A little planning ahead can make the packing of the kids lunch box a pleasurable task. Over the past few years, I have come to realize that pre-prep saves a lot of motning tensions in the kitchen and I can get the breakfast and lunch done in a slightly effecient way than before.
I give the kids a few choices for next days lunch box and ask them to choose one from the list. Luckily they choose the same dish and of not I cajole one of them to eat what the other has chosen and the next day it will be the other way round.
When I know what I will be cooking the next day makes it easier for pre-prep and cooking the next morning.
Here is another simple rice based dish that has pulses and vegetables making it a wholesome meal for the kids.
In the lunch box
Pre-prep / Things that can be done the night before :
- The vegetables can be chopped , boiled and stored in the fridge the night before
- Similarly, the peanuts can be soaked, cooked and stored in the fridge.
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