The growing up years for any child is a very important time and it is imperative for them to get a balanced diet. Some mothers may worry that school recess meals may not be very nutritious, as they are often mass produced at a low cost. Moms may also worry that their children spend money on junk food instead of a proper meal,which is why many mothers take to preparing their kid’s lunchboxes themselves.
If you’re one of those mums who believes in preparing nourishing, wholesome home made food for your children on a daily basis, sooner or later, you may run out of ideas on what to prepare. Why not take some of these ideas and surprise your kids?
A frittata is basically a baked egg dish and you are free to put in any type of ingredient while making it, The common vegetables for a frittata include tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchinis, spinach and bell peppers. Here is a simple vegetable frittata you can make in no time.
Food on Sticks
Meats and vegetables on skewers are easy to eat and offer a well-balanced meal as well. Some types of skewered food include satay and kebabs. If you can’t barbeque, just grill or bake the skewers for a healthier, less charred option. Include some salad or fruit to go with your skewers to add that extra crunch!
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Extremely healthy and easy to make, all you need to do is soak the Vietnamese rice based skin in some water for a few seconds until soft and place pickled carrots, cucumbers, prawns, tofu, coriander, glass noodles or anything you want and roll it up. Usually these spring rolls are served with a tamarind based sauce for that tangy kick. Follow this recipe to make special Vietnamese dipping sauce for your kid’s lunch box.
Sushi or Onigiri
Both sushi and onigiri are common Japanese bento essentials in which some savoury fillings are filled in a rice ball and wrapped in some nori seaweed. Traditional onigiri or sushi fillings or toppings include tuna, salmon, potato salad, egg salad, crab sticks, mentaiko, fried karaage chicken and many more. Follow this video link to learn how to make authentic onigiri from a friendly doggy!
Tip: There are plenty of lunchbox warmers available at discounted prices on BigSale Malaysia to keep your children’s food warm throughout the day, especially if they need it to last until after school before clubs and sports.