Quick And Easy Lunch Box Ideas For Kids


Ah, here comes your everyday dilemma, “What shall I make for my kid for lunch that they’ll like?” Don’t worry. That’s a dilemma for every mother. Kids don’t understand the importance of eating healthily. They only want tasty. Mixing healthy and tasty is a struggle for every mother. In this blog, I’ll talk about 6 easy-to-make lunch box ideas for kids that you can make in under 30 minutes. They are tasty and healthy. So, both you and your kid will love them.

  1. Curd Sandwich

You can make this within 15 minutes if you already have the ingredients prepared. It’s tasty and packed with veggies and milk products. The ingredients you’ll need are:

  • Curd (One cup)

  • Butter

  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise 

  • Bread

  • ½ Onion (finely chopped)

  • Sweet Corn (3 tbsp)

  • ½ Carrot, Grated

  • ½ Capsicum (finely chopped)

  • ¼ tsp Salt

  • ¼ tsp Pepper Powder

  • ½ tsp Mixed Herbs

Make the sandwich and cut it into two pieces. Place them on an aluminium foil in your kid’s tiffin box. See how much they relish it!

  1. Veggie Delight

If your kid hates veggies and you want them to eat them anyway, why not make it fancy? Presentation and your culinary skills can even make a bitter gourd tasty! It will hardly take 10 minutes to prepare. Boil carrots, broccoli, peas and pepper. Couple them with pita chips, strawberries and chocolate cookies. Veggie Delight can also serve as a quick breakfast recipe.

  1. Veg Noodles

Who doesn’t love noodles? Contrary to popular belief, veg noodles are healthy and budget-friendly to make. All you need are

  • 2 tsp Oil

  • 2 Garlic Clove (chopped)

  • Half of the Onion (sliced)

  • 2 tbsp Capsicum (chopped)

  • 5 Beans (chopped)

  • Half of the Carrot (chopped)

  • 3 tbsp Tomato Sauce 

  • 1 tsp Chilli Sauce

  • 2 tsp Vinegar

  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce

  • Half tsp Salt

  • Boiled Noodles (one packet)

  • 2 tbsp Spring Onions (chopped)

Pack with a bit of star-shaped carrots and two wafers. 

  1. Idli Stuffed with Vegetables with Trail Mix and Banana

Plain Idlis are super healthy as it keeps your gut clean. But if you want your kids to take sufficient nutrients and vitamins, stuff your idlies with veggies like grated cabbages, boiled potatoes, carrots, beans, spring onions and curry leaves. Add in grated beetroots to give the stuffing a sweet taste. Grated vegetables are ideal for picky eaters. Prepare the Idli batter on weekends and store it in your fridge. Or you can buy the readymade ones available in the shops. Arrange the trail mix by combining some roasted nuts. Include some coconut chutney and a banana in the tiffin box. Your stuffed idli with Chutney, Trail Mix and Banana is ready!

  1. Cookies with Seasonal Fruits and Chapati Noodles

Make two square-shaped chapatis and cut them into long strips. Cut the vegetables like you for noodles. Fry them all in your pan. Garnish with sesame seeds and spring onions. For seasonal fruits, you’ll need pears and cherries. Cherries add a contrasting colour to the tiffin box to make it visually pleasing. Include some cookies because kids love them.

  1. Vegetable Rice Balls with PB & J Sandwich

For this recipe, you’ll need boiled rice, rice flour, bread crumbs, salt and pepper, carrots, cabbages and beans. Use coriander leaves and spring onions to garnish the mashed vegetables after stir-frying them. Cheese makes everything delicious, so add a bit of cheese in the middle of your rice balls. Deep fry the balls. Make some peanut butter and Jam sandwich to make the meal delectable. 

  1. Chapati Pizza Wrap 

Make your kids look forward to their lunch by revamping the same old chapati. This Chapati Pizza wrap is easy to make. You can use the leftover ingredients in your house. For this recipe, you’ll need

  • Chapati

  • Butter

  • Pepper Powder

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Chilli Sauce

  • Pizza Seasoning

  • Sliced Onion and Capsicum

  • Tomatoes

  • Salt

  • Cheese

Prepare the wrap and serve it with cookies or wafers. You can even add fruits as a healthier alternative. 


When kids refuse to eat the usual rice and lentils, use these budget-friendly, easy-to-make and quick lunch box ideas for school kids. These recipes make bland food look more appealing and taste more heavenly. It also helps you provide sufficient proteins and vitamins to your kids without them making a face about it. Ultimately, they serve your purpose and make your kids happy too.

Love this blog? Share it with other parents.

Download PinkNBlu App

Download the super app PinkNBlu and become a super parent. Happy Parenting