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Last Updated : Dec 26,2017



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Tasty and Filling, Best Snacks for Kids

If you happen to overhear a few moms talking about their kids or routines, you will be surprised to know that many moms find it more challenging to cook for their kids than for a small party of adults! This is not because kids are hard to please or unhappy with what their moms make, but because kids have a zealous appetite and enthusiastic taste buds, eager to have plenty of variety. Moreover, when it comes to their children’s food, moms are also very concerned. They want their children to be happy and healthy, and are keen on cooking wholesome, filling and tasty food for different meals of the day.

Thrice a day, children need wholesome meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apart from this, they need something light for the school short-break, something filling to have when they return from school in the evening, plus some tidbits to munch on whenever they are hungry. While jar snacks will cater to the sudden cravings, it is very important to make something more filling and wholesome in the evening.

Kids are bound to be hungry and tired after a long day at school. They need to unwind and recharge themselves before they rush out to play or to other extra-curricular classes like sports or music. A hungry kid cannot concentrate on anything. At the same time, if they are too fully loaded, again they can’t perform well at sports, music and other activities. So, the evening snack needs to be smartly planned such that it is filling and nutritious, yet not too heavy. These snacks must also be easy to make so that you can fix it quickly without wasting too much time. Plus, variety is very important, because attractive snacks are sure to make your kids happy!

With these requirements in mind, we have come up with a selection of yummy, filling and attractive snacks that your kids will love to have in the evening. When in the mood for a bread-based snack, go for the Moong Dal Toast, Aloo Tikki Burger or Healthy Vada Pav. The Cheese Paratha and Moong Dal Palak Cheela are variants of traditional snacks that are sure to please kids. The Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa, Oats Rava Idli and Oats Bhel are delicious ways to introduce your kids to more grains like oats or bajra.

Sometimes, you can also modify the recipes slightly to cater to the whims and fancies of your children. On a holiday, involve them in preparing these tasty snacks so they will be comfortable around the kitchen when they grow up. Many of these recipes are likely to be enjoyed by adults too, so you can also enjoy a tasty bite with your kids, along with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

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Recipe# 37441
23 Jun 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Samosa! Does this snack need any introduction? Originally one of Mumbai’s favourite roadside snacks, it is now so famous across the country that it is available in almost every bakery, restaurant and tea stall. While some enjoy it plain, others like to smash it and top it with sauces or make a chaat ....
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Recipe# 2900
26 Jul 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Corn and capsicum are a lesson in contrasts. While one is sweet, juicy and yellow, the other is spicy, crunchy and green. See how they complement each other perfectly in everything from texture and flavour to appearance. It is no surprise then that this Corn and Capsicum Tikki turns out to be such a ....
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Recipe# 42332
26 Dec 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat breakfast dish that will sweep you all off your feet! Spread dosa batter on the griddle, break and egg over it, sprinkle a little coconut and cook, to get a healthy and filling breakfast. The Egg Dosa is not only healthy but extremely tasty, with the creaminess of egg and the crunch ....
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Recipe# 35288
14 Mar 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
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Recipe# 32837
20 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An easy to make counterpart of the traditional dosa ! These crisp dosas are made with a batter of semolina and buttermilk. Since the batter does not have to be fermented for long, this is an ideal dish to serve the sudden guest! Also try other
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Recipe# 22654
09 May 17

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What a fun way to make use of leftover uttapas ! The Uttapam Pizza is so tasty that your kids will want you to make this every time you make dosa batter. From onions and capsicum, to pizza sauce and cheese, the Uttapam Pizza has all the ....
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Recipe# 42333
26 Dec 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A masaledar and filling snack, which can be had as a meal itself, the Egg Paratha is something unique. On reading the name, you might have made many guesses about how the egg fits into the paratha – whether it is used as a stuffing, or whether it goes into the dough, etc. But, this method is ....
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Recipe# 42240
21 Nov 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
A burger minus the patty becomes a snack that you can prepare within minutes! Indeed, the Creamy Salad Burger is one such scrumptious snack that you can conjure up in a jiffy as it doesn’t require a patty. Yet it tastes simply too awesome to describe with mere words and is equally satiating too ....
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Recipe# 36452
21 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Just the mention of corn and cheese makes this starter worth a try, because this duo is a great hit with people of all age groups. Allow the peppy, cheesy corn mixture to cool well, otherwise you will not be able to shape it. Once that step is through, then the Corn Cheese Balls are easy to prepare. ....
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Recipe# 40842
11 May 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
From small towns to cities, almost every bakery in India has the ever-popular Veg Puff, ready to warm and serve when a hungry customer arrives. Sometimes called the “common man’s pizza”, the Veg Puff has a unique flaky cover, enclosing a succulent mixed vegetable filling, which makes it both flavour ....
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Recipe# 32927
20 Aug 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dosa is as popular in South Indian cuisine as Idli is! Crisp and thin pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, dosas are even more exciting than idlis. In fact, while idlis are considered to be an easy, comfortable steamed food, ....
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Recipe# 146
23 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A very unique treat, perfect to have for breakfast or as an after-school snack ! A coarse and thick batter of moong dal perked up with crunchy veggies and flavour enhancers like lemon juice, coriand ....
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Recipe# 42217
27 Oct 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
These thin, savoury pancakes are so tasty you will love to snack on them any time; at the same time they are so satiating that you can even have them for breakfast. Made with a batter of mixed dals perked up with ginger, green chillies and other ingredients, the Mixed Dal Chila is both tasty and ....
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Recipe# 40192
27 Sep 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli , dosa , pongal or upma< ....
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