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Kids’ Lunchbox

Most of my readers wanted to know some recipes which could be given in lunchbox for their kids. I have a very little knowledge in this matter. I even asked few of food bloggers about this. Since many of my food blogger buddies have school going kids, all of them might have posted one or the other ‘lunchbox recipe’ at some point.

So I request my blogger buddies and also non-bloggers to leave the links to such recipes (if you have a blog) or write the recipe as a comment to this post. It would be a great help to the mothers of school-going kids. I hope you all agree with this idea and participate with full enthusiasm.

Thank you all in advance.

Note: It is not an event that has deadlines or round up at the end. It is just a request by me to all of you.

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  • Krithika August 31, 2006, 4:28 pm

    Shilpa, this is a great idea I am constantly looking for new lunchbox ideas. Here are some items that I pack for my kids.






    Shilpa: Thanks Krithika. If you have more ideas, please link them here. Thanks again

    • Veena Keshav September 11, 2013, 4:12 pm

      Hi, Can someone please give me read access to this blog ? I really need to figure out food ideas for my 4 year who just started going to Pre K. Thanks a bunch.

  • sudhavinodh August 31, 2006, 8:13 pm

    Shilpa this is one of the dish for the lunch box


    I will post more of the breakfast recipes soon..shilpa..thats a lovely topic you have created dear…

    Shilpa: Thanks for the link Sudha. Looking forward for some more recipes :).

  • shaheen August 31, 2006, 8:39 pm

    I too am a novice in lunchbox packing, so am interested in following the responses. Nice idea. can’t u do it as a meme to encourage more people?

    Shilpa: Shaheen, if I make it meme, the recipes would get dispersed in all the blogs and it is very difficult(after some time) for people to search them. If I organised the event, only few people would participate in the given time frame. If I make it ongoing event, people might just get bored of it. So finally I thought of creating a seperate page for it so that even the non-bloggers can actively participate. I hope this idea will be successful.

  • Manisha August 31, 2006, 11:06 pm

    Hey! Check out Meeta’s blog:
    Her tiffins are brilliant!

    Shilpa: Manisha, ‘tumne meri mu ki baath cheenli :)’. I had recommended Meeta’s blog to many of the readers who wanted lunchbox recipes. But in a hurry I forgot to mention it yesterday. So I was thinking to link it today and you did it. Thanks a lot for reminding. ‘dailytiffin’ is indeed a great blog.
    BTW..I think your pinwheel snack can also be added to this list. Its a lovely dish.

  • Ashwini September 1, 2006, 8:48 am

    Shilpa thats such a nice idea…lunch box suggestions. I dont have a lot of them but here are a few –




    Hope this helps. Cheers

    Shilpa: Thanks a lot for the links Ashwini. I just had a look and all of them are great. Thanks again.

  • vineela September 1, 2006, 8:55 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Looks great idea.IOnce ,I find time I WILL send the links.

    Shilpa: I will be looking for your recipe links Vineela. 

  • Meeta September 1, 2006, 12:31 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    Yes, this is indeed a great idea and I thank you and Manisha for the mention. It is very important to me to make healthy, but fun lunchboxes for my son. I admit though I have been a little lazy to link back to certain recipes from What’s for Lunch, Honey? But now as I know you all will be looking my way I will be motivated to do so.

    Hugs to you all!

    Shilpa: Meeta, as I said earlier, your site is great and if you could give the links from WFLH, it would be a great help. I read both your blogs regulary :).

  • ash September 3, 2006, 6:23 pm

    try http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com . I am hooked to Jennifer’s lunch box recipes she features daily. She also publishes a daily verdict on how the lunchbox was rated by her son. Especially look at her archives.

    Shilpa: Ash, thanks for the link. I will have a look at it now.

  • Asha September 6, 2006, 10:03 am

    Here’s what I pack for my kids: Toasted or untoasted Sandwiches:
    Ham and cheese : dressings like mayo, thousand Island, Ranch, or ketchup!
    Turkey slices with/out cheese , cranberry sauce
    Pastrami, and cheddar
    Roasted chicken slices with american cheese
    Peanut butter and any jelly like grape,strawberry etc
    Mini pizzas,
    English muffins with cream cheese of choice
    Peanut butter,banana,honey ,..Elvis style
    Chicken salad, mixed with grapes, mayo, lettuce etc.
    Pasta salad
    Mac and cheese
    Tomato soup with toasted bread to dip
    One of these always with a bottled drink , apple juice, orange etc.,
    a mini snack bag chips like nacho cheese etc and
    with any pudding cup , flavored yoghurt ,apple sauce, fruit cup for dessert
    I will think of some more and let you know including Indian without gravy!

  • Asha September 6, 2006, 11:49 am

    Some websites you can out for school Lunch ideas:





    Shilpa: Thanks a lot for those lunchbox ideas and the links Asha. Feel free to leave a comment here anytime if something else pops up your mind. Thanks again.

  • Shilpa September 6, 2006, 1:03 pm

    While googling, I found the following link at ammas.com. Looks like a great treasure of lunchbox recipes.


  • Manasi September 6, 2006, 1:38 pm

    Hi Shilpa,
    How about a ‘thalipeeth’? it is filling and non-messy….. take a peek


    OR a Subway ?


    Shilpa: Thanks a lot for the links Manasi.

  • Vaishali September 6, 2006, 2:09 pm

    I never knew about this request because I was away until yesterday morning. Anyway, this is what I have got to offer on my blog.




    Thanks for making a separate page for this. It is easy to refer to it that way.

    Shilpa: Thanks Vaishali for those links. Hope all of you would add more and more to this list. I am also browsing internet to find more, let me see how it goes.

  • Rajeshwari Kantamneni September 6, 2006, 6:01 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven’t been posting any lunch box recipes recently and most of mine will be lunch box ideas for adults from now on.

    The link below should take one too all my lunch box posts.


    Shilpa: Thanks Rajeshwari for that link. I have gone thr’ your blog and found many good lunchbox ideas. Thats the reason I requested you to leave a comment here :). 

  • madhuli September 8, 2006, 1:02 am

    Hey Shilpa to start with I am posting the following link from my blog:

    more will follow.

  • madhuli September 8, 2006, 1:04 am

    and one more
    Shilpa: Thanks Madhuli. If you think of anything else, please leave a link here :).

  • Shilpa September 11, 2006, 8:44 am
  • Rooma September 11, 2006, 7:37 pm

    Which blogspot is your site on????? or is it an independant site?

    Shilpa: Rooma, my site is hosted on wordpress.

  • Usha September 12, 2006, 6:58 am

    Here are few items that I pack for my pre-schooler. Basically I need to make simple ones that take less time and can be prepared by my husband too.
    We always pack ‘drinkable yougurt’ or any other flavoured yogurt with his lunch.

    1. Alu paratha. You have mentioned this in your blog itself. I put just potato instead of all vegetables. http://www.aayisrecipes.com/2006/08/31/vegetable-paratha-easy-way/
    2. Plain chapatis with pudding or mango jam.When I put mango jam, I make it like a roll & he loves it.Your chapati recipe is here
    3. Maggi. My husband just boils it with the maggi spice powder that comes with it without putting any vegetables.
    4. Pasta. Pretty simple & fast.We use store bought pasta/spaghetti sauce.Boil pasta & add the sauce.
    5. Any type of dosa along with honey & ghee in another container
    6. Idlis with sugar

    Shilpa: Thanks a lot Ushakka for the list. It is really helpful.

  • Krithika September 13, 2006, 7:03 am

    Here is another one.


    Shilpa: Thanks Krithika for the link. Don’t forget to leave a link here if you post some more of kid’s lunchbox recipes.

  • angel varghese September 14, 2006, 2:23 pm

    I recently started a blog about the lunches I make for my kids. I was inspired by Jennifer schmoo at veganlunchbox.com. Anyway, take a look at my blog at http://www.yummybentolunch.blogspot.com. Sometimes, I pack indian lunches for the kids. I am new to the blog community and haven’t figured out how to post recipes. Let me know what you think.

    Shilpa: Angel, you have some amazing collection of lunchboxes. Loved your creations…Simply superb. Thanks for the link.

  • angel varghese September 14, 2006, 8:42 pm

    Hi Shilpa,
    I changed my blog address. Please note the new address – http://laptoplunches.blogspot.com/ .

  • Hema September 15, 2006, 6:29 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    Thanks for visiting my space. I love your idea of creating a seperate page for kids’ lunchbox recipes. Since my daughter is still a baby, I have never packed up lunch for kids. I guess this will be my most visited page in the future when my kid starts going to school. Apart from the idli recipe I guess nothing else from my posts would be appropriate for this series. I will try to work up some recipes and post the link here as and when i do. Till then keep making these idlis:)

  • chitra parpia September 15, 2006, 5:04 pm

    HI Shilpa,

    our kids are now on their own… happily. At work /college but here are some tips on what they enjoyed in lunch bags. Incidentally our children were young here before “India is cool” age so v rarely did they take anything indian – except a kaju barfi or sesame laddoo. they v rarely ate at the school cafeteria … even when we were travelling our nanny packed them lunch

    So they LOVED:

    String cheese
    Jello Bloc with fruit in it
    Yogurt – Yoplait was a favorite
    Sandwich with cucumber/cream cheese
    Roti (tortilla) folded with cheese/turkey/
    Tortilla rollups with any filling, tight tight with plastic wrap (big fav)
    Tuna salad sandwich – tuna, a little mayo, walnuts and Dijon mustard and if your kids don’t like mayo then bind wiht grated cucumber
    Carrot sticks
    Celery Sticks with Peanut butter and raisins
    Corn Bread baked in muffin pans like cupcakes
    Cheese squares/grapes/apples/dry cranberries
    pasta salad
    Juice was pure juice no sugared drinks ever. ONce in a bluemoon they got Capri sun etc.

    As they grew older 7 onwards we made quite a ceremony of packing lunch so they got a choice. Then of course it was quite the cache to have other kids “want’ your lunch so they had a nice competition going at school cafeteria.

    Keep up the great lineup of recipes


  • mamta September 17, 2006, 7:02 am

    hi shilpa
    inspired by ur blog i have tried my bit too.so try it once.

  • mamta September 18, 2006, 12:25 am

    hi shilpa
    my son is just an year old so i pack it for my husband with more spice .my mom wud amke it for us when we were in school.thankx a lot for replying in my blog ,i felt very happy

  • mahek September 20, 2006, 9:27 pm
    you have done a good job . For mothers like me who are
    always on a look out for good tiffin recipes its a
    boon and i am grateful to you for thinking up of such
    a theme.
    this has also given me inspiration to search for some
    nice tiffin recipes from other sites and try them out
    and let you know.
    i will definetly be trying them out and posting them
    to you.
    here are my links for the recipes.








    Shilpa: Thanks for the links Mehek. Will wait for more and more links from you :).

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  • Lusidvicel December 18, 2006, 8:57 am

    Hello, i love http://www.aayisrecipes.com! Let me in, please :)

  • AkaRoundPeg February 3, 2007, 10:57 am


    This site is just great.

  • Kp June 22, 2007, 8:17 am

    Would you participate in my kidslunch box challenge?

    I am trying to please my son’s palette

    Need recipes from an Indian kitchen

    Thx so much!

  • Shilpa July 19, 2007, 8:36 am

    I got this mail from Alka keswani today…

    hi shilpa,
    I believe that all mothers around the globe,consistently scratch their heads to decide what to pack in lunchboxes ….be it for office going family members or school going fussy eaters
    Here are some links for easy stuff ,and i hope it works for atleast some mothers
    bye and take care

  • Shilpa August 30, 2007, 7:39 am
  • Neelam September 9, 2007, 3:59 pm

    Hi Shilpa,
    Thanks for putting together this page .
    Its really a boon for working moms like me who are constantly looking for quick & healthy recipes ideas for kids.

    I came across this website which also has some good kids’ recipes which may be useful.

    Thanks .

  • Shilpa October 5, 2007, 3:38 pm

    Lunchbox ideas from Anupama are simply amazing.

  • chithra November 29, 2007, 1:35 pm

    Hi shilpa,i am new in blogging…by luck i came to ur blog…really amazing with lots and lots of infos…hats off dear…keep going…
    Its a good idea of making a menu for kids lunchbox…i have some recipes from my blog..

  • Archana December 26, 2007, 3:59 am

    I am mother of two small children, one is going to nursery. Though I have not started worrying too much about snack, but i know my time is going to come.
    Visit my site, i am slowly trying to compile a recipe section for children of all ages and also things that can be given as school snack.

    Thanks and enjoy

  • Kanchan Achpal January 10, 2008, 7:32 am

    Please give me some good quick healthy recipes for kids lunch boxes–something fancy yet quick to cook

  • Madhumita January 21, 2008, 6:58 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    Let me start by saying that since I’ve found your site I’ve been experimenting with a lot of recipes from here. Tx so much for this … just felt that maybe I could partially return the favor by giving you some lunch box ideas for kids :) .

    My 4 year old son loves this in his little tiffin:

    Cheese Puris:


    Whole wheat atta : 1 cup
    Semolina : 1 cup
    Ghee : 1 tbsp
    Kasuri methi or ajwain seeds : Optional
    Water : to knead
    Salt : to taste.


    Grated mozzarella (or any cheeseof your choice)
    Pepper (green chillies are not a good idea for kids although they taste better)
    Chopped spring onions (optional)


    1. Heat the ghee and make a crumb like mix with the atta, salt and methi/ajwain if using them.
    2. Make a stiff dough using cold water.
    3. Roll out “mini” puris (about a quarter of the usual size) and deep fry.
    4. Toss together the grated cheese, salt, pepper and spring onions (if using).
    5. Place a tsp full of this mix on each mini puri and cover with another small puri.
    6. Roll and wrap in a piece of foil or secure with toothpick.

    If the dough is made the previous night, it actually takes 10 minutes to put it together in the morning. I’ve found that most kids love puris and the cheese in these are a big plus nutritionally speaking.

    Wish I had photos to send you … but hope these work!

  • Madhumita January 21, 2008, 6:59 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    Let me start by saying that since I’ve found your site I’ve been experimenting with a lot of recipes from here. Tx so much for this … just felt that maybe I could partially return the favor by giving you some lunch box ideas for kids :) .

    My 4 year old son loves this in his little tiffin:

    Cheese Puris:


    Whole wheat atta : 1 cup
    Semolina : 1 cup
    Ghee : 1 tbsp
    Kasuri methi or ajwain seeds : Optional
    Water : to knead
    Salt : to taste


    Grated mozzarella (or any other cheese of your choice)
    Pepper (green chillies are not a good idea for kids although they taste better)
    Chopped spring onions (optional)


    1. Heat the ghee and make a crumb like mix with the atta, salt and methi/ajwain if using them.
    2. Make a stiff dough using cold water.
    3. Roll out “mini” puris (about a quarter of the usual size) and deep fry.
    4. Toss together the grated cheese, salt, pepper and spring onions (if using).
    5. Place a tsp full of this mix on each mini puri and cover with another small puri.
    6. Roll and wrap in a piece of foil or secure with toothpick.

    If the dough is made the previous night, it actually takes 10 minutes to put it together in the morning. I’ve found that most kids love puris and the cheese in these are a big plus nutritionally speaking.

    Wish I had photos to send you … but hope these work!

  • Rama January 30, 2008, 11:24 am


    This is very easy to prepare and kids will like surely……..

  • vaidehi January 31, 2008, 12:55 am

    I want the kids lunch box receipe its really wonderful
    I want healthy & easy made receipes
    Please send me
    thanking you

  • Manjeet Kaur February 8, 2008, 5:22 am

    Cakes , Toasters, or any latest receipe

  • Smita February 12, 2008, 12:53 am

    My toddler just wouldn’t eat anything today..so i was searching for some recipe that might interest her…first I looked at the toddler food book I have and then decided to also have a look at ur “Kids’ Lunchbox” link that I had seen earlier but not looked inside..I just have a suggestion..it’s quite hard to go through all the posts and figure out from the links what it is. So you may want to organise all the links and credits in the 1 place..like a list or something..
    Your site is a wonderful one..sure shows how diligent you are! Thanks,

  • gomp February 13, 2008, 4:02 pm

    I came across this site for lunch ideas for my 3 yr old.

    Lunch Ideas: http://www.geocities.com/ficbot/lunchbox/entree.htm

    Snack Ideas:

  • megha March 14, 2008, 8:08 am


  • Sangeeta Paruthi April 8, 2008, 10:06 am

    Dear Sir / Madam ,

    I would like to know creative / innovative ways to make tiffin for children. I am a primary school teacher. I want to guide the parents for this issue.

    Pl. suggest!

  • mrs.j.ramya April 21, 2008, 9:06 am

    my child will be going to pre-primary school from june and she is very poor in eating,please suggest me easy lunch box food items.

  • j.ranjana April 23, 2008, 2:38 am

    hi sanjeevji,
    first my regards to u, pls i want to know what should be the recipes for children while going to picnic and travels.



  • mamatha shetty May 6, 2008, 2:52 am

    hi shilpa,

    it was great experience going through your website,i lk cooking, you have asked something fast for children tiffin
    well a quick recipe, and its from left overs, its called muttia, ingredigents required, besan, if any cooked rice ,jeera oinin.salt,and chillie just for taste,
    take the beasn (i cup cup)rice(i/2 cup,)salt to taste and one chillie for flavour little corinder powder and leaves , ccut onion in small pcs, knead all together, and make small balls,and as u steam idli u can do that , after thst season with little oil and curry leaves.a pinch of hing and put this cooked muttias in to sesaon it,cover it for two mts, and remove from the flame, your muttias are ready for tiffins

    try this


    mamtha shetty

  • Esha May 6, 2008, 10:26 pm

    hi shilpa, Could you help me get sme recipes of snacks or breakfast that i can prepare and give my 1year 5mths old kid.

    I though knoew upma nad sheera but the you posted on this site was really good and helped me make my upma more tasty.
    Thanks! Great work Keep it up!

  • SONALI May 14, 2008, 7:09 am

    Aayi’s recipe web site is very good.The most I like is the name of this web site.
    Do we have some uncommon UPAWAS / WRAT KA KHANA recipes?
    If yes I’ll appreciate to get n read the same.
    Thank you,

  • Sangita May 18, 2008, 11:15 am

    I’m vegetararian but can eat egg, pl tell some receipe for my 7yr old son’s lunch box which will be healthy as well as quick

    Thanking you,

    Sangita Shukla

  • jujubsbee June 3, 2008, 4:50 pm

    i recently created a blog with some lunch ideas for kids..hope you all find it helpful.

  • rami June 5, 2008, 2:44 am

    Just try these recipes out for the Kids:

    Potato fried rice:
    (i) Potatoes – diced and shallow fried in little oil with salt (till it turns golden brown)
    (ii) Onions, Green chillies, Jeera, Red chilli powder and salt
    (iii) steamed rice
    Saute jeera, onions, green chillies, add fried potato cubes, chilli powder and mix the steamed rice with salt. Pack it with Cucumber raitha or chips

    Pudina Rice:
    (i)Pudhina leaves (mint) – cleaned
    (ii) Coriander leaves (cilantro) – cleaned
    (iii) Green chillies
    (iv) boiled vegetables like carrot, beans and potatoes (finely diced and pressure cooked with little salt)
    (v) Coconut
    (vi) Oil and salt
    Saute green chillies, pudina leaves and coriander leaves in little oil and grind it to a fine paste. to this add boiled veggies and mix it with steamed rice. Add little more salt if required. pack it with chips.

    Idli Upma:
    Like the same bread upma variety, children love idli upma as it is spicier than idlis.
    Ingredients: Idlis, Onions, Red chillies, urad dhal, mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, salt and oil
    Saute mustard seeds, urad dhal, red chillies, green chillies and curry leaves in oil. Meanwhile, break the idlis into coarse powder. Mix it to the above mixture, add salt. Children would love to take it in their lunch boxes.

  • lavina sanjay June 10, 2008, 4:05 pm

    would like to know what type of lunch box can be given to 2 yrs 5 month kid
    going to nursery (per schooler) at 8am to 12pm

  • Ratna June 16, 2008, 4:07 am

    Dear Madam / Sir,

    I will appreciate, if you can send me fast & simple recipes for my daughter’s lunch box. e.g. veg / n.veg etc.

    With Thanks & Regards,


  • shubhangi pawar June 17, 2008, 2:05 am

    i want some receipes for kids tiffin box- preparing time should be less, and tasty, less spicy, less oil.

    pls suggest me .

    Thanks & Regards
    Shubhangi Pawar

  • rizwana lakhani July 2, 2008, 10:18 am

    main aap ki tammam recipes ko dil se dad dena chahti hoon,aap bahot hi acha kaam ker rahe ho ham sab k liye.Khas tor se mere kids to bahot hi kush hoge .Thanx

  • Manjula July 9, 2008, 5:53 am

    1.Avalakki oggarNe
    this is a very simple and fast recipe done within 15 minutes to the max. cut onion, tomato and chillies (as per you taste and requirement). Fresh coriander leaves chopped to garnish. salt to tast and oil for seasoning. Main ingredient to this recipe is AVALAKKI ( broken wheat sort of a ingredient easily available in grocery shops. take care to choose thick Avalakki as thin is also available). In the mean while soak required amount of Avalakki in water. In a broad bottomed vessel or kadhai, season with oil first, mustard seeds and curry leaves next followed by all chopped ingredients and salt to taste. By now soaked avalakki would have become soft, now wash and drain the same. When onions and tomatoes are done, add drained out avalakki to it and mix well. close the lid and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes. garnishwith coriander leaves and serve.
    2.Nenda avalakki
    this is still simple than the previous one. for a change, this is a sweeter one. this dish is with the thinner Avalakki and not the thicker one. Take thin Avalakki in a large bowl, to this add grated coconut and smashed jaggery (fine pieces or powder it if you like). To this add a cup of milk if desired. it’s very yummy and kids will surely like it.
    my kids who are still below 3 years also love these two recipes a lot…hope eve you also will like these enjoy

  • Shilpa July 13, 2008, 1:09 am

    Hi!Iam also a konkani lady from Kumta staying in Kuwait. I have a 1year 4 months old son and Iam 2much worried regarding his food. Can u plase send me some of the food recipes for my son?

  • Amrita July 26, 2008, 2:48 am

    I would like to know what should i give my child daily breakfast and lunch box. her break is at 10.20 am and she leaves in the morning by 7.30am. she drink 1/2 glass of milk and at times she take bread butter or bread sandwitch or fruits nothing more than this so if you could help me in some easy recipe because eve i go to work and i have to quick easier
    thank you

  • anju August 31, 2008, 6:13 am

    check out

    It has some reaaly great n simple recipes

  • Payal September 24, 2008, 12:35 am

    I don’t blog….don’t get time….work from home and have a kid, who goes to a play school…..needed some new and different recipes for her tiffin box. That’s how I bumped into yours. Found some real good recipes…also remembered some that I had forgotten about comletely. Here are some sugeestions from me –
    1.French fingers with cheese – french toast cut into fingers and drizzled with cheese – very healthy and kids love it.
    2. Rock toast – semolina(suji), curd, grated cheese, salt, pepper powder, chopped tomatoes, onions and coriander, peas/sweet corn (optional) – all mixed together, topped on a bread slice and baked on a griddle (tawa) like an open sandwich, cut into small portions and had with cheese dip or tomato ketchup – very healthy and delicious.
    3. Mini uttapams – add chopped tomatoes, onions (optional), grated cheese and grated carrot.
    4. Disguised french fries – Lightly sauteed, but crispy “Arbi” fingers,…not pototes. sprinkled with chaat masala.

  • ishita December 1, 2008, 6:18 am

    hi aayi recipie
    i have two kids i confused always what i make in breakfast daily i make daily diffrent but my kids not eat in school so please help what i give or what i make daily that my kids eat i so confused

  • zakia January 9, 2009, 3:52 am

    please help me in making lunch box for my three kids
    1. 7 year old boy
    2. 4 year old boy
    3. 1 year old girl

    i am not cooking expert. help me how i cook very very very good?

  • yasmin Sooka January 19, 2009, 10:19 am

    Am vegetarian and looking forward to great veg lunch ideas

  • Rita January 28, 2009, 4:30 am

    Potato sandwiches for breakfast

    potatoes 2 medium
    1/2 tsp turmeric
    2 tsp lemon juice
    salt to taste and oil for frying

    Slice potatoes, add 1/2 tsp turmeric and a little lemon and 1/2 tsp chilli powder.
    Fry the slices in oil till cooked.
    Take two bread slices and apply tomato sauce on one slice place these cooked potato slices on them and cover it with the second bread slice.

    You can make the same in a different form so that kids do not get fed up eating the same thing over and over again.
    You can replace the tomato ketchup/sauce with green chutney or dosa chutney.



  • dr.nanma nikalji February 16, 2009, 8:54 pm

    i am a mother of a 2 yr old child.check out ur recipes quite often.its very useful i must say.keep up t good work

  • Priya March 10, 2009, 6:31 am

    hi Shilpa,

    nice site….very good collection of recipes.

  • Really Mad April 16, 2009, 10:09 am

    The manpasand blog does not allow everybody to check the recipes.Apparently ,
    that websites serves only their friends.You should remove those links in your site.
    One more suggestion, The Google ads in your site are hovering your material, making
    it hard to read your stuff. This makes me and my friends to shun away from your site. All your hard work will be of no use. Thanks

    Shilpa: Can I ask where the ads are hovering over the material? on which browser are you checking?

  • Maimuna Ameen April 23, 2009, 4:11 am

    Please advice what type of foods shall I prepare for my 4 year old school
    going daughter’s lunch box?….
    Please advice me.

  • Ambuja Sekhar April 25, 2009, 11:56 pm

    Dear Mam,

    MY son is going to the first standard and he still cannot eat on his own, he eats tiffin items like dosa, idli on his own, but when it comes to rice he cannot eat on his own, and if we force him to eat on his own, he takes a long time to eat. But next year he has full day school and kindly let me know some lunch box rice items which will be so interesting that he can eat on his own and eat fast. He is underweight and I am worried that he will leave his food uneaten. Kindly let me know what to do?

    Shilpa: There is a separate section for rice items on this site. Please check under categories.

  • Sonia May 14, 2009, 1:20 am

    My 11 and half years child return the tiffin everyday. I want to give him the
    different types of lunch who he likes. Please give me the recepies and tell me
    the proper way to prepare the tiffin for his school.

    Thanks & Regards

  • Mrs. Leena V. Sawant June 25, 2009, 12:05 am

    Hi this is Leena I have a lovely 6 years old girl, please suggest me good healthy
    food for her tiffin. She dont like to eat chapatis.

    Thanks in advance.

  • trafficup July 5, 2009, 6:16 am

    thanx alot for great posting

    best regard

  • NISHA GOR July 11, 2009, 6:00 am

    good recipes for kids lunchbox

  • dhwani July 13, 2009, 11:44 pm

    quick kids recipes

  • manju November 25, 2009, 1:26 pm

    Bread Upma:


    Bread( 4 slices)
    Eggs ( 2 )
    Ghee/ butter ( 1 teaspoon)
    Tomato( 1 medium)
    Onion ( 1 medium)
    greenchillies( 1 medium, cut into small pieces)
    chilly powder
    turmeric powder
    mustard / jeera seeds
    curry leaves
    salt to taste

    Scramble the eggs and keep aside.
    Tear the bread slices into small pieces and slightly fry them in ghee for 2 minutes and keep aside.
    Heat oil in a pan and add mustard/jeera seeds, when they start crackling, add the onions and greenchilly.When the onions turn translucent add the chilly powder , turmeric powder and salt. Add the tomatoes and stir.After a minute. add in the scrambled eggs and the bread pieces.
    Kids love this for lunch and snacks.


  • jennyccy November 26, 2009, 3:12 am

    There are some simple and easy made recipes in this website: http://www.allhealthykids.com
    Hope you all like it.

  • shabina February 13, 2010, 11:08 pm

    grate cucumber&carrot & mix with mayonaise catchup and cheese and apply this mixture on bread.now it is ready for eat

  • Nirmala April 18, 2010, 7:20 am

    Nice recipes for kids. Thanks

  • KANIKA April 19, 2010, 1:37 am



  • balvinder May 9, 2010, 5:12 am

    can u plz tell me breakfast recipes for my 3 yr old kid. he is a very fussy eater and just started eatng solid food like chapati and idli. plz if u can help me

  • Nithya June 23, 2010, 12:52 am

    I am not a cook and all…… I am staying in a PG. Food is not that good there.i wanna cook something fast for lunch and go to office. Suggest some items recipes. It would be really helpfull…..

    • Shilpa June 23, 2010, 10:33 am

      There is a category on this blog-“lunch box items”. Please check it out.

  • Archana August 27, 2010, 5:03 am

    hi,i am having two and half years old daughter.
    pls tel me various kinds of recipes that she can eat.


  • Shefaly September 23, 2010, 9:08 pm

    Hi! I have a picky vegetarian 5 year old and an adventurous non-vegetarian 3 year old. I have posted a few ideas on my new food blog. Check it out! There will be more ideas forthcoming.

  • Poonam October 31, 2010, 7:31 am

    would like to know what type of vegetarian lunch box can be given to 2 yrs 8 month kid
    going to nursery (per schooler) at 8.30am to 10.45am

  • Surya December 29, 2010, 5:19 am

    Check here for more kids lunch box recipes

  • shilpi February 28, 2011, 1:05 am

    my baby is now starting to go school and i am confused wht to gve him in lunch so plz can u help me. can u gve me some ideas wht to pack in his lunch

  • sujatha April 12, 2011, 2:25 pm


  • deepali April 14, 2011, 12:41 am


    Pressure cook palak and made it puree.
    Add 1 cup wheat flour ,ajwane, salt and red chillie.
    Form dough
    Make small puree which the child will like to eat.
    Fry in a pan.
    Serve with dahi or chutney.
    As it would be green in color the child will find something different.

    Carrot and Beetroot Puree
    Add 1 cup wheat flour ,salt ,dhana masala , lemon juice and red chillie (u can add othr spices acc to ur taste .
    Form dough
    Make small puree which the child will like to eat.
    Fry in a pan.
    Serve with dahi or chutney.
    As it would be red in color the child will find something different.

    Pressure carrot and beetroot.

  • JYOTIKA May 10, 2011, 1:40 am

    plz have this recipe for kids in their tiffin boxes……


    2 bread slices
    ghee- 1tbsp
    1 onion (chopped)
    1 tomato (chopped)
    salt to taste
    red chilli powder (optional )
    garam masala – two pinches

    Add spices to chopped onions and tomatoes.take one slice spread ghee on it.spread the mixture on it.place the other piece on it.spread ghee on girdle,keep the sandwich on it press with some heavy object.toss it…here’s the sandwich.

  • Meghna June 10, 2011, 1:13 am

    I have a 3.3 yrs old son who is starting schooling. As he is a fussy eater can you give me some intresting receipes for making and sending in his tiffin box

    • Shobhana Smriti October 7, 2011, 3:16 am

      You can pack some :
      >>healthy chapatis( add cooked carrot, spinach, cabbage etc paste to the dough) and a piece of fruit like banana.
      >>Idlis topped and steamed with veggies like carrots and beans.
      >>Softly cooked rice with vegetables…you can add some jeera powder and ghee whilw cooking.
      >>Cheese sandwiches ( again add some veggies inside like finely cut cabbage, carrot, cucumber etc)…you can substitute the cheese with paneer.
      >>Vegetable cutlets (steam vegetables and boiled potatoes cooked on non stick pan with little oil or ghee)

  • monica shah July 10, 2011, 5:52 am

    hi, i m having 9yrs old daughter. i want some receipe for her tiffin so that i can make faster for her. i have to make earlier for her. she is healthly so i want that type of receipe that can reduce her weight & she likes that. we are purely jain as we don’t eat potatoes, onion, garlic, brinjal, mushroom, etc…

  • swapna July 11, 2011, 11:53 pm

    plz tel me some receipes which can easily made and which are healthy to eat

  • Nikita August 8, 2011, 1:24 pm

    My neice is 3 1/2 yrs old she dont eat spicy food so she eat only chapati with butter what nutricious food we can serve her so that fat thrugh butter should not effect her her height is good according to her age i want to ask about her diet plan

  • prachi goel August 18, 2011, 10:32 am

    hi ladies…i am here in Kuala Lumpur for last six years and i have a 4 yr old son.its really tough to think the menu for his tiffin! i need to wake up as early as 530 so that i can cooj n pack for him and also do some of my chores.
    I have these 2 recepies with me which i wud love to share. he seems to love it…sadly, i dont really have a proportion for either of them…its just some kind of guess work i do….n i believe all of us do, who got time in d morning to follow proportions.
    1.atta flour
    3.brown sugar/palm sugar
    4.a pinch of baking soda
    5.little vinegar
    6.walnuts/raisins(nuts as per choice)
    I’M sure a few of few will definately wonder how come this recepie uses both milk n vinegar…trust me, it does and it turns out gr8.
    mix every thing into a smooth batter. heath a girdle. spray some oil on it and pour bit by bit of the batter to make nice,round pancakes. u will have to turn them to cook both d sides.
    Note: Eggs can be substituted instead of milk. u can also combine both.
    mashed Bananas/grated apples or any other fruit can be added as per choice.
    Atta is a healthier substitute of maida…..chopped nuts add a nice crunchy taste to them:) you can also add in some choclolate/coco powder/choco chips.
    The best combo would be bananas+choco chips+ walnuts.
    TIP: to avoid the morning rush, try preparing the batter at nite(minus d fruits) and dumping in d fridge.

    1.carrots grated
    2.chopped onions
    3.chooped tomatoes
    4.cucumber grated
    5, capsicum chopped(optional)
    9.brown bread/white bread slice
    13.1 tspn ghee/butter/oil for d spread
    14.oil/ghee/butter for cooking
    15.chopped coriander
    mix all the vegetables axcept coriander, put salt and leave aside for 10 min till it dehydrates. once u see the juices, squeeze the mixture and discard the juice.now add in suji,coriander,ketchup and a spoon of ghee. u can also add in pepper powder or chillied as per tatse. the mixture should be enough to b spread on d toast.
    now take a bread slice and spread this mixture evenly.toast the plain slice of the bread on a greased, heated girdle and once done, turn the side and sprinkle some oil/ghee/butter…
    keep doing the same wid all d bread slice…pack them plain or wid soome ketchup or chutney of ur choice.
    note: it wud b wiser to pack them in foil with a kitchen towel rolled up as they sweat. also, ghess is the best alternative…even if they are not hot, they would still stay tasty.
    happy healthy cooling:)

  • Linda Kyser September 29, 2011, 6:48 pm

    My grandson is straving his self .We don/t know what to do. The thing that he will eat now he is getting tried of FF chicken nugget, fish stick. corney dogs pizza. What can we do we have tried everything HELP HELP PLEASE


  • Amy October 11, 2011, 1:52 am

    Pl check this link that I have done some sandwiches for kids. And check under ‘Meal box ideas’ in my blog for some ideas, but they are not purely for small kids. Also check ‘For kids’ lable for some another ideas….will try to link some more ideas later

  • Amy October 11, 2011, 2:04 am

    Here is my facebook page “Food Corner”,Check the album ‘For kids’ too

  • shikha sharma November 12, 2011, 10:12 pm

    ua recipies rock!!!!!

  • shikha sharma November 12, 2011, 10:13 pm

    its amazing!! ua recipes rock!!!

  • deepsrecipes December 12, 2011, 11:05 am

    For some very easy Delicious Kids recipes


  • reena December 15, 2011, 1:47 am

    adding of lemon juice to chutney make tastier. l like that sour taste.

  • Medifast Recipes January 23, 2012, 1:02 am

    I am very grateful to have a chance to find and drop by here in this site. Yes, I am very interested to know the recipe and an easy way to prepared food to my 2 kids.

  • Anna April 17, 2012, 11:14 pm

    After struggling to find how to prepare lunches that are healthy, easy and my kids will eat, I have learned few things and started my own blog: http://www.inalunchbox.com

    Please, visit and hope you will enjoy!

  • Bipasha April 24, 2012, 3:02 am

    it’s very important for us to know what our kid’s like more.This page will help us . I feel lucky to see it.

  • rumana July 12, 2012, 12:23 am

    My 6 year old kid hates food with small chunks (be it any kind)…and ends up puking if forced or cajoled too!!!! has any other mother faced or has been facing such problem ….please help with a few recipes that do not have any chunks involved;)

  • Tera Seirer April 11, 2013, 8:32 am

    A glass of pure fruit juice, bananas, yoghurt, low-calorie muesli with semi skimmed or skimmed milk, fresh fruit salad with few spoonfuls of low fat yoghurt, fresh and raw veggies mixed with flavoured yoghurt, a slice of toast or plain bread with eggs, boiled or poached are some of the options for breakfast. Kids can enjoy a Smoothie with their favourite fruits; add dash of yoghurt or honey to make it more delicious..

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