Healthy snacks are important for everyone, but are especially important for kids who are very active during summer activities or at recess during the school year. Snacks provide energy for children during recess and in the classroom so they can focus better while learning and get through the rest of the day.
Energy in the early morning comes from dinner or a snack from the previous evening
Energy in the late morning comes from breakfast or a mid-morning snack
Energy in the afternoon comes from food eaten at lunch
Energy in the evening comes from food eaten during lunch or an afternoon snack
It is important for children who are active, or a part of sports teams to be fueled with healthy snacks throughout the day so they have the energy throughout the day.
Offering snacks can be beneficial because:
It can give children the fuel they need during recess, gym, or even to get them through their classes
Almost a month ago, we celebrated Eid with a delicious Gulab Jamun Cheesecake. Every Eid, I am in charge of dessert after brunch and it is always an over-the-top cheesecake. Last year was Baklava Cheesecake. This year, I decided to tap into my South Asian roots and make a Gulab Jamun Cheesecake.
I must admit that some of the family members, including my self, were skeptical of the combination. Could deep fried Gulab Jamun soaked in sugar syrup really work with a slightly tart cheesecake? YOU BET!
I don’t make dessert that often, but when I do I like to make all of the components from scratch. Not only do I love the process, I also like understanding how the ingredients come together. It makes me feel more connected to the food.
So yes, I made the Gulab Jamun from scratch! It was my first time making Gulab Jamun so they did become slightly harder than I would have liked. However, the firmer texture worked perfectly with the cheesecake.
As overwhelming as this recipe may sound, it can be bro...