8 simple hacks to make your kid finish his lunch box!

8 simple hacks to make your kid finish his lunch box!

Are you tired of your kid bringing back uneaten lunch? Try these 8 hacks to make him take an interest in food!

I remember those days in school when I would open the lunch box and find my least favourite sabji in it! Those used to be some bad days! If not the sabji, then the roti would become soggy because they were packed while still hot! If not that, then there were leakages! Tupperware was not yet in India, and we ended up using those steel ke tiffins!

Today, the tiffins, or rather, the lunch boxes have become more functional as well as colourful! What more, they are microwave-safe now! Even so, many of the mums complain that the kid got the lunch box back uneaten.

Here are five useful hacks to make the lunch time fun for the kid!

1# Aluminium foil

This marvellous piece of invention is a boon for every mother! Wrap the rotis while they are still warm in the foil. Then pack the lunch. This will prevent the rotis from getting soggy and keep them soft! Fold a kitchen towel below the wrap, just in case!

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Fold a kitchen towel below the wrap, just in case!

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2# Plastic wrap

This thin film of plastic has multiple uses! Not only is it functional, it also makes the food look more attractive!

Cover the container containing sabji with a cling film. Then put the lid. This is thin enough not to cause any obstruction and resilient enough to prevent leakages!

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If you are giving cut pyaaz with the sabji, but do not want the whole school to smell of it, wrap it up in the plastic wrap. This will contain the odour of the pyaaj and also it’s taste!

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3# Keeping dosas crispy

Do you find your crispy dosas turning soggy in a lunch box? There is a simple solution to it. wait for the dosa to cool. Then wrap it in butter paper/brown paper and pack it. It won’t be as crispy, but it won’t turn soggy as well!

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4# Packing fruits

Do you find the cut apples going brown by the time your kid eats it? here is a solution! Cut the apple but secure the cut pieces with a rubber band. This will slow down the oxidation and resultant browning.

You can also use a plastic wrap to do the same!

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You can write cool messages on bananas. This will make your kid eat them than throwing them away!

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5# Sandwiches

Is your sandwich turning soggy? Do two things.

  • Cut the cucumber and tomatoes and keep it out for some time. This will prevent them from getting the sandwich soggy
  • Apply a film of butter before you apply the chutney. That way, the flavour and the texture, both would be maintained!
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6# Wrap it up!

Does your kid HATE sabji and roti? Don’t worry. Apply thin layer of makhhan to the roti. Then add the dry sabji and make a roll! Your kid will love the rolls more than ever!

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If you want to amp up the flavour, you can add some chutney to the roll. This will make it tastier. Stay away from ketchup. You don’t want unnecessary preservatives!

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7# Skewer it!

You can give your kid skewers for lunch. Though it is not necessary to be elaborate! Just add about anything to a stick and involve your kid in doing that!

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8# Make the lunch box more beautiful!

Kids like bright colours when it comes to food. Try giving him red grapes with a green sabji, or an orange with a dry sabji. Choose the colour of the lunch boxes to his liking! Buy two or three different sets of different colours.

Make him feel excited about the colour of the lunch box each day!

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Written by

Anay Bhalerao

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