In today's fast-paced world, preparing packed meals, or "baon" as it's commonly referred to, has become a necessity for many families and individuals. It isn't just a chore – it's an act of love. It saves time, money, and can be the key to a healthier lifestyle. 

In this article, we'll explore the advantages of home-cooked baon and provide valuable tips on how to prepare nutritious packed meals for yourself and your loved ones.

Benefits of Preparing Home-Cooked Meal


Preparing a Healthy Snack for Kids

When it comes to children's snacks, it's essential to strike a balance between taste and nutrition. Consider these tips:

  • Colorful choices: Incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into their snacks. Sliced pineapples or other local fruits in season, carrot sticks with hummus, or yogurt with raw seeds & fresh fruits are excellent choices.
  • Whole grains rule: Choose whole-grain snacks like whole wheat crackers or popcorn for added fiber and nutrition.
  • Avoid sugary treats: Minimize or swap sugary snacks, and instead, offer healthier alternatives like unsweetened yogurt or homemade trail mix. You can consider using raw honey to sweeten their treats instead.

Watch this baon hacks video

Preparing Packed Lunch for the Family

For family lunches on the go, liven it up with these practical tips:

Tips in Planning Packed Meals for One Whole Week

Efficiency is key when planning meals for an entire week. Here are some tips:

  • Create a weekly menu: Plan your meals in advance, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks. This reduces last-minute decisions and the temptation to grab unhealthy options.
  • Batch cooking: Prepare larger quantities of staples like rice, pasta, or roasted vegetables that can be used for multiple meals throughout the week.

Freeze individual portions: Portion out meals and freeze them for convenience. This works well for soups, stews, and casseroles.

Sample one-week baon plan

FRIENDLY REMINDER: Feel free to adjust portions based on your child's age and appetite. Enjoy this balanced and flavorful baon plan!



Incorporating homemade baon into your daily routine can be a game-changer for your health and budget. Including it in your daily routine isn't just about feeding your family, it's about nurturing them with love. With these simple tips and a little planning, you can create delicious, nutritious packed meals that everyone will enjoy.

So, roll up your sleeves, get creative in the kitchen, and make mealtime a true joy for your loved ones.

Message to RNDs

As Registered Nutritionist-Dietitians, continue educating individuals and families on the importance of preparing healthy packed meals. Your expertise in nutrition is invaluable in promoting better eating habits and overall well-being.

May we continue to nourish our loved ones with life-giving nutrition infused with love.

Pro Tip

Prioritize whole ingredients in your packed meals to boost nutrition and flavor.