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Healthy and tasty lunch recipes for school going children

May 11, 2017 18:54 IST

    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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