As an Indian mom, our meal planning is more centered around snacks and breakfast rather than mealtimes like lunch and dinner – because dal, roti and sabzi doesn’t need as much planning as making a nutritionally dense snack that is tasty as well!
So, here are some absolutely lip-smacking delicious easy snack ideas for Kids !!
#1. Chapatti Wraps
You’re bound to have some leftover atta or whole wheat dough! Quickly make some chapattis and keep aside. To prepare the filling, stir fry vegetables like carrot, cucumber, capsicum, onion, and tomatoes. Let the veggies have a crunch rather than letting them cook through. You can also add some boiled noodles or paneer or cheese cubes, if you have them handy. Add oregano or a herb mix and salt as per taste. To make the wrap, spread 2 tablespoons tomato sauce and put the filling. Roll like a wrap and serve hot!
#2. Vegetable Toasts
Mash together two boiled potatoes along with finely chopped veggies like carrots, capsicums, onions, tomatoes and corn. Sprinkle some red chili, chaat masala, coriander leaves, ginger and salt. You can also use oregano and rock salt to give a different taste. Take multigrain bread and cut into four. Apply the potato mixture on both the sides and shallow fry on an iron skillet. Cook till golden brown using little butter and serve hot!
#3. Hung Curd Sandwiches
Take hung curd add chopped mixed veggies to it and grate cheese in it. Add spices like chaat masala, salt, red chili, and a pinch pizza mix. Spread this mixture on a slice on of multigrain bread and cover it with another one. Grill it in an oven or cook both the sides on a greased oven. Serve hot with ketchup to your kiddo and watch him gulp it down!
#4. Stuffed Paratha
Make a stuffing of seasonal veggies like aloo, cabbage, cauliflower or raw papaya. Yes, raw papaya! Take the veggies and grate them and mix well with grated cottage cheese. Put rock salt, chaat masala, and other spices as per your child’s taste. Make as you would a normal paratha and serve hot!
#5. Idli Fingers
Cut any left over idlis that you have in the shape of fingers and shallow fry them. Sprinkle salt, chaat masala or idli podi if you have that on hand. Toss well so that all the spices get coated evenly. Serve with mayonnaise dip or ketchup!
#6. Sago Patties
Soak the sago or sabudana overnight. Drain them in the morning and add mixed boiled potatoes and mix well. Add grated vegetables of your choice along with crushed peanuts. Put rock salt, salt, red chili, green chili, lemon and a pinch of sugar and mix well. Some people prefer to add maida to help bind the patties together. I prefer to add Sathu Maavu as it is highly nutritious and does the job, without changing the taste much. You can shallow fry these in hot oil or roast them till golden brown on a tawa. Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney for a healthy yummy snack!
#7. Oats Pancake
Take oats flour and rice flour in equal quantities and mix well. Put some curd in it to make a batter of dosa consistency and water as required. Put salt, asafetida, cumin seeds, green chili and onion and mix again. Let this mixture rest for 30 minutes. Add some Eno and then immediately pour it on a hot greased pan to make dosas. Spread it evenly and roast it from both the sides till golden brown in color. Serve with chutney or sauce.
#8. Fried Rice
In a pan put oil and fry finely chopped mix vegetables of choice. Put little bit tomato sauce, chili sauce, salt and pepper to it and mix well. Toss in cooked rice in it and finish it with spring onions and serve. You can also give this for tiffins as well.
#9. Healthy Pizza Paratha
Take the whole wheat flour dough or atta and roll a chapatti out of it. Put pizza sauce on it put finely chopped veggies of your kid’s choice. Grate cheese on it and seal it with another parantha on top. On a greased frying pan place the pizza and shallow fry on both sides and serve hot with ketchup. You child will surely ask for this again!
#10. Poha or Puffed Rice Pulao
Wash puffed rice and drain the water. Sprinkle some milk on the puffed rice and let rest for 30 minutes. In a pan put clarified butter and for tempering put cloves, cumin seeds, dry red chili, and curry leaves. Put soaked puffed rice in it and stir. Add salt and sugar as per taste, along with some lemon juice. Toss nicely and serve. You can also give some bujia along with this to make the dish more tempting!
What is your go to snack dish when your kiddo’s are hungry? Share below!
Anjana Bhartia is a mommy blogger at MommyRepublic She describes herself as an imperfect mom stumbling through motherhood, discovering the joys of natural and attachment parenting along the way.
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