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5 Filipino dishes for kids and the whole family

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Who loves exotic foods? Today a wide choice of dishes is available to everyone. Many restaurants offer very tasty dishes from Japanese, Indian, Korean, Argentine cultures and so on. These are usually very tasty but sometimes they are not suitable for children. Have you ever heard of Filipino food?

Today we recommend 5 Filipino dishes that you can do at home, suitable for children and the whole family. They are the healthiest filipino dishes recommended by the Department of Health of the Philippines. They are easy to prepare and ingredients can be found in supermarkets or Asian shops.

Filipino food has influences from the South-Asian cuisine. But its dishes have also Western cuisine nuances, due to the domination first by the Spaniards for 3 centuries and then by the Americans.
This mixture has given way to a unique culture of fusion food.

Here are 5 Filipino food for kids and the whole family:

•PINAKBET (SAUTEED VEGETABLES)

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Prepared with bagoong (fermented shrimp paste), this dish is a triumph of vegetables such as eggplant, bitter melon (ampalaya), pumpkin, okra and green beans. It is rich in fiber and vitamin A. Read the recipe.

 

•TINOLANG MANOK (CHICKEN SOUP)

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Among the main ingredients there is chayote which is rich in folate. Folate is important in the production of red blood cells and it can be found in green vegetables. Chicken is a rich source of protein and contains less fat than other types of meat. Read the recipe.

 

•GINISANG MONGGO (SAUTEED MUNG BEANS)

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It is prepared with bitter melon, mung beans and malunggay leaves. This latter may be replaced with spinach. This dish is rich in folic acid, thiamine, iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus, necessary to the human body to function properly. Read the recipe.

 

•SINIGANG NA ISDA (FISH SOUP)

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It can be prepared with various types of fish such as milkfish, red snapper, salmon and grouper, sources of fat acids, omega and protein, while water spinach in vitamins A and C. A warm dish, perfect for cold and rainy days. Read the recipe.

 

•GINISANG NA SITAW (STIR-FRIED GREEN BEANS)

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Yellow squash and green beans are the main ingredients, vegetables with rich of fiber and vitamin C. You can also add small pieces of meat as you wish. Read the recipe.

Simple dishes, healthy, for the whole family, best served with steamed rice.

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