Quick Homemade Snack Recipes For Kids’ Lunchboxes
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Before school breaks for the summer and everyone can finally take a moment to breathe comes the pressure of examinations and getting school work done on time. As children spend increased hours at school or studying at home, it is important for them to eat the right kind of food to help them stay full, build energy and immunity for the long hours. Knowing how picky children can be when it comes to eating, it is important that taste be paid attention to, along with nutritioH. And in that vein are xx recipes for delicious homemade snacks that sit well in lunchboxes or for your children to nibble on, between breaks.

Energy Sandwich

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This delicious alternative to candy is ideal for kids who spend a lot of time playing sports or running around from one class to another. Packing 4-5 of these is plenty and more and keeps your kid full for a couple of hours.


  • 5-6 dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Dark chocolate, to drizzle


  • Spoon the peanut butter into the crevice left empty from pitting the dates and arrange on a plate.
  • Drizzle with as much chocolate as you like and serve.

Green Peas Dip

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This spicy, chatpata green peas dip is an inexpensive alternative to hummus and can be used as a spread for sandwiches or eaten as a dip, along with lavash or pita chips.


  • ½ cup green peas, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • ½ avocado [optional]
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Mash together all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and add some water to adjust consistency, if necessary.
  • Refrigerate in air-tight jars and use over everything from lunch wraps to sandwiches.

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Bread Chaat

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A quick take on the bread upma, this bread chaat is even easier to make if you have some leftover toasted bread from breakfast. You could also use a crusty, fresh bread if you want an extra bit of flavour or nutrition.


  • 1 cup toasted bread croutons
  • 2-3 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • ½ tomato, diced
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon green chutney [optional]
  • Salt and chaat masala, to taste


  • Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl and add it to a lunchbox.
  • Serve refrigerated or at room temperature, with an extra squeeze of lime.