I now have a challenge to the food blogging community at large.
Help me come up with a set of easy to prepare menu items to tempt my son's taste buds.
These are my constraints:
2. Commonly available ingredients only - I live in Chennai, TN
3. Should be good to eat after sitting for 4-5 hours in an unrefrigerated lunch box
4. Should not take more than 45 minutes to prepare.
5. Should be easy to eat for a 5 year old - no messy burritos type foods.
6. Should be nutritious (I know, that goes without saying)
7. No frying
8. Shd preferably have passed a kid's test for acceptability ;)
Please post your recipes or links to the aforementiond recipes by the end of July i.e 27th July
Thanks a lot!
Todays lunch was almost successful - the lil darling's only complaint when he got off his school van was, he didnt have enough time to eat.
1 cup of pasta
1 cup of dried chickpeas, soaked over night and pressure cooked until soft
1/2 head cauliflower cut i…
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