Our kids love everything chat pata! dont they? I bet I cant give my daughter a bowl or butter peas or butter corn and ask her to finish that off for snack time.
Sometimes you could be an artist on plate to tantalize those tiny taste buds and sometimes just come up with snacks which are very flavorful- both work!
Here are my top 10 picks for kids snacks.
Some recipes are my own , some are adapted, some are verbatim from books and sites
1.Bread Jam Butter Moon and Stars
A brown bread slice, spread butter ,Stack another with jam. And the last one to cover.
Use cookie cutters in shape of moon and stars
2.Butter Cookies dipped in chocolate
Heres my recipe for delicious and easy to make butter cookies dipped in chocolate. Zoey helps me make cookies everytime!
3.Cheese and Herb Potato Fries
4 large potatoes , cut into
french fries (with the skin)
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp olive oil or
2 tsp cornflour
1 tsp grated garlic (lehsun) , optional
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder
salt to taste
4 tbsp grated processed cheese
1/4 tsp butter for greasing
Image and Recipe courtesy – Tarla dalal cookbook
4. Chinese Bread Toast
Recipe and Pic Courtesy SailusFood
Mash two potatoes, season with salt and pepper,
add a few drops of soy sauce and vinegar and 1 1/2 tbsps for sesame seeds pwd.
Butter whole wheat or brown bread slices,
spread the mashed potato mixture and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Toast on both sides till golden brown.
5.Stir fried noodles
Boiled Hakka noodles( add a spoon of oil and fluff to avoid sticking)
finely chopped carrots and spring onions
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp vinegr
Pepper and salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
In a wok, heat oil, add the chopped spring onions. Saute for a minute. Add carrots and saute.
After a couple of minutes add the boiled hakka noodles. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, pepper and salt to taste.
6.Cheesy Bread triangles
I make this a lot of times for my daughter, she loves it
2 slices of whole wheat bread/ brown bread
1 tsp pizza sauce
1 tsp ketchup
few slices of tomato
1 Cheese slice( cheese single)
All you need to do is assemble them! Preheat oven to 200 deg. Smear bread slices with the two sauces. Add the tomatoes and cheese slice. Stick it in the oven and bake for 7-8 minutes. You could alternately use a tawa on the stovetop too
7. Sweet potato fries
Recipe my own
Pic courtesy – random google image
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch long slices