Bento Boxes Ideas with Fresh Options

Are you sick and tired of the same packed lunch and sandwiches you make every morning? I bet the kids also feel the same. So why not prepare and cook exciting meals for kid's baon. Although every mother wants to prepare a healthy and hearty baon, the truth of the matter is, their school-aged children hardly touch their vegetables, fruits or healthy dishes when they're away at school.

Bento Boxes Ideas with Fresh Options

So how can make sure that your kids will eat the nutritious meal you packed for them? Based on one mom’s experience, the answer to this is to make it kid-friendly meals. That means food that are eye-catching, engaging and delicious. This can be achieved by applying the time-honored food preparation technique of the Japanese – the bento box.

Creating a bento meal for kids is easy as long as you have the right ingredients, like Fresh Options Kiddie Goodie line, and a playful mindset.  Bento meal designs need not be complex as long as they’re interesting enough to entice your child to explore and finish each segment of their meal.

Fresh Options’ Kiddie Goodie food line is a perfect complement to bento baons.  These include varieties of hotdogs, patties and breaded products such as chicken nuggets, drumettes, chicken pops and breaded pork patties.  Kiddie Goodie products are easy to cook, easy to handle (when putting inside the bento) and delicious. Available in all Fresh Options stores in Luzon, they are every mom's go-to solution for kid-approved bento baons.

Bento boxes are easy to prepare. For first timers, you check out samples online (click here). Try your hand at preparing a bento baon for your kid with these kiddie-approved recipes created by Noobcookery’s bento aficionado Diane Gabriel, which she served and were enjoyed by her two kids. Use Fresh Options Kiddie Goodie line to make it easier for you (and yummier for the kids) to prepare each lunchbox.  Fresh Options Kiddie Goodie line is available at all Fresh Options stores in Luzon.

The Animal Farm with Pork Patty

Bento Boxes Ideas with Fresh Options

Pork Patty
White rice
Olive oil

Pork Patty
Fried pork patty
White rice
Sautéed spinach, beans, and carrots

Sautéed Vegetable recipe
Blanch carrots and beans
Wash spinach but leave some of the water
Sauté chopped garlic in olive oil and butter, add spinach leaves
Add carrots and beans, season to taste

Nuggets of love with Chicken Nuggets

Bento Boxes Ideas with Fresh Options

Chicken nuggets
Butter or oil
Leftover white rice
Ham bits

Chicken Nuggets
Fried chicken nuggets w/ ketchup dip
Fried rice

Fried Rice
Heat butter or oil in a pan
Chop up Sliced Ham (off cuts from pizza!)
Sauté garlic, add an egg and scramble in pan.
Add leftover white rice, peas, and ham bits.
Season to taste.

Sail Away with Cheese hotdog

Bento Boxes Ideas with Fresh Options

Cheese hotdog
Cheese sticks

Cheese Hotdog wraps
Cook hotdogs according to package.
Use cheese spread or mayonnaise on tortilla (premade or homemade, recipe below) and then wrap around cheese hotdogs
Secure with toothpicks and slice into 2 or 3 pieces.

Homemade Tortillas Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Homemade Tortillas
Combine with 1 cup warm water and 1/3 cup vegetable oil
Roll out tortillas
Cook on high heat in a dry pan (cast iron or steel)

These bento boxes will surely tickle your kid's appetite. For the ingredients, check out several Fresh Option branches and their menu by visiting their website