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Last Updated : Sep 18,2019



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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Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe# 1941
13 Nov 19

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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 ....
Poha Dhokla
Recipe# 39002
26 Apr 19

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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 ....
Cheesy Rice Stick
Recipe# 40861
04 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Cheesy Rice Stick is a snazzy starter made with a dough of rice and potatoes perked up with appropriate herbs and spices. Portions of the dough are stuffed with a piece of cheese before being deep-fried to a perfect golden brown. The cheese melts in the heat and coats the inside of the ric ....
Cheese Paneer Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 42448
23 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An utterly cheesy paratha that combines cottage cheese and processed cheese into a flavourful stuffing. A thoughtful selection of veggies like capsicum and onions are included in the stuffing to complement the gooeyness of cheese with their crunch and pungency. A sprinkling of Kitchen King m ....
Nacho Chips with Cheese Dip ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40346
23 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The all-time favourite combo of Nacho Chips with Cheese Dip is not only energizing but also delightful to kids because they love the ‘chip-n-dip’ concept. It will be so much fun to find such an exciting option in the tiffin box that they would love to share it with their friends, so make sure you pa ....
Banana Walnut Muffins
Recipe# 7603
18 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Refined flour is unhealthy and is advisable for kids to avoid it as much as possible. However I have added nutrient rich oats, banana and walnuts to make these muffins healthier.
Cream Cheese Sandwich
Recipe# 41344
18 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This cold sandwich is everything you could ask for – filling, refreshing, tasty! An intelligent combination of juicy and crunchy veggies with cream cheese, herbs and spices, makes this sandwich an enjoyable treat. It is also very easy and quick to make, and uses common ingredients that you will ....
Potato Smiley
Recipe# 42116
09 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you see a frown on your kid’s face, this is the best recipe to put the smile back! The Potato Smiley is an all-time favourite kids’ recipe. The potato-based dough is shaped into small, flat rounds, with eyes and a smile impressed upon each, using a straw and a spoon. Once deep-fried, they become ....
Dal and Rice Dosa
Recipe# 1695
07 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Quite different from the usual dosa in appearance and flavour, the Dal and Rice Dosa has a dominance of dal flavour, which combines beautifully with sambhar and chutney. As a more flavourful and aromatic variant, you can add finely chopped methi leaves or drumstick leaves to the batter before ....
Whole Wheat Flour and Jaggery Ladoo
Recipe# 42356
08 Oct 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. ....
Corn and Capsicum Tikki
Recipe# 2900
19 Sep 19

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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 ....
Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza
Recipe# 40709
10 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ingredients you never would have thought of combining come together in an exciting new fashion, in this brilliant recipe! Absolutely healthy, this Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza is so tasty you won’t even realise it does not contain cheese. The main reason for this super taste is the fabulous homemade pizza ....
Coconut Cake, Eggless Coconut Sponge Cake
Recipe# 41890
04 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Like a breeze that caresses you atop a hill, the mellow flavour of coconut revitalises your palate when you bite into this unique Coconut Cake. The soothing touch of coconut is unmistakable as both coconut milk and desiccated coconut are used. This is a soft and succulent sponge cake with a deep ....
Bread Pizza, Veg Bread Pizza Snack Recipe
Recipe# 5237
04 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bread pizzas are a quick do-it-yourself alternative for regular Pizzas . Since most of the ingredients for this open sandwich are common and readily available, you can prepare it quickly any time you want. Just make sure you bake it to perfection an ....
Oats and Walnut Chikki
Recipe# 40531
27 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who does not like the enticing sweetness and exciting crunch of chikkis? Here, we have given a healthy twist to this all-time favourite snack, making it out of oats and walnuts. Oats is known to be a healthy, fibre-rich cereal, while jaggery and walnuts have rich stores of iron that help boost ....
Chocolate and Butter Biscuits
Recipe# 2536
20 Aug 19

 
 
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 ....
Quick Bread Snack
Recipe# 1505
16 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This quick bread snack is an upma like recipe made with crumbled bread. While the onions, ginger and green chillies add a bit of spice to the bread, the tomatoes, tomato ketchup and lemon juice impart an energising tanginess. You can laso try other quick snacks using bread like
Chapati Roll with Vegetables
Recipe# 42102
13 Aug 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 ....
Fudge Fingers, Gooey Chocolate Fudge Dessert for Kids
Recipe# 2615
09 Aug 19

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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 ....
Nutella Ferrero Rocher Milkshake
Recipe# 41379
05 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
The intense taste of chocolate laced with hazelnut, together with the rich and luscious mouth-feel of this milkshake will earn itself immense fanfare! The effect that comes out of combining the nutty-chocolaty taste of Nutella and Ferror Rocher with the pleasant flavour and lusciousness of vanilla i ....
Chocolate Brownies , Chocolate Brownies with Eggs
Recipe# 40794
05 Aug 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 ....
Oats Chocolate Walnut Balls
Recipe# 30807
01 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pamper yourself and your kids with these crunchy-munchy, nutty, chocolaty balls! Made of quick cooking rolled oats, nuts and dried fruits, these balls have an interesting mouth-feel and taste. The chocolaty flavour only adds to the fun, making it all the more enticing! Once you add the warm choc ....
Cheese and Broccoli Tikkis, Cheese Cutlet Recipe
Recipe# 30833
02 Aug 19

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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 ....
Tricolor Sandwiches
Recipe# 2599
23 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian flag is indeed an inspiring one, and kids and elders alike love the combination of energising colours on it. Why not bring those colours into a sandwich, to create the same spirit in your taste-buds. A green layer of minty paneer and an orange layer ....
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