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

Month: September 2011

Bell Peppers Health Benefits

Bell Peppers Health Benefits

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 […]

Share
Toe Nail Yanked Off

Toe Nail Yanked Off

Baby has a bad habit of peeling her finger nails and toe nails with her hands. I think this bad habit from her favorite che che had rubbed off on her and the consequences have been disastrous and painful. Check out what she had done […]

Share
Healthy Juices

Healthy Juices

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.

Share
Reunion Dinner

Reunion Dinner

There will be a reunion dinner organized by my former classmates. This will be the first ever big reunion dinner thrown ever since we left school 21 years ago! I would love to attend the dinner but I dread the thought of bringing along my […]

Share
Sour Sop Soup

Sour Sop Soup

The man whom I normally buy vegetables and meat from on the mobile market van sells sour sop fruits occasionally. He told me that sour sop can be used in soups and extolled the health benefits of sour sop, citing that it is good for […]

Share
Nutritious Pumpkin Fish Soup

Nutritious Pumpkin Fish Soup

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.


Share
Hormones or Lack of Sleep?

Hormones or Lack of Sleep?

Blame it on the hormones or lack of sleep? Sometimes, I feel really tired and sleepy despite getting 6 hours of sleep at night. I wonder if this is caused by the hormones at certain time of the month. Or is it because my body […]

Share