Indian snacks for kids | Healthy Indian snack recipes (Healthy snacks)
Indian snacks for kids – Over 80 + best delicious evening healthy snacks suitable for kids & grown-ups. These are best to serve as a mid morning or evening snack, in the school box or after school for kids. This collection of healthy snacks recipes will help you decide your kids’ snack menu. If you are a health freak like me and trying to prevent refined foods and fried foods, then this post is absolutely for you.
Staying true to the term Snack, please keep your kids’ snack portions small and serve these only in between meals as a refreshment. Do not serve these as a main meal.
I had developed and tried all these recipes for my kids. Over the years these have been a favorite with them. Hope your kids will love them too.
This collection of healthy Indian snack recipes includes lots of ladoos, Indian sandwich recipes, baked and pan fried snacks, quick chaats and salads. I have also included some pasta recipes too which can be served after school. For a wider choice you can check this complete collection of snacks.
Let us start with these energy booster ladoos. Check out 32 easy ladoo recipes here. Do choose the ones made from jaggery or use organic jaggery.
For ease of understanding I have divided the entire post in sections.
Healthy Indian Snacks for kids
Baked or tawa/ pan fried
Eggless pancakes recipe
Paneer cheese toast – no oven required
Tawa pizza without yeast – no oven required
Instant sweet paniyaram
Soya chunks cutlet
Paneer bread rolls
Veg seekh kabab
Oatmeal pancakes (with egg)
Hara bhara kabab (spinach cutlets)
Veg spring rolls (choose baked)
Falafel with chickpeas(choose baked)
Paneer tikka on stove top
Paneer tikki (cutlet)
Oven baked mushroom tikki
Alasanda vada (baked)
Gobhi 65 (choose baked)
Potato stuffed capsicum
Veg pizza recipe
Granola with jaggery & oats
Poha chivda (without deep frying)
Indian snack recipes
chaats and salads – These are easy and quick chaats you don’t need any chutney to make these.
Sprouted moong salad
Mung bean sprouts
Puffed rice upma
Bread toasts, sandwich and Pav recipes – Choose whole meal or brown bread. Avoid white bread.
Bread besan toast
Capsicum cheese toast
Paneer masala pav
Quick pav bhaji
Noodle & Pasta Recipes
Red sauce pasta (very simple)
Spaghetti with almond pesto
Spaghetti with cilantro peanut pesto
Veg noodles without sauce
Easy and comforting Soups – High protein and healthy soups
Sweet corn soup
moong dal soup
chickpea or channa soup
vegetable barley soup
tomato carrot soup
Updated: Quick Indian snacks for kids using eggs
Eggs make one of the most healthiest food for kids. After a tired day, kids need a good amount of protein and these are quite filling too.
Egg bhurji sandwich
Boiled egg sandwich
Chutney egg sandwich
Egg salad (kids above 4 can eat)
Egg noodles (you can skip soya sauce)
Fried egg sandwich
Oats egg omelette
Egg in a hole
I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills. More about me
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I moved to London after getting married, have missed my desi food so much and every time i had to call my mum for recipes and she was just about to abandon me when i asked her how many minutes to boil eggs ?
We have a family catering business so its a big shock for her because i keep forgetting the amount on spice.
I have been to your blog 2 years ago and since then mum and me chat for ages but never have i ever asked her any recipes. So my secret is i come to your blog and tadaaaa all my problems solved.
I kinda love how you express your love towards food in words.
I just love all your recipes all your words and the way you say it is amazing.
Thanks for this blog what would i have done without this.
I love you. you are my star chef.
And yes this blog has secrets to keep hubby happy ?.
Glad to know you! Enjoyed reading you! So happy to know the recipes helped. I couldn’t stop laughing about (boiling eggs).
Thanks much for the love!
This is really nice compilation + recipes. Would love if you could add milkshakes or smoothies too in your list for kids.
Welcome! Yes I have a lot of them on the blog. Please use the search bar on the menu to find them. I will update them here in few days.
Hi!I’ve been reading your blog for a long tikme noww
and finally got the courage to go ahead and
give you a shout out from Lubbock Texas! Just wanted tto say keep up the great job!
I always follow your recipes
It is very helpful to me
Glad the recipes are helpful
I like all of the new food and snacks for children. Love Sanvitha
Thank you Sanvitha
Just wow.your recipes are awesome mam.thank u for sharing with us.
I became a better cook after following your recipes.My kids love many of your recipes.I always recommend your site to anyone who wants to learn cooking.Good job.Keep the good work
Thank you so much. Very happy to know the recipes are helpful. Thanks again.
Visited lots of websites for learning recipes for my lil one. Yours is a one stop solution for my search. So much recipes on one site…amazing….still expecting more to come….thanks for the wonderful ideas.
Thank you so much. Yes surely I will be sharing more recipes.
its not easy recipes to make at home it is very difficult but i like the recipes and i am trying to make some of the food
Give easy recipes to make at home any person can make at home without any problem.
I have been going through a lot of trouble with my 2yr old. Please help.
My daughter will be 2 by next month and she is not eating at all from almost a month. Checked with the doctor and was advised to keep trying and give whatever she likes.
Till 1month before, she was eating ok, we shifted to a new place a month before and doctor said, she might be taking time to adjust to the new environment, since we moved from a cold to a very hot place.
She is not eating any vegetables, fruits, rice items or breakfast items. In short she is not taking any solid food. Once in a while, a little biriyani, boiled egg and fried potato, noodles and sometimes little chicken. other than this she is not eating anything else. In case if I force feed her, she sometimes ends up vomiting.
Previously she was eating dosa, upma, vada, sambar rice, rajma, chana, banana but after our shifting, she is not eating any of the above. I keep trying one or the other item each day to see if she will eat but all my efforts are going in vain.
She is not even taking juices, milkshakes, soups, payasam. From the last 1month her weight remained unchanged and i have no clue what can be done.
Apologies for the lengthy query but i really hope you could advise any alternatives. Please help.
I am usually late in replying to comments as I am the only one to manage the home and blog. You may be surprised that most of your comments remain unanswered for days! Sorry about that.
This might be for one of the 3 reasons – I too faced the problems with my kid when he was 18 months.
1. Moving from a cold to hot place may make the kid feel dehydrated, so the kid usually prefers more of water, milk or something liquid and may not eat solids completely. This can be addressed only by giving cooling foods and soupy foods and more fruit juices etc. Symptoms of this are dry skin, dry mouth and lips, dry eyes, constipation, disturbed night sleeps, loss of appetite.
2. Usually toddlers take time to adjust to new place and may not eat due to excitement. Want to explore everything all the time and due to the excitement keep getting distracted at meal time and refuses to eat. – If she is running around in the home or around the home, exploring things then this could be the reason.
3. Teething – Usually second molars erupt in between 20 to 26 months. This is one of the most common reasons, toddlers refrain from solids. symptoms – cranky & loss of appetite
You will have to find what could be the reasons. Hope these help
Hi Swasthi.. ur recipies r grt… I tried and my toddler loves to eat….
Could you tell some first foods for 3 month baby…?
Thanks. You can check this post on introducing foods to baby. Hope this helps
ok am expecting more n more from you…!
Wow!! I am sure my Kid is going to like all these recipes.
Your blog is really very very helpful. My kid is 7mnth old. Her weight gain is always below normal.earlier she wasn’t talking breastfeed properly n no sleeping in day.she sleeps very less. Hardly 10hrs. Nw she is taking food 3times but also weight gain is low.
Are you following the food chart mentioned on the blog.
You can also start ragi and khichdi
I have 1 year old twin babies boy n girl
They have no teeth yet n not eating much
Every night they r wake up due to hungryness
Pls let me know healthy food so they can sleep well
Suggest me that receipes which has more healthy with small amount becoz they r taking very small amount food
For dinner what should i offer them which is good for their whole night or no hunger at night
Thanks in advance
Usually babies begin to sleep well from 1 year onwards, due to phyiscal activity they get tired and many sleep thru the night without waking up for feeds. You can try these tips
1. Do not allow them to nap after 3.30 noon. Wake them up by then after their noon nap.
2. Allow them to crawl, move around and play well. Do not restrict them to crib or prams.
3. By 7.30 give them mashed rice with full fat milk, milk oats, or mixed vegetable rice with ghee and rasam etc.
4. By 9.30 give them traditional badam milk prepared with cow’s milk. This should keep them full and have a good sleep. You can find the recipe of badam milk here.
Try to feed heavy foods like dal, eggs, potatoes before noon. Keep the food simple towards the night. Babies do not sleep well even due to indigestion & colic.
Hope these help
My daughter 22 months old does’nt eat anything at home. she just drink milk. but at school she eats well.
This really worries me alot.
IS there a way to make her eat,
Find out what she eats at school and give her the same. Probably she needs company. If there are any kids in the neighbourhood playing around, you will have to show them and feed. You can try some similar tricks
i have tried that too. she is still not eating. only drink milk the whole day.
It’s been an year since your previous comment. Really sad to know she is still the same. Have you seen a pediatrician for this?
One stop for all recipes.. very nice compilation Swasthi..
Hi swasthi , very happy to c all menus and recepies with step by step , tried most of the dishes and it has come out well . I request u to add some more recepies for kids lunch box , it would be more helpful swasthi
Thanks for trying. Did you check this post on Lunch box recipes for kids. I have shared a lot of recipes there. Most recipes are kids’ friendly on this blog, you may also take a look at the recipes tab on the menu. Hope this helps
Mam thanks for the recipes these r so nice and helpful.
Glad to know they are helpful
Hey Swasthi ur dishes r amazing Thanku so much for sharing them with us
You are welcome
Glad to know you liked them