Kids Tiffin Recipes are the trickiest of all. Tiffin is a part of school, school is a place where kids learn… learn to read, write, interact, EAT etc. What will they eat? Something that we would give them in their TIFFIN! What should it be, rather how should it be? Following things should be kept in mind while packing kids’ school tiffin.
- The food should be tempting: Colors, the inclusion of colors does wonders. Kids are really tempted to see something bright and colorful in their tiffin. Garnishing the food with some pomegranate seeds, coriander can help. Apart from that including vegetables like carrots, peas, sweet corn in the dishes also helps. Apart from colors, shapes also attract them. Make a triangular paratha instead of a round or square one. Make star-shaped cutlets and see the difference.
- The food should be delicious: Every mom tries to make the best food for her kids. But at times certain food items change their texture after coming to the room temperature and do not remain all that delightful. Therefore give those dishes that remian good even at the room temperature. Make sure to bring the food to room temperature before packing in the tiffin.
- The food should be nutritious: We should ensure that there is a good quotient of nutrition in all their meals, including their tiffins. Parathas/cutlets stuffed/made with finely chopped vegetables or paneer can be good options. Choose recipes using healthy ingredients such as rava, gram flour or whole wheat flour etc.
- The food should be of kid’s choice: Simple dishes reach different level by addintion of any ingredient of choice. Just add in cheese, sweet corn or anything of your kids’ choice in his or her not so favourite dish and see the difference.
- Involvement of kids. Try and involve them in the preparation part or packing part. Once they put some efforts in making their tiffin, they will feel associated and will love to finish their food. Doing so not only makes the food more attractive but also develops a feeling of responsibility amongst the kids. Make them shape the cutlets using cookie cutters or glass or bowl or make them pack their tiffins. These tricks are tried and tested.
Here is a collection of kids tiffin recipes that takes care of all the aforesaid points:-
Palak Poha Cutlet
Moms struggle to include greens in their kids’ diet. Poha palak cutlets is sure to be liked by kids. These cutlets are made using very healthy ingredients. Just make sure to pack them once they come to the room temperature. This will help them remain crisp.
For recipe of poha palak cutlet click here.
Appetising and attractive, these sooji balls have a lot of simpe and subtle flavors. They are soft and spongy and they remian so even at the room temperature. Balls are kids’ favourite, be it toys be it food!
For recipe of sooji balls click here.
Rolls are absolutely fuss free for kids to handle. In this recipe, I have shaped the stuffing as sausage so there is no risk of stuffing falling off the Frankie and it is absolutely convenient for kids to have it.
For recipe of Aloo Frankie click here.
Stuffed Sooji Idli
Rava idli can be prepared in many forms. This one is my kids’ favorite. Soft idlis are stuffed with delicious potato mixture making it filling and interesting for kids.
For the recipe of stuffed sooji idli click here.
Ever since I have found vermicelli made up of durum wheat I often make vermicelli pulao for my kids’ tiffin. Whenever you buy a pack of vermicelli, check its ingredients and pick the one made with semolina or durum wheat.
For the recipe of vermicelli pulao click here.
These cuties are winners every time. Soft idlis coated with a healthy mix and fried in the healthiest way, are loved by kids. Although this recipe is a bit time taking but if some preparations are done on the prior night, kids can relish idli pakoras for their tiffin. This is an innovative Kids Tiffin Recipe, so your kid will be the star the day he/she takes idli pakora in the tiffin.
For idli pakora recipe click here.
When simple bread butter is taken to another level, it becomes sprinkle sandwich. The best part about this sandwich is that you can customise it the way you like. Pick the bread, spread the spread and sprinkle the sprinkles of your kids’ choice and I bet you will find empty tiffin when your kids come home. This is one of the cutest Kids Tiffin Recipes.
For sprinkle sandwich recipe click here.
I know not many kids are fond of khaman, even mine aren’t. But they love amiri khaman because it is such a pretty and colourful preparation. It maintains its texture for hours. With some khaman in the refrigerator, you can fix this dish in no time in the morning.
For amiri khaman recipe click here.
The best part about this paratha is that it remains soft till it is over. The paratha doesn’t turn dry. This one needs no accompaniments. I make rolls of besan paratha and pack for my kids’ tiffin.
For besan paratha recipe click here.
These are basically sabudana vada but made interesting with some surprise elements. These have also been made healthy as these are non-fried. Well obviously they don’t remain crunchy as they are if served hot, still they are loved by kids.
For sago balls recipe click here.
This sandwich gives me a picnic feel. The best part is that it’s a cold sandwich. So it doesn’t change its texture even after being in the lunch box for a few hours. Further two baits are present to trap our kids, colors and shape.
For pinwheel sandwich recipe click here.
Eggless Rava cake
Finishing this list at a sweet note! My little ones like a small piece of cake along with the other stuff in their tiffin. It boosts their mood and keeps them energetic for the rest of the day at school.
For eggless rava cake recipe click here.
I hope you will find this collection of Kids Tiffin Recipes helpful :).
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