We all know that kids are pretty finicky about what they take in their lunch boxes. As far as mothers are concerned they just want the children to eat what they give. It is disappointing to see the packed food in the lunch box either half-eaten or not-eaten at all. Children do have their favorites too. But packing their ‘favorites’ packed in their lunch boxes a little too often can result in boredom. So we, as mothers should always think of something new and innovative keeping in mind the nutritive content. Of course the food should not only be tasty but also attractive!
Don’t make it complicated where children have to take two or three boxes. Always remember to give them a filling breakfast before they leave for school. Tuck boxes for children should have good carbs and fibers to give them the energy they need while at school.
Here are a few sandwiches fillings that could be easily made for your children’s lunch boxes.
When you are making sandwiches always make sure that the bread is fresh. Get the whole wheat bread and don’t forget to cut off the edges while preparing the sandwiches. If the bread slices are thin enough, you can make a triple layer sandwich too.
Tomato cheese paste (to make 4 sandwiches)
- 1 Ripe Large Tomato
- 2 Cheese cubes (50 gms)
- 1 teaspoon salted butter
- Tomato sauce
- Grated carrots
All the 4 ingredients into a blender and blend well. Add a thick layer of the tomato cheese paste over the slice of bread. Sprinkle the grated carrots over it and cover it with another layer of bread. Cut the sandwich into bite size pieces and place it in the box. Cover the box with plastic food wrap before covering the box with the lid to keep the sandwich fresh.
- 1 cup of fresh mint leaves washed
- ½ cup of fresh coriander leaves washed
- Tamarind(deseeded) – 1 small marble size
- 1 medium sliced onion
- 1 small sized tomato
- Salt and chilly to taste (You can either use 1 small chilly or a sprinkle of chilly powder)
- Carrots, cucumber, tomato, lettuce
Add the above ingredients in a blender to get a thick paste like consistency. Use this paste to cover one layer of the bread. You can use any salad vegetable to make the sandwich. Either slice them thinly or grate them to layer the sandwich. Cut the sandwich into bite size pieces and place it in the box. Cover the box with plastic food wrap before covering the box with the lid to keep the sandwich fresh.
Cheese Onion Filling:
- 100 grams of cheese
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 1 Carrot grated
- Tomato sauce
Mix all the ingredients well in a shallow bowl. Use this as a filling for sandwiches. Follow the procedure given above while packing the sandwiches so that it remains fresh.
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