School Tiffin Ideas for toddlers

If you ask me, cooking in the morning doesn't take that much time, but thinking what to cook surely does 🙈

My mornings are usually hectic. Each minute looks precious in the 'mission' (yes, MISSION) of getting kids ready & sending them off to school on time! Amidst the chaos, I hate spending too much time, thinking & planning what to cook.

To save myaelf some time and energy I have prepared a breakfast schedule for my kids. I have categorized their usual breakfast dishes in broad groups & made a schedule based on the days of the week and as per the food choices of my kids. This way it's not just easy to remember but for a not-so-great-cook like me who barely cooks a few items, this helps to avoid repetitions too.


Our Mondays are all for Idlis, Dosas, Appams. I try to bring variation to standard idli or dosa by adding carrots or beetroot depending upon what I have at home.


Vegetable Sandwiches or Bread Poha mixed with veggies like tomato, capsicum, etc - both are easy to make and easy to eat for kids too.


There is a lot of variety when it comes to making Chillas – besan ka chilla, suji ka chilla, oats ka chilla, moong dal ka chilla. I try to introduce a variety every week.


Initially it was Pancake Thursdays for us but my kids suddenly stopped eating Pancakes, so now it's Parantha Thursdays. Again they don't eat stuffed paranthas so I usually knead the dough using different ingredients like dal or boiled potatoes, etc.


We indulge in fried food once a week. So cutlets, bread rolls/pakoras, potato fries etc are a fav in the house. I use sweet potatoes for fries & add loads of veggies to cutlets to make them more healthy.

So this way I maintain a uniformity yet variety in our breakfast menu. Have you also prepared a similar schedule to sort your mornings? Do share below. #themomsagas #thetwinsagas #BbCreatorsPost #bbcreatorsclub #BbcCreatorsClub

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Definitely bookmarking this!! It's going to help me a lot 😄
My daughter as of now isn't too demanding when it comes to tiffin, and mostly eats whatever I give, but I'm sure this won't last long.

Wow... Superb post

Lovely ideas.

Yes planning is the difficult part and i decide only after i go to the kitchen. We have varieties too and fortunately Atarah eats everything.

Superb post.

Wt an idea,🤗🤗🤗

It’s sure something to worry about.pinning this 👍🏽

Charu! Babe this is my exact menu just that Monday’s are for all things poha and Tuesday’s for all versions of Upma !

thanks for sharing !we hv one menu , which is given from school & its a rule that we should follow it compulsory...i really dont like it bcz i want to give lunchbox ( healthy items) as my kid's demands!!

Good to know that Ritu Mukherjee. For us Pohas and Upmas are for the weekends 😊

Weekly menu is given from school its like this
Monday-Rice item
Tuesday-wheat item
Friday-kids choice.

That's nice Renuka Pillai makes parents task easier. Madhavi Cholera, I can imagine it can be restricting at the same time.

yes true dear

Very helpful post in the coming future

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