How many times have you wondered what to pack as snack item for your school going kid? At first, this doesn’t look like a problem in your daily life but you would soon realise this headache when your son/daughter demands for a change in variety of snacks being given to them.

The present generation kids get tempted to try different and unique recipes when they start going to school as they get along with other kids from different cultures/upbringing. Believe it or not, this is causing major stress among parents to decide on what to prepare for breakfast, school break time snacks, lunch, evening snacks and dinner while also making sure the kid enjoys having the meal in full.

I have come up with a well researched list of list of unique and strictly healthy Indian snack ideas for school kids. Most of these snack ideas are easy to prepare and handpicked for both stay at home moms and working parents who have very little time to prepare additional snacks on top of packing lunch for the kids.

(Click on the headings to check out details on each recipe under each category)

Potato Sandwich

Paneer Sandwich

Pepper Mushroom Sandwich

Masala Vegetable Sandwich

Egg Sandwich

Cucumber and Tomato Sandwich

Sweet corn Sandwich

Black Chana Sundal

Chana Sundal

Horse Gram Sundal

Green Gram Dal Sundal

Peanut Sundal

Rajma Sundal

Pattani Sundal

Karamani Sundal

Paasi Parupu Sundal

Navadhanya Sundal

Undrallu Sundal (Ammini Kozhukkattai)

Blended Vegetable Soup

Chicken Soup

Tomato Soup

Sweet Corn Soup

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Spinach Soup

Beetroot Carrot Soup

Veg Noodle Soup

Egg Soup

Baked Broccoli Tots

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Spinach Balls

Masala Peanuts

Baked Papdis

Baked Potato Wedges

Baked Garlic Bread

Baked Muffins

Baked Beetroot Chips

Baked French Fries

Bread Channa


Bhel Puri

Misal Pav

Masala Idli

Chapathi Jam Roll

Stuffed Rotis

Kothu Dosai

Idli Upma

Oats and Poha Sukha Bhel

Crispy Vegetable Bajji

Khakra Chaat

Sweet Corn Pakoda

Palak Kebab

Sprouts Salad



Fruit and Veggie Muffins

Frozen Fruit Popsicles

Apple Banana Custard

Fun Fruit Salad

Vegetable Salad

Cucumber Slices

Carrot Slices


Orange Passion Fruit Salad

Green and Black Grapes



Carrot Halwa

Beetroot Halwa

Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie

Beetroot Blueberry Smoothie

Orange Carrot Smoothie

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Peach Strawberry Smoothie

Kiwi Apple Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

Banana Smoothie

Green and Black Grapes

Creamy Date Smoothie

Honeydew Melon Cucumber Smoothie

Spinach Apple Smoothie

Oat and Raisin Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

Dry fruits

Badam Halwa


Cashew Halwa

Coconut Cashew Butter Bonbons


Roasted Peanuts

Cooked Peanuts

Kadalai Mittai

Ellu Mittai

Apple Snack Cakes

Choco-Bliss Snack Cakes

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

Brownie Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Marshmallow Cupcakes

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Chocolate Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes