Two Healthy Snacks For Toddlers That Can Be Made in Advance and Stored

Often we eat junk and serve junk to our kids because we don’t have the time to prepare something fresh everyday. In fact, that’s the reason most of us gain weight too, because we keep loading ourselves with junk all the time.

Here are two simple recipe which you can prepare in advance and store:

1. Mango-Coconut-Basil Lollies

Step 1: Grind a mango or use mango pulp- whichever is available.

Step 2: Take a cup of coconut water and grind it with the mango. I also add the meat portion (also known as malai) to it.

Step 3: Soak basil seeds in some water for a couple of minutes and allow it to swell. You can add some rose water and honey to it if you like.

Step 4: In a popsicle mould, pour the basil seeds until 1/5th of the mould is filled. Then add a few cranberries or pomegranate seeds (optional)

Step 5: Layer it with the thick mango coconut juice and freeze for at least 7-8 hours.

You can have anytime once set.

2. Makhana Bhel

Step 1. Melt 1.5 tsp ghee in a pan.

Step 2. Add some mustard seeds, curry leaves and slit green chillies (based on how spicy you or your toddler prefer)

Step 3. Then add a fistful of fox nuts (makhana) and roast them until they’re crispy.

Step 4. Once done, add a bowl puffed rice (kurmura) to it.

Step 5: Add salt and turmeric and mix well until it’s evenly coloured. Store in an airtight container.

(You can tweak the quantities of ingredients based on the amount of bhel you’re intending to prepare)

Hope this article was helpful!

More more ideas, you can check my previous post. (I’ve shared 12 easy and quick recipes for infants and toddlers)

P.S This article is my participation post in the #SummerFoodBlogTrain organised by Anisha, Deepali and Danisha.

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Happy parenting.

Love,

Elina