My son will have to carry his lunch box with him every morning, off course after I feed him a good and healthy breakfast.
Breakfast has been an important part of our morning ritual so as per habit I prepare a proper nutritious breakfast every morning too.
Today I made kanda , batata poha recipe you will find here which is a very typical maharashtrian breakfast which is very nutritious and filling you will find the recipe here.
This is just the beginning for me and I will go on trying new things and new combinations and share them with you. I would love it if my blogger friends come up with some suggestions as to what I can prepare a day earlier so that it becomes easier to cook the next morning.
I will try to give my son something that will keep him going till the evening as he will return only after 6.00 in the evening i.e. if the Mumbai traffic permits him, or it’s even later.
Kids usually tend to eat junk when they are on their own and out of the shell and that’s what I don’t want to encourage and hence something filling made by mom will always make him eat it, as he knows that lots of effort and thinking has gone into preparing his tiffin box .
I personally feel that if you always put ready made things in his box he will not care for what is given to him as he will feel that he might as well eat from out, but the love and affection with which a tiffin box is made goes a long way when it comes to his health as well as his food habits.
A combination of homemade and ready made can be done to make the tiffin box interesting, or should I say you can make it semi-homemade by using some ingredients from out mixed with home made stuff. Here in India one cannot avail of the facility of using a microwave at school or college and so he has to eat his food cold and so certain dishes like pasta or fried stuff won’t taste good after 5 hours of preparation. I know that everything tastes great when it’s hot but the kids have no option.
I usually plan his tiffin the night before as I have to make breakfast and lunch quite early.
This is just the beginning it will be an interesting journey as I think up of new stuff which will help me and other moms like me too.
This is what I gave him today
Fried rice with scrambled eggs to be mixed when he has his food .In this recipe mentioned i have used noodles with rice you can add or omit its optional.
3 small bananas for his small break at 12.10
His lunch break is at 3.10
I prefer not to give him sweets, but will definitely give him one or two occasionally
THESE ARE THE FEW THINGS I PLAN TO MAKE
Can my friends suggest some more…