Need ideas for nutrition-packed rolls
I'm not ready to embark on this journey,yet, but I have been thinking about how to prepare for it.I know there are many people from all over the world on this forum who have many different experiences.Perhaps someone can offer me some perspective on this project.
Someday in the near future, I would like to make rolls and drop them off at a center that acts as a winter shelter for homeless folks in our community.I've been told that pretty much anything is welcome but I would like to get the best bang for the buck. Some of these people are pregnant women and kids so I would like to pack as much nutrition as possible into that one little bun and need some thoughts on the ingredients,taste,shape and texture. I do need to consider cost as the pocket is not endlessly deep, so high cost nuts or seeds or additives may not be feasible. What are some cheap,nutrition-dense ingredients I should consider?
One of the most distinguishing things I've noticed when I work with this group of people is bad dental problems. This is a population that has more important things to worry about than brushing and flossing.That is why I added texture to my "need ideas" list. I don't think a tough,chewy roll (even if welcome compared to nothing) is a good idea.
So what can I add to a roll to make it a nutritional powerhouse, easy to eat by itself, portable but sturdy enough to withstand being in a pocket, appealing,tastes good fresh and stale? Can I come up with a recipe that will be versatile enough to inter-change ingredients/additives as they are available?
I chose to use bread because of what it represents to people- comfort.Bread is the staff of life. It travels well and a person feels good if they have bread to eat-at least at that moment.