10 Healthy Homemade Snacks your Kids will love to Eat
Preparing snacks is always a tricky thing, with kids munching snacks all day, it is necessary to feed their hunger and keep their health in check. Modern foods satisfy your taste buds but prove unhealthy in the long run. So, put down the box of processed foods and enjoy these delicious homemade healthy snacks.
- Coconut Filled Potato Patties –
Savored with a tangy flavor of lime zest, shredded coconut, and chilly powder. This recipe is perfect for those who enjoy a healthy vegetarian meal. Potato patties is a recipe prepared from coconut stuffing inside and a mixture of mashed potatoes and maida is used to cover the stuffing from outside. Coconut Filled Potato Patties is a versatile dish and tastes equally good with salsa, dips or chutneys.
- Chicken Cigars –
Chicken cigars come with the health benefits of eating a chicken and crispiness of a snack. It shapes like a cigar and hence the name Chicken Cigars. The fillings are prepared from chicken but you can also try it with fish or any other meat. The ingredients used are normally available in the kitchen place. Chicken Cigars goes especially well with tomato ketchup and mayonnaise.
- Easy Butter Cookies –
As the name suggests these cookies are simple to prepare. A perfect treat for all those cookie lovers. It requires only a few ingredients. Prepared from maida, if not you can also substitute it with wheat flour or a mixture of maida and wheat flour. All the ingredients used in the preparation are healthy and it serves as a great alternative for cookies prepared using artificial preservatives.
- Chocolate Beetroot Cake –
What kid doesn’t like cake? No matter what the occasion is, cake always forms a tasty delight. Chocolate cake and beetroot sound like an unusual combination, but you will be pleasantly surprised by this delicious cake. Flavor-wise beetroot is sweet, which is why it blends well with cakes even though it is a vegetable. Beetroot also keeps the rich chocolate loaf wonderfully moist.
- Banana Nut Muffins –
Packed with essential nutrients, banana nut muffin makes a healthy breakfast. The recipe is based on banana bread with the addition of walnuts and a dash of coffee. According to the experts, coffee works really well with tropical foods like a banana. You can even swap nuts with chocolate chips to make it more delicious. Banana muffins are prepared using old and stale bananas. If you have banana passing their prime, let them get really spotty, peel them and then refrigerate them using a plastic container. That way you can make some palatable snacks like the banana nut muffins.
Whole wheat atta snacks
- Homemade sprouted wheat cracker –
Have you heard of sprouted wheat? The wheat grains are sprouted and dried before milling. This process increases the nutrient level in the wheat. Sprouted whole wheat flour forms an excellent base for these crackers. These crackers are so light that you won’t believe that they are made of 100% chakki fresh Atta. This makes great portable food for kids on the go. Sprouted cracker is edible as a plain snack and tastes equally good with ketchup or chutneys.
- Clean Eating Raspberry Oat Bar –
If you are looking for a snack which is incredibly healthy and delicious, this is the one. Prepared with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and low-sugar fruit jam, this raspberry oat bar is a healthy alternative to the bars loaded with sugar and refined carbs. It is easy to prepare and the next time you are looking for a guilt-free snack these clean raspberry oat bars will hit the mark.
- Baked whole wheat samosas –
A healthy version of traditional aloo (potato) samosa, made from all wheat flour. Traditional Indian snacks are fried, but at times it is important to choose your stomach over your taste buds. This samosa is made of whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, with potatoes and green peas stuffing inside.
- Whole Wheat Vegetable Chilla (Cheela)
An easy to make recipe especially for breakfast. It is loaded with vegetables which makes it extremely nutritious. The best part is that you can add whatever veggies you have in the mixture and it will still taste delicious. It is quick to make and doesn’t require much preparation. Vegetable Chill tastes well with garlic pickle or peanut coriander chutney. This will not only break your daily routine of breakfast but also provide essential nutrients.
Yes, you are surprised but popcorn is made of whole grain atta. Instead of choosing butter loaded popcorns, choose plain air-popped popcorns with your choices of ingredients like cinnamon, chilly powder, salt, and pepper. Popcorn is made of 100% whole grain and contains a healthy amount of antioxidants.
Author Bio: Akriti Sharma, food blogger, avid food lover and passionate cuisine taster, have been writing on food for as long as she has been travelling. As a cuisine expert, she loves exploring the history behind each cuisine.