Evening hunger pangs are the most counted meal of the day for active kids. The morning snack box and the lunch box foods would have long disappeared by the time the kids come back home. Kids look forward to food that is inviting evening snack and gives them a dose of energy boost that is required to carry on with playtime and studies. Plain milk, biscuits or ready foods from market might fail to satiate the nutritional demand of the hour. Talking about long-term health, it is always best if homemade snacks are given to kids that are miles away from junk food.
As they satiate the hunger during tea-time, these snacks also are healthy and give a nutritional boost for the rest of the day until the comforting dinner is served. Make a combination of these evening snack recipes and serve these healthy evening snacks to provide the extra oomph for your kids to play and study!
During summer vacations, these snacks can be served during mid morning or evening to satiate their hunger pangs and provide adequate nutrition. Some of these snacks like energy bar recipes, ladoo recipes can be make ahead of time and store for a couple of weeks. Each week you can experiment with a different kind of energy bar or ladoo that you can give as healthy snack for kids.
Energy Bar Recipes & Ladoo Recipes For Kids
Energy bars and ladoos are a great snack recipes for kids. It is a fantastic way to include dry fruits and nuts in a tasty way. These energy bars and ladoos, fill up the stomach, give the kids nutrition and also immense energy for their body and brains. Having a good stock of these various energy bar recipes and ladoo recipes at home will ease the life of parents and also prevent us from giving our children junk food. Each week you can make one variety of these energy bar recipe or a ladoo recipe and stock them in the refrigerator. They are also extremely useful when the kids are studying for school tests and exams.
Healthy Sandwich Recipes For Kids
Sandwiches are kids best friend and it is also a mother's saviour to kids snacks. Sandwiches are a great way to include protein, vegetables and lots of good things into a kids diet. The things you can fill into a sandwich are in plenty - from paneer, cheese, eggs, chicken, vegetables like beetroot, palak, corn, broccoli and even dals - like rajma, moong sprouts all in the form of cutlets. Make healthy cutlets, place them in between a sandwich, add some cheese and vegetables and grill them on a tawa and you have great snack recipes for kids. Some of these sandwiches can also been packed into kids lunch boxes or even office lunch box. Add in a smoothie or a juice to complete a meal.
Healthy Frankie/ Roll Recipes For Kids
Frankie's just like sandwiches are a favorite snack for kids. They love it, because it is easy to hold in one hand and the crisp roti with which the frankie / rolls are made of makes it super delicious for them. The best part of frankie/ rolls are that they can be packed into a lunch box, for picnic and even makes a simple, quick and wholesome dinner.
When kids come back from school, serve these frankie/ rolls along with a glass of smoothie to make a nourishing after school snack.
Healthy Indian Snack Recipes For Kids
Apart from energy bars, ladoos, sandwiches, frankie/ rolls there are plenty of indian snacks which we can serve kids during their hunger pangs. Personally I always keep some dosa batter at home, so making idli, dhokla or even dosa and uttapam becomes super easy. In addition, the cutlets can be had as it is or even put into a frankie or a sandwich and served to the kids.
Healthy Smoothie & Milkshake Recipes For Kids
Smoothies and milkshakes are great ways to includes different types of fruits which are in season. In addition, smoothies are great way to include dry fruits like figs, dates, raisins, almonds and walnuts into the kids diet. Simple beat in the fresh fruit, dry fruit and also optionally add in some cocoa powder or coffee powder to make the smoothie delicious.