Friday, August 3, 2018

Merienda Making Memories

When I was young, I remembered that my Mom always made sure that I would have merienda. Sometimes, I even hated it because it disrupted my playing time. Looking back, I am happy that she made sure merienda was a part of my chilhood because I didn't realize it back then but we bonded over food and merienda was the one time that I knew that she would make time for me even if she was extremely busy.

Now I have three go to merienda when I was a kid and even now as an adult. First is noodles. I have always been a noodle person and I can have noodles for breakfast, lunch, merienda, and dinner. Next is anything greasy such as eggs, hotdogs, nuggets, and the like. Yes, I wasn't always healthy but I did have really good memories. Third would be sandwiches. I don't know about you but sandwiches with peanut butter spread or sandwich spread were just my thing.

Sadly, I had a bad habit when it came to peanut butter. I would always get a spoon and scoop it then eat it. I'd do this until my Mom catches me and yells bloody murder or untilI finish off an entire bottle.


Nowadays, I avoid this because my son might pick up the habit but I still make sure he gets his fair share of Peanut Butter. We normally get Lily's Peanut Butter so when this was sent to me, I was over the moon.

Since I'm the one in charge of B's breakfast, this has become a staple part of his morning routine. I don't feel guilty of feeding him this because eating peanut butter makes you feel full longer, so you end up eating less overall. It is also packed with nutrition because a serving of peanut butter has 3 mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of muscle-friendly potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6.

I pair it with Bear Brand's Strawberry Milk which he loves because he likes anything strawberry. It's a complete meal to start off his day.

I know that right now it may not mean much to my son that I prep his breakfast but I know that when he's older, he will look back on these moments with fondness just the same way I did when I remember my merienda days back when I was a kid.

Here's a quick vid of what the entire box looked like.

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