Kids At Home On Vacation? 10 Yummy And Easy Summer Snack Ideas

Posted: April 15, 2016

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Hungry kids at home for the summer vacation? Here are 10 refreshing, quick, and easy to make summer snacks ideas for busy parents to keep the kids happy and full. 

Summer has already begun to knock us down, and vacation is around the corner too. Kids are going to be home all day, and all of us know what that means! They’re always going to be hungry, once they rush in after they’ve played long hours in the sun. It is time for all parents to don the master chef hat and serve their kids some yummy, yet healthy snacks throughout this hot season.

While most of us are trying to focus on staying fit during summers by wearing light-cotton clothes and drink lots of water, we should not forget to keep a check on the kind of food we consume. Fried food is a big NO-NO! Now, you really don’t have to get panicky. To make your job a little easier, here’s a list of summer snack ideas that will make both parent and child happy.

Kesar Pista Falooda

Let’s begin with some lovely dessert drink. Kesar (saffron) and pista (pistachios) are the only two ingredients used in the falooda for flavor and taste. Unlike other falooda recipes where milk is added directly, here the milk is simmered with saffron and pista first and then cooled later.

Recipe here.

Eggless Mango Cake

Cake is every kid’s favourite dish, and so is Mango. Mix of these two is sure to make your kids go gaga over it! Made with whole wheat flour, fresh mangoes, butter and condensed milk, Mango cake is both healthy and refreshing. It can be served with tea, milk or how about icing with your favourite ice cream flavor?!

Recipe here.

Strawberry- Orange Popsicle

These homemade strawberry orange popsicles will make those hot summer days a little more tolerable. They’re fruity and fantastic! Making your own colorful, refreshing ice pops is so satisfying and easy—plus, you get to know exactly what’s in them when you enjoy them later.

Recipe here.

Makhana Raita

Most people do not know that raita can be made with Makhana too. Well, this is a really healthy recipe that can be served with any kind of pulao, or paratha. No fertilizers or pesticides are used in the entire cultivation of makhana, thus making them naturally organic.

Recipe here.

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta

Bruschetta with tomato and basil. Simple bruschetta with a tasty, fragrant topping. Combine all your favorite Italian flavors with this bite-size appetizer. If you’re enjoying a night in with a movie and wine – replace the popcorn with bruschetta, a delicious Italian antipasto.

Recipe here.

Mango Mastani

Summer is the best time for frozen treats and there is nothing better than a dessert made out of Mango. Mastani is a dessert drink which originated in Pune and is very popular. Basically, Mastani is a thick milk shake with ice cream. Though the origin of the name is unknown, it is believed that it is named after Peshwa Bajirao’s wife, Mastani. We haven’t yet gotten over Bajirao Mastani to not relate to it, have we?

Recipe here.

No-Bake Granola Bars

Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey, and sometimes puffed rice, that is usually baked until crisp. Whip up these easy bars for a good-for-you homemade snack … dried fruit, nuts, seeds, maple syrup and other ingredients for delicious healthy granola bars.

Recipe here.

Fruit Kebabs

A fun, beautiful, and distinctive way to serve fruit at your next party! Try these fruit skewers with a variety of fruit dips to make them even more exciting! These kebabs work well with any type of fruit, including more exotic types such as starfruit, kumquats or prickly pears.

Recipe here.

Tandoori Aloo

Tandoori Aloo are marinated baby potatoes which are grilled to perfection. You can either use baby potatoes or medium sized potatoes for this recipe. If using medium sized potatoes, then dice them into cubes and then marinate them with the masala.

Recipe here.

Khakara Vegetable Pizza

Sudden pizza craving kicks in at odd times? Or are you busy folk who cook healthy food at home, but your kids screaming for a pizza and time is a constraint? Here’s an all new variety of pizza, with a Gujju touch! Khakara and pizza are two items that most people love. This is a real kid-pleaser instant pizza dish.

Recipe here.

Image source: home made orange popsicles by Shutterstock.

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