please help me with the "baon" or snacks planner for my kid

snacks - make them healthy
Philippines
May 10, 2009 8:23pm CST
school starts few weeks from now and i still don't have my baon or snacks planner for my kid. i have a grader boy and he loves to have different variants of snacks everyday. i tried before in buying packs of biscuits, sandwiches but he complains that his snacks are repeatedly served in a week. sometimes, i'm running out of ideas of the snacks variants for him. i don't want to just buy instant snacks outside for i'm not sure that they're safe. my son is also a very picky eater.he remembers foods that he doesn't like. can you help me suggest some home-prepared snacks for him?
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4 responses
• Philippines
11 May 09
hi! i don't have a kid of my own yet but i sometimes prepare snacks for my nephews and nieces. i used to buy biscuits and cookies all the time and let them choose their own variants... but like any kid, they don't want repeats in the same week. hehehe check out what your kid loves best and take it from there. compromise with the healthy stuff and fun stuff so he can have more choices. as an example, here's a few suggestions for a 5-day week snack planner: -for something healthy, give him fruit slices or an apple and an orange. -for something crunchy, there are cereal flakes and ready to drink milk to match. some cereals come in handy packs and fun shapes. -for something soft, try goldilocks cake slices and match it with fruit juices. goldilocks have snacks selection from fluffy mamon to cookies and cakes. -for something partially home made, try a cheese-pineapple sandwich. another is milky toasts (slices of bread dipped in mixture of egg, milk and cheese) in different shapes like squares and triangles and long rectangles. you'll need a non-stick pan to cook it with. you can also make combinations of sandwich fillings like peanut butter and jam; choco and jam twists; ham and cheese; ham and egg etc. -for something heavy, try the home made chicken fillet (nugget size) and pasta combination. cooking spaghetti is now easier if you're only cooking for a small number. it's not completely healthy, but the variation will keep them interested to try out something new. :)
• Philippines
11 May 09
your suggestions help a lot. i mentioned them to my kid and he was delighted. he wanted some now.
• Philippines
11 May 09
hahaha goodluck! i hope it's going to be a hit with your kid. can't he wait 3 more weeks? hehehe
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• Philippines
11 May 09
kids are always excited in something new.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
11 May 09
Peanut Butter and Jelly!! =D Get quality peanut butter - preferably organic. And get a variety of Jelly (different types) - get the ones that are naturally prepared without all that nasty fake stuff. And try and visit trader joe's or maybe fresh and easy (your local organic-type store) for healthy "junk food" (that doesn't make much sense huh?). Healthy "junk-food" - meaning dried fruits, etc. Good luck.
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• Philippines
12 May 09
i would love to try that too. at least they're bunch of healthy foods. i always love to go for organics.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
11 May 09
I know what you mean, it can be hard to keep variety in this area. It is easy to get in a rut. You could try boxes of raisins, grapes and other fruit he likes, celery with peanut butter on it. I buy flour tortillas (a flat bread that is easy to roll) and put a variety of things inside before rolling them up..... like, cream cheese, pimento cheese, slices of cheese, deli meat, jelly, marmilade, peanut butter and jelly, yoguart.
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• Philippines
12 May 09
yes, i guess that would be fun for him and me too. those are our favorites but we can;t have them the whole time. i'd still prefer organics.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
11 May 09
we have the same problem now because school is coming nearer and it's y first time for my child to go to school. i don't have any idea for the baon too, maybe i'll try different varieties each day.
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