Friday, December 10, 2010

Healthy(?) Snack

Chloe (my niece) is growing up so fast. She eats a lot these days... and getting taller and taller. Good thing that she isn't getting fatter, but just taller. And with her appetite, it's hard not to have any snack at home. 

Usually, we (my sister and I) would just buy bread or chips from the supermarket and milk, usually flavored. But we decided that we should change it a bit and make it healthier. Though we are thankful that she eats with us during meals, and it's healthy food. 

We now are giving her healthier choice such as fruits (like strawberry), sweet potato, juice with no sugar additives, and home made snack. :P

One of the home made snack I tried to make was doughnut made of glutinous rice. I didn't make it from scratch. I am not that good cook to do that. There's a "mix" sold at the market. Of course I read the label and the calorie and the trans fat... etc. It was quite healthy, compared to the ones sold. All you need is this mix, egg, water and cooking oil. AND it doesn't need too much oil to fry.






15 comments:

  1. Did you sprinkle some sugar after? It kinda looks like takoyaki in the photo where it's being fried. :)

    I think local bakeshops also sell that here, but it comes in the usual doughnut shape with the hole in the middle.

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  2. yup, I did put sugar coating :D it's a bit similar to the doughnuts sold but since it's glutinous rice, it's chewier...

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  3. glutinous rice is the same as the "malagkit" rice, right?

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  4. Huy, is that really healthy? Even if the mix itself has 0 transfat, what about the oil you used for frying? It's deep fried (even if you drain it on paper towels). OK, just thinking out loud. Anyway, kisses to Chloe. :)

    Speaking of Chloe, Sonny's daughter's name will be Zoe. Zoe and "Ate" Chloe, it's a rhymee, so cute, haha. Chloe has a playmate here next time you visit! :)

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  5. @sheng: yup it's malagkit rice :D

    @jamie: I used canola oil to deep fry, canola oil is known to be healthier :P

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  6. reminds me of buchi buchi without the mongo (which is much better)... naku, now I'm craving for it :)

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  7. @hangingbridge: hahah i like the buchi buchi :D

    @jamie: hahah fine!

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  8. looks like munchkins from dunkin donuts. =)is that really healthy? looks like it's not eh. hehehe!

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  9. heheh thus the question mark on healthy...
    and compared to the ones sold since I used clean canola oil :D

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  10. i agree with ayen, it looks like munchkins! I'm just curious, anong lasa nya? parang buchi ba without the munggo fillings and on a sweeter side kasi coated with sugar?

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  11. yup it's like buchi without the munggo fillings and sesame seeds :D the sugar coating is not so sweet :D

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  12. i see. want to try it but i'm not sure if the ingredients are available here in Manila. thanks for the reply ema. :)

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  13. pls suggest po, what is an alternative of monggo or ube as filling ng buchi? coz my mom and dad is not allowed to eat root cropped foods. paki-sama na rin po ung alternative ng sesame seed kc bka po ubuhin ung anak ko. Thanks!

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  14. I have a Korean food blog you may be interested in.

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