Talking about morning rushes… just that schools are almost opening *sigh!*, it is imperative to have some quick fixes that will make life easier while planning lunch boxes. I had already mentioned earlier that the only thing my girls need is bread sandwiches, but now I am wanting to look at more options and get myself more organized as far as their eating in the school is concerned. Somehow, I have been miserable in managing it and always depend upon the jam, Nutella or cheese to accommodate the bread, and some cut-up fruits to go with it.. Though they finish it off, it makes me feel guilty of not putting much thought into what goes into their boxes. This was one idea my colleague P (of the Bombay Biryani fame!) shared with me. The kids just love it because it has chicken, and it has their favourite veggies, carrot and cucumber in it. Make them handy in a little bottle, so that you can just slather it on two slices of bread with some butter and toast them!
It is so handy especially when you want to move away from the normal jam – nutella – cheese routine for sandwiches! 🙂 Do share with me what you all do to make your kid’s lunchboxes interesting… I would love to know and if possible try to include them into my plan of activities! 🙂
- 300 gm boneless chicken
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small carrot
- 1 small cucumber
- 2 heaped tbsp cream cheese
- 3 heaped tbsp mayonnaise
- Cook the chicken with salt and pepper till done. Cool completely and grind coarsely.
- Chop the carrot and cucumber into small pieces. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Adjust seasoning.
- Keep it in an airtight container and use within a week.