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Five Quick and Healthy Snacks


Including healthy snacks in the diet of kids is one of the ways to encourage healthy eating in them. Find recipes of 5 quick and healthy snacks for kids right here.

1. Chutney Sandwiches

Ingredients:
1. Green coriander chutney or tomato chutney.
2. Brown bread
3. Raw washed veggies
4. Cheese slice (optional)
5. Butter
6. Tomato Ketchup

Preparation Time: 10 mins.

Method: Assemble all your ingredients. Mix butter with the chutney and spread over bread. Now arrange your veggies on the bread and top it with a slice of cheese or grate some cheese over it. You could also choose to toast or grill it, if you prefer.

Tip: You can boil the potatoes earlier and keep your ingredients ready, to save time.
Also you can substitute the veggies with an aloo/gobi ki subzi.
You could also innovate with a dabeli-style pav bhaji item.


2. Masala Idlis

Ingredients:
1. Five to six idlis.
2. Salt to taste.
3. Chaat or Pav Bhaji Masala or oregano according to taste.
4. Chilli powder.
5. Coriander to garnish.
6. Olive Oil.
7. Finely chopped fresh vegetables according to choice or availability.

Preparation Time: 15 - 20 mins.

Method: Cut the idlis into triangular pieces and add to a heated pan of olive oil, saute the fresh raw vegetables and capsicum and add masalas. Garnish with coriander. Serve hot. You can also use cheese.

Tip: You can prepare the batter for the idlis early.


3. Healthy Bhel

Ingredients:
1. Kurmura
2. Sev
3. Raw washed and finely chopped veggies
4. Chutneys to taste (Preferred - green chutney and brown imlee chutney)
5. Salt and pepper
6. Red chilli powder
4. Lemon juice

Preparation Time: 10 - 15 minutes.

Method: Add the sev kurmura in a vessel and mix with the chutneys and veggies. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spice it up with red chilli powder and lots of lemon juice. You can use soy chunks or paneer to make it more wholesome and interesting.

Tip: You can make the chutneys earlier to save on time.

Watch your kid polish of this mouth watering home made bhel with the goodness of lemon and veggies. Try adding a bit of red or yellow bell peppers to ensure you keep the veggie balance factor up!

Now that we've taken care of main course snack items.


4. Go Fruity

Ingredients:
1. Sliced into cube apples
2. Banana slices
3. Chikoo
4. Strawberry / Kiwi
5. Whipped Fresh Cream
6. Lemon
7. Mint
8. Chocolate or Rainbow sprinkles

Just make sure the fruits compliment each other. Don't add too many fruits that will make it soggy. Incorporate apples and bananas. It's the only fun way to make you child eat these nutritious fruits!

Preparation Time: 10 - 15 minutes.

Method: After washing the fruits thoroughly, carefully cut the fruit pieces. Now mix all the fruit pieces in a huge bowl without mashing them to pulp. Add a bit of whole milk to the mix with very little powdered sugar. Now with a ladle fill a bowl with layers of fruit followed by whipped cream, as much as you think fit for your child. Top it with a last layer of whipped cream and a dash of lemon juice and decorate with a mint leaf.

Tip: Grab yourself an apple while you watch your little girl or boy finish the bowl of fruits without complaints!!

You've always had a difficult time feeding those fruits. Also fruits in chocolate sauce are delicious.


5. Fruit Shakes / Milkshakes and Juices

1. Fruit of your choice
2. Milk
3. Vanilla / Chocolate Ice cream

Preparation Time: 5 - 10 mins

Method: Grind your fruits and milk and flavored ice cream in a blender or mixie. Serve it frothing with a cube or two of ice!

Watch your darling ask for it everyday!

The main way to ensure your ward eats a balanced diet is to innovate and cheat a little. You have to add some of their favorite foods, though in less quantities, and con them into eating healthy veggies and fruits. So go ahead, use some of these techniques and share some of your innovative ideas with us here!

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Payal.5 years ago
Tips are very helpful. Eating healthy diet food is always my priority.
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Shimone.5 years ago
i am staying in Atlanta and i had a difficult time in making healthy snacks for my kids. I used to give them pizzas and cakes, but now after getting these healthy recipes, i am going to try these
 
 
 
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Rohima.5 years ago
These recipes are really very interesting ans also easy to make. Besides being healthy and wholesome, these are also very tasty.
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Pallavi.5 years ago
interesting recipes....yummy. I m sure gonna make these for my kids. Thanks. Please give me some more recipes.
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