Thursday, June 16, 2016

Healthy Snacks for School - Healthy Baon for Your Child 1 (Hamburger with Vegetables)

Do you want to have a healthy snacks for your child to bring to school? I have 1 suggestion for you to try on Monday.

Prepare a homemade hamburger for your child. To make it really healthy, add some vegetables. But I'm sure you'll say your child does not like tomatoes and lettuce added to his burger. He'll likely just remove them. So what must you do? Instead of tomato slices and lettuce, add carrots and potatoes. And you'll probably say that's just the same unless you turn the potatoes into fries. Hmmmmm....

What you can do is to mix these vegetables into the burger patty itself. This is simple. Just follow this recipe and you'll be fine.

Hamburger with VegetablesRecipe


1/2 kilo pork
2 small pieces of carrots
1 medium sized potato
1 egg
3 tbsp bread crumbs


1. Wash and peel the vegetables. Cut them into small pieces (like half the size of your thumb...sorry I can't think of a better example right now, lol).
2. Have them ground with the pork. Yes, many meat vendors will allow that. Have the mixture ground twice.
3. Beat the egg in a large bowl. Add in the ground meat and vegetables.
4. Add the crumbs into the mixture. I usually use about half a cup of this but with the potato mix into the ground pork, you won't need much of this.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
6. Heat the pan and fry the patty using butter.
 *You may opt to toast the bun of your choice in an oven toaster or on a pan. After adding the patty, add whatever dressing your child wants.

This is a good way to let your child eat vegetables. My cousin actually adds malunggay leaves but since they'll remain distinguishable, your child may opt not to eat the burger at all.

Other than carrots and potatoes, you may also add other vegetables/fruits like sayote (chayote), unripe papaya, sweet potato, apple and squash (the young one). You may have to add more bread crumbs though depending on the texture created by the mixture.

This is just one suggestion if you're having a hard time thinking of what healthy food you can let your child bring to school as baon. I'll add some more suggestions in the next coming days.

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