Ultra-easy summer snack ideas
With kids at home during summer, snack making is often something you have to think about or spend a lot of time doing. Here are some fun snack ideas from Ultra that are creative, quick and easy. So easy that your kids would love making them with you!
Cheese and Chutney Biscuit Chaat
Salt biscuits are a must have in your pantry cupboard. You can add so many toppings to them, creating a brand-new snack every time. Or you can have a topping activity so kids can make their own.
1 Cup mint leaves (washed and cleaned)
1 Cup coriander leaves (washed and cleaned)
1 Green chilli
½ Lime juice
You will also need:
1. Use your Ultra Mixer Grinder and blend all the ingredients together
2. Make a sandwich of two biscuits with chutney on one and cheese on another
3. Roll on namkeen and serve.
Tip: You could have tomato and cheese, jam and cheese, pickle and cheese, chocolate and fruit and the list is endless. Get creative and this could be loads of fun
Pizza dosa or pizza uthappam is a healthy evening snack and much like a pizza, the toppings are endless. You could have sausage, chicken, tomatoes, peppers, olives, cheese and just about anything you would put on your pizza.
1 Tomato (sliced)
1 Spring onion sprig
¼ Tsp chaat masala
1 Tsp butter
1 Tbsp cheese (grated)
1. Make the dosa as thick or thin as you would like your pizza.
2. Add the tomato slices around and break an egg in the middle.
3. Add the salt, pepper and chaat masala and drizzle the butter.
4. Cover and cook till the egg is done to your linking.
5. Sprinkle cheese an
Cakes take time to bake and to clean up the kitchen afterwards. Here is a treat that is just as good and is a fun snack to make in a jiffy. Use any cookies, chocolate chip, butter cookies or even plain biscuit. You could top it with peanut butter, whipped cream, chocolate spread, jam or just about anything. Add slices of fruit to decorate it like cake.
Who doesn’t love smores and biscuit? Rich homemade chocolate topped with sweet gooey marshmallow and buttery biscuits for dipping. This is a snack that kids will love as a treat.
2 Cups homemade chocolate
2 Cups marshmallows
2 Packs biscuits
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
2. In an oven-proof dish, break or chop the chocolate into rough pieces.
3. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until the marshmallows have a golden top.
4. Serve with biscuits.
Fruit and cheese skewers
Use a melon scooper and make these great looking skewers. You can add mozzarella cheese balls, basil or mint leaves, drizzle honey and serve with ice cream.
1 Litre water
1 Tbsp leaf tea
500 ml Cranberry Juice / apple juice/ lime juice/ grape juice/ orange juice
1. Set the water to boil in a saucepan
2. Add the tea leaves, sugar, switch off the flame and cover the pan
3. Allow to cool and chill in the refrigerator
4. Add the juice of choice, lime wedges and serve cold with ice cubes
Frozen yoghurt barks
Freezing: Minimum 2-4 hours or overnight
500 gms thick/hung yoghurt
2 Tbsp honey
¼ Cup almond slivers
½ Cup granola
½ Cup fruit (strawberries/ apples/ grapes) – cut into small pieces
1. Mix the yoghurt and honey and spread on a baking tray lined with foil.
2. Spread to about ½ inch thickness.
3. Top with nuts, granola and fruit.
4. Chill until completely frozen.
5. Roughly chop into squares or shards and store in the freezer in a ziplock bag.
6. Serve as a quick, tasty and healthy snack.
Homemade healthy jelly lollipops
Chilling Time: Minimum 2-4 hours or overnight
4 Cups juice (beetroot and grape, orange, apple, cranberry, pomegranate or any fruit juice)
2 Tbsp sugar or honey
4 Tbsp gelatin / 2 Tsp of agar agar
1. Take 1 Cup of juice and add the sugar/honey, gelatin/agar agar and stir to combine
2. Pour the juice in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer
3. Remove from heat and add the mixture set aside and combine well.
4. Pour into lollipop mould, insert a lolly stick and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours. You can also pour into silicone ice cube tray.
5. You can sprinkle castor sugar on the lollies or serve just as they are.