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One task that is common in every woman's life throughout the world is that of "Packing a lunchbox". You could pack a lunch box for your spouse, children for their offices and school; or when we are out for travel. I personally prefer carrying a home cooked food when we travel out, be it a short distance or a long distance travel primarily because it's healthy. Eating out in a railway pantry or highway dhabas is a strict no for me. I remember, when I was a child we were living in Baroda and we would make a 16 hour travel to Hyderabad to visit our grandparents. My mother would cook and bring 5 to 6 boxes for the travel along with the Milton Kool kettle for water. The only thing we would buy was different varieties of chikkis at the Lonavla railway station. These are some cherished memories from childhood which can never be forgotten. Though our travels are not as long as 16 hours, but a packed food from home is definitely a part of our travel.

Packing a lunch box for the husband and the child is definitely a challenging task for every woman as there will be regular conflicts on choices between the father and children. However, we can strike a chord between their choices and provide a tasty, balanced and nutritive combination for them to be carried to school or work. While packing a lunch box it is essential to consider the visual appeal of the food along with taste and nutrition. We need to mix and match colors so that when the box is opened, an attractive looking meal is visible to them. Another trick is to a box that can be easily eaten, especially when the box is meant for children .Chapatti or dosa with a side dish would be boring and difficult for a child, especially if the child is a slow eater or wants to utilize the lunch time to play with his friends. In such cases, a chapatti roll with veggies is a great option and also enables the child to finish in a jiffy. These rolls will also be preferred by adults who have a working lunch since it is easy and non messy to eat. One pot rice dishes are another great option for lunch boxes. It can be easily cooked in the busy mornings and is packed with nutrition from vegetables and rice. It is also an easy way to sneak in vegetables for fussy eaters. It can be made visually appealing and also can be eaten quickly.

I have listed some of the recipes which I regularly make for my family either for school or for travel. I am sure these may fascinate you too and will be loved your family as well. Cheers!!

Rice Dishes For Travel

Lemon Rice Lemon Rice Capsicum Rice Capsicum Rice Curd Rice Curd Rice Corn Biriyani Corn Biriyani
Okra Rice Okra Rice Asparagus Pulav Asparagus Pulav Vangi Bath Vangi Bath Fried Rice Fried Rice
Potato Pulav Potato Pulav Egg Pulav Egg Pulav Carrot Rice Carrot Rice Sambhar Rice Sambhar Rice

Tiffin Varieties For Travel (Parathas, Sandwiches, Pasta, etc.)

Chappatti Chappatti Broccoli Paratha Broccoli Paratha Idli Idli Buritto Buritto
Pancakes Pancakes Chilli Paneer Toast Sandwich
Chilli Paneer Toast Sandwich
Macroni Sandwich
Macroni Sandwich
Methi Thepla Methi Thepla
Aloo Paratha Aloo Paratha Quesadilla Quesadilla Bread Omelette Bread Omelette Noodles Noodles
Besan Chilaa Besan Chilla


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Person Shahid   (July 4, 2016)
Very Usefull keep posting new ideas also...May God Bless You.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 4, 2016)
Sure. Keep visiting regularly to find newly added recipes.
Person Nireeksha   (May 24, 2016)
Such simple recipes. I was particularly looking for easy ones and these are just perfect. Thank you so much. I'll definitely try a few. Ty so much again :)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 31, 2016)
Do try it out and share your comments.
Person Ujala Parveen   (May 16, 2016)
Can u upload more pasta recipe with health veggie combinations
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 18, 2016)
Sure.
Person AS Verma   (November 6, 2015)
Very useful posts.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 8, 2015)
Thank you.
Person Nishanthini   (September 14, 2015)
Nice recepies ......... Tamil la kedaikuma........
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 16, 2015)
Hi Nishanthini, Thank you. Unfortunately, we have the recipes only in english.
Person Teju   (September 6, 2015)
Is okra rice tasty and spicy??
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 7, 2015)
Yes, it is very tasty. Try it and let us know.
Person priyamenon   (August 9, 2015)
Nice yummy receipes !!...vil try soon ...:))
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 10, 2015)
Thank you.
Person shikha singh   (June 28, 2015)
good recipes , I like it very much.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2015)
Thanks a lot dear.
Person Jabeen Taj   (May 28, 2015)
Pls send any different and healthy lunch box dishes
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 7, 2015)
Do browse through the site jabeen. You will find many interesting recipes to try.
Person devender garg   (February 11, 2015)
sir may you guide how to start tiffin system please.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 12, 2015)
I am sorry but are you talking about the afternoon meal service?? If so, we are not the right person to get idea from.
Person KALPESH CHUDASAMA   (December 20, 2014)
VERY HEALTHY AND FAST RECEIPEE
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 2, 2015)
Thank You...
Person Manisha   (June 2, 2014)
Very helpful recipes. I like it.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2014)
Thanks.
Person keerthana   (May 11, 2014)
Very useful.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 25, 2014)
Thanks.
Person sarah   (March 25, 2014)
very helpfull guide ,thanks.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 27, 2014)
Thank You.
Person mona   (March 15, 2014)
holi special me kuch bi accha ni hai kaho to hm bheje
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 16, 2014)
Sure. I'll upload a few soon. You are also welcome to contribute.

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