School and lunch boxes are inseparable. And many of you will agree with me. The main question begins when the child starts going to school and you need to pack an everyday lunch box. Every mother goes through the dilemma of what to pack and how to make her fussing child eat healthy as well as tasty food. Kids are known to be picky eaters, making them eat what is healthy and will help them stay active is a difficult task altogether. Children often develop a natural fondness for food they enjoy eating the most. So, the challenge is to make hale and hearty choices interesting. No matter how good your intentions are, it is always going to be difficult for you to convince your child that fruits are as sweet as blueberry cheesecake.
It is the time when the child is in growing age, we need to plan a diet which is a blend of essential nutrients. Protein. Protein-rich foods include lean meat, fish, chicken, eggs, beans, lentils, chickpeas, tofu and nuts. These foods are important for your child's growth and muscle development. These foods also contain other useful vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Fresh fruits such as Apples, bananas, peaches, nectarines, pears (thinly sliced for safety), Cherries, grapes, plums (sliced or smushed and pitted), Orange or grapefruit sections (cut into pieces), Strawberries can be part of short break tiffin box.
There are varieties of Indian food items which are appetizing as well as nutritious. Including such food items in the diet of children can help you to ensure that they eat without making a fuss. At the same time, they can get essential nutrients by eating such foods.
Giving the traditional recipes interesting twists will make your child crave more and more healthy food. From Pasta Mayonnaise Veggie Pasta to Rice items like Carrot Rice, Tomato Rice, soya rice to sandwich Spinach Corn Sandwich, Beetroot carrot sandwich, to Paneer Parathas, Carrot Paratha to Schezwan idli, Spring dosa you can find a variety of options for your lovely kids.
Try playful ways and innovative recipes to create curiosity in food. I know making this possible demands a lot of time and energy but once your kids start enjoying the food you cook and their lunch boxes come empty from school everything will be worth it.