Blogging Marathon# 45: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Kid’s Delight — Nuts & Legumes for Kid’s Lunchbox
Dish: Kashmiri Tikka Masala
We are starting our 3rd week of Blogging marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Nuts & Legumes for Kid’s Lunchboxes‘ for Kid’s Delight event being hosted this month by Valli. Valli wants all of us to rake our brians and come up with dishes made with nuts and legumes that are kid friendly and can be packed in their lunchboxes.
I think I speak for most of the moms out there that it is a real challenge to pack lunches for the kids, but the biggest challenge is to have the kids eat them. It gets even tougher when you have picky kids. My son is picky and he has a lot of self imposed restrictions on his own diet (like I don’t carrots, I don’t like cabbage and on and on and…..) So I find it really hard to find dishes that he would eat in school when packed for lunch.
Both the kids love peanuts and I add them to most of the rice dishes I make. They like snacking on roasted peanuts, so I keep unsalted roasted peanuts stocked in the pantry all the time. This is one of the dishes I make for them often — it has both ground peanuts in the spice powder and whole peanuts in the rice.
Traditional peanut rice does not usually include vegetables, but I wanted to make the dish a little more colorful and wholesome, so I added veggies to the rice (if you really want to know, I pick out the carrots for my son — baah!!) Only thing about this rice is I cannot pack this in my kid’s lunchbox, since they have strict rule against bringing peanut based foods to school because of kids with severe peanut allergies. So I feed them at home, but if you don’t have the allergy concern for your kid or other kids in school, then this is a great dish to pack for lunch.