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5 Easy to Make Snacks for Kids

Updated on April 8, 2014
My daughter likes pizza bread
My daughter likes pizza bread

Kid's Snacks that are Easy to Prepare

As a mom of 5 kids, I have to be ready each time any of them ask "What's for snack, mom?" When pressed for time, I could just quickly prepare and serve them the usual peanut butter sandwich, a store-bought cupcake or hot ready-to-drink cereal.

But sometimes, I make time to prepare something extra special for them. These snacks are extra special not because they are hard to make. Actually, they are quite easy to make. Aside from being nutritious and filling, they are special because my children really like them; so much so that they're so eager to help out in preparing these snack food items.

Let me share with you these 5 easy to make snacks which my kids love.

1. Bread Pizza

Who doesn't like pizza? Almost all kids I know do. But buying the real pizza can be costly (depending on the particular pizza company). Making the real pizza can also take a while and sometimes you just have to get something ready quickly. This snack is a good alternative to buying the real pizza or making them yourself.

This bread pizza is very easy to make and won't cost much, too. Also, you can customize it anyway you want. You can use your preferred type of bread or whatever you have - loaf bread, pandesal, muffin, French bread and put any topping you desire. You can top it with all the meat you like or go vegetarian to eat healthy.

Check out this bread pizza recipe.

Bread Pizza by Chin chin
Bread Pizza by Chin chin

2. Pancakes

I've been making pancakes for my kids for more than 3 years already since I discovered that they really like it. I think I just searched the net for a basic pancake recipe and did some adjustments to suit our preference when it comes to its texture and taste.

Basically, the ingredients include flour, baking powder, baking soda, a little sugar, oil, eggs and milk. I also did variations to my basic pancake recipe by adding cocoa powder to make it a bit chocolaty or some smashed bananas to make it fruity and naturally sweet. You can also add some oats to rack up on the fiber.

There are other pancake recipes here in Hubpages just like this one. Then top with your favorite pancake syrup.


Pancakes
Pancakes | Source

Here's a different twist to making pancake - Chocolate Pancake Cake

3. Champorado or Chocolate Rice Porridge

Champorado is the same as sweet chocolate rice porridge. This one is made from boiling glutinous rice and cocoa tablea (it's like cocoa powder made into a tablet or ball) until the rice is cooked and the cocoa tablea is melted. Some people also add coconut milk to make the taste a bit different.To serve, cold milk and sugar are added to taste.

Most of my kids like this probably because of the chocolate flavor. My youngest daughter likes it cold with lots of added whole milk while the others like it served hot.

Champorado
Champorado | Source

4. French Toast

French toast is also known as eggy bread because the bread is soaked in beaten eggs and then pan-fried. I use 1 egg with 1/4 cup milk as the mixture where the bread is soaked. I don't add sugar anymore because my kids want to sprinkle the sugar on top of the French toast or dip it in pancake syrup.

French Toast
French Toast | Source

5. Turon or Banana Lumpia

Turon is a sweet snack which uses banana (the Cardaba variety) dusted with brown sugar, wrapped in spring roll wrapper and fried. Others add sweetened jackfruit or sliced mango with the banana to vary the taste. My daughter can eat as much as 3 of these when really up to it.

See how it is done in the video below.

Turon or Banana Lumpia
Turon or Banana Lumpia | Source

How to Cook Turon or Banana Lumpia

Snack Poll

Which of these snacks do you think your kids will like?

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What other snacks do you usually prepare for your kids? I would like to know other snacks which I could experiment on and prepare for my kids, too. Please feel free to share them below in the comments.

© 2014 Chin chin

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    • Chin chin profile imageAUTHOR

      Chin chin 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks DDE for reading. My kids treat French toast as if like pancake. They dip it in pancake syrup or chocolate syrup.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great suggestions and French toast was my child's favorite treat.

    • Chin chin profile imageAUTHOR

      Chin chin 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Turon is also the top favorite snack of some of my kids. You should try it. Thanks for the visit and vote up.

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      Writer Fox 

      4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      What great snack ideas. I really liked reading about the Turon. I've never heard of this before but I love the idea of snacks made with fruit for kids. Voted up!

    • Chin chin profile imageAUTHOR

      Chin chin 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      thanks to you skye2day for dropping by and leaving your thoughts. I thank God to have 5 kids though sometimes I really get my hands full.

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      skye2day 

      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      chinchin thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I am touched. I have grand children and big kids who would love all of the above. Pancakes are a hit most anytime. Thank God for easy full proof budget recipes. Amen. SO you have 5 children You are a very busy woman Blessed indeed to have such a beautiful and healthy family. My love Skye I will return to visit.

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      Chin chin 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Tamarajo for reading and commenting. Freezing pancakes would be a good idea especially for busy moms.

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      Tamarajo 

      4 years ago

      The Banana lumpia looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your great ideas for kids snack times. Pancakes freeze well too which makes that even better idea.

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