Wellness - Nutrition | 0-18 yrs

20 Healthy Snacks That Can Be Prepared In 20 Minutes

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Snacks and health seldom go together. "Fried", "unhealthy", "bad for the heart", "too salty" are just some of the adjectives that don't aid their reputation as a desirable part of your diet.

Is there such a thing as a healthy and tasty snack? We have put together a collection of 20 healthy snacks in this Clipbook that can be made in 20 minutes, that taste delicious. 


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Bhel

Bhel is a quick and healthy snack option is because of the ingredients that go into it. Munch on it to keep up with your nutrient requirements, but remember it is a treat to be enjoyed occasionally.

Warm Spiced Cashews

Cashew nuts maybe a no-no for many adults, but for kids, they are an excellent source of protein and fat, both of which are important to achieve physical milestones. Cashews promote strong bone growth and help absorb essential minerals in the bloo...

Millet Cookies

Millets are a rich source of protein, fibre and vitamins. Using it in place of refined flour in your cookie dough transforms cookies into a healthy snack. Bake a batch or two and store in an airtight container.

Mini Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

We all know that fruits make excellent snacks. To make them more interesting, this recipe takes the regular cut fruit and transforms it into something that looks fun and attractive.

Poha Chivda

Poha chivda is a savoury snack made with beaten rice that has been tempered with chilli and curry leaves. It is prepared mainly from flattened rice with peanuts, dry fruits and spices added for taste and nutrition.

Roasted Beet Hummus

This protein-rich hummus is fun for parties and as a healthy snack. Try it as a dip with your favourite veggies, crackers or as a spread on your sandwiches and wraps.

Corn Cutlets

The healthy and vibrantly coloured corn goes into the all-time favourite cutlet to add a nutrient boost. Bound to become a regular on your menu.

Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

For a quick and satisfying snack, it's hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomato adds protein, making it a nutritionally complete entree.

Mushroom Pakora

Mushrooms contain some protein and fibre and are thought to be a good source of vitamins. They are easy to cook and lends themselves to the pakora, a dish that’s loved by all, even kids. Best served warm with chutney or sauce of choice.

Moong Sprouts Salad

Sprouted lentils (dal) make for a colourful, refreshing, nourishing dish, a good source of protein and calcium. This recipe uses the especially-nutritious moong sprouts.

Sweet And Spicy Walnuts

Walnuts pack high amounts of protein and can easily make for a healthy snack. Roasted, they lend themselves to a variety of flavour additions. Go sweet or savoury or both.

Brownies

This version of the brownie uses dates and honey for sweetness and oat flour to provide a low glycemic index, definitely better than the regular brownie.

Indian Chicken And Broccoli Wrap

Chapati gives way to whole wheat pita in this mouthwatering Indian chicken and broccoli wrap. It checks the boxes for protein, fibre and a variety of nutrients.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

The healthy sweet potato really comes into its own in this recipe for baked crispy fries. They are tasty, easy to make, and will make the deep-fried French Fries a thing of the past.

Fruit Jellies

These colourful jellies can be made using almost any juice, as long as it has been strained. Try making a few different varieties to serve together. A really fun way to enjoy fruit.

Banana Oat Pancakes

Just throw in all the ingredients into your blender and then cook on a skillet for delicious and healthy pancakes. And they taste just like banana bread!

Baked Carrot Chips

If you want a crunchy treat that's not filled with as much fat as potato chips from the store, try these crunchy, healthy, homemade carrot chips. Vegetables have never tasted better!

Toasted Garlic Bread

This delicious recipe for crisp and fragrant toasted garlic bread is very easy to make. For added indulgence, slather some butter on it.

Sesame Noodles With Chicken

It's quick, easy, and hits the spot every time! This is a very simple recipe for yummy sesame noodles with chicken.

Paneer Toast With Salsa

A spiced and seasoned paneer or cottage cheese mixture is stuffed between bread and toasted for an easy snack. It’s filling and accommodates several food groups well. Served with a tangy salsa these toast sandwiches taste just great.

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