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Joybites.com Best Baon Ideas 2015: Inspire the Creative Cook in You

Joybites.com Best Baon Ideas 2015:  Inspire the Creative Cook in You

Posted by on May 25, 2015 | 18 comments

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A few weeks from today school will start and your race to the grocery store starts now.  Getting out of bed at 4:00AM to prepare baon for school kids will be part of your daily routine again.

Do you have this feeling that thinking of what to make for baon is equally exhausting as preparing it, not unless your plan to give your children all week hotdog and chicken nuggets.

Of course you want variety and you might be considering the nutrition content too. You would probably thinking of food presentation as well — beautifully presented baon are the envy of most classmates.

I have four children, this early I’m collecting all the baon recipes I made from last year and putting it on a folder so I can recreate them this school year.  Yes, I will recycle my old baon recipes.

The good news is I will share it with you to save you some mindless act of picking instant and redundant food in the grocery store.  Plus, I’ll be sharing with you too all the baon containers, or lunch bag sets I will find functional and cute.

My first entry to my very first “Best Baon Ideas 2015″ is the chicken strips with ranch dressing dip — recipe next week.

lock and lock hello kitty container

For snacks, you will find my ham and cheese bear sandwich.

lock and lock bento sandwich

For treats, I just bought a couple of sweets in the grocery and placed it in a Lock & Lock Hello Kitty container with divider.

lock and lock container

For the first day in school I will pack big baon for the kids, just like this.  Good food to share can start a good conversation and make a few new good friends.

lock and lock container

I bought this nice Lock & Lock, Hello Kitty Lunch set, first because it’s thermal, it can keep the food warm for a couple of hours.

lock and lock hello kitty container

It’s big, this lunch bag set includes 3 food containers.

lock and lock hello kitty container

Plus, my daughter Luisa, likes Hello Kitty!

lock and lock tumbler

The Lock & Lock Hello Kitty tumbler is not part of the lunch bag set, you have to buy it separately.

It’s quite expensive compare to other brands you will find in the kitchen appliances section in the mall. The lunch bag set and the tumbler costs a little bit over Php2,000.  Beside the beautiful Hello Kitty design, it’s expensive because it’s BPA free!  If you go over the plastic sets in the kitchen appliances section in the mall look for a BPA free tag in the containers or bottles and notice that they are all expensive.  I read that products with BPA has negative health effects specially to young ones, so better safe than sorry, right?

I’m not a health conscious freak, but I pay special attention to you get what you for idea.  BPA free plastic containers are big deal.

So there you go… Please keep on checking my blog for new and exciting Best Baon Ideas, it will kick in first week of June 2015.  I promise I will share only simple, easy to eat, easy to make recipes.

Talk again soon!

 

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My Strawberry Parfait

My Strawberry Parfait

Posted by on May 23, 2015 | 0 comments

We’ve had parfait for snack yesterday.

Well, it’s supposed to be dessert for dinner but my two school girls fell love at first sight when they saw it in the fridge and asked if they could have it for snack instead.

I said yes of course.

Their delight were unmistakable and that just made me happy and thankful that they are loving it with every spoonful.

This one is really easy to make, I’ll show you later, promise! :)

To make it fancy just pour it in a fancy glass you have at home.  I used red wine glasses… these glasses have been collecting dust in the cupboard so I thought I could put it in good use since we only have red wine in special occasions like Christmas and New Year.

Accessorize-ing is the key!  So leave some strawberries for garnish, if you some candy sprinkles you can use it too!

To make it more personal and endearing…  I made name tags and tied it in the glass.

Adorable right?

So as promised the recipe is just below.

Make one for your kids this weekend!  I’m sure they will love it it too!

Enjoy your Friday Mommies!

 

xoxo,

Joy

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My Strawberry Parfait Recipe

When I looked up the net for a Parfait recipe I got tons of different method and recipes but I’m sticking with the basics as long as it’s loaded with fruits, fats and sugar and it’s frozen we can call it Parfait!  So here’s My Strawberry Parfait recipe, enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box 90g Ladys Choice Alsa Gulaman Strawberry Flavor, prepare per box instructions
  • 10-12 pcs fresh strawberries (cut in half)
  • 3 tbs of confectioner sugar
  • 2-3 drops of red food coloring
  • 1 Alaska Crema All Purpose Cream

 

Directions:

  1. Prepare the gulaman according to the directions on the box.
  2. With your mixer on high speed, beat the cream until it thickens and you have stiff peaks, add the confectioner sugar and the food coloring.
  3. Pour the gulaman mixture into the glass, add 5-6 slices of strawberry, wait for 10-15 minutes until the gulaman mixture completely cool down.
  4. Top it with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
  5. Repeat with the remaining glasses.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!
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The Best Mango Lemon Square Inipit Sandwich

The Best Mango Lemon Square Inipit Sandwich

Posted by on May 20, 2015 | 2 comments

lemon square inipit

We have been playing with the idea of creating dessert using Lemon Square’s soft, yummy, and fluffy Inipit cakes.

Slide suggested filling the Inipit cakes with mango slices and dip it in melted semi sweet chocolate.  The idea of sprinkling it with rice crispy to add crunch is my original idea.

Basically, you just need 1 pack of Lemon Square Inipit cakes.

lemon square inipit

One cup of semi sweet chocolate droplets (any chocolate will do).

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Thin slices of ripe mangoes.

lemon square inipit

Melt the chocolate.

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For step by step instruction please watch this short video:

 

When it’s done, it should look like this:

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I also made a second batch, this time with red chocolate and on top are corn flakes.

lemon square inipit

I sliced it in bite sizes for the little kids.

lemon square inipit

And that ladies is my “Sarap maging kid with Inipit!” #NoLimitWithInipit dessert entry.

If you also wish to join, please follow this link: http://blog.nuffnang.com.ph/2015/05/09/blog-contest-no-limit-with-inipit/

 

Thank you for reading ladies!

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