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Last Updated : Apr 20,2018



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Top Tiffin Snacks for Kids

Have you ever passed by a school building when the kids are having their snack break? Oh my goodness, what joyous chattering and chirpy young voices you can hear! Indeed, snacks break is a time that kids really look forward to. It is a break from their studies and school activities, and a time to catch up with their friends. And, of course, kids always love to peep into each other’s snack boxes and share what they have all brought together. You must see the glow of pride on the face of the kid with the most exciting snack in his gang. It’s simply too delightful!

Every mom wants her kid to be part of that league with the most interesting snacks. The smile on the child’s face is every mother’s greatest gift. Yet, in the business of the morning, it is a little tough to decide what to make and pack in the tiffin box, and we so often end up packing the same old roti and aloo, or packaged biscuits. Not that we intend to send something normal or boring; it’s just that we lack the time to decide on something wonderful and prepare it.

Not to worry. This is a collection of amazing tiffin snacks recipes for kids. From muffins to parathas and cookies to crunchy-munchy jar snacks, we have thought of everything that kids love. When you have time, you can prepare something fresh like the Jowar and Vegetable Paratha, Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice, Creamy Pesto Pasta or Rava Toast. Sometimes, we are hesitant to pack stuff like pasta thinking it will become gooey or thick when the kids eat it later, but we have made all these recipes such that they will remain good for 3-4 hours. So, stick to the ingredients and proportions we have mentioned to ensure that it stays good later.

Jar snacks always come to the rescue when you are running short of time. Once in a few days, when you have a little free time, you can prepare a batch of Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies, Baked Oats Puri, Bajra Chakli or Whole Wheat Carrot and Raisin Muffins, and keep them handy to pack on busy days. When packing these make sure that you use dry, airtight tiffin dabbas so that they will remain crisp. However, make sure your kid can open the box comfortably. At times, teachers complain of parents sending snacks in boxes with over-tight lids. Kids then make a beeline to the teacher’s desk to get the box opened, or attempt to open it themselves resulting in spills. So, balance airtightness with ease of opening when selecting the box.

Always try to decide your menu for breakfast, lunch and tiffin dabba the previous night itself, so that you can make any pre-preparations earlier. Mornings will turn out to be much more relaxed then! You can cook and pack with a smile, and be assured of a larger smile blooming on the young one’s face.

Enjoy the day, and happy cooking!

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Recipe# 40321
05 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Treat your heart and palate to a delectable meal of Oats and Cabbage Roti with low-fat curds, and hear a happy tick in response to it! Scrumptious to the core, these satiating rotis are made with a unique dough of whole wheat flour, oats and cabbage perked up with sesame seeds and spice powder ....
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Recipe# 40786
23 Apr 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Bengali favourite, Nimki is usually made with a dough of refined flour and deep-fried in oil. Here, we have turned it into a healthy but irresistibly tasty treat by using a dough of bajra and whole wheat flour, excitingly flavoured with crushed seed ....
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Recipe# 33112
02 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masala peanuts and chana, a scrumptious, crispy snack – children will love the tangy taste of these small break munchies loaded with protein, a must nutrient for a growing child.
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Recipe# 2285
12 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-the-mouth buttery biscuits made of a unique blend of plain flour and cornflour are sandwiched with tongue-tickling raspberry jam to make everybody’s favourite Jam Biscuits. The sight of the fruit jam peeping out of a hole in the biscuits adds to the visual appeal of these biscuits maki ....
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Recipe# 40154
14 May 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite Maharashtrian bread, the Dashmi Roti (Savoury) is made with a dough of whole wheat flour and besan flavoured with a variety of spice powders. It is easy to prepare since it makes use of readily-available spice powders, but is super tasty too! You can also serve this convenientl ....
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Recipe# 33101
19 Aug 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kaju kopra sheera, just got more tastier with the use of coconut-cashewnut combo rather than the usual wheat flour or rava sheera. Set this yummy sheera on a thali and cut into interesting shapes…pack with another big snack and keep the energy levels going.
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Recipe# 40360
02 Oct 15

 
 
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. ....
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Recipe# 40355
02 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A completely unique snack, prepared somewhat like crispy noodles, which is used as a garnish in Oriental recipes. To prepare the Crispy Pasta Snack, pasta is cooked and dried completely. Then, it is deep-fried and tossed with aromatic and flavourful seasonings such as mixed herbs. Allow this to cool ....
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Recipe# 40359
02 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
East meets West in your kids’ tiffin dabba today! The popular international salad, Coleslaw, made of shredded veggies, mayonnaise and tomato ketchup turns out to be a great pair for our desi favourite, khakhra! Since Coleslaw and Khakhra is like an interesting chip-n-dip combo, your kids will really ....
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Recipe# 40998
05 Jul 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to any mithai, there is no disputing the fact that anything that is homemade with love tastes much better than store-bought ones. This holds true for chikkis too! Yes, chikki – the wonderful Indian snack that continues to enchant several generations o ....
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Recipe# 39003
02 May 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lettuce adds crunch to these paneer sandwiches, a no-cooking tiffin treat that's quick and easy to make. Nourishing and filling, the sandwiches can also be eaten on the go! For variation you can replace suva with coriander. For breakfast you can also try other sandwiches like
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Recipe# 33099
17 Nov 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
These delicious Baked Bread Rolls are much better than the deep-fried rolls, which tend to get oily at times. On the other hand, these baked rolls are really crispy and sure to be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Not only that, this unique recipe has an Oriental touch too, because it is stuffed wit ....
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Recipe# 41001
05 Jul 16

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 3102
11 Apr 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy and flavourful finger food made with a dough of whole wheat flour and cheese, these Cheese Sticks are perfect to serve with a tangy or herby dip. Cheese gives this crispy snack a nice texture that is kind of flaky and crisp. Its cheesy flavour is also perfect to serve with tongue-tic ....
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