Do your children incessantly crave sweet foods? You might want to watch what they eat, especially if they have diabetes. It is pretty common for children nowadays to have a hyperactive sweet tooth, what with all the candies, chocolates, and junk foods abundantly available everywhere. But what about break or snack time? Is there any new and diabetic-friendly snack that you can serve them?
Introducing The Healthy And Delicious Champorado
Champorado is one of the native snacks that Filipinos enjoy. The history of champorado stems from the time when Mexicans traded goods and even recipes with Filipinos. Champorado largely resembles porridge but is sweetened and brown in color. Champorado is a healthy snack and way better for children than all those junk foods which they love to nibble on. Here’s the diabetic-friendly version of the original recipe:
1/2 cup (more or less to taste) honey
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup (more or less to taste) unsweetened cocoa or dark chocolate
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup glutinous rice
- Cook glutinous rice in a medium-sized saucepan with 2 1/2 cups water. Stir continually until rice is partially cooked.
- When rice is almost ready, add cocoa and honey. At this time rice should be slightly transparent.
- Stir for about 2 more minutes and then add coconut milk. Continue stirring until coconut milk is evenly distributed.
- Once cooked, serve champorado in bowls or cups topping it off with evaporated or condensed milk.
This version of the traditional champorado, which is inspired by my friend Maileen’s hometown recipe, is diabetic-friendly because it makes use of honey instead of sugar and coconut milk instead of whole milk which are both healthier alternatives. You can choose to decrease the amount of honey and coconut milk as desired. Hopefully, this satisfying and healthy dish will help gratify your kid’s craving for sweets. Who knows? You might just encourage them to eat healthier foods from that moment onward!
Niña Angeli Pilapil is a quality promotional items expert and writer who loves reading books and novels. She works for Promoppedler.com, a promotional products company. Visit her Twitter page at http://twitter.com/ninsbonita.