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Nutritious and tasty snack options for kids, the Indian way

Here are a few great healthy snacks at home ideas, some age-old grandma's recipes that are always a winner with kids, and some new-age recipes which are easy to make. This is relevant to kids 2-3 years plus. For baby foods, see our post here.

Here's a compilation of healthy snack recipes from one of our favourite sites, which has a treasure trove of recipes with easy instructions to make them. A great way to get the kids to eat healthy snacks and maintain good moods during these stay home times.

Besan ladoo

Rich in protein, a great option for an evening snack that can be made and stored.

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Chana chaat

Rich in protein, a great option for an evening snack. Make the elements and get your child to assemble the dish.

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Sprouts Salad

A good mid-morning snack. Sprout and store the green moong in the refrigerator to make at any time.

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Dates Milkshake

A good way to get kids to have dates, which are a good source of vitamins. Use almond milk or coconut milk for a dairy free option. You can also use figs as an alternate to dates.

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A simple crunchy snack with the goodness of raw vegetables, it is a hit with kids and a fun way to get the veggies in.

Sabudana Chilla

A filling snack, this can also be an option for breakfast.

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Corn Chaat

A quick & easy snack the kids will love.

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Palak Soup

A great way to get in nutritious greens, this can be an option for an evening snack, or a post-exercise meal.

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Dry Fruits energy bar

Packed with vitamins and nutrients from dry fruits, this is perfect for kids who love chikki. Make ahead and store.

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Peanut Sundal

An age old recipe from the South Indian kitchen, this is a simple yet nutritious snack. For a variation use green moong or black chana or Kabuli Chana as a substitute for peanuts.

A big thanks to the wonderful people at Hebbars Kitchen, we love the easy & quick recipe videos which help us eat healthier!

Do let us know what you tried out, and do share your favourite healthy snack list.

Happy healthy snacking!

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