Healthy And Gluten-Free Quick Snacks Ideas That Your Kids Will Love

Today’s children are consuming junk and unhealthy food at an alarming rate. Most of these foods contain gluten which doesn’t provide any essential nutrients necessary for their growth. It is understandable that you as parents would like to give gluten-free foods to your children. 

 

However, it is challenging to find gluten-free snacks which combine both taste and good health. Fret not. Here are some options to get you started.

1. Herbed Potato Bites

A great healthy substitute for children’s favourite French fries, herbed potato bites is one of the best snacks to eat in the gluten-free range. 

Recipe:

Take 2 boiled potatoes and cut them into cubes. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the potatoes for a minute. Add salt, pepper and dry Italian herbs. Cook till the potatoes turn slightly crisp. Voila, your snack is ready!

2. Sweet Corn Chaat

The little yellow succulent pearls of corn are free from gluten in their natural form. All you need is to toss in some vegetables and sprinkle some spices to get the sweet tangy chaat ready.

Recipe:

Take one cup of steamed sweet corn kernels. Add finely chopped vegetables like carrot, capsicum, tomato and onion. Sprinkle some salt and chaat masala and squeeze a few drops of lemon. Top it with sev and mint chutney.

3. Oats Pancakes

Rich in vitamins and minerals, oats make a good nutritional addition to healthy Indian snacks for children. Your children wouldn’t be able to stop at one pancake after they taste it!

Recipe:

Blend one cup of oats in a mixer to get the powdered form. Add salt, buttermilk and egg to oats powder to get a batter of a runny consistency. Take a pan, put some oil and sauté vegetables like carrots, onion and capsicum. You can add any vegetable of your kid’s choice. Add the vegetables to the oats mixture. Spread the batter on a pan like a pancake or dosa. Cook till both sides turn golden brown. Serve with mint-coriander or coconut chutney.

4. Chocolate Ice Cream

Which child wouldn’t love to relish ice cream as a snack? The cool thing is that you can make it at home with just four ingredients.

Recipe:

Take a few frozen bananas and blend them in a mixer till they turn creamy in texture. Add cashew butter, cocoa powder and almond milk. Blend all ingredients along with bananas in the mixer. Pour the mixture in ice lolly moulds and put them in the freezer for a few hours. See the smile on your child’s face when you serve it!

5. Amaranth Cutlets

An Indian peer of quinoa, amaranth packs loads of health benefits. If your children don’t eat amaranth, you can easily sneak it into this cutlet recipe.

Recipe:

Add amaranth to boiled water and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add mashed boiled potatoes, chopped vegetables of your children’s choice, ginger julienne, salt and pepper. Roll them into any shape and shallow fry them in a pan. Serve with coriander-mint chutney.

 

If you are looking for ready-to-eat gluten-free snacks that are high in protein, you can consider khakhra from Prolicious. These khakhras are available in child-friendly flavours such as peri-peri, masala noodles, schezwan and chorafali.