15 lunch box ideas

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Preparing the lunch for the office or school is one of the prominent work that we have on daily basis. Oh! It is a dilemma to decide the dish  daily. This “X” dish does not taste good in the box, “Y”  dish is liked by one child, while the other detests, are some of the cribbings we often hear. Somehow, we have learnt to balance things.  Here are 15 lunch box ideas that you can use on a daily basis.  I usually packed chapati and sabzi. Rice had to be some kind of prepared dish, not the usual dal or rasam. Do take a peep below.

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15 lunch box ideas

Here are a few recipes that you can pack for the lunch box.

Sesame rice : Grind the paste and keep it in the refrigerator. Saute it and then mix along with prepared rice. It can be done in thirty minutes.

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sesame rice

Kadai Pulav

This is one of the tastiest dishes you can make. Chop the veggies and store in the refrigerator, next day, just prepare it.

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kadai pulav

Lemon rice

This popular south indian dish can be packed for lunch box.Make it with or without onion.

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lemon rice

Jeera rice

Jeera rice is versatile in its use. Pair it with some salad for a good lunch option.

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jeera rice

Chennai Idli 

These idli are soft and supple, ideal to pack in the box.

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ideal breakfast

Palak paneer 

I find chapatis to be the best option, filling and healthy. This palak sabzi is liked by all.

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palak paneer

Vegetable Pulav

Pulav can be prepared quickly, chop the veggies and store them in the refrigerator. It eases cooking in the morning.

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vegetable pulav

Spinach rice 

If your kids love, then you can make this one.

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Spinach Rice

Methi Parathas

Methi parathas do not need any accompaniments, only a pickle will do. They are tasty also.

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methi paratha

Spanish Rice

Here is one kind of rice dish with chipotle adobado.

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spanish rice

Tomato rice

The Indian version of Mexican rice, tomato rice too can be prepared.

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Tomato rice

Alu Methi

Potatoes are cherished at home in any form.

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alu methi

Beans stirfry

The simple south indian stir fry, pair it with chapati.

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green beans stirfry

Bandhakopir Torkari (Cabbage bengali style)

This is bengali style cabbage stir fry, tastes good with chapati.

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Bandhakopir tarkari

Mint Paratha

Mint paratha is another option that can be packed for the lunch box. It is mess free.

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mint paratha

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Mocha Banana Cake | healthy mocha cake

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Mocha Banana Cake sounds good isn’t it? This is such a good one, I am just loving it, it’s made of wheat flour, sugarless, butterless and eggless ! This recipe is part of brand partnership with PlaceofOrigin.in and Plattershare for the Belly Nirvana Campaign.

Children should always be given  healthy snacks. It provides nutrition and good taste. Mocha Powder is one such kind. It is good to serve as a frothy milkshake. You can even serve it in warm milk. Do check out the product in the online store.

Let’s get baking the cake. I just love these guilt free indulgences.

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mocha banana cake

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mocha banana cake

Ingredients:   (measurement used: 1 cup = 200grams)

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon mocha powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon wheat flour
  • 8 almond broken into pieces

Method:

  1. Sieve the flour, baking soda and mocha powder together.
  2. Mash the bananas, beat it well.
  3. Add milk, honey and oil to it. Mix it.
  4. Now, add the wheat flour and gently mix it.
  5. Add the dry fruits to it.
  6. Pre-heat the microwave.
  7. Grease the tray with a little ghee and flour over it.
  8. Pour the batter over the greased plate.
  9. Microwave it for seven to eight minutes. The inserted toothpick should come out clean.
  10. Allow to cool on the rack.
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mocha banana cake

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Mocha Banana Cake

Mocha Banana Cake is a tasty and healthy cake. It has no refined flour, sugar and butter. Addition of mocha chocolate powder gives a nice flavour to it.

Course Snack
Cuisine international
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 pieces
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon mocha chocolate powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon clarified butter (ghee) for greasing
  • 1/2 teaspoon wheat flour for dusting
  • 8 almonds chopped

Instructions

  1. Sieve wheat flour, baking soda and mocha powder together.

  2. Mash the bananas. Add honey, oil and milk to it. Beat it well.

  3. Add the flour to it. Slowly mix the batter. Add chopped almonds to it.

  4. Pre-heat the microwave. Grease the baking tray with clarified butter, dust with flour. Pour the batter over it and bake it for eight minutes in two intervals.

  5. The inserted toothpick should come out clean. Once it is done, cool it on the rack.

Recipe Notes

  • The timings may change for different microwave oven.
  • You can use an OTG.

 

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mocha banana cake

This is the second post  in brand association with Place of Origin Indian Taste Delivered for the Belly Nirvana Campaign by Plattershare. The earlier post was Mocha Coffee Cookies.

Cocosutra mocha powder is a mix of coffee and chocolate together. It is a rich blend of dark cacao and fine coffee powder, a taste so unique and sinful. It comes in a pack of two, each weighing 100 grams. This product is one of the many products that they have for global Indians. Do take a look at their online store

Plattershare is a popular social media platform for food lovers, food professionals and food businesses. It is a wonderful platform to showcase our culinary skills and participate in contests. It is run by Kirti Yadav and Ankush Dhiman.

Disclaimer: This post is part of brand collaboration. I have received the product to create and write recipe and review. All views expressed are my own and not influenced by anybody. 

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