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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# 2518
22 Mar 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These buttery cookies surprise you with crunchy bits of almond in every bite! With both powdered almonds and sliced almonds in it, this Almond Biscuit has a melt-in-the-mouth texture as well as an intermittent crunch, which makes it really extraordinary. Despite the amazing taste and texture, th ....
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Recipe# 41679
14 Mar 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These delicious snack bars, made with roasted almonds and dry grated coconut are so tasty that you will feel a deep sense of joy when you bite into them. The best part is that they do not even require any baking, so you can make them quickly and easily at home and carry them to work or when you ....
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Recipe# 140
17 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Fit for a festive day, but made without much sweat! Who can resist crisp, perfectly roasted almonds coated in chocolate? Cool well, and treat yourself to these crunchy delights, or wrap them up in attractive papers and gift them to a dear one. Ensure that the almonds are well roasted so that t ....
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Recipe# 42088
07 Oct 17

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by Tarla Dalal
Made with a dough of mashed potatoes, besan and rice flour, the Aloo Bhujia has a melt-in-the-mouth texture. It also has an awesome flavour, with the spiciness of garam masala and the exhilarating tang of dry mango powder. With a perfect blend of spices, this recipe gives you an authentic flavou ....
Recipe# 14756
17 Mar 02

 
 by bulbul30
A delicious and nutritious cutlet recipe, any time cutlet can be prepared as a healthy and tasty snack for children within minutes. Simply soak the bread slices and mix it with left over dals, vegetables, spice powders and shallow fry the cutlets in hot oil. Enjoy the crispy and mildly spiced up any ....
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Recipe# 40319
10 Aug 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but sometimes it can be a real challenge making your kids eat up this wonder fruit, especially on school days when you cannot run behind them! Here is how you can serve it up in their snack box. Adding a dash of lemon juice to neatly cut Apple Sticks not only gi ....
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Recipe# 33087
02 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice is so colourful that kids will immediately yearn to dig their spoons into the tiffin box when they see it! Not only is it visually appealing, but it appeases the appetite too as it contains a wholesome combination of rice and vegetables, flavoured excitingly with tang ....
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Recipe# 2888
15 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp and crumbly bajra and wheat flour savouries flavoured with kalonji, the Bajra Chakli is sure to be an exciting experience for you. Chakli presses are available at most utensil stores, and it takes only a little bit of practice to start using them. And, once you get the hang of it, you can quic ....
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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# 40377
17 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will not believe that the humble sev can get so exciting and healthy too! For starters, the besan dough is perked up with tomato pulp and tongue-tickling spice powders, but the excitement just begins there. This lovely, tangy, crispy snack is interestingly baked instead of being deep-fried in oi ....
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Recipe# 40438
05 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nachni is one of the best sources of iron, and having it as a roti is a very good idea. But have it too often in the same form, and you will tend to get bored. So, once you understand the nutrient profile of an ingredient, it is good to explore various ways in which it can be included in your di ....
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Recipe# 39887
14 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Puris , plain or stuffed, baked or fried, are a snack that Indians cannot live without! Here is a version that you can binge on, without any guilt. Made using fibre-rich oats, the Baked Oats Puri is flavoured with sesame seeds, garlic ....
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Recipe# 39663
03 Mar 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp and flavourful Banana Pepper Wafers taste best when made the traditional way! Here, salt is added to the oil to ensure even coating on all the wafers. But, take care to reduce the flame and then add the salt-water mixture. Move away as soon as you add it, since the oil might splutter. Likewise ....
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Recipe# 42491
16 Mar 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The deep red colour of cooked beetroots and the palate-warming flavour of pav bhaji masala team up to make this Beetroot Pav Bhaji a delightful dish that everyone will love. The grated beetroot is combined with other veggies that go into the classic bhaji like onions, tomatoes, mashed potatoes, ....
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