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Last Updated : Oct 22,2018



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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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Vegetable Maggi (  Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40122
Today

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by Tarla Dalal
Maggi is a huge hit with kids. They just love to stash the long, chewy noodles into their mouth, sucking it in with a fun, whooshing sound. By adding loads of colourful and crunchy veggies to it, you can turn their favourite treat into a satiating tiffin. Here, we have sautéed the veggies and the Ma ....
Pav Bhaji ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33423
12 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pav bhaji is more than a mere snack! it’s a quick meal that can be grabbed on the go – since large potions of the bhaji are made in advance and simply reheated with a few spices before serving. You just need to wait till the pav is toasted to perfection with oodles of butter! hmm, top with the raw o ....
Mixed Nuts Chocolate
Recipe# 40758
12 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The perfect mix of elegance and excitement, this Mixed Nuts Chocolate is a luscious dark chocolate with the irresistible crunch of nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts. The procedure is quite simple and you will thoroughly enjoy the outcome. Just make sure you store the Mixed Nuts Chocola ....
Aloo Chaat
Recipe# 2582
08 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Chaat is a mouth-watering treat that everybody loves! Tasty baby potatoes are combined with onions and tomatoes, as well as peppy chaat masala and tangy lemon juice to make a really flavourful treat. It feels wonderful to bite into this exciting treat, which is soft, crispy and chewy too. P ....
Golpapdi, Microwave Golpapdi
Recipe# 2780
09 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Indian sweet, made quickly and easily using the microwave oven. The aroma and rich flavour of ghee-roasted wheat flour, sweetened with jaggery, is just too delicious to explain with words. Since it is so easy to make, you can experience it for y ....
Eggless Orange and Tutti Frutti Loaf
Recipe# 33109
05 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Show us a kid who doesn’t love tutti frutti... sprinkle some tutti-frutti on any dish and your kid will be happy to gobble it up! Here is an attractive snack, which your kids will fall head-over-heels in love with! Spongy and tasty, this Eggless Orange Tutti Frutti Loaf is resplendent with the t ....
Aloo Tikki Burger
Recipe# 42205
27 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Even international food chains are introducing a touch of Indian magic in their burgers and pizzas, because of the tongue-tickling taste and rich texture that they give. This Aloo Tikki Burger is a perfect example. It brings into burgers the unbridled fun of Indian food. Aloo Tikki made of potat ....
Ragi and Broccoli Cutlets
Recipe# 40779
19 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious cutlets are made of ragi and broccoli, perked up with spice powders, mint and spring onions. Potatoes add to the volume of the cutlet mix, while mint and spring onions give it a fabulous aroma and flavour. The Ragi and Broccoli Cutlets are rolled in oats, to give the outer su ....
French Toast, Eggless French Toast
Recipe# 22625
01 Aug 17

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by Tarla Dalal
French Toast – a name that makes people drool the world over – is generally out of the reach of vegetarians as its other name is “Eggy Bread”! It is basically bread that is soaked in beaten eggs, then deep-fried and drizzled with honey. This vegetarian version is just as tasty! Here, we have dipped ....
Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe# 1941
17 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cookies are a must to complete the Christmas experience. They are also a wonderful jar snack to have at home, to appease your sweet tooth as well as sudden hunger pangs. And, what better flavour of cookie to make than chocolaty ones! Here is the perfect recipe to make delightful Eggless Chocolate Co ....
Crushed Peanut Chikki, Crushed Shing Dana Chikki Made in Jaggery
Recipe# 41001
18 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Peanut Chikki is one of the most popular amongst chikkis, the crushed peanut version being as popular as the whole one. Crushing the peanuts increases the aroma of the chikki, and enhances the flavour too as the peanuts and jaggery mix more uniformly. The texture is also quite different, somewhat so ....
Chutney Sandwich, Green Chutney Sandwich Roadside Recipe
Recipe# 41919
14 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a peppy sandwich that is sure to remind you of your favourite street foods! In this easy-to-make recipe, bread slices are buttered and sandwiched with a vibrant green chutney that strikes a spicy conversation with your taste buds! You can prepare this as a quick snack any time you are hu ....
Sitaphal Milkshake
Recipe# 1085
05 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Custard apple by itself is a wondrous treat with its uniquely grainy texture and extreme sweetness. Blended with vanilla ice-cream and chilled milk, it becomes nothing short of nectar! Creamy to the core, this Sitaphal Milkshake is a truly energising treat that your taste buds will thank you for. ....
Poha Dhokla
Recipe# 39002
21 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Feel like having dhoklas for breakfast? you can whip them up instantly by using beaten rice, which requires no soaking or fermenting. These dhoklas also make a good tiffin option since they do not need reheating. Green chutney balances the not-so-spicy dhoklas.
Bread Fritters
Recipe# 22626
02 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bread, soaked in curds and bound with besan, is mixed into a thick batter together with an assortment of interesting ingredients like grated carrots, coriander, and so on. When deep-fried this innovative batter transforms into an appetizing and tasty Bread Fritter that you will enjoy sinking your te ....
Bread Snack ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40356
25 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tasty and convenient alternative to bread sandwiches. In this delicious Bread Snack, cubed whole wheat bread slices are sautéed with crunchy, juicy veggies and tongue-tickling spice powders. While garam masala is a standard addition to such dishes, adding a dash of pav bhaji masala makes t ....
Cheese and Broccoli Tikkis, Cheese Cutlet Recipe
Recipe# 30833
14 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Given a choice, kids will say nyaaaaah to broccoli, but they are a must-have because of their nutritional benefits! So, tempt them with these yummy tikkis made with a combination of broccoli and cheese. Use olive oil to cook these tikkis as it is rich in vitamin E. For health and taste check ....
Aloo Tikki
Recipe# 2586
20 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo tikki is a versatile and popular potato preparation, that can be had as it is, or as part of a gravy or a chaat preparation. Here is a relatively simple version that you can prepare with readymade spice powders. If required, ....
Fudge Fingers, Gooey Chocolate Fudge Dessert for Kids
Recipe# 2615
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolaty, gooey and chilled, these Fudge Fingers are simply too cool to refuse! A mind-boggling combination of chocolate, condensed milk, biscuits and nuts, this dessert is not only too tasty but also amazingly easy to make. You can cook these Fudge Fingers with your kids – you will find that t ....
Baked Vada Pav / How To Make Baked Vada Pav
Recipe# 40426
16 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
From outside, it looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it is a vada pav. That makes this lovely dish appeal to both camps – the sandwich lovers and the vada pav fans! Bread dough is layered with garlic chutney and stuffed with a peppy potato mixture before being baked to a perfec ....
Chinese Panini
Recipe# 41670
09 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fusion of Italian and Oriental cuisine, the Chinese Panini is a sumptuous snack of Panini bread, grilled with a filling that combines juicy veggies, crunchy fried noodles and tongue-tickling sauces. ....
Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Potato and Cheese Rolls
Recipe# 32755
09 Aug 18

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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 ....
Chocolate and Butter Biscuits
Recipe# 2536
28 Jul 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are loaded with butter and cocoa, two potent ingredients that have the power to transform any food into an irresistible treat. You will find that the butter not only gives this biscuit a fabulous texture but also a rich flavour, notably buttery. A dash of vanil ....
Crispy Rice Balls
Recipe# 7591
09 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
How can leftover rice and veggies be used to win your kids’ hearts? It might sound like a riddle to you, but it is possible as you will see from this recipe. Cooked rice and colourful vegetables are used to make a mildly spiced dough that is shaped into balls and deep-fried. This is a wonderful way ....
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