Friday, 21 October 2016

5 Healthy After-School Snacks

Whether your kid is studying in one of the top international schools in Mumbai, or in any other university, when the kids come home with rumbling tummies, you need some easy, healthy after school snacks to keep them going until dinner. 

Famous international schools in Mumbai like RBKIA provides ample opportunities to its students in sports to develop a complete all round personality. To help your children participate in various extracurricular activities; they need to be healthy and strong. Considering this perspective, it’s important that as parents, you boost and motivate your child to do better, by serving them healthy after schools snacks.

For your convenience we bring to you some smart picks of healthy after-school snacks:

1. Blueberry-Cucumber Smoothie
This is a perfect snack when it is hot outside and your kids come home needing something cold and refreshing. Blueberry and cucumber are antioxidant-packed and will give your kids the boost they need to start their homework after school.

2. Toasted Dry Fruits With a Dash Of Honey
You can use any variety of mixed nuts or seeds you like. Dried fruits like almonds, pistachios, raisins, walnuts etc are rich in vitamins, fats, and protein, which makes this an excellent on-the-go snack. Plus honey acts as an antioxidant and keeps your child away from flu and other infections.

3. Vegetable Cheese Toast Sandwich
Vegetable sandwich is a long-standing after school snacking tradition. You just need to fill those ingredients your kids actually like! A filling like a beetroot, carrot, cabbage, potatoes, topped with cheese, mayonnaise and a dash of honey will fill them up, and even make them smarter.

4. Paneer Cheese Rolls
Paneer is a complete proteinaceous and a healthy food. It is an excellent source of calcium and helps in building strong bones and teeth.
On the other hand, a wrap or a roll is like a gift to children. It makes the kids guess what is inside the roti, tortilla or bread used as the outer layer. And when they sink their teeth in, to find a delicious stuffing like paneer and shredded cheese inside, their joy knows no bounds.

5. Sweet Corn Chat
Corn chaat is a simple after school snack. Corn contains good levels of some of the valuable B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folates, riboflavin, and pyridoxine. When you mix corn with chat masala and other ingredients like onion and tomatoes, it becomes nutritious and attractive for kids to consume.
Not every parent can be home to have a snack ready for their kids, which is why most of these ideas are things you can make ahead of time!  

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