With virtual learning taking over traditional classroom teaching in this year of the pandemic, schooling for children has changed a lot indeed. In between long hours of classes, what a child looks forward to most is the virtual lunch break. It’s important to not only take care of their hunger pangs but ensure that they have the right amount of nutrition required to boost immunity. Here are a few healthy snacks you can whip up...
Ragi is packed with dietary fibres, which aids digestion and helps your child stay full for long hours. Ragi or nachni also keeps obesity at bay in a child. Kids will surely love to munch these healthy and crunchy cookies.
Try making some spinach idlis. Spinach is a superfood packed with rich fibres, iron, protein, minerals and magnesium. Idli is nourishing and very low on calories. Blanch spinach leaves and grind them into a paste, add to the idli batter.
Oats are packed with soluble fibres that help increase the number of good bacteria in a child’s digestive tract. The oatmeal flour is gluten-free and also tastes great when used in pancakes along with fruits.
Anything steamed and devoid of oil is light and easy to digest. Make some steamed dhokla along with mint chutney to satisfy hunger pangs during breaks while attending online classes. Curd is also good for a healthy gut.
Healthy soya burger
We should know children should be kept away from unhealthy snacking. But if your child is craving for burgers, make some at home by replacing the fried burger patty with nutritious patties made with soya granules. Add some leafy green vegetables and ditch mayonnaise or cheese.