Collection of 22 Indian inspired Kids Lunch Box Recipes. These recipes are mostly vegetarian, while some are vegan and few have egg in them.
Packing 200 plus kids lunches in a year can be challenging for parents. To make the process easy, I am sharing few recipes which I pack for my kids. Hope you find this post useful.
SOME OF THE THINGS I KEEP IN MIND WHILE PACKING SCHOOL LUNCHES –
- I don’t experiment much for school lunches, its mostly what they like. If I want them to try something new, I only introduce them when they are eating at home.
- I always include fruits or fresh veggies like cherry tomato, cucumber or carrot with their lunch box.
- Occasionally juice, but mostly water.
- Depending on what I give, I love packing the food in steel containers or thermos. Thermos keeps the food warm and kids love it.
- Some days I also include crackers, chips, any homemade savory snacks, or something sweet.
Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a dietician, these are some of the recipes which worked for our family. Use this just as reference and adapt to what works for your child.
Few more Kids inspired Dishes –
27 – Mango Rice – When green mangoes are in season, I love to pack mango rice for my kids.
28 – Black Bean Burger – I sauteed onion and red bell pepper and mixed it with Maggi sweet and spicy sauce. Heated a frozen black bean burger and toasted the bread and added the filling on top of the black bean burger with some mayo and lettuce. Lettuce adds like a bed and doesn’t make the bread soggy.
29 – Vermicelli Pulao – easy but very tasty Vermicelli Pulao for kids lunch box.
30 – Vegetable Soup with Pinto Beans – comforting soup to enjoy with garlic bread, especially in winter months.
31- Chapath with Potato Fry – simple and tasty. Used store bought tortillas for those week day mornings.
32- Paneer Roll – Paneer Roll this is one of my kids favorite lunch and after school snacks. So easy to prepare and loved by kids. You can find the recipe in the recipe card below.
30+ Kids Lunch Box Recipes (Indian) : Bread Paneer Roll
- 1 cup cubed paneer
- ½ cup onion, finely diced
- ½ cup bell pepper, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small green chili, finley chopped
- 2 teaspoon maggi sweet and spicy chili sauce or use tomato ketchup
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 5 bread slices
- Crumble the paneer and set a side.
- Heat a skillet and add oil. Once the oil gets hot, add onion and green chili and saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Add bell pepper, ginger and garlic and cook till onion and pepper turn soft, about 5 -6 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the chili powder, garam masala and cumin powder. Mix it and cook for 30 seconds.
- Now add the crumbled paneer and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Turn off the stove and add the maggi sauce and coriander leaves.
To make the Bread Paneer Roll
- Remove the crust from the bread, and make the bread flat with the help of a rolling pin.
- Fill 2 teaspoons of filling on one end of the rolled bread. Slowly roll it to the other side. You can dap the bread with some water to close the edges. Repeat with the rest of the bread slices.
- Heat a skillet and add some oil and toast the bread on all sides till light brown.
- Serve the paneer bread roll with ketchup.