School Snack Series - 08
A quicky preparation for your kids school tiffin, or for evening teatime serving. This is something which i learned from my Mother-in-law, and goes well with our boys. Some mess-free eating, guarenteed.
You need :
Whole wheat - 2/3 cups
Jaggery syrup - 1/4 cup (more or less, depending on the sweetness required)
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Salt - a pinch
Grated coconut - a few tbsps
You can determine if a product is whole grain by looking at the ingredient legend. Look for “whole” or “100% whole” before the name of the grain or flour to determine if the product is whole grain.
Sugar & Jaggery
Sugar is simplest form of sucrose, hence it is instantly absorbed in the blood and burst of energy is released. Hence, it is not recommended for people with diabetes. Jaggery on the other hand, is made up of longer chains of sucrose, therefore, it is digested slowly and energy release is also slow. Hence, energy is provided for a longer period of time and it not harmful for the body.
Since jaggery is made up in iron vessels, it is also rich source of iron. It acts as a cleansing agent and cleans the lungs, stomach, intestines, esophagus and respiratory tracts.
It is better to consume jaggery as compared to sugar for iron contents, minerals and vitamins present in it along with sucrose. However, if you are diabetic, you will have to control your intake of jaggery as well, as it predominantly is made up of sucrose.
His breakfast, for the day before "off to school"