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  • Moms Share Healthy Breakfast Sandwiches They Prepare For Their Kids

    They also shared tips on how to get kids ready for online classes!
Moms Share Healthy Breakfast Sandwiches They Prepare For Their Kids
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Danna Toledo-Bawalan (left) and Angelica Castellon (right)
  • Let’s be honest: Getting the kids up and out of bed in time for online classes can be hard. Add to that the challenge of encouraging them to eat breakfast — aka, the most important meal of the day — and it can be even more difficult to shake off their usual feeling of sluggishness and lack of energy in the morning.

    Sounds familiar, moms? No worries — you can make breakfasts exciting for your kids!

    Take it from these three moms Em Alcantara, Angelica Castellon, and Danna Toledo-Bawalan, who shared their tried-and-tested breakfast sandwich recipes that your kids, too, will love waking up to. They gave useful tips in getting children ready for their online classes, too!

    How to make Mommy Em’s Tuna and Apple Sandwich

    Photo by Courtesy of Em Alcantara.


    For breakfast, Em Alcantara likes to prepare something refreshing with her daughter, Aria — like this tuna and apple sandwich.

    “The apple gives a kick of juiciness in each bite, and it’s also perfect for any season and time of day,” she explained. It’s also a great way to sneak in some fruits!

    Aside from this recipe, Em also shared how she helps Aria get ready in the morning for her online classes. For this mom, it’s important to prepare the child prior to the class as if they are actually going to school.

    Em advised to set up early: ensure that the internet connection is stable and the laptop is fully charged so that any issues or technical problems can be addressed before classes begin.

    After classes, Em said, parents should also check in with the child to find out how the lessons went, and see if there are assignments or things that have to be practiced or accomplished before the next class.

    Photo by Courtesy of Em Alcantara.


    Ingredients:

    1 can tuna chunks in oil, drained
    1 medium-sized apple, diced
    1 80-ml pack Lady's Choice Tuna Spread
    pinch of salt, to taste
    toasted bread or crackers of choice

    Procedure:

    1. Combine the tuna chunks, diced apples, and Lady’s Choice Tuna Spread in a bowl.
    2. Add a pinch of salt to taste.
    3. Chill in the refrigerator.
    4. To serve: Spread on toasted bread or crackers.

    How to make Mommy Angelica’s Egg Sandwich

    Photo by Courtesy of Angelica Castellon.


    Does your child love the classic egg sandwich? Angelica Castellon’s daughter, Rio, sure does! For moms with kids like hers, Angelica suggested mixing it up with different veggies and meats to make it even more appetizing for your child. You can easily do this by keeping your pantry stocked with Lady’s Choice Meaty Spreads.

    When it comes to preparing for online classes, Angelica believes in setting separate areas for school and for play, as distance learning blurs the distinction between the two. She also lets Rio get dressed for school and puts healthy snacks in a lunch box, so her daughter can feel as if she is in school.

    “This will make them feel alert and present during online class,” she said.

    Photo by Courtesy of Angelica Castellon.


    Ingredients:

    6 to 7 pieces of hard-boiled eggs
    1 white onion, thinly sliced
    1/2 teaspoon muscovado sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/4 cup Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise or your choice of Lady’s Choice Meaty Spread in Ham, Bacon, Chicken, or Tuna
    5 pieces arugula leaves, whole or chopped
    wheat bread

    Procedure:

    1. In a bowl, mash the eggs with a fork. Add white onion, sugar, salt, and pepper.
    2. Add the Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise or your choice of Lady’s ChoiceMeaty Spread. Fold until the ingredients are well blended.
    3. Add chopped arugula.
    4. To serve: Spread the egg salad evenly over the wheat bread. Share and enjoy!

    How to make Mommy Danna’s Shrimp Roll Sandwich

    Photo by Courtesy of Danna Toledo-Bawalan.


    If you want to take things up a notch, try Danna Toledo-Bawalan’s recipe for a shrimp roll sandwich, which she often makes for her daughter, Summer.

    Danna’s tip to make mornings and online classes enjoyable for kids? “Let them sleep early so they can wake up early and eat breakfast before the class starts,” she said.

    “Advance reading also helps. Be sure na may healthy snacks sila in between study sessions,” she added.

    Photo by Courtesy of Danna Toledo-Bawalan.


    Ingredients:

    10 pieces medium to large shrimps, peeled
    1/2 cup butter
    3 pieces garlic cloves, minced
    2 pieces medium onions, minced
    1 80-ml pack Lady’s Choice Meaty Spread in Ham, Bacon, Chicken, or Tuna
    1/4 cup lemon zest
    1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
    salt and pepper, to taste
    1 sachet of natural sweetener or sugar substitute
    1 small French baguette
    1/2 cup parsley, diced
    slices of lemon, for garnishing

    Procedure:

    1. Sauté shrimps in butter and garlic. When fragrant, add onions then set aside.
    2. In a bowl, combine Lady's Choice Meaty Spread with lemon zest. Add celery, and season with salt, pepper, and natural sweetener to taste.
    3. Toast the baguette until golden brown and set aside.
    4. Mix the shrimps with the Lady's Choice Meaty Spread mixture, then add chopped parsley.
    5. To serve: Spread 1 cup of the shrimp mixture onto the baguette. Garnish with parsley and a slice of lemon.

    Ready to serve up the most important meal of the day? Make breakfast preps a bonding activity for you and your kids! Take the modules and learn exciting co-creation activities by visiting the #DoItTogether Hub [LINK]!

    Doing so can give them something to look forward to in the mornings. They will love eating breakfast if they are part of the delicious creation process, too! Make sure to have different Lady’s Choice Meaty Spreads on hand so each member of the family can choose their favorites, assemble the sandwiches, and dig in!

    Whether you use Lady’s Choice Meaty Spread in Ham, Bacon, Chicken, or Tuna, or Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise to create breakfast sandwiches, adding fruits or vegetables will make these a delicious Go-Grow-Glow breakfast! Lady’s Choice Meaty Spreads are packed with essential nutrients such as Omega-3 and Omega-6.

    Watch this fun music video to learn more about GGG breakfasts! And if you’re looking for more ideas to make breakfasts together better, check out the #DoItTogether Hub.

    For more Go-Grow-Glow breakfast sandwich recipes, click here. Follow Lady’s Choice on Facebook and Instagram.

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