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10 Yummy and Filling Recess Baon Ideas to Prepare in a Jiffy
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  • Chocolate coated biscuits, crackers with cream fillings, sugar-overloaded ensaymadas -- these are fine as recess baons but wouldn't you rather go for something homemade? Prepacked snacks don't last long in your child's belly, and no to mention give very little when it comes to nutritional value. These delicious recipes are not only quick to make they're also very filling. Here are 10 yummy recess baon recipes for you to try:

    1.  Vegetable Fritters
    Pack your kids vegetables for recess by making these kid-friendly fritters!

    Serves 6 to 8
    Prep Time 15 minutes 
    Cooking Time 15 minutes

    1 medium potato, peeled
    1 small carrot, peeled
    1/2 zucchini
    1/2 cup canned corn kernels
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon chopped flat parsley
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 medium egg, beaten
    salt and pepper, to season
    vegetable oil, for frying 

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    2. Cheesy Ham Triangles
    What's a baon ideas recipe list without the good ol' sandwich? This one's a sure winner with it's two palamans -- ham and cheese.

    Makes 6 triangles 
    Cooking time 20 minutes

    9 bread slices, crusts removed (optional) 
    1/4 cup cheese spread
    6 cheese slices 
    6 ham slices

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

    3. Tuna Pinwheels
    This recipe only looks intimidating but it's actually very easy. In fact, there's basically only three steps to the process: sprinkle, roll and cut.

    Serves 4 to 6 
    Prep Time 20 minutes

    4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
    1 (8-ounce) bar cream cheese
    1 (180-gram) can tuna in oil, drained
    1/2 cup chopped canned pimiento
    1/4 cup chopped green onions
    salt and pepper, to taste

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.  

    4.  Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce
    Kids love crunchy food. Kids love chicken too. Hence, here's a recipe they won't be able to refuse.

    Makes 6 servings 
    Cooking time 35 minutes

    2 tablespoons prepared mustard 
    2 tablespoons honey 
    1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 
    1 teaspoon sugar 
    1⁄2 kilo chicken tenders, tendons removed 
    1 cup salted potato chips, finely crushed 
    salt and ground black pepper, to taste 
    oil for pan frying

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

    5. Spam and Scrambled Egg Fried Rice with Mushrooms
    Rice can be a recess baon too. Pack some of this fried rice into a small container, just the right amount that he won't be too full for lunch.

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cooking Time 10 minutes 

    2 tablespoons canola oil
    100 grams Spam, diced
    1/2 cup canned or fresh button mushrooms, diced
    2 cups day-old rice
    salt and ground black pepper, to taste
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    chopped parsley (optional)

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

    6. Onigiri
    Finger-food rice balls that are fun and filling. Get creative with these and stuff them with anything you want, even chunks of last night's ulam.

    Serves 4

    Japanese rice, 2 cups
    100-gram tuna 
    table salt
    sesame seeds 
    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    7. Tuna and Scrambled Egg Sandwich
    It only takes 5 minutes to prepare this baon

    Prep Time 5 minutes 
    Cooking Time 5 minutes

    4 leaves lettuce
    4 slices wheat or white bread, toasted
    5 tablespoons Tuna Pesto Spread
    3 scrambled eggs
    4 slices American or cheddar cheese

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    8. Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Salsa
    There's calcium from the cheese, fiber from the bread and lycopene from the tomatoes. This is one nutritious sandwich!


    2 slices cheese
    2 slices whole wheat bread
    butter for spreading
    salsa (recipe can be found here)

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    9. Cheesy Potato Bites
    Crunchy on the outside, creamy potatoes on the inside and filled with gooey cheese!

    Makes 20

    4 medium potatoes
    cold water
    2 tablespoons butter
    3 tablespoons milk
    pinch of black pepper
    cheese, sliced into 3/4-inch cubes
    1 egg, beaten breadcrumbs for coating 

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    10. Kiddie Burrito Rolls
    These can be prepared in advance and frozen for up to a week.

    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cooking Time 15 minutes

    For the meat sauce
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup chopped onions
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2 kilo ground beef
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon cumin
    250 grams sweet-style spaghetti sauce

    grated cheddar or quickmelt cheese
    8 flour tortillas

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

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