Kids may not eat a lot in a sitting, but they often do get hungry before their next meal. Here are a few healthy snacks for kids that are quick, easy, healthy, and tasty.

Whole wheat Almond cookies

#1 Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Ingredients

  • Powdered almonds – 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour – 3/4 cup
  • Jaggery / Brown sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Almond cut slices – 8 for garnish
  • Butter – 1/2 cup or 130 grams

Procedure

  • Take butter (room temperature) in a mixing bowl and add-in jaggery and mix well until you get a creamy consistency
  • Once done add wheat flour, powdered almonds, vanilla essence, and baking powder to the bowl
  • Use your hands and start mixing until you get a soft dough consistency
  • Keep the dough in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes (optional)
  • Take a tbsp of dough in your hand and start rolling between your palms,  pat slightly to flatten it to get a more biscuit shape
  • Place parchment paper on the tray and arrange the cookies in it.
  • Garnish with almonds and bake in preheated oven at 180c for 15-20 minutes until the cookies have browned at the bottom.

Nutrition Breakdown

For around 12 pieces

Per piece Energy = 96.6 cal

Protein = 1.33g Fats = 7.7g Carbs = 5.51g Fiber = 0.8g 

Fruity and Healthy Ice Lollies

#2 Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Ingredients

  • Maple syrup or honey – 1/2 tbsp
  • Fruit (Mango, raspberry) – 1 cup
  • Banana – 1 medium
  • Milk (regular, almond or any) – 1/2 cup
  • Ice lolly moulds

Procedure

  • Take a blender and add mango, banana, milk and maple syrup
  • Blend everything together and add the mixture to the lolly moulds
  • Freeze for a while and enjoy. You can try replacing mango with fruits like raspberry, blueberry, strawberry etc

Nutrition Breakdown

Energy = 318 cal

Protein = 6g Fats = 6g Carbs = 60g Fiber = 5.1g 

Apple Nachos

#3 Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Ingredients

  • Apple – 1 full
  • Peanut butter (or any nut butter)-  1 ½ tbsp
  • Chocolate chips – a few
  • Cinnamon powder – a pinch
  • Maple syrup or honey – 1 tbsp
  • Almonds (chopped) – 4

Procedure

  • Take a full apple and cut it off the core and into thin slices
  • Add the slices to a plate and spread them
  • Take peanut butter in a small bowl and add 1-2 tbsp of water till the butter becomes more saucy (thin consistency) from pasty.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon powder and mix again.
  • Use a spoon to drizzle the sauce over the apple slices.
  • Drizzle some maple syrup and sprinkle some chocolate chips and almonds on the apple slices

Nutrition Breakdown

Energy = 322.7 cal

Protein = 6.7g Fats = 15.1g Carbs = 40g Fiber = 7.9g 

Tasty Energy Balls

#4 Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Ingredients

  • Quick cooking oats – 3 cups
  • Peanut butter – 1/2 cup
  • Ground flax seed – 1/2 cup
  • Dates – 1 cup
  • Coconut oil – 1/3 cup
  • Extra add-ins ( Dried cranberries, Dark chocolate chips, chopped almonds or walnuts )

Procedure

  • Take the dates in a jar with hot water and cover it with a lid for an hour
  • Then take all the ingredients in a food processor and blend into a smooth paste (mixture can be saved in refrigerator for about 3 months).
  • Add some water is mixture is too dry, then add the add-ins and give it a final mix.
  • Scoop 1 tbsp of mixture in your hands and with the help of your palms form bite sized balls. Enjoy.

Nutrition Breakdown

Per serving Energy = 230.7 cal

Protein = 6.85g Fats = 9.26g Carbs = 30g Fiber = 9.91g 

Date-Nut Roll (Khajur Barfi)

# 5 Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Ingredients

  • Seedless dates (Khajur) – 400-500 grams
  • Ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus) – 2 tbsp
  • Mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios) – 150 gms
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Procedure

  • Transfer the dates (room temperature) into a blender and without adding water blend for 1 – 2 minutes. Your dates mix is ready
  • Make sure the resulting mixture is neither too chunky nor pasty. Transfer to plate
  • In a pan dry roast poppy seeds over low to medium heat for 1 – 2 minutes (till slight golden brown). Transfer to plate
  • Now take ghee in a pan and add roughly chopped mixed nuts. Cook over medium heat with continuous stirring till roasted slightly. Transfer to another plate
  • In the same pan add leftover ghee and with it add the dates mix. Cook on low to medium heat until dates become softer (3 – 4 mins) and then add the mixed nuts.
  • Keep mixing till the nuts and dates completely mix with each other.
  • Add few pinches of cardamom powder with a few teaspoons of previously cooked poppy seeds (keep some for garnishing at the end). Keep mixing till everything combines with each other.
  • Once you get dough like consistency, transfer to plate and let it cool.
  • With the dough form a ‘log’, by rolling the dough and pressing on the sides.
  • Put some crushed pistachios and poppy seeds on a plate / table and roll this log on it
  • Take an aluminum foil and wrap the log inside it by just rolling the log over the foil and closing the ends.
  • Let it set in refrigerator for around 2 hours. Cut into desired sizes, remove the foil and enjoy !

Nutrition Breakdown

10 Pieces: Per piece: Energy = 234.4

Protein = 4.5g Fats = 9.6g Carbs = 32.5g Fiber = 5.6g 

Let me know in the comments if you liked the above recipes. Don’t forget to check out these 5 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss


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