Hi there! Just a quick question...
Hi there! Just a quick question...
x
Thank you for your response
Today in Health & Wellness
HEALTHY EATING

Baon Treats for Kids

By: Snow DigonBaon Treats for Kids

The old adage ‘health is wealth’ does not only apply to adults, it also applies to the members of our family who simply have all the energy in the world (aka children). While many of us would normally prepare the healthiest of meals for senior citizens whose digestive systems have become quite sensitive, or for members of our family who suffer from all the ‘-tis/-tes’ like diabetes, gastritis, arthritis, and so on, we have the tendency to forget that our kids likewise need to eat healthy food as well. Whether they are at home, at school or even on a white sandy beach, making it a point to provide them with nutritious foods will be to their utmost benefit.

Remember that eating healthy does not necessarily mean kids going gaga over a vegan diet. It simply denotes a proper distribution of nutrients. It highlights the balance of the different food groups in your kids’ meals. Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, good nutrition for boys and girls includes providing them with more nutrient-dense foods and limiting sugar and saturated and trans fats. It didn’t say that you will totally eradicate sugars and saturated fats from your kids’ diet, but simply to limit them. Can you imagine your kid eating broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower the entire day, while he gets to watch the commercial of creamy delicious ice cream flaunted by some celebrity kid endorser? Now that’s pure torture and you wouldn’t want your kid to undergo such.

Now that school is just around the corner, it would be a good idea to plan healthy baon treats for kids. This will ensure that your kids eat healthy without sacrificing the satisfaction of their palates. This will also give you ample time to secure the ingredients and to master the art of preparing these hearty meals for your kids as they face grueling mind-blowing challenges in school.

 

Beef BBQ Teriyaki

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Cooking Time: 1 hr. and 12 mins.

Serving: 8 persons

 

Ingredients:

1 kg beef, sirloin, sliced thinly

1 pouch barbecue marinade (200ml)

1 1/4 tsp. ginger, grated

1/2 cup oil

1/4 cup leeks, sliced

1 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted

 

How to Prepare:

1. Mix barbecue marinade and ginger.

2. Marinate beef in mixture for 1 hour.

3. Stir-fry beef in several batches until all are cooked.

4. Top with leeks.

5. Add the sesame seeds.

6. Serve and enjoy.

 

Chicken Popsicles

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Cooking Time: 10 mins.

Serving: 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

6 chicken tenders

2/3 cup flour

2 eggs (beaten)

2/3 cup Japanese breadcrumbs

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

1 tbsp. dried oregano

1 tbsp. dried thyme leaves

2 tbsp. butter

3 tbsp. lemon juice

Salt

 

How to Prepare:

1.       Cut the chicken tenders horizontally in half.

2.       Roll them in flour, then dip in egg.

3.       Next, roll it in breadcrumbs, parmesan, thyme, and oregano.

4.       Transfer these to a plate.

5.       In a pan, melt butter using medium to high heat.

6.       Cook the tenders on both sides until they turn golden brown (3 minutes each side).

7.       Transfer cooked tenders to another plate.

8.       Remove the pan from the heat, then add lemon juice. Stir for a few seconds, then let the juice reduce. Drizzle each tender with a few drops. Season with salt.

 

 

Pinwheel Bites

Preparation Time: 10 mins.

Serving: 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

1 slice whole-wheat bread

1 tbsp. mayonnaise

1 slice ham

1 slice cheese

 

How to Prepare:

1.       Flatten wheat bread using a rolling pin. (You may also use a clean drinking glass.)

2.       Spread mayonnaise on top of the flattened bread.

3.       Layer the ham and cheese next.

4.       Roll them up tightly and cut them crosswise to make 4 pinwheels.

 

Macaroni and Cheese

Preparation Time: 30 mins.

Cooking Time: 30 mins.

Serving: 6 to 8 persons

 

Ingredients:

300 gm. elbow macaroni

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 tbsp. chopped garlic

4 tbsp. chopped onion

3 tbsp. flour

4 cups milk

1/2 cup all-purpose cream

1 chicken bouillon cube (optional)

1/2 tsp. nutmeg (ground or freshly grated)

1/4 tsp. black pepper (freshly ground)

1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese (grated)

1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

Salt (to taste)

1.2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (for topping)

 

How to Prepare:

1. Fill a large pot with salted water, then cover lid and bring to a boil.

2. Cook macaroni following directions on the package. Drain the macaroni and set aside.

3. Melt butter over medium heat in a deep skillet.

4. When bubbles appear, add onions and garlic.

5. Cook for a few minutes until onions become soft.

6. Add flour and then stir for 1 minute.

7. Whisk in milk gradually to ensure a smooth mixture.

8. Continue to whisk constantly until a thick mixture is achieved.

9. Remove the pan from heat.

10. Stir in the cream, chicken cube, pepper, nutmeg, cheddar, and parmesan.

11. Continue to stir then allow for it to cool slightly.

12. Season with salt and pepper.

13. Add the macaroni to the mixture of cheese. Combine them.

14. Pour mixture into a baking dish (7 x 11-inch). Make sure to spread it evenly.

15. Don't forget to sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

16. Bake at 400°F for about 15 minutes or until it turns golden brown.

 

Tuna Steak

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Cooking Time: 23 mins.

Serving: 5 persons

 

Ingredients:

1 pack sweet and sour mix (57g) (dissolved in 3/4 cup of water)

1 tbsp. margarine

500 g tuna steak (cut 1/2-inch thick)

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black peppercorn (crushed)

2 tsp. calamansi juice

1 tbsp. parsley (chopped)

 

How to Prepare:

1. For 5 minutes, simmer dissolved sweet and sour mix.

2. Add margarine to the mixture, then turn off heat.

3. Mix margarine until it completely melts.

4. Add calamansi zest to the mixture.

5. Season fish with salt, calamansi juice, and crushed peppercorn.

6. Pan-grill the fish.

7. Pour the sauce over the fish, then garnish with chopped parsley.

 

Giving our kids nice healthy and scrumptious baon options as they face new challenges in school once more is surely one way of showing our love for them. 

Suggested Readings
Nocturnal Enuresis
Bladder control training is one of the challenges that parents...read more
The Diet Dynamic
Whether one likes it or not, diet very much plays...read more
Cough it Out
Here are external or lifestyle causes of chronic cough...read more
A Breastfeeding Journey
As I write this article, I gaze at my beautiful...read more
Copyright © 2019 Medicomm Pacific Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Follow us:    Facebook    Twitter