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{September 24, 2010}   Make your kid’s lunch box -‘A delightful box’

lunch box treats

Every parent wishes to pack a healthy lunch-box for their kids.It challenges the parent’s patience for their healthy preparation.Lunch-box should not be at kid’s taste but to the decision of the parents especially ‘the mother’.It is the parents who bring up the children with complete dedication towards them.They include every health eatables in their lunch -box.If it is left to the choice of children,they lack many health growing elements of the body.Proteins,carbohydrates,minerals and vitamins are very essential for growing body.
Sandwiches,the staple lunch-boxes for most of the kids ,but at times becomes nasty box.To replenish it ,variety of dishes can be substituted.First let them learn the benefits of leafy and other vegetables.Include each and every item daily.Take your kids along with you when you go to grocery shopping and ask them to pick out the veggies or meat that they would like to eat in their sandwich.This is to be done only once in a blue moon. This solves the problem of deciding what vegetables your kids may or may not eat, and your kids may not get stuckup to a sandwich made of veggies only.

Make a schedule of different fillings for each day and stick it to your fridge. This helps a lot when you’re very busy. Cream cheese, chopped celery and sultanas, Chopped cooked chicken and mayonnaise, with lettuce, Grated cheese and chopped celery, or carrot, Leftover roast meat with grated carrot, chopped lettuce and chutney or tomato sauce are some ideas of fillings for sandwiches. You can also use cookie cutters to cut the breads into different shapes to make them look and taste good.

You can take assistance from kids in preparation of their lunch box.Or else you can assign them some related work.This makes the kids to have their lunch,to the content for they have aided their mother and also it is an added advantage for the parents.

Jazz up classic peanut butter cookies with butterscotch morsels for a sweet and savory lunchtime dessert.
·    Apricot Streusel Bar :These are a delicious alternatives to boxed cereals and granola bars. You can tuck them in a lunchbox or carry in the car for an on-the-go breakfast. Play around with different nuts and preserves for an endless variety of flavor combinations.
·    Home made Apple sauce:Applesauce is a lunchbox staple. And when you make your own, you can customize the flavor by varying the spices, types of apples, and amount of added sugar.

For variety –

·    roll up meats, cheeses, and veggies into a tortilla or stuff them into a pita pocket.
·    Instead of one sandwich, pack four little sandwiches.
·    Add a small baggie of trail mix, mixing their favorite cereal, nuts, and raisins.
·    Kids love plain boiled pasta with grated cheese as well.
·    Get long skewers. You can take either raw vegetables or sauté them lightly. Take pieces of red or green capsicum, pieces of tofu or meat, tomatoes, steamed carrots and make vegetarian sheesh kebabs. Add zing in your child’s tiffin box.
·    Pack string cheese and rolled meat slices with a honey
mustard dressing for dipping.

Always include a fruit along with the lunch-box . Fruits balances any stuff taken at lunch hour.Also urge your kids to drink plain water instead of soda half an hour after their lunch.

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These are great, practical suggestions. I also like the container that you’re showing in the photo. I’ve found it so convenient for my son to buy lunch but some of the food is just gross.



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