I’ve included recipes here that are “Not Necessarily Filipino” – because Pinoys are foodies and love to eat pretty much everything! 😉
Unless otherwise stated, recipes are my own adaptations based on our family’s preferences – feel free to tweak to your own liking.
Kain na! (Let’s eat!)
This “smoothie” is Paleo friendly – completely non-dairy and gluten-free. Great way to introduce avocado and berries to kids, .using fresh or frozen fruit (freeze almost overripe berries and bananas to be used for future smoothies). Very healthy snack – make it even healthier by adding chia seeds. I haven’t tried freezing any leftovers as ice pops, as it will likely turn brown because of the avocado.
Great way to introduce avocado to kids. If making this without the ice cream, decrease the milk to maybe 3/4 cup so it doesn’t become watery. Our version of this growing up was just chunks of diced avocado in a glass with ice, milk and sugar.
Great way to introduce berries to kids. Very healthy snack – made even healthier by adding chia seeds. Use fresh fruits or freeze almost overripe berries and bananas to be used for future smoothies. Freeze leftover smoothies as ice pops. (For a more thirst-quenching drink, use more ice cubes, no yogurt, less milk, and add some water- just like we did back home, where many days were hot and humid!)
Easy Guacamole (Not necessarily Filipino)
Another easy way to introduce avocados to kids, served with tortilla chips (tortillas cut into wedges and placed in toaster till crispy).
We had planned to make dolmas with some foraged wild grape leaves, but had no ingredients at hand to make Greek Pilaf and ended up stuffing the leaves with sinangag (garlic rice) instead. Yum! 😉
Last updated June 15, 2015