every bit of the meal with these nutritional tips!