I believe that as a mom, we don’t need to please our fussy eaters instead we need to correct this attitude before it get worse. I used to brag that my daughter Peachy was very adventurous in terms of eating but yet as she grows older, she tends to stay longer on the table.
Remember that picky eater is not a disease or a big problem, it’s a mindset that our children grows within themselves since we give what they wanted and give in to their whining. Remember that kids should eat what we serve in our dining table and avoid any snacks before meal time.
School is the perfect time to introduce a new meal to your kids. We need to provide our kids healthy options during their school meals, it doesn’t need to be complete in nutritional requirements since they can get them at home during breakfast and dinner but also we can go without the usual sandwiches, cookies and hamburgers. Another good thing about home made lunch is you will be assured that your kids is eating healthy foods and it’s more practical and affordable too but of course you need a little extra effort and time preparing them.
Learn how to help your picky eater by finding recipes and ideas for kids that you know they will like. Start with their favorite and incorporate other foods that you think will spark their interest. Keep the servings or portion sizes very small only as to avoid additional pressure for them to finish especially if snack or lunch time is very short.
- The bento box lunch is now making a phenomenal hit among parents and kids alike. Because of their different designs and the cute , interesting presentation of the food, kids would most likely eat what you prepare.
- Here’s another rule that would surely guide every mom, allow your child’s taste be your guide on food preparation. Get them involved in doing their meals and give her the opportunity to make her own choices but not forgetting that it needs to be healthy and within means or your budget.
- Make your kids school lunches healthy and fun with the new PORKSAVOR™ All-in-One Seasoning Mix which is made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings to bring out the deliciousness of home-cooked dishes that will help your picky eater.
Healthy and Hearty Bento (Pork Savor Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry)
Prep time : 8 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Total time : 18 mins.
Healthy Benefits: Good sources of vitamins C , vitamin A, and can help fight cancer.
1 small pc. of Cauli flower
1/2 cup fresh broccoli
1 small yellow pepper/ or green pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup sliced canned mushrooms
1 pack (Ajinomoto Pork Savor all in one seasoning mix)
8 pcs of chicharo (snow peas)
1 small carrots – chopped in to small pieces
3 tablespoon – butter
Prepare and cut your vegetables into small pieces.
Cut your broccoli and cauliflower into florets.
Once the butter melted, add the garlic, onions and mushroom on the pan.
Add the broccoli and cauliflower and carrots, stir it to avoid sticking.
Stir in the sweat peas and yellow bell pepper.
Add the New Pork Savor all in one seasoning to achieve the taste of pork and complete spices in your dish.
(I purposely didn’t add pork in this dish like I usually does because I believe that the Pork Savor would do the work)
Stir more until the vegetables are cooked. (I don’t use any salt or additional pepper for this dish and let the pork savor do it’s work. )
Dish out and prepare them on your kids bento box.
(from top left, you can see my Pork Savor Vegetable meal inside the yellow bell pepper. I added some sliced carrots. The colored rings are colorful cereals and raisins for her snacks. Rice is designed with seasoned seaweeds and the mushrooms from the vegetable recipe was added on the side. Fruits are always a delight to her and this complete her lunch and snacks for the day)
Here is another packed lunched recipe that your kids would love. This time, it’s a combination of pork and vegetable meal. This takes more time to prepare since we have three different recipe but it’s actually very easy.
Pork Savor Veggie and Pork Delight
Crispy Fried Kangkong
Healthy Benefits : Good source of vitamins B & C, iron
5 big pieces of kangkong or water spinach
Pork Savor All In One Seasoning Mix
1 small egg
1 small cup of bread crumbs
Prepare the kangkong or water spinach.
Beat the egg and add the new Pork Savor All in one Seasoning (to achieve the taste of a complete seasonings and add the real pork flavor in your dish)
Now, dip each of your kangkong (water spinach) in the egg and rolled it on your bread crumbs. (this way the bread crumbs would stay on your kangkong)
Fried them until medium brown. Set aside.
Now, let’s cook dried pork adobo in Pork Savor All in One Seasoning. This was cooked as your usual adobo with water but instead of using soy sauce, i only add a little bit of vinegar and of course the new Ajinomoto Pork Savor bring out the taste of the pork .
DRIED PORK ADOBO
1 cup of pork
Pork Savor All in one Seasoning
Small amount of vinegar
1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Bring the pork into a boil with the water until the water dries out.
Simmer the pork into a low fire. Add the vinegar and let the pork cook on it’s oil. Add the remaining vegetable oil.
Cook the pork until it’s slightly dark brown. Set aside.
Now, it’s time to prepare the dishes into your kids meal box.
Here, you can find the Fried Crispy Kangkong and on top of it, I placed the Dried Pork Adobo and add a portion of Ginisang ampalaya with egg and small pieces of apple on the side.
Now, here’s a full picture of my daughter’s meal box.
Bento meals aims to create colorful and healthy meals and and it is surely a lot of fun to make. Eating a packed lunch takes time to adjust for your picky eaters but just like in anything, when it becomes a habit, I know in time, they will definitely like the idea especially when my daughter told me that her classmates would ask some of her baon which she would gladly offer to them.
Now, bringing out the best on your pork dishes is very easy since Pork Savor all in one seasoning mix is made from natural pork meat and bone extract complete with spices and seasonings. So, you don’t need to add additional pork broth or salt and pepper and the best part, it’s very affordable for only Php. 2.00 . This is indeed a lot of savings, don’t you think?
So, what about you, do you have some ideas of healthy school meals for your children? Share them with me here in my comment section and I would gladly take it into consideration and try it one of this days.
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