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Vegetable Cheese Sandwich(Kids Lunch box ideas)

13 Nov 2017

Vegetable cheese sandwich is very simple and quick sandwich which doesn’t need any cooking as they are prepared using raw vegetables. You can either have them raw without toasting it or can be made on a griddle or tawa. You an use any vegetables of your choice with an addition of cheese.


Avocado Cheese Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

12 Nov 2017

Two of my favorite avocado and cheese, so I tried to combine the two in a sandwich.And to my surprise it turned out to be the delicious and stunning avocado cheesy sandwich.This sandwich is very nutritious and has all the melted, cheesy flavor with added benefits of avocado which adds healthy monounsaturated fats.
This sandwiches makes a very healthy lunch box for kids in school or as a snacks after school.


Fruit Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

11 Nov 2017

Fruit sandwich makes a filling snacks ,just cut the fruits, apply cream to the bread slices, and assemble the sandwich. Kids love this sandwich due to its sweet taste. So if your kids are not fond of fruits , this is the best way to make them eat.
You can add any type of non-citrus fruits to this sandwich.So if you are looking for something healthier for kids, this is the best  lunch box ideas or snacks for your kids.You can pack them with any fruits This sandwich is inspired from Japanese cuisine.If you have never had a Japanese Fruit Sandwich, try it.


Nutella Banana Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

10 Nov 2017

Yes, it?s a Nutella and banana sandwich fried in butter. This recipe is very simple and easy and will make a very enjoyable lunch box meal for your
kids. You can also serve them as after school snacks if you are in real rush.
Try this yummy delicious chocolaty nutella sandwich and let me know your experience.

Nutella Banana Sandwich

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Yes, it?s a Nutella and banana sandwich fried in butter. This recipe is very simple and easy and will make a very enjoyable lunch box meal for your
kids. You can also serve them as after school snacks if you are in real rush.
Try this yummy delicious chocolaty nutella sandwich and let me know your experience.

Preparation time : 0 min
Cooking time : 2 min
Serves : 2

Ingredients

4 slices of bread
4 tbsp Nutella
2 banana, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp butter

Direction || How to prepare Nutella Banana Sandwich

Spread one tablespoon of Nutella on the face of each slice of bread.
Top one with banana slices and place second slice on top.
Heat the frying pan and melt ½ of the butter. Place the sandwich into the pan and fry until golden.
Add the remaining butter to the pan and flip the sandwich, cooking until the other side is golden.
finally, serve hot or pack for kids lunch box.

Tips

Make sure that you keep the temperature in the pan at a medium to low heat. You don’t want that butter to burn
Serve after leaving to sit for a minute or two as the banana will be really hot.

Avocado Pinwheel Sandwich

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Easy-to-make pinwheels also called as roll ups is a very healthy and quick appetizer for get togethers or parties.
They are great alternative to the sandwich and kids seem to love them due to their cute shape and size.
Threading them on skewers or toothpicks to help them hold their shapes, makes a fun presentation for school-aged kids.You can even pack these pinwheels for lunch for kids, so no more lunch box boredom!
Pinwheels be prepared using meat and veggies with some spreads or even the plain vegetarian roll ups are very tasty.
Today I am going to share you healthy Avocado pinwheel sandwich.I used bread to prepare these pinwheels with avocado and cheese.You can even use any tortilla or whole wheat roti instead of breads.
So let’s start with it.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cook time : None
Serves : 1 or 2
Ingredients

1 avocado
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp salt
4 slices bread
1 slice of cheese
1 or 2 bamboo skewers

Directions || How to make Avocado Cheese Pinwheels

In a small bowl, mash avocado with lime juice and season with salt.
First cut the edges of all the breads

Flatten the breads with the roller.

Apply mash avocado to the first slice of the bread.

Place one cheese slice on the second slice of the bread.

Flatten and apply ketchup on the third slice.

Finally apply mash avocado to the last slice of the bread.

Place all the slices one above the other and roll them
together

Now cut the roll into ½ inch wide pinwheels gently.

Thread the pieces horizontally onto bamboo skewers(snip off the pointy tips for safety)..
Serve your kids with this real quick ,simple and yummy dish.

Notes
One large bread will make about 4 pinwheels.

Homestyle Potato chips

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Homestyle potato chips is really loved by my kids.It’s fun and easy to cook for them.I like to use olive oil because it has less trans fats, but you can use any oil of your choice.

Preparation Time : 30 mins

Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 4

Ingredients

4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced paper-thin
2 tsp turmeric powder
salt as required.
1 quart oil for deep frying

Direction || How to make Potato chips

Transfer the potato in the cold water as you slice.

Washed the potato well.Drain, and rinse, then refill the bowl with water, and add the salt.

Let the potatoes soak in the salty water for at least 15 to 30 minutes.

Drain, then rinse and drain again. Add turmeric powder and salt to the potatoes.

Heat oil in a pan . Fry potato slices in small batches.

Once they start turning golden, remove and drain on paper towels. Continue until all of the slices are fried.

You can even serve it as a side dish with dal rice or ketchup.

Tips

Applying salt to the sliced potatoes prevents it from turning black.

You can also use deep-fryer and set it to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) for frying.

Kothimbir vadi-Coriander Patties ( micro-oven)

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Kothimbir vadi One more favorite Maharashtrian snack made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour.
Kothimbir vadi can be served as snacks or an appetizier for lunch/dinner.
It can be served with any chutney or ketchup.

 

Prep time:20 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

For Dough

1 or 1½ cups of chopped coriander/cilantro leaves(2 bunches)
2 cups of besan – chickpea flour (add more if required)
½ tablespoon turmeric powder
2-3 green chillies paste(add more if prefer having spicy)
4 cloves of garlic paste
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
¼ or ½ cups water
a pinch of hing
salt as required

For cooking

¼- ½ Cup oil to fry

Method

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and knead to make a firm, smooth dough.

Shape it into a cylindrical roll .

Apply oil at the base and sides of a microwave safe cooker or bowl.
Cover it with its lid or a microwave safe lid.

Microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes or till done.

The mixture should be cooked and firm.

Insert a knife or toothpick and if it comes out clean, the vadi is cooked well.

Let it cool.

Then remove the steamed cylindrical roll on a tray and cut it into oval shaped.

Shallow fry or pan fry in hot oil till crisp and browned.

Serve Kothimbir Vadi hot with green chutney or tomato sauce or you can it have it just with tea/coffee.

Tip

If you don’t have microwave or microwave bowl you can even steam it in gas steamer.
Healthy tips to avoid frying you can just have the steamed vadi instead ,even the steamed vadi’s tastes good the only thing will be missing its the crunchy taste