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5 Must-try snacks for children

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Created by Sukanya
Updated on Nov 02, 2015

5 Must try snacks for children
Reviewed by Expert panel

With lots of chuttis around the corner, children will be home a lot more. And when at home, they can get hungry and bored. Here we get you some amazing recipes that you can serve your children or their friends. 

Creamy Vegetable Sandwich
A veggie rich, healthy Mayo-textured creamy Sandwich that gets ready in minutes. 

Bread slices toasted in butter

For the filling
Carrots, finely shredded
Cabbage, thinly sliced
Onions, finely chopped
2 tsp Wholewheat atta
½ cup Milk
Cheese, finely shredded

1.    In a pan smear butter and saute onions, cabbage and carrots till cooked.
2.    Now add in atta and mix well with milk in low flame. Mix well so that no lumps are formed.
3.    Adjust salt and pepper.
4.    Garnish with cheese and stir well till it achieves a creamy texture.
5.    Spread it across bread slices and serve.

Corn Cheese Cutlets
Skip the maida and instead try these healthy, yummy cutlets using Maize flour. It also adds an interesting texture to the cutlets. 

2 boiled and mashed Potatoes
Corn kernels, boiled
Salt, Pepper
Red chilli powder 
Jeera powder as per taste
Cheese, grated
Maize flour to bind

1. Mix all the ingredients and shape in the form of Cutlets. Shallow fry in butter/ghee.

Bread Paneer Rolls
This is really a quick snack and can be made in a jiffy.

Bread slices
Oil to fry

For the filling
Panner cubes, small
Lemon juice
Chilli powder
Turmeric powder
Amchur powder
Chat masala

1.    Mix the filling and keep it ready.
2.    Dip the bread slices after cutting out the corners in water just for a second and squeeze the water from it. Now keep some filling in center and make it  into small balls.
3.    Deep fry in medium hot oil and serve with sauce or chutney.

Pumpkin and Carrot Puris
An unusual twist to the regular puris, these are healthy and tasty. Also, a great way to introduce some more veggies in your child’s diet.

Pumpkin and Carrot, boiled and mashed well.
Red chilli powder
Turmeric powder
Water, if needed

1.    Mix the atta with all the ingredients and make a firm puri dough. Since the pumpkin and carrots will have water content, add extra water to knead dough very slowly.
2.    Make small Puris and deep dry.  Serve with coriander or mint chutney.


Besan Toast
A quick snack, these toasts also make for a wholesome breakfast

Besan powder
Redu chilly powder
Coriander Leaves
Garam Masala
Grated Cheese
Bread Slices

1.    Mix all the ingredients to a semi liquid consistency.
2.    Cut bread into rectangle shape .Dip each piece in besan paste and toast in butter.
3.    Top it off with cheese.



This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Nov 10, 2017

Very nice thank you

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| Nov 10, 2017

Very nice thank you

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| Jul 06, 2017

wow very yummy and tempting recipes

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| Apr 20, 2017

yummy recipies

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| Jan 19, 2016

Looks tempting... vll definitely try

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| Dec 20, 2015

Very useful recipes thanx

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| Dec 11, 2015


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| Nov 21, 2015

Thanks for the recipe..... Will try for sure

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| Nov 19, 2015

Thanks for the recipes

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| Nov 03, 2015

Lovely ideas... wl definitely try.

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| Nov 03, 2015

Thanks.... would surely try them for my kiddo...

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| Nov 02, 2015

Really nice ideas.

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