Join the next Smart Parenting Giveaway and get a chance to win exciting prizes!

Join Now
You Can Make These Baon Recipes Ahead Of Time
PHOTO BY Miguel Nacianceno
  • There’s nothing quite as satisfying as rice and ulam. In the middle of a busy day at work or school, a good rice meal with a bold-flavored dish tastes like the best stress-reliever.

    We're certain that these packed lunch recipes will make your life little tastier and easier. Check out these recipes and be sure to add them to your next weekly baon meal plan.

    Photo by Riell Santos

    1. Chicken Tocino Recipe

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    The classic sweet and savory flavor profile of tocino is sure to bring a smile on your face. This hearty recipe is usually made for breakfast but why not have them for lunch as well? Plus, if youâre not a fan of pork, youâll be glad about this chicken option. All you have to do is get your chicken marinating and cook it quickly when you needed.

    Get the recipe here.

     

    Photo by Riell Santos

    2. Pork Tocino Recipes

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    There’s nothing like old-school pork tocino, though. Hearty, delicious pork is always wonderful when sweetened. Properly and thoroughly-marinated pork yields delicious and bold flavors and an unwavering tenderness even when it’s cold in your packed lunch.

    Get the recipe here.


    3. Pork Longganisa Recipe

    There’s nothing better than homemade pork longganisa. Every bite bursts with flavor. Feel free to make it even more garlicky or to add in your favorite spices. If you’ve ever shied away from making longganisa because of having to use pork intestines for the casing, you can make it without it as well with our "skinless" recipe.

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Get the recipe here.

    More from Smart Parenting


    Photo by Aldwin Aspillera

    4. Skinless Spicy Beef Longganisa Recipe

    Stray a little from the typical longganisa by using umami-packed beef and kicking up the heat. Our favorite way of eating longganisa? Pair it with some coffee!

    Get the recipe here.


    Photo by Riell Santos

    5. Homemade Skinless Chicken Longganisa Recipe

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    If you’re not fond of pork or beef, you can also go with chicken for your longganisa. If you’re making baon for more than just yourself, this chicken longganisa’s more neutral flavor will be everyone’s type.

    Get the recipe here.

     

    Photo by Patrick Martires

    6. Cheesy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Chicken nuggets alone are already a baon favorite as it is. Add in cheese and you might not have to make anything else ever again. Fair warning if you're feeding kids, because they're going to demand these every day!

    Get the recipe here.

     

    Photo by Miguel Nacianceno

    7. Cashew-Coated Chicken Nuggets Recipe

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Upgrade your typical chicken nuggets with cashew coating. The added nutty flavor and the crunchy is so good, you can even skip the dip for this one.

    Get the recipe here.

    More from Smart Parenting

    Photo by Riell Santos

    8. Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

    The beauty of chicken nuggets is how the basic flavor carries different kinds of sauces so well. With this basic recipe, you can have the same thing for five days straight but make quick and different sauces to go with it every day to stave off the sawa. Maybe you want to add some spice with sriracha, tanginess with pickled relish, creaminess with mayonnaise, or sweetness with honey — the sky is the limit when it comes to pairing these nuggets with sauces.

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Get the recipe here.

     

    Photo by Karishma Etong

    9. Chili Con Carne Recipe

    Saucy, beefy chili con carne on top of rice is simply phenomenal. It’s spicy, flavorful, and delicious at any temperature. It's not just the flavors, too, but also the play on textures of mushy beans, rich thick sauce, and tender beef that take this dish over the top.

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Get the recipe here.

     

    Photo by Bianca Laxamana

    10. Mapo Tofu Recipe

    The trick to getting this spicy, saucy ground pork dish is to know when to add the tofu. Add in your silk tofu only when you’re about to finish the dish and serve it. This way, it won't disintegrate into the sauce! Another option is to get the freshest, silkiest tofu from the taho vendor! Just make sure to ask for the syrup to be separated!

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Get the recipe here.

    More from Smart Parenting

    Photo by Riell Santos

    11. Everlasting (Marikina-style Meatloaf) Recipe

    Prep your protein way ahead with this scrumptious meatloaf recipe. Make several so you can have it any time of the month!

    Get the recipe here.

     

    Photo by Dairy Darilag

    12. Cheesy Embutido Recipe

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    This delicious meatloaf is dotted with creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cheese. You can make it for weeks ahead and store it in the freezer. Fry it up to make it even more delicious at meal times, pack it up as a cold cut, or simply bring a packet of ketchup to pair with it when it's time for lunch.

    Get the recipe here.

     

    Photo by Karishma Etong

    13. SPAM Sinigang Nuggets Recipe

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    This isn’t your average nugget recipe. This one is made using your favorite canned luncheon meat: SPAM. But, it doesn't stop there. Its crispy Panko bread crumb coating is laced with sinigang mix, making every bite a crispy, tender, tangy, and salty delight. Pair it with buttered rice, and you've got a meal that hits every mark.

    Get the recipe here.

     

    Photo by Zoe del Rosario

    14. Korean Fried Chicken Recipes

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Make ahead these crispy, tender, brined, and par-cooked chicken that's tender, juicy, and seasoned with every bite. Simply fry it once, and you can finish it off in the toaster before packing it up for lunch, or, if you’re lucky, toast it in the office pantry for a hot chicken meal!

    Make any of the three delicious sauces that will amp up the flavor and make it even better with rice. For the quickest sauce, go for the cheese snow. For a rich, spicy, and sweet sauce, go for the gochujang sauce or for a simple, umami-packed chicken, choose the soy-garlic option.

    When packing crispy dishes with sauces, remember to keep them separated. This will give you the best chance of still getting some crunch when it's time to eat.

    Get the recipe here.


    This story originally appeared on Yummy.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
    More from Smart Parenting


View More Stories About
Recommended Videos
View more articles