Friday, August 4, 2023

A Wholesome Delight: Preparing a Bento Box Snack and Lunch for My Daughter's Friday School

As a parent, few things bring more joy than preparing a nourishing and delightful bento box for your child. With each item carefully selected and lovingly packed, these lunchtime surprises become a source of excitement and anticipation. My daughter loves anything fancy and aesthetic. Last year, she has been begging me to make bento lunch for her but I find it too time-consuming especially when I had to wake up early to prepare her food. Today, let me take you on a journey through the mouthwatering contents of my daughter's bento box, carefully crafted to bring a smile to her face during recess and lunchtime.

If you want to buy this Bollie Bento Box, here's the link where I bought it.

For the mid-morning recess, I wanted to ensure my daughter had a variety of flavors to enjoy. I started with a heartwarming mushroom soup, lovingly made from scratch. Packed with nutrients and the earthy goodness of mushrooms, this soup is sure to warm her up and keep her energized throughout the day.

For a touch of sweetness, I added a delightful surprise - white rabbit candy! Yeah, I know that i's not healthy. But this one is the special kind, the White Rabbit that has an edible wrapper. She has been begging me to include some on her baon. Since it's Friday, I had to give her a surprise treat for behaving well in school. 

KFC-style mushroom soup is a definite crowd-pleaser in our home. The crispy, bite-sized mushrooms are a healthier alternative to traditional fried snacks, making them perfect for her little hands to enjoy. Their unique flavor and texture add a fun twist to the bento box, making her mealtime even more exciting.

To make it a heavy snack (because I don't want her to feel hungry in school), I prepared a cream cheese sandwich. A soft and fluffy bread enveloping a creamy and savory cream cheese spread, this sandwich is both comforting and satisfying. It provides a good balance of carbohydrates and protein, keeping her energized for the rest of the day's activities.

For the main lunch, I wanted to incorporate the flavors of home-cooked meals while introducing a new twist. Brown rice, with its nutty flavor and wholesome goodness, forms the foundation of this bento box. It's a healthier alternative to white rice, providing essential fiber and nutrients for my daughter's growing body.

To add a touch of Filipino cuisine, I prepared bangus sisig with scrambled egg. Sisig, a traditional Filipino dish typically made with pork, has been adapted using nutritious bangus (milkfish). The flavorful combination of tender bangus and scrambled eggs creates a taste that reflects our heritage while ensuring a balanced meal.

As I pack my daughter's bento box with these wholesome and delicious treats, I am filled with a sense of pride and happiness. Each item is carefully chosen, prepared with love, and packed with her preferences in mind. It's worth the time and effort because she always finishes her food since the start of school. The bento box not only nourishes her body but also feeds her spirit with a touch of home and familiar favorites.

Check out the video that I made this morning while I was preparing her bento lunch boxes for school

@iamkimrodz Baon Idea for School. Bangus Sisig with scrambled egg for lunch. For recess, grapes, white rabbit, cream cheese sandwich and KFC Style mushroom soup. #fyp #foryoupage #schoolbaon #baonideas #bentobox #bentoboxideas #bolliebaby #fridaybaon #momsoftiktok #handsonmommyhere❤️❤️❤️ #foodieph ♬ original sound - Kim Tan-Rodriguez

I wish I can see her smile when she opens her bento box in school. These little moments of joy remind me of the deep connection between a parent and their child, where love and care are expressed through every meal. It's not just about food; it's about the love and thoughtfulness that go into the preparation.

So, as I continue to prepare these bento boxes, I'm reminded of the unique bond between a parent and their child and how a simple act of packing lunch can be so much more. Through her bento box, I hope my daughter feels the warmth of my love, even when we're apart. And with each passing day, I cherish the opportunity to create lasting memories and nurture her well-being, one delicious bento box at a time.

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