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.
#1. Banana Walnut and Almond Smoothie
Nutritional benefits: A glass full of taste and health! Potassium, calcium, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acid
Ripe banana (1 whole)
Milk (1 cup)
Jaggery powdered (½ tsp)
Almonds powdered (¼ tsp)
Add ripe banana, milk, jaggery, almond powder and vanilla extract in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
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
Spinach (1 cup)
Shredded boiled chicken (½ cup)
Ginger garlic paste (¼ tsp)
Hing (A pinch)
Lemon juice (1 tsp)
Olive oil (1 tsp)
Add oil in a heated pan. Once the oil heats up, add hing, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Keep it aside.
Boil spinach with salt. Once cooled, blend the spinach to make a puree.
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
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)
Mix chickpea flour (besan) with hing, salt, garam masala and red chilli powder. Mix well.
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.
In a heated pan, add about a ladle of the mixture and spread it evenly.
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.