5 Healthy Snacks for toddlers & kids

 

5 Healthy Snack Recipes ( for 2+ year toddlers & kids )

 





Recipe #1 – Chana ( chickpea ) snack

Ingredients: ( for #1 – chana (chickpea) snack )

1/2 cup – chana / chickpea ( soaked )
1 cup – water
pinch – turmeric powder
pinch – pepper powder
salt to taste

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients..
Step 2) Into a saucepan, add 1/2 cup soaked chana, 1 cup water, pinch of salt, pepper & turmeric powder
Step 3) Cover, heat on high and bring it to a boil ..
Step 4) Once it boils, reduce to medium-low ( ‘#3’ on numbered cooktops ) and cook for 20 minutes..

Once ready, strain the chana, place into a bowl and serve when slightly warm..


Recipe #2 – Aval ( brown poha / flattened rice) Snack


Ingredients:
( for #2 – aval (brown poha) snack )

1 cup – aval / brown poha ( flattened rice )
1/2 cup – coconut ( grated )
1/4 cup – cashew nuts ( chopped )
1 tbsp  – ghee
1 tbsp – jaggery or raw sugar ( add to taste )
2 – cardamom ( or a pinch of cardamom powder)

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients ..
Step 2) Wash the aval/poha in a bowl of water and filter using a colander/strainer ..
Step 3) Heat a pan and add 1 tbsp ghee
Step 4) Add 1/4 cup chopped cashew and fry until golden..
Step 5) Add 2 cardamom and cook for 5 seconds..
Step 6) Add the aval/poha and cook for 3 minutes on medium-low heat.. ( keep mixing )..
Step 7) Add 1 tbsp jaggery or raw sugar, 1/4 cup grated coconut, mix for a minute and turn off the heat ..

Place 1/2 cup of aval/poha mix into a bowl ..and serve when slightly warm..


Recipe #3 – Berry Yogurt Snack


Ingredients: ( for #3 – berry yogurt snack )

3/4 cup – yogurt ( thick / full fat yogurt/curd )
4 – strawberry ( chopped)
1/2 cup – blueberry ( or raspberry )

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients ..

Step 2) Into a bowl, add 3/4 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries, 4 strawberries (chopped)..  mix and serve ..  ( this is a great summertime snack ) ..


Recipe #4 – Cashew & Raisin


Ingredients: ( for #4 – dry fruit & nut snacks )

10 – cashews ( chopped )
1 tbsp – raisins

Method:

Step 1) Into a bowl, add 10 chopped cashews, 1 tbsp raisin and serve ..


Recipe #5 – Green gram ( moong bean ) Snack


Ingredients: ( for #5 – moong bean snack )

1/2 cup – moong bean ( green gram ) (soaked )
1 cup – water
1/4 cup – coconut (grated)
1/2 tsp – jaggery or raw sugar
pinch – salt

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients ..
Step 2) Into a sauce pan, add 1/2 cup soaked moong bean (green gram), 1 cup water and pinch of salt
Step 3) Cover, heat on high and bring it to a boil ..
Step 4) Once it starts boiling, reduce to medium-low (#3 on numbered cooktops) and cook for 15 minutes..

Step 5) Once ready, place a cup of moong bean in a bowl, add 1/4 cup coconut, 1/2 tsp raw sugar or jaggery .. mix and serve when warm..

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