Often due to lack of ideas and time we fill our child’s lunch box with junk and repetitive food. 

Here is a list of easy to make food for your child’s lunch box. These foods are not only tasty but nutritious too.


  • Multi-grain mint sandwich, with mashed sweet potato
  • Pita bread, stuffed with cheese and a homemade mint-curd dip
  • Wholemeal sandwich, with fish paste and cucumber
  • Brown bread sandwich, with corn and cottage cheese
  • Chapatti rolls with homemade jams
  • Cheese omelette rolled into chapattis
  • Naan rolls with melted dark chocolate
  • Pizza on a corn tortilla base, with grated carrot, pineapple and cheese
  • Soft buns, with chunks of chicken and tomato slices
  • Rye bread sandwich, with tofu or baked beans
  • Hamburger rolls, with minced meat or minced legumes
  • Potato or onion paratha pieces


  • Pasta and cherry tomatoes tossed in freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Poha – puffed rice and boiled vegetables
  • Potato, sprouts and egg salad
  • Fruit salad with nuts tossed in olive oil
  • Sabudana (sago) khichdi with grated carrots and beans


  • Homemade oats and cashew cereal bar
  • Egg less chocolate cupcakes
  • Short bread with jelly spread
  • Sweet suji (semolina) halwa
  • Homemade banana muffins
  • Oatcakes with treacle dip
  • Pumpkin pancakes with in honey
  • Yogurt with homemade granula crumbles and chopped fruits
  • Waffle cone filled with frozen yogurt
  • Banana pieces coated with sweet yogurt and then dipped in grated nuts.


  • Vegetable cutlets with tomato puree sauce
  •  Cheese and potato rolls with raita
  • Cottage cheese or egg pakoras
  • Chicken or vegetable spring rolls with coriander chutney
  • Sausage rolls
  • Digestive biscuits with different toppings like – cheese, fruit pieces, slices of cold cuts,    peanut butter etc.
  •  Bread sticks with tomato and basil dip or cheese spread
  •  Bread pakoda – slices of bread dipped in besan (gram flour) and then fried


  • Soups and broths in a flask, especially during winter with cheese crackers
  •  Hot chocolate with whole fat milk
  • Fruit and yogurt smoothies
  • Fresh fruit juice with soda water
  • Flavoured milk