Lunch Box Special is not only for school kids but also for grownups going to college and work.Come what may,any lunch that is given should be made fresh at home with love and passion.Also remember this magic tool: Presentation is very important.
My son is 3yrs and the lunch box recipes will be according to his likes.I use many accessories,different shapes of lunch boxes,cookie cutters,bento type boxes,funny fruit picks,forks so as to grab his attention and he may eat the food with them.
For any lunch box ( for kids above 5) the basics are really simple and this is what i follow for my hubby's lunch box.
The lunch box needs to include:
* One serving of vegetables or salad and a serving of fruit (preferably fresh, but canned or dried can counts).
* One serving of a low-fat or fat-free dairy item such as a low-fat cheese stick, a yogurt cup(plain or flavored), milk or some cottage cheese.
* One source of protein. Things like dhal,sprouts, peanut butter or beans.
* A healthy drink such as water or unsweetened 100% juice (I prefer fresh juice for kids made at home)
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