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15 lunch box ideas
Written by Jayashree
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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.

Providing a good food to the family is our duty. They trust and eat whatever we provide. Make the right choices of what you give commonly to your children. Inculcate the habit to eat fruits on a daily basis, children need to be told many times.

15 lunch box ideas

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.

sesame rice

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.

kadai pulav

kadai pulav

Lemon rice

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

lemon rice

lemon rice

Jeera rice

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

jeera rice

jeera rice

Chennai Idli 

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

chennai idlis

ideal breakfast

Palak paneer 

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

palak paneer

palak paneer

Vegetable Pulav

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

vegetable pulav

vegetable pulav

Spinach rice 

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

Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice

Methi Parathas

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

methi paratha

methi paratha

Spanish Rice

Here is one kind of rice dish with chipotle adobado.

spanish rice

spanish rice

Tomato rice

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

Tomato rice

Tomato rice

Alu Methi

Potatoes are cherished at home in any form.

alu methi

alu methi

Beans stirfry

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

green beans stirfry

green beans stirfry

Bandhakopir Torkari (Cabbage bengali style)

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

Bandhakopir tarkari

Bandhakopir tarkari

Mint Paratha

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

mint paratha

mint paratha

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26 Comments
  1. Vanitha Bhat

    Lovely collection of lunch box dishes; each one of them simple and delicious!

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  2. Lathiya

    Awesome lunch ideas… surely yummy recipies

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  3. theyellowdaal

    Lovely collection of recipes. I personally like lemon rice lot.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Avin, yes, it is tasty dear

      Reply
  4. Meera Girdhar

    Jayashree gr8 work.. These ideas are really very helpful for all moms ..

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Meera.

      Reply
  5. Nand

    awesome collection of lunch box ideas

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Nandita.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Sharmila

      Reply
  6. Jagruti

    Healthy and delicious collection of lunch box, in my case my lunch 🙂

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jagruti

      Reply
  7. Sapana Behl

    Wow, nice collection of healthy and tasty lunch box recipes.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Sapana

      Reply
  8. Soniya

    Awesome collection.. I am always looking for different lunch ideas for my kids school lunch boxes and this will really help me 🙂 thanks a bunch!

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    • jayashree

      Glad you liked it Sonia.

      Reply
  9. Uma Srinivas

    Very helpful collections, My kids always likes to eat simple rice dishes:)

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    • jayashree

      Glad you liked it Uma

      Reply
  10. Freda

    Such great choices !! This is an awesome compilation 🙂

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Freda.

      Reply
  11. Andy

    thank u this will be handy while thinking about whats on tiffin box tomorrow ?

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou for the visit. Glad you liked it.

      Reply

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