1.Mac and Cheese Tiffin Muffins
Get a muffin tin and pour some of the left-over mac and cheese, eggs and bread crumbs and bake it. Depending on how soft or firm you prefer your muffins to be, this should take approximately for 25 to 35 minutes. Place the muffins to cool on a wire rack, before you pack them. You can also add slices of chicken ham or sausages or chunks of lamb to make them more wholesome.
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These bite-sized sandwiches rolled up like sushi will be a hit with kids. Full of colour, flavor and nutrition, there is hardly a way you can go wrong with this easy-peesy dish. Just cut your regular or multi-grain bread in long strips, jam, peanut butter, avocado paste or chocolate hazelnut spread, and squeeze in a chopped mango, banana or berries and roll it up. Place a skewer in the middle to hold it together and pack away.
3.Chicken Caeser Wraps
Fan of the classic Caesar's salad? Then, why not turn it into a wrap for your tiffin? Use fresh lettuce leaves as a wrap and stuff it with grilled chicken,Parmesan cheese, chopped garlic, herbs and a light sauce or maybe hung curd. You can even use a pita bread to fill in all these ingredients along with crunchy salad leaves.
4.Mini Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups
With hung curd, salsa and assorted veggies spread over tortilla sheets and then rolled, this makes for a wholesome and healthy lunch. Add some herbs for freshness and a bit of cheese for extra flavour.
5. Mixed Bean Rice Salad
Packing a great punch of protein, this easy rice dish makes for a delicious lunch option. Add beans like kidney beans, black eyed peas and chickpeas along with some colourful bell peppers and enjoy.
6. Zucchini Lasagna
Here's the decadent Italian delight with a healthy twist. Try this grain-free lasagna by using zucchini slices instead of the regular lasagna sheets. Top it with some chopped garlic and lots of freshly-made tomato and basil sauce.
7. Greek Pasta Salad
You need simple ingredients to make this. A cup of pasta mixed with a handful of chopped cucumbers or zucchini, garlic, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese olives, oregano, pepper, and some salt. A whole lot of creativity with the herbs and veggies will only add to the flavours.
8. Cheese Chilli Dosa
Your favourite South Indian dosa gets a cheesy twist. Make the batter with urad dal and then fill it up with cheese and chilli flakes. You can also throw in some chopped onions and tomatoes or any other finely sliced veggies to give it a nutritious punch.
Give your lunch box an interesting twist with these creative ideas and make lunchtime the highlight of your day.
No matter how bad your day is going, a mere look at your lunchbox can bring a smile to the face and reinstate lost vigour. Let's admit it, whether it's at work or in school, we spend the first half of the day eagerly waiting for the lunch break. There is so much riding on the lunch box and so, why make it a mundane affair? Take a cue from these creative lunch box ideas to spruce your regular fare and give them a fun twist. These are sure to please grown-ups and kids alike.