A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Month: July 2009

Baby C Wants Tasty Adult Food

Baby C Wants Tasty Adult Food

Baby gets bored with a type of food pretty easily, so I have to think of new food for her all the time, loooooong sigh…..    She no longer wants her baby biscuits now – she would turn her head when offered a biscuit or […]

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A Very Bloated Sherilyn

A Very Bloated Sherilyn

Since infant, Sherilyn has been a very constipated child.  When she was a newborn,  she would only poo poo once in 8-10 days, which got me worried sick.  But when she finally poo pooed, it was explosive and she normally spent a good 15-30 minutes pooping lots.  All […]

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Baker Brown Bread And Buns

Baker Brown Bread And Buns

I recently came across a new range of bread and buns for the health conscious called Baker Brown produced by Wholewheat Choice Sdn Bhd. Most of the Baker Brown bread and buns are made from wholewheat.

I got a loaf of multi-seed wholewheat bread the other day. A loaf costs RM5.50. According to what is written on the packaging, the bread is 92% fat-free, has 38% seeds, has 0% cholesterol, is sugar-free, oil-free and salt-free. So how does it taste? A tad dry (coz no oil and no sugar) but it’s perfectly fine by me coz with all the yummy bread spreads that I slather on the bread, my sandwich always taste good! I find that this bread tastes much better than the Adventist flour-free sprouted wheat bread.


The buns on the left are filled with pandan kaya and green beans.  I love them and so do my gals. Each time I buy these buns, they would be walloped immediately.


The slice of multi-seed wholewheat Baker Brown bread.

I got my Baker Brown breads and buns from Desa Herbs mini mart at Taman Desa. They are also available at Sri Kota mini mart.

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My Mastitis Has Cleared Up

My Mastitis Has Cleared Up

After 3 days of torture, the Mastitis on my left boop cleared up completely yesterday, yipee!!  Here’s what I did : 1)  Let Baby suckle on the left boop longer and also the whole night *looooooong sigh*. 2)  Massaged my left boop with ice-cubes 3 […]

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Attacked By Painful Mastitis Again

Attacked By Painful Mastitis Again

I am attacked by a third nasty Mastitis and this time, I am down with fever. The pain and swell this time round is at the top of my left boop. The previous 2 times, it was on the lower left boop. It’s so painful this time […]

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Health Freak Baby

Health Freak Baby

I told ya Baby C is a health freak baby. I gave her a small slice of stir-fried celery the other day and she loved it more than any of her baby biscuits, unbelievable! I was really surprised that she likes celery as this veggie tend to have a rather unappealing smell and taste but my health freak baby didn’t think so, lol!

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Lots of X-rays, Scans and Even An Echo Heart Scan

Lots of X-rays, Scans and Even An Echo Heart Scan

During Baby C’s 3-week stay in the hospital recently, she had gone through many types of scans from countless x-rays to a Fluoroscopy, ultrasound scans, a CT Scan and even an Echo Heart Scan!  That explains how our bill amounted to over RM50k!   During […]

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Cheese Spreads

Cheese Spreads

This is my breakfast today: 2 slices of toasted multi-grain bread with light Philadelphia cheese spread, avocado and Steffi’s sugar-free peanut butter.  This light Philadelphia cheese spread is supposedly 80% less fat than butter or margerine, but it tastes good! And this President garlic cheese […]

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How Do You Like To Eat Your Aubergines?

How Do You Like To Eat Your Aubergines?

I am not a fan of aubergines (or eggplant or brinjal) and I only like them when they are stuffed with fish paste and lightly pan-fried. Grilling / roasting them or BBQing them with a drizzle of olive oil are also acceptable but I hardly ever buy them from the market or the supermarket. But my mil loves aubergines and she cooks them every week. My 2 older gals don’t like aubergines either but I try to coax them to eat them.

This is how my mil normally cooks aubergines :

She cooks it the healthy way, i.e. steamed.  After the aubergines are steamed, she sprinkles some toasted sesame seeds and fried garlic + oil along with some chopped Chinese parsley and a drizzle of soy sauce.  It’s rather tasty this way.  It is also tasty when cooked with tau cheong (fermented soy bean paste) and minced chicken/pork meat and some cut red chillies.

Did you know that Aubergine is a low fat vegetable, but it absorbs a lot of fat when it is fried? Pan-fried aubergines with sambal belacan and dried shrimps is a very popular dish in Chinese restaurants and ‘tai chau’… and it’s really fattening when cooked this way as the aubergines absorbs a lot of oil.  Aubergines are also known as the poor man’s meat.

Food For Thought:

Aubergines/brinjals block the formation of free radicals in the body.

Reduces cholesterol levels.

Source of folic acid and potassium.

It is believed to be a cholesterol regulator.

It is anti diabetic.

In few countries like Africa it is used to treat epilepsy and convulsions.

In South East Asia, it is used to treat stomach cancers and measles.

It reduces swellings from joints and other parts of body.

The aubergine juice is used to prevent perspiration on the palm and sole.

Rich in Vitamin A & B.

It is low in calorie content.

It is rich in calcium, fibre, folic acid, sodium, vitamin C and potassium.

It is high in water content and has almost 92 % of moisture.

Due to its low calorie content it is suitable for people who are suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

Tip When Preparing Brinjal Dish
Care must be taken while cooking brinjal. To prevent discoloration of the flesh, it should be sliced with a stainless steel knife.

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Oh Boy, How I Hate Those Boils

Oh Boy, How I Hate Those Boils

When I was a young girl (before turning into a teenager), I used to have frequent break-outs of very painful and huge pus-filled boils.  I had boils on my buttocks, under my eyes, on my cheek and frequently had them inside, outside and on my […]

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