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

Month: March 2015

Tomato Health Benefits

Tomato Health Benefits

Tomatoes are a staple food item in our household. On days when I am busy or simply feeling a tad lazy to cook veggies, I will place a bowl of raw cherry tomatoes along with cucumbers on the dining table, just so the kids have […]

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Training and Education for Caregivers and Patients

Training and Education for Caregivers and Patients

One glaring discovery of healthcare reform has been the importance of education and training for both patients and healthcare workers. Medical corporations, insurance providers and regulatory agencies have realized that healthcare quality improvement depends on the willingness of everyone to learn more about patients and […]

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Healthy Salad For A Health Freak Mommy

Healthy Salad For A Health Freak Mommy

Here’s what I had for lunch yesterday…

Onion and alfalfa sprouts with cherry tomatoes, Japanese kyuri, green grapes, Korean seasoned seaweed, toasted sesame seeds, fried shallots, 1/2 hard boiled egg and a small portion of pork chop (to bring my iron level up a few notches).  I can very well do without any meat these days but I need to up my iron level, so am forcing myself to eat more red meat these days, though at times, this makes my tummy churn — feeling is like heart burn when I overdo on meat.

The natural sweetness  from the green grapes adds so much yummy-ness to my salad. Even without any salad dressing, I can graze my greens away with so much delight!  Best of all, grapes are au naturel (just make sure you wash them thoroughly) , definitely way better than a bottle of processed salad dressing.

 

This is so refreshing, so filling and it’s nutrients dense.  It’s also high in fiber, high in protein and low in carbs and calories.  Just perfect for a health freak mommy! 😀

 

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Coconut Meat Health Benefits

Coconut Meat Health Benefits

As I was enjoying my packet of fresh coconut meat after gulping down the coconut water just now, I was wondering whether coconut meat/flesh is an empty calorie food or otherwise .  I have heard and read so much on the health benefits of extra […]

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Anemia Caused By Heavy Menstruation

Anemia Caused By Heavy Menstruation

Lately, I feel more anemic than I was before. From a powerful horse who could run at least 5km everyday and sweat buckets come rain or shine 7 days a week, I have now reduced on  my running.  I do more  brisk walking (outdoor)  and […]

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie Ice Lolly

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Ice Lolly

It’s the most dreaded time of the year again. The time when it is sweltering hot and water rationing looms again.  Yours truly, the ‘puteri lilin’ gets nauseous each time she comes back from the outdoors, after getting grilled by the murderous heat.  This afternoon I made a mistake and brought the girls to the open-air coffee shop to eat piping hot bitter gourd pork noodles. Gawd, I could feel the hot soup burning my innards, causing steam to emit from my nostrils! And I was soaking in my own sweat under the canopy outside the coffee shop. I was rushing the girls to finish off their bowls of hot noodles before we made a quick dash into the nearby supermarket to enjoy the air cond to cool down before getting into our sauna car!

Here’s a little simple, refreshing and healthy cool treat I made for the girls with my Blendtec smoothie maker to chill  them down…

 

Ice lolly made from dragon fruit + organic Juliet apple + orange smoothie…

The girls love it and have been indulging in them everyday.

 

Tomorrow, I shall get a pineapple to make pineapple + orange smoothie ice lolly.  It is so much fun creating healthy ice lollies for the girls. They are free from sugar, preservative and food additives. Only goodness in every lick and good to the last drop! 🙂

 

 

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