Summers are here and so will be the demand from kids for tasty snacks and desserts! Mommies, don’t worry. We have brought forth a list of 5 such tasty summertime snacks and desserts, especially for the youngest member of the household.

TOP 5 TASTY AND NUTRITIOUS SUMMER SNACKS

1. Fruit Salad Popsicle

Eating a fruit salad in a bowl is so passé. Introducing the fruit salad popsicle that is super easy to make, super-tasty, very inviting to look at and nutritionally dense too. This is a definite try for those kids who always give numerous reasons to wriggle out at family fruit time.

What do you need

  • Colourful and fully ripe fruits such as:

– Strawberries (slit half),

– Kiwis peeled and cut in rounds,

– Peach or apples slides in wedges,

– Small black grapes

– Any other colourful fruit of your choice

  • Freshly squeezed and non-sweetened apple/ white grape juice or coconut water.

How to make

Its really simple.

  1. Prep your Popsicle moulds by placing all the cut fruits on the sides. This makes for a great presentation.
  2. Pour the juice of your choice till the brim of the Popsicle mould.
  3. Insert a wooden stick and freeze for 6 hours or overnight for best results.
  4. Enjoy slurping on the all-natural and healthy fruit salad Popsicle.

2. Papaya Protein Pancakes

Waking up to the smell of pancakes being cooked is something that not only children but even adults love. Provide this super healthy and supremely tasty dish as breakfast for your little one and see him/her gleam for the rest of the day.

What do you need

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3rd cup papaya puree or grated pumpkin (you can experiment with grated apples too)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered oats
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar (totally optional)
  • 1 tsp of olive oil

How to make

  1. Mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Grease a non-stick pan with olive oil.
  3. Pour a ladle full of the pancake batter and cook it till the sides turn a brown colour.
  4. Repeat for the other side.
  5. Serve with maple syrup or honey

3. DIY Breadizza

You would have guessed this recipe by now. This recipe could well be a project for your child as they can combine the ingredients and make their own breadizza. This bite-sized pizza made from multigrain bread is just what you call healthy and tasty.

What do you need

  • Slices of multi-grain breads. You could snip away the hard crusts or keep it for a crunch.
  • Cut vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, colourful bell peppers.
  • Tomato ketchup or even tomato puree.
  • Spices such as oregano, chilli flakes
  • Grated paneer and grated mozzarella in half and half quantities.
  • Butter to apply on the bread.

How to make

  1. Prepare the bread crust by cutting interesting shapes from the soft centre of the bread slice or you can take the whole slice.
  2. Lightly apply butter on the bread.
  3. Smear the tomato puree/ketchup, drizzle the spices.
  4. Add all the vegetable slices and season it with a pinch of salt.
  5. Mix grated paneer and mozzarella cheese in half quantities.
  6. Sprinkle this paneer-cheese mix on the bread and bake the cheese melts and the house is filled with a delicious aroma!

Taste tip: sliced pineapples can also be added to this breadizza for an extra taste punch.

4. Indianised American Sweet Corn!

Recreate the corn on the cob magic with American sweet corn instead. Pluck out the tender ears of the corn and steam it.

What do you need

  • 1 bowl of American sweet corn ears
  • Spices such as chaat masala, red chilli powder, salt, tomato ketchup.

How to make

This recipe gets made in the blink of an eye! We promise

  1. Take the steamed ears of the corn in a big bowl.
  2. Add all the spices and toss well
  3. You could also add grated vegetables such as carrots to this mix.
  4. Serve when hot!

5. Baked Yogurt Pudding

How can the summer recipes not include a dessert? But aren’t desserts supposed to be fattening and not healthy? Well, our low-fat baked yogurt dessert is kind of a guilt-free indulgence.

What do you need

  •  Greek yogurt: Plain 1 ½ cups
  • Low fat fresh cream: 1 cup
  • Condensed milk: ½ cup to a cup based on the sweet preference
  • Cardamom for flavour

How to make it

  1. Beat the yogurt well to remove any lumps.
  2. Add the cream, condensed milk and cardamom powder. Pour this yogurt mixture in to ramekins.
  3. Boil 2 cups of water in a wide bottom steamer with a lid.
  4. Tightly cover the ramekins with an aluminium foil. Place them in the steamer and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with colourful cut fruits or go pro by caramelising a teaspoon of sugar on the surface of the baked yogurt with a flame gun.

Now kiss those rumbling tummies good bye with these nutritious and kid-friendly recipes.

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Mitul Patel

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