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Healthy and tasty lunch recipes for school going children

As a parent you must be worried about what your loved one is having for lunch, especially when they take pleasure in munching fast food which hardly offers any nutritional value. Keeping this in mind, we share a few lunch recipes that are healthy, tasty, and your school going children will not give a miss.

May 11, 2017 18:54 IST
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Lunch, the second and important meal of the day provides us with energy to last through the day. A healthy lunch provides nutrition and charges up the energy levels to fight fatigue and stay agile.

Here, sharing with you lunch recipes to give you nourishment with taste.

Standard Oats

Standard Oats

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Oats are wholesome, light, and tasty as well.

Ingredients:

Oats: 1/2 cup

Milk: 2 cups

Sugar: 1 Tablespoon

Walnuts: 6-8

Fig: 1-2

Dates: 2

Apple: Half

Banana: One medium size

Method:

Chop the walnuts, fig, and dates into small pieces. Slice the apple and banana in small square or zigzag pattern. Take one cup of milk, add oats and sugar and put on the flame for 4-5 minutes or in a microwave oven for about 2-3 minutes.

Pour the oats milk in a serving bowl and let it cool down. Add fruit pieces, dry fruits, and remaining milk and blend gently. Now simply, serve!

Chunky Vegetable Spread

Chunky Vegetable Spread

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No more excuse saying no to vegetables. Try this vegetarian lunch recipe which is low on calorie and high on nutrition.

Ingredients:

Milk: 2 Tablespoon

Grated paneer: 3/4 cup

Chopped celery: 2 Tablespoon

Chopped carrots: 1/4 cup

Chopped capsicum: 1/4 cup

Chopped spring onion greens: 2 Tablespoon

Chopped tomatoes: 2 Tablespoon

Chopped cucumber: 1/4 cup

Chopped parsley: 1 Tablespoon

Salt: To taste

Cumin seed crackers

Method

Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Keep in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve with crunchy cumin seed crackers.

Banana Pancake

Ingredients: 

All purpose flour (Maida): 1 cup

Sugar: 1 tablespoon

Baking powder: 2 teaspoon

Salt: 1/4 teaspoon

Egg: 1 beaten

Milk: 1 cup

Cooking oil: 2 tablespoon

Mashed bananas: 2 

Method

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix egg, milk, cooking oil, and bananas. Beat the flour mixture into milk mixture to make a paste.

Put a fine layer of cooking oil in the frying pan placed over medium flame. Pour the paste in the pan using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Adjust the flame to a medium high and let it cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides.

Porridge

Porridge

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Ingredients: 

Rolled oats: 1 cup

Water: 2 1/2 cups

Salt: 1 teaspoon

Sugar: 1 tablespoon

Sliced bananas:  2

Ground cinnamon: 1 pinch

Milk: 1/2 cup

Method:

Mix oats, water, salt, sugar, bananas and cinnamon in a saucepan and place over the flame. Wait till it starts boiling. Reduce the flame to lowest and let it simmer until the liquid has been absorbed. Keep it stirring to avoid formation of clots. Pour into bowl and spatter milk over the preparation. Serve.

Indian Style Pasta

Ingredients

Pasta: 1 cup

Water: 3 cups

Finely chopped onions: 1/4 cup

Finely chopped tomatoes:  1/4 cup

Ginger-garlic paste: 1 teaspoon

Finely chopped green chilly: 1

Chilly powder/ hot sauce: 1 teaspoon

Garam masala:  1/4 teaspoon

All purpose flour (Maida): 1 Tablespoon

Milk - 3 teaspoon

Oil- 2 teaspoon

Salt: To taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method:

Boil water in a deep pan and add pasta. Let it cook for 7-8 minutes until it is soft but firm. Drain the water and keep aside. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Quick fry onions and green chilly till they are golden brown.

Add the ginger garlic paste and add tomatoes and fry the mixture. Now add the flour and cook for a minute. Add the milk, chili powder/chili sauce, salt, and garam masala. Blend it well and add the pasta. Toss everything together and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve!

Conclusion: Till the time you savor these new lunch recipes we get on looking for more.

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