12 Healthy Snacks for Kids.
Fussy kids at home? Mothers often complain that their kids are not taking enough veggies, not eating properly etc. Give them the same food week after week & kids will naturally be bored. If at all mothers will take time out to put in little efforts to be creative in making & presenting the food you can make them eat healthier food.
Check out these surprisingly simple dishes that’ll keep your kid healthy. Give your kids a pleasant surprise when they open their lunch boxes in school! Send easy snacks to make sure your kids eat to their fill!
Just check out our pallet of healthy snacks…
1. Egg Paratha
An easy snack that is protein rich, healthy and tasty! Egg paratha is a kids’ favorite, so can be made as a school snack. You can use ready paratha or roti, make an Omelette with veggies & egg. Stuff it on top the ready paratha and roll it up. Easy to pack in lunch boxes and you don’t have to worry on the nutrition factor
2. Cottage Cheese Cutlets
Open up an exciting new experience of healthy and tasty eating for your kids, with this snack. Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Cutlets are crunchy from outside and soft from inside.
Roll out the fresh bread slices flat using the rolling pin. Crumble the Paneer; add the salt, spice powders, Oil and micro for 20 secs. The Paneer will get soft but well mixed with spices. Top the flattened bread with the Paneer and grated cheese. From one end, roll it tight, covering the Paneer. Brush the bread with ghee, micro on wire rack for 1 min. Serve hot with sauce!
3. French Toast
Okay, here’s a sweet and simple bread recipe for kids that they will absolutely love. Dip slices of leftover bread in a mixture of milk, an egg, powdered sugar, cinnamon powder and some saffron (optional) and let it soak. Now heat some butter in a pan and fry the bread on both sides till golden brown.
You can also make a savory French toast if your kids like it spicy. Mix together fresh Yogurt & Rawa, some chopped onions, coriander leaves, red chili powder, salt and turmeric powder, and spread this over bread. Fry it on both sides using butter till golden brown. Serve with ketchup or mayonnaise dip.
4. Bread Pizza
Who doesn’t love pizza- Bread Pizza is however a healthier take on the original Italian recipe. Just chop some green chilies (de-seeded), different coloured bell peppers, olives, onions and tomatoes. Spread them over bread slices coated with some spicy ketchup. Sprinkle a generous helping of cheese; bake for a couple of minutes and you’re ready with a healthier version of a yummy pizza.
5. Tawa Idli
A spicy recipe with leftover Idlis! Even picky eaters will love this! The Idlis are chopped and added to some Pav Bhaji masala and onions-tomato gravy. Finished with some lime juice and coriander, Tawa Idli makes a great tea time snack.
6. Cheese Cutlet
So simple to make but the kids are going to love it! Just mix together some boiled and mashed potatoes with chopped coriander, chopped onions, boiled chicken, grated cheese and some soaked slices of bread. Season with your choice of spice and roll them into balls and shallow fry. Serve hot. Definitely a nutritious snack!
7. Bread Upma
A healthier version of the usual Upma (famous South Indian breakfast). Cut slices of bread into squares and in a frying pan heat some butter, and fry these bread pieces. Add some boiled potatoes, chopped green chilies, chopped onions, tomatoes, asafetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chili powder and lemon juice. Serve it hot.
8. Oats Egg Omelette
A quick and healthy egg recipe as a healthy snack. You can try this when the kids return from school or play and are very hungry. All we need is a good amount of chopped veggies, eggs or egg whites and oats. Just mix together powdered oats, spices of your choice and milk. Then add egg and mix well. Put the mixture in a heated pan & add the veggies. Toast on both sides and lo, you have a healthy snack the kids will love!
9. Baked Pav Bhaji
Quickly whip up the all-time favourite roadside snack into a healthy dish. Boil some tomatoes, potatoes and mixed vegetables and mash them together. Fry some finely chopped onions, add the mashed potato mixture, Pav Bhaji masala, chopped coriander, chili powder and salt & cook nicely. Spread this mixture on some toasted bread slices and serve hot.
10. Masala Paniyaram
A Chettinad dish made of Idli Dosa batter as base. You can try a few different variations of Paniyaram by adding coconut, more chillies, no tempering, etc. It only needs a Paniyaram mould and the rest is easy. The nutritious value is also a clear high!
11. Corn Capsicum Sandwiches
These sandwiches are ready in minutes and will work best for occasions when you’re in a hurry to get your kid’s lunch box ready, or even when you have some unexpected guests arriving. Just place some chopped capsicum, boiled sweet corn and grated cheese between two bread slices.Sprinkle some salt and paprika powder and toast.
12. Batata Poha / Kanda Poha
A wholesome and tasty treat which you can make it any time of the day and the kids are going to love it. You can try this for breakfast or serve it as a snack for kids. Batata poha is made with potatoes while Kanda poha is made with onions. You can also toss in some frozen peas or mixed vegetables. Be it for breakfast, as a main dish or as a snack, it’s quick, filling, and tasty.
We hope you found this list useful. Now come on, be innovative!
Make your kids eat whole food as snacks. An excellent way to keep them fit! Try out a variety of snacks and make things interesting for the kids. Let them not get bored eating the same things again and again…
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