Deceptively Delicious: Healthy Lunch Menu For Your Picky Eater

Wondering how to get your child to eat? Here is a nutritious, yummy recipe which is hard to resist

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If kids could have their way, most of them would throw away all things healthy and gorge on cakes and pastries. So what should you do if you have a picky eater at home? Chef Rakhee Vaswani says go to stealth!

Here’s a recipe of yummy noodles which is full of protein and vegetables.



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  • Boneless chicken (leg portion) - 100 gms
  • Shredded Š Noodles - 1 packet
  • Peppers (red, yellow, green) - ¼ of each
  • Broccoli (sliced) - 3 to 4 florets
  • Spring onion (blanched) - 1
  • sliced  Š Zucchini - 3 to 4 slices
  • Bean sprouts- a handful
  • Garlic (minced) - 2 tsp
  • Teriyaki sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Oyster sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Soya sauce - 2 tbsp
  • White pepper powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil -2 tbsp
  • Eggs (scrambled) - 2


Keep all the ingredients ready and then heat one teaspoon oil in a wok. Add chicken, season with salt and white pepper powder and keep it aside. Heat one teaspoon oil again and scramble the eggs with salt and pepper. Keep this aside as well. Now add the remaining oil and fry the garlic and all the vegetables on high heat.

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Stir everything, add boiled noodles and top it with bean sprouts.

Chef Rakhee Vaswani stirring up a simple, yummy lunchbox meal (Photo: The Quint)

Remember to keep the vegetables crunchy and salt low, because all your Chinese sauces are very salty.

Drizzle some soy sauce on top and you’ve got a delectable dish.

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(Rakhee Vaswani is a celebrity chef, culinary expert, teacher, author, cooking show host, entrepreneur and above all, a food lover at heart. Certified by Le Cordon Bleu at Gordon Ramsay’s Tante Marie in London. She began her culinary journey at the tender age of 11, keenly observing her aunts cook delicious food that caught her fancy and her heart.

Rakhee is the author of ‘Picky Eaters’ published by Random House India, which teaches parents how to make food fun, healthy and nutritious)

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