Breakfast and Baon Problems solved with Good Housekeeping

August 02, 2015

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During the lull of the first few weeks of school, I had this notion that I can make nutritious and colorful bento baon meals for my daughter. Then the first week came and went and until now I'm having a difficulty on how to do breakfast and baon at the same time, make it colorful and add a bit of creativity in there too.

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That's why Good Housekeeping's "Breakfast and Baon in a breeze" is a lifesaver. Chef and food editor Roselle Miranda taught us moms, dads, tito and titas alike on how to make easy to cook meals that can go from Breakfast to Baon that is both enjoyable and nourishing for our kiddos in school. And so I now commence on the cooking and the recipes!

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Chicken Potato Hash to Chicken Potato Fritata


Ingredients:


  • Diced Potatoes and Tomatoes

  • Minced onion and garlic

  • Chicken Thigh Fillets, cut into cubes

  • Green Peas

  • Salt


Procedure:

  • Cook the diced potatoes.

  • On the same pan, add in onions. Cook until caramelised.

  • Add in garlic, tomatoes, and chicken.

  • Season with salt.

  • Once chicken is cooked, add in green peas.

  • Set aside half of the food for baon, and turn the other half into a breakfast Fritata by adding in scrambled seasoned eggs into the mix.


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Ham, Corn and Cheese Omelet

Ingredients:

  • 2 beaten eggs

  • 2 Tbsp Grated Cheese (or more if you're really into cheese)

  • 2 Tbsp Corn Kernels

  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Ham


Procedure:

  • Add in grated cheese and corn kernels into the beaten egg.

  • Let it cook.

  • When almost set, add in chopped ham on one side and fold in half.

  • Let the egg completely cook and serve.


Mac and Cheese with Veggies
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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Flour

  • 1 Cup of Milk

  • 1 Cup Cheese Spread

  • Corn

  • Chopped Ham

  • Pasta Shells


Procedure:

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.

  • Make the roux by adding in flour into an oiled pan

  • Whisk in milk and then cheese spread.

  • Break lumps with your whisk.

  • Add in corn and chopped ham into the sauce.

  • Bring to a boil or wait for it to thicken, stirring constantly.

  • Once it thickens, add in the pasta.


Notes: you can add in broccoli or asparagus or carrots to the recipe to make it healthier. You can also make mirenda with this as the first 4 steps can give you a base for Nachos Cheese sauce.
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These baon recipes are best complimented with a fruit juice of your choice, like the Amino Fres-C that is jam packed with Branched Chain Amino Acids, which are essentially what proteins are made of. These also help maintain energy levels, support muscle growth and repair and toughens the immune system perfect for the demanding schedule that our kiddos have in school. Amino Fres- C also has 70% less calories, has 3 yummy flavors of Orange, Mango and Pineapple and is sold for 8.00 Php in supermarkets  so this is a pretty innovative product from our friends and lifetime kitchen partner- Ajinomoto. :)

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There were also games for those who were in the event, and I was even included for the first game of stackers... Well, it felt like stackers cause we had to stack the empty paper cups and have them balanced on a meter stick. It was a good thing I wasn't pasmado while doing the said challenge, but when the winner was announced bigla akong nanginig hahaha!

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There were also raffle prizes won and a crash course on Eating Well and Living Well with Ajinomoto, and how to take that first step to healthy eating. Thanks to Good Housekeeping and Ajinomoto for this chance to refresh the kitchen skills!

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