Breakfast Muesli Recipe

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How to eat muesli? That's a question that I hear from friends whenever I mention the word. Apparently, we are so used to eating oats the traditional way and that is to cook it for a few minutes before serving. Muesli is actually a raw rolled oats based breakfast dish that can be served in many ways and one of which is this easy breakfast muesli recipe that I'm going to share with you.


For this recipe, I used Simply Cereal Crunchy Nut- oven-baked muesli clusters with lots of whole nuts and sunflower seeds.
Breakfast Muesli Recipe


I first discovered Simply Cereal when I was still new in the call center industry a few years ago. I saw one of my teammates munching on something and she offered me some. Feeling sleepy and hungry, I immediately held my palm up to here and she poured what looked like a mixture of grains, oats, nuts and dried fruits. I gave her a quizzical look but she told me to just give it a try. That I did and I have been hooked ever since. If people like munching on chips while watching TV, I like munching on my muesli. Yum!

Others like serving muesli with milk or hot water while some soak their muesli on juice overnight to make it soft. While I prefer to eat it straight from the package, but for energy-draining days? This breakfast muesli recipe will give you an extra energy boost.

Muesli is such a great breakfast option because it has less sugar and high in fiber. It's also a great source of anti oxidants and because most muesli contains nuts, it also has a lot of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. How's that for the most important meal of the day?

This is great for busy working moms, too! What with prepping and dropping the kids off to school and rushing to a busy day at work, a muesli breakfast can be your go-to meal in the morning because it's so easy to prepare. You can even pack some in your kids' baon box so they can have something healthy to much on when they get hungry later in the day!

Okay, I think I need to stop blabbing now. Here's my easy breakfast muesli recipe that you can try at home then let me know if you liked it!


Breakfast Muesli Recipe


Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Simply Cereal Crunchy Nut Muesli
  • 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 1 tbsp strawberry jam

Instructions 
  • Scoop jam into glass
  • Add yogurt 
  • Add muesli
  • Add slices of favorite fruits on top (optional)

There you have it! Easy peasy, yummy and super healthy breakfast muesli recipe that you can whip up in under 5 minutes! 

Still looking for other easy breakfast recipes, you might like How to Cook Puto Maya in a Rice Cooker.

Let me know what you think in the comments!
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Jolly Bento Baon Ideas

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It's back-to-school season once again! Are you baon-ready? If you are still looking for baon ideas, here are a couple of bento lunch and snack ideas that you can make for your kids!

My 6 year-old daughter is a picky eater and I always worry about her eating properly at school. There are days when she would come home, her baon box still filled with the snacks I sent with her. Sigh. But one thing that I noticed was that if the food looks pretty and cute to her, she would not hesitate to try a few bites! This is why I thought of trying out making bento lunches and snacks for her.

I'm no expert in bento-making but if there's a will, there's a way! I had so much fun making these for her and I look forward to making more! 

For a lunch baon idea, I made panda rice, sweet corn-avocado and pineapple salad, meatballs in mushroom soup and paksiw na lechon manok. 

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Jolly Bento Baon Ideas

I used Jolly Products in some of the recipes on this post, I love, love, love Jolly products because they are affordable and yummy! They make a mom's life so easy in the kitchen! They are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year by the way, a true mark of a quality and trusted brand!

Jolly Bento Baon Ideas

For the salad, I just mixed a can of Jolly Whole Corn Kernels, Jolly Pineapple Tidbits and chopped avocado. This will yield  a batch good for 4-5, I just set aside the rest for our lunch at home and scooped a kiddie portion into her lunch box. 

In a separate bento container, I placed my daughter's favorite viand, the Meatballs in Mushroom Soup. She loves meatballs and she also loves mushroom soup, so both of them in one dish? Winner!
Jolly Bento Baon Ideas

For the panda rice, I used a mold to make it easy for me, you can find a lot of bento tools online. I then filled the mold with warm rice and popped the rice into the lunch box. It came out perfectly! I just used raisins for the eyes, nose and ears. Looks cute in my books! The pechay leaves were just for decoration and you can use any other leafy green vegetables that you like or leave it out.

We had Lechon Manok the previous night and had left overs and my mom kindly cooked it into Paksiw. Just how your would cook Lechon Paksiw. Just place left over lechon manok in a pot, add soy sauce, vinegar, and pepper corn and leaf. Simmer until done. 

Jolly Bento Baon Ideas

For her snack, I simple put together some of her favorites. Cat-shaped sandwich, banana, Lotus Biscoff and Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk. I was tempted to eat the shaped sandwich while I was making this! 

Jolly Bento Baon Ideas

Can you see my love note for my daughter? I just placed a spoonful of chocolate spread into a small plastic bag and cut a tiny hole on the end and used that to write on the biscuits.
Jolly Bento Baon Ideas

For the cat sandwich, I just pressed a mug onto a sandwich to get that circular shape and cut it on the edge using a pair of scissors, just make sure to give  your cat a pair of ears but leaving triangular shapes on both sides on the upper part of the head. I still used a plastic bag filled with chocolate spread to draw the eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers. So easy and fun!


There you go! A fun and cute bento snack idea for your little one! You can find so many bento tools in Lazada or your nearest Japanese Shops. 





What do you think? Cute, right? If a bento novice like me can create these, I am pretty sure you can make it too! Got other baon ideas? Share them with me in the comments!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above. No other compensation received and opinions are my own.


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Meatballs in Mushroom Soup

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My kids love meatballs and I love that they love it because it's so easy to make! Just throw in your ground pork in a bowl, add shredded veggies, deep fry and viola! Yummy dinner! But what if I tell you that you can still level up it's deliciousness by adding one more step? Enter Meatballs in Mushroom Soup!

It tastes amazing! Meatballs with an Oomph! So good that my kids asked me to make it again for our following meal! 


The best part? This is such a no-sweat recipe because I used the canned Jolly Cream of Mushroom. So there, that's one of my secret ingredients. It can get messy to make mushroom soup from scratch, you know! And this mom just don't have that much time! Thank goodness for quality canned products! Makes cooking so much easier! Jolly, one of my favorite brands is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year! That's 20 years of making home-makers' lives easier! Congrats Jolly!


Ready to get cooking?

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1/2 kilo ground pork
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 large red onion shredded
  • 1/2 clove garlic, smashed and minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying


For the mushroom soup:

  • 1 can Jolly Cream of Mushroom 298g
  • 1/2 clove garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 medium red onion, minced
  • a teaspoon of oil
  • 1/2 cup water


Instructions

  • Combine ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl
  • Mix well using your hands and form into balls
  • Deep fry until golden brown
  • Strain to remove excess oil and set aside
  • In a separate pan, saute garlic and onion
  • Pour Jolly Cream of Mushroom into the pan
  • Add water and bring to a boil

  • Serve soup in shallow bowls
  • Add meatballs into the bowl
  • Serve warm


There you go! Tasty Meatballs in Mushroom Soup. Your pina "soshal" na meatballs. ;)

My family loved it, I hope your kids will, too!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above. No other compensation received and opinions are my own.






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