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Last Updated : Oct 23,2018



बच्चों के लिए स्कूल के बाद का नाश्ता - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Kids After School recipes in Hindi)
શાળા પછીના નાસ્તા બાળકો માટે - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Kids After School recipes in Gujarati)

Kids after School Recipes, Kids after School Snacks

It’s been a long and busy day for your kids at school and they come back home hungry and tired. While a hug from mom is the first pick-me-up tonic they want, they also look forward to something super yummy to eat. Something that’ll not just appease their hunger at the moment, but also re-energize them for the remaining activities of the day, be it sports classes, music classes, tuitions or just fun and play!

Mothers are always eager to appease their children, and are enthusiastic to prepare interesting kids after school snacks to serve them when they come back from school, but it is just natural to run out of ideas after a few days. And kids! They can sometimes be difficult to please. They get bored of having the same kind of food every day, and if you don’t get innovative, they crave for junk food – which is every mom’s nightmare!

If you eavesdrop on typical moms’ conversations, you will find that they often return to the topic of what they can cook for kids, be it for their tiffin dabba or to have kids after school snacks. Discovering recipes that are fun, easy and quick, yet loved by kids is every mom’s top priority.

So, here we come with our inputs on the topic!

Kids after School Recipes, give variety to kids

Healthy Oats DosaHealthy Oats Dosa

Nobody knows better than you that kids want variety! So, do not repeat the dishes often. Try healthy Oats Dosa Healthy Oats Dosa instead of Dosa. In fact, at the beginning of the week, you can plan and make a list of after-school snacks to prepare, so that you can avoid repetition. You can even rope your child into this activity, so they can share their thoughts on what they want to eat, which makes it doubly interesting to eat them. Sometimes, when you have more time on hand, change the dish for the better to pleasantly surprise them when they get home!

Kids after School Snacks, introduce veggies, fruits and pulses

Fruit ChaatFruit Chaat

Always try to introduce lots of veggies, fruits and pulses into the snacks you make so that the kids get a good nutrient top-up like Fruit Chaat. You can also substitute refined flour with healthier options, and try to sweeten your snacks naturally with fruits, honey, etc. instead of using white sugar. With small substitutions and best practices, you can start paving the way for your children’s long-term good health.

Your kids after school recipes depends on their schedule. If they are coming home from school, you can prepare snacks hot and fresh and serve them with love. On the other hand, if they will be popping out of school and into some other class directly, then you need to pack something in the morning itself. Jar snacks are ideal for this because it will remain in the dabba for over 6-7 hours.

10 Quick Kids after School Recipes

Mini Rava Vegetable Pancakes
Mini Rava Vegetable Pancakes

Hot and fresh pancakes and spongy dhoklas are ever-popular kids after school snacks, especially if they are made freshly. The aroma of the pancakes and the crunch of the veggies are definitely alluring!

1. Mini Rava Vegetable Pancakes

2. Poha Dhokla

Nothing like a sandwich, toast or open sandwich to please kids! Rather than the usual veggie or cheesy stuff, try using pulses, as in the Moong Dal Toast...

3. Moong Dal Toast

A smoothie is always handy when you are short of time. They are easy and quick but lusciously tasty...

4. Almond Banana Smoothie

Who can resist the temptation of munching on succulent, simply seasoned corn?

5. Buttered Sweet Corn Recipe

Chapati Roll with VegetablesChapati Roll with Vegetables

And of course, the ever popular rolls and sandwiches...

6. Chapati Roll with Vegetables

7. Cream Cheese Sandwich

To give the snack a healthy twist, try something like the Oats Bhel...

8. Oats Bhel

Or go for something from down South...

9. Idli Milagai Podi

When you don’t know what to make, go for aloo because every kids loves it!

10. Masaledar Aloo

Whatever kids after school snacks you have decided to make, ensure that all the ingredients are ready before your kids come home, so that you can cook and serve the food immediately. They are bound to be hungry after school, and might have to rush to another class.

10 Kids after School Snacks carried in dabbas to eat after school

Nowadays it has become common for kids to go straight from school to their evening classes, to save time travelling. In that case, you will have to pack the after-school snacks and give it to the kids early in the morning itself. So, you have to go for absolutely dry snacks, which will not get soggy after so many hours. Jar snacks are best. You can prepare them earlier whenever you are free, and quickly pack them in the mornings. They will be convenient to make and pack, yet tasty and satiating to fill the young one’s tummy!

Kurmura ChikkiKurmura Chikki

Muffins made with whole wheat flour are good options, because they are healthy and sumptuous too. You can try other baked foods like cookies or loaves too. The chikki is an all-time favourite, time-tested Indian snack that you can pack any day!

1. Whole Wheat Carrot and Raisin Muffins

2. Kurmura Chikki, Murmura Chikki Recipe

3. Eggless Orange and Tutti Frutti Loaf

Jar snacks are handy. You can prepare them in the weekend and use throughout the week. The jar snacks might be deep-fried or even baked healthily.

4. Ribbon Sev

5. Baked Whole Wheat Puris

The thepla is an interesting dish that lasts for 2-3 days if prepared properly. Many people take theplas along on long journeys, which proves its ability to stay good for a long time. So, you can comfortably make and pack theplas in your kids’ after-school dabba.

6. Thepla

Whole Wheat Flour Chakli RecipeWhole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe

Most jar snacks, including the traditional ones like Namak Para, are much-loved by kids because they are crunchy and tasty. But, even then, to avoid boredom, go for something innovative like the Dry Pasta Jar Snack, which is okay to have for gluten-sensitive kids too. You can also make the snacks using different flours.

7. Dry Pasta Jar Snack

8. Jowar Dhani Chivda

9. Namak Para

10. Whole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe

Talk to your kids often about food, so that they are aware of the taste and health aspects of what they eat. They will also open up and share ideas about what they wish to eat or what they do not like. You can also have a healthy discussion on what is junk and what is not, instead of preaching to them. A healthy dialogue always goes a long way.

Likewise, a little bit of creativity will also help. Add an element of fun to any dish you cook. Jazz up the garnishing, or crush the puris and top them with sev and chutneys to make it attractive for the kids. Think of new ways to present even the old stuff, so that the kids come home eagerly to see what’s on the table every day! Put the smile back on their faces before they head out to face the rest of the day!

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Jowar Upma
Recipe# 39749
18 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green p ....
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
Recipe# 2269
18 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The intense sweetness of dates and the rustic bitterness of walnuts complement each other beautifully in this Eggless Date and Walnut Cake. An ideal accompaniment for a cup of hot Tea, Chocolate or
Eggless Chocolate  Cake Using Curds ( Cakes and Pastries )
Recipe# 33305
13 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you love the heady aroma of warm, freshly-baked cakes, then this Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds is one of the first things you should try. It is so richly-flavoured and so spongy, you can use it in just too many ways! Have a slice right off the Ove ....
Stuffed Cheesy Schezuan Pav Recipe, Starter
Recipe# 42157
13 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Innovation at its best, this recipe brings together a few ideas from Oriental and Indian cuisine to give you a snack that’s unforgettable! Ladi Pav bread is stuffed with a scrumptious filling of juicy veggies and tongue-tickling sauces, coated with a buttery-garlicky spread, sealed with foil pap ....
Chocolate Sticks ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40360
12 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tasty and attractive snack that will make your kids just too happy! Chocolate Sticks, made by coating bread sticks with freshly-molten chocolate, is a delicacy that can be prepared and stored in an air-tight container, to be sent in your kids’ tiffin whenever you feel they deserve a treat. ....
Granola Bars  (  Fun Food For Children)
Recipe# 1895
11 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Is this crisp or chewy, sweet or fruity? It is this mixture of flavours and textures that makes the Granola Bars a treat for kids! It keeps them guessing with every bite, loaded with fibre and protein rich oats and cornflakes, nutritious dry fruits and nuts, all bound together by caramelised sugar.
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
11 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Chinese Bhel ( Chinese Recipe )
Recipe# 22758
08 Mar 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s favourite street food merges with Oriental culture, in this exciting version of Bhel. Rather than being made with puffed rice, this unique Chinese Bhel is made with fried noodles, tossed with colourful sautéed veggies and garnished with crunchy spring onions. A generous dose of sauces is al ....
Almond Biscotti
Recipe# 4965
08 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti are a special class of biscuits, which are baked twice. This gives them a unique texture, which is firm to bite but soft on the palate! Baking twice also gives them a rich, well-done aroma. This recipe shares the secret of making fabulous Almond Biscotti, with the aesthetic flavour ....
Jain Vada Pav
Recipe# 41443
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s very own burger, now made in Jain style! Vada Pav is part and parcel of Mumbai’s culture, a signature dish on its street food scene. While it usually uses potatoes, onions, ginger and other ingredients not used by Jains, this version substitutes potatoes with raw bananas. With flavo ....
Chapati Roll with Vegetables
Recipe# 42102
23 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A bright and juicy medley of veggies are rolled up inside chapatis to make a sumptuous snack that can be enjoyed for dinner with a bowl of soup, or served to kids when they return from school. We have chosen a wide assortment of veggies to make this roll, combining different colours, textures an ....
Banana Yoghurt Milkshake
Recipe# 1881
23 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A luscious drink that is sure to energize every inch of your body! The ever-popular flavour of banana gets all the more exciting when combined with fresh curds, sweet nutmeg and vanilla. Use absolutely chilled milk and if possible chilled curds too to make the Banana Yoghurt Milkshake so you will ge ....
Quick Rice Dosa
Recipe# 1684
18 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
As this dosa requires no soaking or fermenting, it can be prepared in a jiffy when you are in need of a quick meal. The addition of cooked rice makes the dosas soft despite not soaking the raw rice. Quick rice dosa should be had immediately with sambhar and chutney.
Stuffed Monaco Biscuit Sev Puri
Recipe# 42625
18 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Monaco biscuits are a popular tea-time accompaniment in India. In fact, some of us love it so much that we keep looking for more ways to enjoy it. How many of you remember taking Monaco biscuits sandwiched with cheese and pineapple ....
Khakhra Pizza
Recipe# 7597
18 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Innovative to the core, there are many aspects that make the Khakhra Pizza appealing to kids, and satisfying to moms too. Instead of a plain flour base, this pizza uses nutritious whole wheat khakhra. As the base is thin and crispy, it also requires much less cheese than a traditional pizza. While f ....
Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Potato and Cheese Rolls
Recipe# 32755
18 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A yummy starter, which is sure to raise one’s expectations of the forthcoming meal! Aloo Cheese Croquettes also look very appetising, so nobody is likely to pass up the tray without tasting one. A melt-in-the-mouth covering of mashed potatoes gives way to a succulent, cheesy filling that has the pep ....
Beans and Cream Cheese Potatoes
Recipe# 1885
12 Aug 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Boiled potatoes are a storehouse of energy, and generally kids love it in any form. However if you keep serving the traditional mash with a simple sprinkling of salt and pepper everyday they will get bored of it. Often, you need to think of innovative ways to serve even common veggies to kids. Here ....
Chocolate Brownies , Chocolate Brownies with Eggs
Recipe# 40794
12 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love brownies? Warm chocolate brownies are a delight to have as such, but they get all the more irresistible when topped with ice-cream and laced with hot molten chocolate sauce. In this recipe, you will discover the secret to making intensely-flavoured Chocolate Brownies with Eggs ....
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
Recipe# 534
05 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well. It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast . Adai can be enhanced ....
Chocolate Chiffon Pie ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
Recipe# 1280
24 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a rather different pie in which the crust is made of coconut. In the chocolate chiffon pie, chocolate mousse is set on a crusty thin coconut base, and garnished with whipped cream. When grating the coconut for the base, use a grater with medium-sized holes… if the coconut is too thickly or t ....
Veg Puff
Recipe# 40842
24 Jan 19

 
 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 ....
Peanut Chikki
Recipe# 41000
21 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think chikki, and peanut is the first option that comes to mind! Indeed, the combination of peanuts and jaggery, prepared in a crisp and exciting form, is a time-tested and ever-popular snack, which has won the hearts of Indians and others. Here is a detailed step-by-step recipe that shows you how t ....
Mini Cabbage Vadas
Recipe# 33096
16 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The mildly pungent aroma and flavour of cabbage fits very well into vadas. Combined with a dough of soaked urad dal, along with other flavour enhancers, it makes a crispy south Indian treat that will be loved by all. When shaped in a convenient size, the Mini C ....
Whole Wheat Flour and Jaggery Ladoo
Recipe# 42356
08 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kid or adult, none can resist these aromatic, tasty, melt-in-the-mouth laddoos made of whole wheat flour and jaggery. Roasting the flour well removes the raw smell and gives the Whole Wheat Flour and Jaggery Laddoo a rich aroma while jaggery and ghee give it an intense, traditional flavour. ....
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