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Lunch box with fruits[/caption]Did you know that more than 1/3rd of a kid’s calorie intake for the day is supposed to be their lunch? The ideal calorie intake for a child who weighs between 15-20 kg should be between 1250 – 1500 calories. Is your child getting the ideal dose?To Consult: The Best Pediatrician in PuneWhen it comes to food, especially lunch box, kids are usually fussy. It becomes a tedious task for moms to maintain a balance between variety and healthy food to ensure that the child gets the needed calories via the day meal.
Here are five easy-to-fix tips to give a colour coded twist to the everyday kiddie lunchbox. Adding some colour to the right mix of carbohydrates, fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals can make the everyday lunch box enticing for the kids.The trick is to get your kids to eat a nutritious meal without exchanging their ‘dabba’ with their friends.Implement the coloured lunchbox system, a different colour treat for all five days of the week!Must Read: Calorie intake for a 5-year-oldWhite LunchboxButtered Rice with veggies and mashed PotatoesLunch Box 1.1Veggies in the rice, cream in the potatoes[caption id="attachment_22902" align="aligncenter" width="250"]
Veg rice in a lunch box[/caption]To Know More: About Meals for MunchkinsLunch Box 1Drink for the Day – ButtermilkYellow LunchboxBread and Eggs: Eggs filled in with mushrooms and tomatoes and bread toasted with butterDrink for the Day – Apple JuiceLunch Box 2Green LunchboxClub Sandwich: Different layers filled with cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, chutney, potatoes.Drink for the day – Guava Juice[caption id="attachment_22900" align="aligncenter" width="250"]
Lunch box with fruits and bread[/caption]Lunch Box 3Red LunchboxBaked Beans with toast + Grilled Tomatoes: Tomatoes grilled with butter and baked beans to provide the necessary nutrition for the day.Drink for the Day – Watermelon JuiceMust Read: How to Deal With Fussy Eaters?Lunch Box 4Rainbow LunchboxBread Pizza: Cheese, sauce, veggies like corn, spinach and mushroom with spicesDrink for the Day – Mixed Fruit Juice[caption id="attachment_22899" align="aligncenter" width="500"]
A child with a lunch box[/caption]Lunch Box 5Caution – You may just have to prepare extra for the friends!To Know More: About Nutrition Tips for Toddlers, Preschoolers, Grade-schoolers, and Teenagers