Its back-to-school time so here are some nut-free, healthy and delicious Kids lunch box ideas to make that morning rush a little easier!!
Can’t believe the new school year is about to start and my older one will be a first grader. Still have memories of her first day at daycare like it was yesterday!! Time sure flies!!.
We had a great Kindergarten year with lots of yummy lunchbox memories, few of which I have shared in my previous post “ School Lunch Ideas for Kids” and few in this one. My girl is super excited about her first grade and we have been discussing what lunches she wants for her new school year.
I had mentioned this in my first post too that I prefer a balance and don’t believe in completely cutting off sweet/packaged food from her diet. But I strongly believe in portion control and exposure. What that means is, I’ll give my older one sweets or dessert (almost everyday) and chips or similar packaged food (sometimes) as an option in her lunch box along with fresh homemade healthy food and most times she will eat her food and get her sweet/chips back. It happens the other way around too at times (rare though).
Talking about food and involving them in their lunchbox making always helps. Mine is old enough now to understand so we discuss what foods are good food for her Vs what needs to be eaten as a treat and small portions. It worked until last year. Fingers crossed for this one 😉 After all they are kids, their liking, behavior change. We as parents can provide options, information and guidance!! And offcourse lots of love 🙂
If this your kiddo’s first year of school or even otherwise if you are looking for lunch boxes for packing your kids school lunch then check out my Amazon Shop Page. I’ve linked all our lunch box favorites, what lunch box we use, what accessories etc on it. I’ll also keep updating this list as and when a new lunch favorite is added. So don’t forget to check that out.
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Lunch Box Ideas
Mini idlis with coriander coconut chutney and sweet treat
Bagel Pizza ???????? – toast the bagel, spread your favorite marinara or pizza sauce, top it with shredded mozzarella and Parmesan and broil it in oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown ????
cucumber and carrot sticks, red grapes
Beetroot Potato Stuffed Paratha with ketchup for dipping and strawberry
Vegetable Quesadillas – Caution – don’t pack it warm or hot as it will turn soggy and not so appetizing. Let it come to room temperature. Guacamole – very basic, mashed avocado, salt pepper and lemon juice. This goodness does turn dark or oxidizes even after the addition of lemon juice. @sunchips veggie harvest tomato basil flavor. red grapes & @trader Joe’s dye free candy coated chocolate drops.
Phodnicha Bhaat (stir fried rice), Mini Cucumber and sweet treat. Packed some yogurt on the side (not in pic).
Fusion of Mexican and Indian food- Bean and Cheese Burrito inspired Rajma chawal (red kidney beans curry and rice) and cheese rolled in homemade chapati (whole wheat flatbread). Lightly toasted till cheese melts. Choclate flavored coconut rolls from @sprouts – these are super delicious. cucumber and cherry tomatoes.
Bread pizza roll ups – take bread slice,cut the sides and roll them thin using a rolling pin. Apply butter, marinara, sprinkle some cheese, veggies (red onion, red bell pepper and corn), salt pepper and oregano. Roll it tight. Cut each roll into 4 equal rounds. Air fried at 400 for 3 mins or until cheese melts and crispy. Transfer to cooling rack and let it come to room temp before packing. oranges and strawberries for snacking. Smores mix for dessert – chocolate chips, marshmallows and cinnamon flavored cereals
Mix Veg Pulao, Gajar ka halwa (carrot pudding), Blueberries and Cucumber stars
Beetroot Tikki Burger – slathered some butter, mayo and ketchup on burger bun, added shredded cheese on the patties and airfried them for a min until the cheese had melted and was slightly golden. Skipped the tomatoes to prevent it from turning soggy. Dyefree Valentine’s gummies from @traderjoes. these are so good ???? raspberries
Rava Upma with Green Peas and Potato, lemon slice (incase she wants her Upma more tangy), strawberries, m&m’s for dessert
Wishing all the kiddos and Parents all the best for this new school year and hoping this post helped give some idea for your kids’s lunchbox.
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