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Ways to make your kid's lunchbox interesting

Do you face early-morning dilemmas on what to pack for your little one’s lunch?
If your answer is yes, keep on reading as we are going to give you some really interesting ideas to help you pack nourishing, scrumptious lunch for your little one in no time!
  • Fruity rush: Swap cakes, chips with a piece of fruit. You can make it fun by including a different fruit each day. Cut apple, firm mango, peaches and plums into fine matchsticks, add a few blueberries and toss together with a little lime juice. You could even add your little one’s favourite fruits in the blender and make a yummy fruit punch.
  • Variety matters: A whole lot of yummy items packed in one lunch box will definitely excite your little one’s taste buds. Pack a variety of whole grain bread, dried nuts, fruits, eggs, and yoghurt. You can also make your kids feel special by giving them a chance to mix and match food items. You can help by keeping a watch on the portion size and ensuring they don’t overdo it.
  • Stock healthy: Always make sure you fill your grocery cart with healthy foods such as protein bars, dried fruits and crackers. These are easy to pack, store and can be eaten while on-the-go. You can also buy healthy canned foods such as boiled beans, veggies and more to cut down the cooking time as well as give your little ones enough energy to be active throughout the day.
  • Plan in advance: To avoid last minute ruckus, plan the night before. You can chop the ingredients and make all the arrangements the night before and pack it nicely in the morning.
  • Sandwich love: Sandwiches are a great way to pack in all the nutritional ingredients between 2 bread slices. Each day you can try new combinations, for example swap the tuna mayonnaise for tinned mackerel or salmon mixed with mayonnaise for higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids. You can make sandwiches yummier by adding sliced strawberries and reduced-fat cream cheese together.
  • Lip smacking dips: You can finely chop tomatoes, onions and cilantro, and add lime juice for added flavour. You can also pack tortilla chips with salsa sauce or salsa, avocados mashed with lemon juice. Give dips a healthy twist by adding some spices in a box full of yogurt.
  • Fried rice in minutes: How about surprising your little one with this quick, easy fried rice recipe? In a pan, saute sliced scallions in vegetable oil, add frozen carrots, peas, corn, and a splash of water and soy sauce. Further add the leftover brown rice and cook until the rice is softened and heated through.
  • Sweet tooth bliss: Low calorie desserts, cookies and chocolate treats will satisfy your little one’s post-lunch sweet craving. You can spread peanut butter on a toasted whole-wheat wrap and drizzle some honey.
  • Leave a message: Make lunch box special for your little angels. Pack them with loads of love, hugs and kisses. You can do this by leaving a special note once in a while inside the lunch box and make your little ones feel loved.
Are you ready to giving an interesting twist to your kid’s everyday lunch with these fun lunch box ideas? Comment and tell us mommies.