MANILA, Philippines — Staying at home has not only kept everyone safer, it has also given rise to home-based cravings.
With kids having their classes online, their recess has been extended to a whole day of enjoying goodies.
This has led to several food trends that moms prepare at home or order from their favorite online sellers. From sweet to savory, let’s a look at some of the dishes that have been certified hits for the kids and the whole family:
1. Ube cheese pan de sal
The Filipino bakery favorite has been given a new spin and has been made more exciting with its cool purple color and the very Pinoy combo of sweet-salty fillings.
Fresh from the oven, the ube cheese pan de sal is a delightful breakfast or a filling merienda for hungry kids.
2. Banana bread
This sweet treat is an easy-bake option even for busy moms—what’s even better is that kids can help make it too.
It’s simple and uncomplicated flavor makes it a favorite snack across all ages. The use of real bananas in its recipe is also a nutrition bonus.
3. Milky donuts
Donuts took on a new form, taking three favorite comforting ingredients: milk, cheese and powdered sugar and boxed them in a pillowy, sweet and convenient snack.
Kids like to snack on this modern take on the traditional bicho-bicho.
4. Giant cookies
A sweet tooth’s dream come true, these palm-sized cookies not only comes sprinkled with chocolate chips, they are also filled with gooey goodness from melted chocolate. Cookie monsters would be so happy with a box of these baked goodies.
5. Sushi bake
A popular dish that took Pinoy palates by storm, Sushi Bake features layers of Japanese-inspired goodness starring tuna, salmon or kani topped on rice and popped into the mouth using sheets of nori.
It’s a fun, filling, and very tasty favorite of kids who have adventurous palates.
6. CDO Idol Cheesedog
The mas pina-juicy and mas pina-cheesy namnam goodness of CDO Idol Cheesedog is a certified comfort food for kids and kids-at-heart. The lunchbox favorite is mas-pinasarap with more cheese in every bite and is a long-running breakfast favorite with eggs and fried rice, or a preferred snack in between online classes.
To take your kid’s snacking game to the next level, here is a zesty Mexican cheesedog recipe that your kids will surely love:
Mini Burritos Made with CDO Idol Cheesdog
Prep time: 5-8 minutes; Cook time 15-20 minutes; No. of Servings: 10pcs
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 250g CDO Idol Cheesedog, thawed and peeled
- 2 Tbsps butter
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 pcs ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 11/2 cups rice, cooked
- 1/4 cup corn kernels
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 10 pcs cheddar cheese sandwich slices
- 10 pcs medium-size soft tortillas
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsps mayonnaise
- 1 tsp water
- 1 tsp cilantro, chopped
- In a medium-size pan, fry CDO Idol Cheesedogs for 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
- In the same pan, melt butter. Sauté onion, garlic and tomatoes until soft. Add paprika, rice and corn and mix until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat and mix in cilantro.
- To assemble, place one tortilla on top of a foil sheet. Top with one cheddar sandwich cheese slice, then about two spoonfuls of the fried rice and one fried CDO Idol Cheesedog. Fold over the left and right edges, then tuck in the filling securely with the bottom edge. Keep rolling until you reach the top edge and the filling is well secured.
- Preheat oven/toaster at 175C. Heat up burritos for 5 to 7 minutes.
- For the burrito sauce, combine together garlic, mayo, water, and cilantro.
- Serve burritos with sauce.
CDO Idol Cheesedog is the Philippines’ number one cheesedog brand, and has been made even better with more cheesy, juicy goodness. What’s more, CDO Idol Cheesedog guarantees high-quality assurance that comes with each CDO product that undergoes global certification standards for food safety.
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