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Tips for some healthy snacks for school children

Dr. M. Vijayalakshmi, M.D (Peds), M.D (USA), F.A.A.P

Tips for some healthy snacks for school children

Here are some practical suggestions for home made healthy snacks that can be taken to school by children:

  • Bread sandwich with Cilantro (Coriander)/Mint chutney and some ketchup. Can be cut into fancy shapes.
  • Vegetable patties - made with ground vegetables, flour, and pan fried mildly in vegetable oil, mildly spiced and salted. Can be served with a small amount of ketchup if your child prefers it.
  • Cut fruits - use a mix of available fruits Pineapple, Mango, Guava, Pappaya etc.. To make it more interesting to kids a small amount of cream can be mixed with it. Additional sugar should be avoided.
  • Vegetable and cheese (Paneer) pakoras - fried very mild in fresh vegetable oil, mildly spiced and salted.. Variety of vegetables can be used.
    Larger quantity should be vegetable pakoras with a small mix of cheese pakoras.
  • Carrots and cucumber with vegetable dip : Cleaned carrots and cucumber cut as long pieces. Dip can be made at home using fresh and not-sour yoghurt.
  • Bread sandwich with egg and vegetable omelets - Not more than two eggs should be used. A variety of green and other vegetables should be used.
  • Dried fruits like raisins, dates, cherry etc. mixed with corn flakes or cheerios