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  • Rosebud BenitezChef Rosebud Benitez

    Mommy of Katrina Janine, 18, and Kyle Richard, 13Host, Quickfire on QTV

    “A healthy dish my kids like are these vegetable patties. I make a big batch. When I have to feed them, I just take a portion and cook. I don’t have to start from scratch!”

    Our daily meals consist of: adobo, sinigang, nilaga. It’s just ulam and kanin. My daughter loves garlic adobo. Kyle likes chicken. He likes it fried, but I spice it up para maiba. Sometimes, I bake the chicken with cheese and make chicken parmigiana. Weekends are request-all-you-can days. I cook whatever they want. I get my kids to eat their greens by: leading by example. They see me eat it, so ginagaya nila. If they see you eat junk, they’ll eat junk. Habang bata, kailangan yung pagkain nila maayos na para hindi sila maging picky when they grow up. You can also add veggies in shakes. Or put lots of tomatoes and cheese over veggies—kids love cheese. 


    When pressed for time, the easiest thing to whip up is: anything you can make in batches: meatballs, lumpia filling, burger patties. I make a big batch, and then I just get a portion from the freezer and cook! 

    My pantry always has: bread and eggs to make an egg sandwich. I let them eat bread with whatever filling I can come up with such as peanut butter. They also love bananas. They always ask me to buy fruits.

    For breakfast, I make: eggs… omelet, frittata, scrambled eggs. They need to eat breakfast because I tell them that’s how they should start their day. 


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