Healthy After School Snacks – Manjula’s Kitchen

I wanted to share some quick and easy snacks I used to prepare for my two sons, Rakesh and Mukesh, and their friends.

When the boys were young, I made sure to have tasty and healthy snacks readily available. They would often bring their friends, who loved coming to our house after school.  Our house was the place to be fed well with homecooked fresh food!  I would keep their snacks quick and easy to prepare. They also love helping me prepare snacks.

Some of their favorite snacks included celery sticks and sliced cucumbers and cream cheese, carrots and peanut butter, potatoes with cheese, crisp toast with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top, and graham crackers with cream cheese topped with fresh fruit.

celery sticks and sliced cucumbers and cream cheese, carrots and peanut butter, potatoes with cheese
crisp toast with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top, and graham crackers with cream cheese topped with fresh fruit

The boys loved when I added Indian touches to their snacks.  One of their favorites was fresh hot puris.  All their friends loved watching me fry puris and were amazed to see how they would puff up.

Puri (Flat Bread) Recipe by Manjula
Puri (Puffed Flatbread)

They also enjoyed crispy aloo pakoras. They would devour these!  I could not keep up with how fast they ate them!

Crispy Aloo Pakoras Recipe by Manjula
Crispy Aloo Pakoras

Here are some ideas you can find on my website for quick, easy and delicious snacks.  Now that we are spending a lot more time at home, try engaging with your kids and let them prepare their own snacks, such as: 

These are the few my grandkids really enjoy!

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