Make snack-time interesting by introducing these 20 real food snacks to your child. Read about 20 real food snacks for kids right here.
If you have kids, you will understand how energetic they can be and may crave for food all of a sudden. Kids generally become hungry after school or playing, and may ask you for food at that very moment. Sometimes the time is inconvenient for you or you are too occupied to stir up a fancy meal.
Here are twenty real food snacks for kids that can made for school or after school to tone down their hunger in few minutes.
1. Protein Pancakes
Easy to prepare, you just need selected ingredients such as one teacup Moong Dal, 200 grams white gourd, fresh low fat yogurt, green chilies, two tomatoes, chopped coriander, virgin oil and salt to taste to stir this up in a few minutes. These are healthier than the processed varieties found in market and can provide your child a nutritious as well as tasty snack. Serve hot with mint chutney.
2. Spinach Tikki with Green Veggies
To prepare this you need, shredded spinach, grated white radish and carrot along with boiled potatoes and salt to taste. These are easy to make and are a lot healthier than the fried variety found in market.
3. Oatmeal Brownies
Oatmeal brownies never go out of style. These not only provide you nutrition but also please your kids with a sweet tooth. Instead of making chocolate brownies, use oatmeal as the main ingredient. It provides the fiber your child needs in abundant quantities.
4. Homemade Chaat Mix of Dry Fruits
Homemade trail mix makes an excellent snack for kids as it is rich in protein, minerals and fiber. You can make large quantities at a time to save trouble of preparing again and use an air tight container to store them so it lasts longer. By including soaked and dehydrated nuts, that provide enough nutrients and energy, you can gift a nutritious and digestible snack for your kids and family.
5. Potato Pizza
For preparing this you need 250 grams potatoes, 100 grams tomatoes, one capsicum, boiled corn, chopped onion, 2-3 olives and mushroom. Hardly takes 20 minutes to prepare, it will soon be your kidâ€™s favorite snack and also fulfill their nutrition requirements.
6. Masala Idli
Kids can often struggle with hunger pangs and low energy at times. To make them energetic again and provide them a healthy snack, you can prepare Masala Idlis for them which will keep them full as well as happy. A chutney prepared with green veggies will make it healthy.
7. Spicy Roasted Chola Mix
Roasted chick peas (Chole) are healthy as well as crunchy in nature which will make it your kidâ€™s favorite new snack in no time.
8. Paneer Wraps
These will win over your childrenâ€™s hearts and also provide them a full feeling with good nutrition value. All you need is 100 grams grated Paneer, 100 grams boiled French beans, carrots, coriander, chopped onion, Jeera, juice of one lemon, red pepperika, virgin oil and whole wheat flour.
9. Methi Pakoda
The bitterness and flavor imparted by Methi (Fenugreek) leaves complement extraordinarily with Besan, spices and onions. Hardly takes 15 minutes to prepare, you can try this if you are looking for a good recipe with decent health profile for your child.
10. Mysore Bonda (Pan Fried)
Mysore Bonda, a traditional Vada made from Urad Dal, is easy to prepare and delicious to taste. For topping you can also use dairy free coconut or mint chutney for dressing.
11. Baked Beans and Potatoes Chaat
Extremely filling and nutritious, you should introduce this healthy snack to your kids. All you need is toasted bread which can be topped with homemade beans and mashed potatoes.
12. Oat Cutlets with Beans
If your child loves cutlets, there is a healthier twist to the fried and processed cutlets which are full of fats. Keeping their health and weight in mind, you can make quick cutlets made with oats, along with beans, that is healthier and will be loved by your children.
13. Oat Granola Bars
Healthy and wholesome, you can prepare different varieties of oat granola bars to mix things up. These are tasty as well as nutritious in nature which will be enjoyed by children.
14. Chole and Paneer Cutlets
Chole and Paneer cutlets or patties are a healthy snack that can be prepared with mashed Chole/ Paneer and can be seasoned with coriander and green chilies. It can be enjoyed in all seasons by your kids as well as family.
15. Moong Dal Gujiya
Crispy and full of Moong Dal goodness, this will be a perfectly healthy snack for your kids. Prepare baked Gujiyas instead of frying them with heavy oils.
16. Non Fried Broccoli Pakode
This snack is extremely nutritious and can help your child deal with his hunger pangs in a healthy manner. The Pakora is filled with delicious flavors of Saunf and Chaat Masala and is made without deep-frying which preserves the nutrition of broccoli.
17. Ragi Masala Oats Dhokla
Sometimes a simple dish works best with kids, just like Ragi Masala Oats Dhokla which not only satisfy your kidâ€™s hunger but also her taste buds. A healthy preparation of Ragi flour and Oats, it can be served along with mint chutney.
18. Stuffed Paneer Millet Cutlets
Paneer, steamed green peas and steamed millets make this snack a healthy combination of nutrition and good taste.
19. Moong Dal Kachori
If your kid loves Kachoris, this snack will be appreciated by them. This easy to prepare snack is a perfect combination of nutrition and taste. You can serve it with mint or tamarind chutney along with chopped onions.
20. Lemon Frozen Yogurt
There is nothing like enjoying a cold and frozen yogurt in summers. Gift this tasty and healthy dessert to your kid to satisfy their hunger pangs as well as taste buds. You can serve it with mint for taste.
While green vegetables and fruits are a great option to make your child adopt healthy eating habits, sometimes you have to switch things up a bit to keep your child engaged and interested.
Which are the healthy snack options for kids? How to make snack-time fun for kids? Which snacks are nutritious as well as easy-to-prepare? Discuss here.
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