My daughter loves to eat. Being a conscious parent, we are aware of the importance of providing her with wholesome food. We want her to savor food at its most natural form – fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes and grains. I want to give Svadhi a healthy start to her beautiful life. I love this saying by Thich Nhat Hanh: “Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos”.
So one afternoon while Svadhi was napping, I scoured the Internet and cookbooks looking for healthy kid snacks. To my dismay, I couldn’t find one that fits my description of a healthy snack. So I decided to concoct my own mix of wholesome ingredients and combined it into alphabet-cut-out-cookies. S V A D H I are my favorite alphabets and they found their way into the cookie shapes. Svadhi was thrilled to see the cookie alphabets. She was more interested to taste it though. And she loved it! I am happy knowing that she will be loading fibrous food into her system the first thing she wakes up in the morning.
- 1 1/2 cups instant oatmeal
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 1/4 cup raw wheat germ
- 2 tbsp molasses
- A pinch of salt
- 2/4 cup oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
- In a large bowl, mix everything together.
- Knead until it forms a smooth dough.
- Roll out the dough.
- Cut-out using alphabet or any cookie cutter.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Cool the cookies on wire rack.
- Once completely cool, store in an air-tight container.