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6 Easy Healthy And Tasty Snack Recipes For Children

6 easy healthy snacks for kids

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6 Easy Healthy And Tasty Snack Recipes For Children

6 Easy Healthy And Tasty Snack Recipes For Children

An easy healthy tasty snack recipe for children is every parents dream. And since a lot of parents who are part of the WPA What Parents Ask family have been dreaming hard enough – this is a dream that has come true.

We are sharing here – not one – not two – but six different snack recipes that are very easy to make. They require almost no cooking, are made with healthy ingredients and are guaranteed to be your child’s favourite.

Lose your fear of constantly hungry children who can munch non-stop. And say goodbye to the guilt that grips you every time you open a packet of commercially packed snacks.

Make a snack that is tasty and crunchy and healthy with these recipes from the amazing Malavika Shenoy – founder of Biscoot Factory.

It’s raining easy healthy and tasty recipes here don’t miss this !!

Put together healthy ingredients, at home in a few minutes. And make ‘wipe the bowl clean’ tasty snacks.

Welcome the “Mamma – I am hungry” moments back into your life with a big smile. Just try out these recipes.

Also read During exams allow your child to skip meals

About Malavika Shenoy

malavika shenoy

Malavika Shenoy

Malavika Shenoy is a cookie artist who runs a home baking Enterprise called Biscoot Factory. She loves cooking and trying out new food. She enjoys experimenting with indigenous ingredients.

 

Recipe 1

Chocolate oats bar

Read the recipe below the video

Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity
Organic sugar¼ cup
SaltA pinch
Oats¼ cup
Butter2 tbsp
Sultanas/prunes2 tbsp
Baking Chocolate50gm

 

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a pan and add the sugar.
  2. Mix in the oats and toast for a few seconds.
  3. Add the sultanas and a pinch of salt.

Once the sultanas caramelise, take off the heat.

Spread it on a cookie sheet over a piece of parchment paper.

Refrigerate until it sets.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave and spread it thinly on the layer of oats and let it set.

Take a sharp knife and cut it into squares.

Store in a box and refrigerate.

Also read 4 Healthy Recipes That Kids Can Make On Their Own

Recipe 2

Herby Makhanas

Read the recipe below the video

Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity
Makhanas1 cup
SaltTo taste
Oil½ tsp
Italian herbsTo taste

Method

Heat some oil in a pan and add the makhanas.

Toast the makhanas until slightly browned.

Add the seasoning and toss, to coat it thoroughly.

Store in a jar,

Note: You can flavour the makhanas with any choice of sprinkle. Go crazy with it.

Recipe 3

Honey almond praline

Read the recipe below the video


Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity
Almond1 cup
Honey½ cup
Orange/lemon zest (optional)1tbsp
Butter1 tbsp

Method

Toast the almonds in a non-stick pan or an oven until crisp.

Add honey in the pan with a couple of tsps of water and the zest.

Once the honey caramelises, add the almonds and mix.

Lay them on a piece of non-stick parchment paper or wax paper and let it cool. Separate the almonds once it has set and store in a jar.

Munch whenever you are feeling ‘snacky’.

Recipe 4

Masala Nuts

Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity
Nuts of your choice/ mixture of nuts1 cup
Italian seasoning½ cup
Chilli flakes1tbsp
Butter/ Oil½ tbsp.

Method

Toast the nuts in an oven or in a kadai with a little oil/butter

Sprinkle the seasoning and chilli flakes.

Toss well till all the nuts are well coated.

Store in an air tight box.

Note: You can use a wide variety of seasoning to flavour the nuts. Go crazy!

Recipe 5

Figs and chocolate truffles

Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity
Dried figs1 cup
Peanuts/hazelnuts/pine nuts½ cup
Cocoa powder1tbsp
Sesame/ desiccated coconuts (optional)2 tbsp
Popped amaranth (optional)1 tbsp

Method

Soak the figs in warm water for 30 minutes.

Toast your choice of nuts in an oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C.

Place the figs, toasted nuts and cocoa powder in a food processor and blend everything until they form a malleable paste.

Grease your hands and roll them into balls. You can ask your little ones to help.

Coat them in cocoa powder or desiccated coconut or sesame or popped amaranth.

Store in a jar.

Recipe 6

Trail mix

Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity
Jowar flakes (optional)¼ cup
Flaked almonds2 tbsp
Raisins/Sultanas2 tbsp
Cashew2 tbsp
Jaggery¼ cup
Popped Amaranth (optional)1tsp
Melon seeds (optional)2 tbsp
Pumpkin seeds (optional)2 tbsp
Sunflower seeds (optional)2 tbsp

Method

Take a saucepan and melt the jaggery until it forms thick syrup.

Add the nuts, dry fruits and jowar flakes.

Spread it on a wax paper and let it set.

Peel them off the wax paper and store in a jar.

Note:

You can make this with a number of dry fruits and nuts.

Replace jowar flakes with puffed rice or popped millets. You can add multiple varieties of popped millets.

To pop amaranth, place a couple of tablespoons of amaranth seeds in a flat thick bottomed pan and keep it on high heat. Stir it with wooden spoon until it pops.

Also read Brain Food : What to eat to do well in exams?

Dr Debmita Dutta MBBS, MD is a practicing clinician and a Parenting and Wellness Consultant in Bangalore. She conducts Parenting Workshops at schools and corporates. Her workshops and consultations are aimed at hand holding parents through their parenting journey. Contact - 9611739400 and debmita.dutta@gmail.com

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