Growing kids often become hungry in between meals. Since their body constantly needs fuel for bone and muscle development as well as brain growth, it is our responsibility to feed them healthy food. Snack time is a great opportunity to fit in some great nutrients into your child’s diet.

Below you will find some simple, quick, healthy, and easy snacks for kids.

  1. Stuffed potato

There is hardly any kid who doesn’t like potatoes. Potatoes are not just tasty but a rich source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6. 

Ingredients

  • 4 small potatoes
  • 1/4th tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Water
  • 2 tbsps peanut powder
  • 2 tbsps chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/8th tsp haldi
  • 1/8th tsp garam masala
  • 1/4th tsp salt

Method

  • To make the stuffing take peanut powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, chopped garlic, salt, coriander leaves, and water in a bowl and mix them well.
  • Cut the boiled potatoes into two halves and scoop out some of the potatoes. Stuff the potatoes with the mixture and shallow fry them in a pan.
  • Serve hot with sauce.
  1. Corn cutlet recipe

These sweet corn cutlets can be great as an evening snack. They can be eaten as a cutlet or as a patty inside a burger.

Ingredients

  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ tbsp. red chili powder
  • Salt
  • 1/4th tbspgaram masala
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • Oil
  • 2 tsp rice flour 

Method

  • Boil the potatoes and mash them.
  • Add boiled sweet corn, red chili powder, garam masala, chopped green chilies, salt, ginger paste, coriander leaves, and rice flour and make dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized balls and flatten them with your hands.
  • In a pan take some oil and shallow fry them till they turn golden in color.
  • Serve hot with either green chutney or tomato chutney.
  1. Oats idli

Your kids will love a plateful of these mini idlis that hide vegetables like carrots with the goodness of oats. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tbsp. chana dal
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 2 chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • ½ tbsp turmeric

Method

  • Dry roast the oats on a tawa till they turn slightly brown and grind them into a powder on cooling.
  • Put oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and chana dal till they splutter. Add the chopped chilies, carrots, and coriander leaves. Add salt and turmeric powder to it.
  • Add the seasoning to the powdered oats along with curd and water and make a batter of idli’s consistency.
  • Grease the idli steamer plates with oil and pour the batter into the idli steamer areas. Steam the idlis for 15 minutes. You can poke them with a knife to check whether they are cooked. If the knife comes out clean, it means that your idlis are ready.
  • Serve hot with either green chutney or onion chutney.

These recipes are loaded with the necessary nutrition for kids.