One of the toughest tasks parents has to get done every day is feeding their kids. Nutrition is the last thing on the kids’ minds as all they want is tasty food in their lunch boxes, snacks, and dinner plate.
However, if you try these quick snacks for kids recipes, your kids will be munching on the nutrition without even having them to try!
1. Ragi cookies
Add 1 cup of ragi flour in a pan and add a ½ tablespoon of cardamom powder. Roast the mixture for 1-2 minutes. Next, add a whisked egg, dry ginger of about 2 pinches and salt to taste to the roasted mix. Add about ½ a cup of rice bran oil and mix the mixture well till it turns into dough. Take the dough, make round balls and press them with your hands to flatten them. Now place them on a butter paper covered dish. Pre-heat your oven and bake ragi cookies at 180° C for 8 minutes. Serve these tasty and healthy ragi cookies snacks for kids.
2. Oats idli
Take about 2 cups of oats and dry-roast them on a pan till it turns a bit brown. Grate the roasted oats into a powder. Pour about ½ a tablespoon of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let those sizzle. Next, add ½ tablespoon of chana dal powder as well as 1 tablespoon of urad dal powder. Allow the mixture to cook well.
To make the snacks for kids tasty and more nutritious, add some chopped carrots, green chili, and coriander to the mix and fry the mixture for 1-2 minutes. Add this mixture and oat powder into 2 cups of curd. Whisk the mixture well to make the smooth batter. Steam the oats idli in an idli pot for 15 minutes and serve the steamy idli with green chutney.
3. Cashew and dates laddoo
Soak a cup of de-seeded dates for an hour. Once soaked drain the water and the dates off. Next, add a cup of cashew nuts along with ½ a cup of grated coconut. Add salt to your taste and blend the mixture with coconut oil. Roll the sticky mixture into small balls and put laddoos on a baking tray and refrigerate for one hour before you serve them to your kids.
4. Mixed veggies sandwich
Take 2 brown bread or whole wheat bread slices. Spread mayonnaise or butter on one slice and put sauce on the other bread slice. Spread some sliced carrots, cabbage, tomato, cucumber, and lettuce (if you prefer) on the bread slices. Add shredded cheese or cheese slice on the spread veggies and then place the other bread slice over. Grill or toast the sandwich in a sandwich toaster till it turns golden brown. Serve the sandwich with tomato sauce.
Try these quick snacks for kids recipes that’ll provide your kids with nutrition without them, giving you tough times for eating healthy food.