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Healthy Snacking: 3 Easy-To-Make Recipes For Your Schooler

Is snack time your child’s favourite time of the day? Are you confused about what to make for them? Running out of interesting snack options? Don’t worry, we have it all covered! Try making these three child-friendly recipes that will make snack time fun again.

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#1. Banana Walnut and Almond Smoothie

Nutritional benefits: A glass full of taste and health! Potassium, calcium, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acid

Ingredients

Ripe banana (1 whole)
Milk (1 cup)
Jaggery powdered (½ tsp)
Almonds powdered (¼ tsp)
Vanilla extract

banana walnut and almond smoothie - snack for kids

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Add ripe banana, milk, jaggery, almond powder and vanilla extract in a blender.

  • Step 2:

    Blend until smooth.

  • Step 3:

    Garnish with chopped almonds and serve.

#2. Lemony Chicken and Spinach Soup

Nutritional benefits: A healthy pick-me-up comfort food! Iron, protein, calcium, magnesium and fibre

Ingredients

Spinach (1 cup)
Shredded boiled chicken (½ cup)
Ginger garlic paste (¼ tsp)
Hing (A pinch)
Salt
Black pepper
Lemon juice (1 tsp)
Olive oil (1 tsp)

chicken and spinach soup - snack recipe for kids

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Add oil in a heated pan. Once the oil heats up, add hing, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Keep it aside.

  • Step 2:

    Boil spinach with salt. Once cooled, blend the spinach to make a puree.

  • Step 3:

    Strain the puree. Add boiled chicken, lemon juice and seasoning to the puree. Serve hot with brown breadsticks.

#3. Chickpea Veggie Chilla

Nutritional benefits: A high protein and a high fibre breakfast! Iron, potassium, vitamin B6, protein and fibre

Ingredients

Chickpea flour (1 cup)
Veggies like onion, tomato, carrots (Finely chopped)
Boiled and mashed peas (1 tbsp)
Grated bottle gourd (1 tbsp)
Salt, garam masala, red chilli powder, cumin powder
Hing (A pinch)

veggie chilla snack recipe for kids

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Mix chickpea flour (besan) with hing, salt, garam masala and red chilli powder. Mix well.

  • Step 2:

    Add water to the besan mix. The consistency of the mixture should be a little watery like that of a dosa batter. You can now add veggies.

  • Step 3:

    In a heated pan, add about a ladle of the mixture and spread it evenly.

  • Step 4:

    When it turns a little golden brown in colour, flip it to cook the other side. Serve it with your child’s favourite dip or mint chutney.

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About the author

Payal Girdhar is a working mom who writes informative blogs sharing her own personal experiences.

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