Quick and Nutritious Snacks and Lunch Box Recipes for Toddlers and Kids

quick and nutritious snacks for toddlers and kids

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Hello dear readers!

The school season has started, and so have mommy woes about packing lunch boxes for their kiddos. It gets very difficult to pack a quick yet nutritious snack in the morning chaos. So, here I present you two easy peasy recipes packed with nutrition that your kids will polish off in no time!

DRY FRUITS LADOO

This nutrient and protein-packed ladoo is the best option for those hunger pangs that your kids usually get. I did not add any artificial sweetener, making it more healthy and filling. So here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates (deseeded)
  • 1/2 cup almonds finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pistachio finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee

Procedure:

  • Dry roast the wheat flour, almonds, pistachios, coconut powder and walnuts separately for 2 minutes.
  • Take a pan, and roast the dates till they become a little mushy.
  • Take it off the flame and transfer it to a large mixing bowl.
  • Once the dates reach lukewarm temperature, mix all the other ingredients and shape it in ladoo form with the help of little ghee.
  • Your nutritious and yummy ladoos are ready to be relished! Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week and relish it whenever those hunger pangs give your child a visit! Give it in your kid’s lunch box to end their meal at school on a sweet note!

healthy laddoo

SPINACH CHEESE PARATHA

Wondering what you can make for your fussy eater that can fill their tiny tummy with ample nutrition Here’s one such recipe. With the goodness of spinach and taste of cheese, I am sure your kiddo won’t just stop at one!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1.5 cup wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander finely chopped
  • Salt for taste

Procedure:

  • Blanch the spinach for 5 minutes in hot water and blend it to a fine paste in a blender.
  • Take a mixing bowl. Add the flour, spinach purée, salt and knead into a soft dough similar to that of a paratha.
  • For the stuffing, add grated cheese, ginger garlic paste, chillies, chilli flakes and salt.
  • Now, make equal portions of dough and turn them into balls.
  • Roll the balls, fill the stuffing in each and roll again.
  • Heat a griddle and roast the paratha in little oil/ ghee or butter as you like.
  • Piping hot spinach cheese parathas are ready to be served with curd/dip or ketchup!

spinach cheese paratha

Hope you liked the easy peasy recipes! Do try them – I’m sure they will be a hit!

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