I have never like capsicums or bell peppers. Knowing how powerful this fruit is, I am beginning to fall in love with this fruit. I try to add capsicums into my veggie dish or simply eat them raw in stave off hunger pangs. I will […]
Month: September 2011
Before the kids came along, I was a health freak who would diligently make fruits and vegetables juice several times in a week for my hubs and myself. After the kids’ arrival, everyone in the house including the helper have never been busier. Within a time span of 5 years, I popped 3 babies. Life has been crazy with 3 screaming babies – for me, the helper and everyone else in the family LOL! Now that my girls are bigger, things are more settled… albeit life is still as crazy! I have recently fished out my juicer, wrapped in layers of plastic bags to start juicing again! The health benefits one can reap from drinking freshly squeezed fruits and vegetables juice are vast. I now make fresh juices for my hubs, kids and myself 2-3 times in a week.
My juices normally consist of carrots, celery, cucumber, green apples, oranges, beet root (my girls hate beet root juice though), guava and banana. I normally throw in 4-5 varieties of fruits and vegetables.
My 3YO girl has just gulped down half a cup of fresh juice here… and is now enjoying 1/4 slice of avocado. I am including lots of fruits and vegetables in this girl’s diet, to help combat the severe constipation that she frequently suffers from.
Do you juice too? What’s your favorite concoction of juice?
And what type of juicer do you use? I am still contemplating buying a more advanced juicer, i.e. one that can even juice a fruit without the need of removing the seeds and core. My current juicer does not do a thorough job. My helper has to put the fruits into the juicer twice to adequately extract the juice from the fruits.
Another meal on the menu that my girls never get tired of : fish soup with fish balls.
A wok of nutritious fish soup boiled for over an hour with pumpkin, tomatoes, 3 big chunks of fish, anchovies, garlic, a slice of ginger and Chinese cabbage …
A bowl each of Udon with yummy fish soup, fish balls and seafood tofu for the girls. I’d say that this is a complete meal with protein, carbs, fibre, iron and great source of anti-oxidant from the bright orangy pumpkin and tomatoes. You can even throw in an egg or two for more nutrients.
My girls are not fans of pumpkin but if cooked this way, where the pumpkin is very, very soft like mashed pumpkin, they can just swallow it down their throats, without giving me the ‘mum, I almost puked’ look 😀
And here’s my lunch – fish, Chinese cabbage, fish balls and seafood tofu minus the noodles… the fish meat tasted very good with a dip of organic soy sauce.