BM #96 Week 3 Day 1 - 

This week I shall highlight some kid friendly lunch box ideas.

When I run out of ideas, my kids are a great source of ideas. In this digital age, kids are so aware of possibilities and ideas mostly gathered from social media. So inspiration for this recipe is my little one.

I asked her what she new thing she would like to see in her lunch box and she suddenly jumped up and said if I could make Zoodles. I told her that we were yet to invest in the Spiralizer but I could make them as ribbons. She loved the idea and was willing to give it a shot. 

My older one was a little skeptical as she doesn't like to experiment in her lunch box. She would first try it at home. If she likes, then the recipe is approved for lunch box. But thanks to the tons of recipes on her social media feed, she grudgingly agreed to experiment this for her lunch box.

I just seasoned based on what my kids like. Please feel free to play around with seasonings for a variation. I found making ribbons was very easy. It took me about 5 minutes for the 2 medium zucchini I used.

Ingredients - 

Spaghetti 2 servings
Zucchini 2 medium sized
Salt, Garlic, Pepper, Lime zest and Lime juice as needed
Pasta Sauce 1/2 cup or more as needed
Shredded Cheese as needed

Method Of Preparation -

Cook Spaghetti al dente as per the instruction on the packet.

Meanwhile, chop the end of the washed zucchini and peel into ribbons. [See Picture]

For ease of use I sliced them into half vertically. Sprinkle some salt and leave it in a colander for a few minutes. 

In a heated pan, add oil and saute grated garlic until translucent. Sprinkle lime zest, pepper, lime juice and add the zucchini ribbons. 

Add the drained spaghetti, toss them well and let them absorb the flavors for a minute and remove from heat.

In a serving plate, arrange the spaghetti along with the zucchini ribbons, top it with the pasta sauce and grate some cheese. Serve warm. 


Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Bhawana themed on Lunch Box Dishes In 30 Minutes.

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, January 17, 2019


  1. I am glad your experiment with the ribbons worked out. Nice recipe for a lunch box.

  2. What a fantastic idea ! Zucchini ribbons must have tasted awesome , must try this . Btw I have a spiralizer so let me try with that !

  3. I have made zucchini noodles and loved it so kuch. This dish paired up with spaghetti looks fantastic Harini.

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Those zucchini noodles looks incredible and one of the fabulous way to enjoy zucchini. Love the crunchiness.

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. I am still yet to wrap my head over the fact that kids give us so many options themselves..these ribbons look fantastic, very nicely done!

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. Wow, such a healthy and low carb pasta. Kids these days amaze us each and every moment.

  10. Suma Gandlur Says:
  11. Sounds like a great recipe for lunch boxes. Somehow I never had to get creative for my kids' lunch boxes. My older one is a saint and would carry anything I packed him for lunch during his school days and the picky daughter wouldn't budge even an inch from her mac n cheese. :)

  12. I agree with your kid about not experimenting on a recipe for lunch box. This looks so delicious!

  13. ribbons are a great alternative when you don't have a spiralizer and what a healthy lunch!

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