One morning, I decided to serve both K & Roey Banana oatmeal. K ended up eating both servings and Roey ate Bananas instead. K got used to eating anything you serve her, believe it or not. My Mama has really helped a lot in her eating habits. She may be skinny but I am thankful that she is not sickly as well. Both my kids, actually. Thanks to HIM! Because, health is definitely a priority for me, and then education.
Roey, on the other hand, is the picky eater, she is not skinny though. She has just learned ( I don’t know where!) to say no to any food she thinks to be yucky! Unfortunately, the oatmeal I served them was one. So, the Mom in me was given a challenge. How can I make this kid eat oatmeal?
Since I have been seeing oatmeal biscuit recipes online, why not try one? So, I ended up with these Banana-Raisin Oatmeal cookie cups the next morning and was very satisfied with the result.
She ate 2 cookie cups for breakfast and kept coming back to the fridge until every cookie is gone. K enjoyed the cookie cups too. Too bad I was out of flour and only ended up with 18 pieces that day. I also made a Choco Banana Oatmeal cupcake after few days for a variety. And will sure explore more healthy baking and cooking innovations for my loves.
How about you?
Hope you can share your Mommy-moves and creative tactics in serving your kids healthy breakfast or snacks, I would sure appreciate that!
Thanks in advance and happy baking or cooking and then eating! Ha! Ha!
You don’t need to be skinny, you should be healthy! Healthy in such a way that your body has all the needed energy and ability to resist diseases.
There are numerous ways to get rid of excess fats and so as toning muscles. One just have to find the safest and most appropriate way your body can carry and accommodate too. Nowadays, it is best to also take multivitamins and food supplements. Jinga Juice, the combination of Wheatgrass and Guyabano (in a juice), is highly recommended whether you are working out or not. Wheatgrass and Guyabano are superfoods!Both are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber. Taken regularly, along with a balanced diet, exercise and rest, JINGA JUICE can definitely enhance your overall health.
A number of parents have already ventured into Bento. Be it their kids’ snack or lunch at school. I have not tried Bento-ing or experimenting in serving my daughters with cute looking packed foods. But, I guess this was one of the firsts. I used my gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter to serve both my girls with peanut butter sandwiches. The scraps satisfied me, I have no problem with that.
Since I have been Pinterest-ing for quite sometime now, I have seen pretty cute and clever ideas how to serve kids with fun and healthy snacks. From the simplest to the most creative ideas, Pinterest have it! So, if you have that calling to be creative in the foods you serve to your kids, have fun with Bento and Pinterest too!
Every Mom wants to serve her child/children all the healthy foods there is and it would bring her so much joy if the kids would like it and enjoy! I never had trouble giving veggies and fruits to my girls. They’re both curious and experimental (with the different tastes), I may say. Now that they’re able to help me out with little things and chores, I ensure to compensate them (okay, reward is the word) with healthy snacks.
Nutty Banana cake
And I give in to sweets too, sometimes. In the next photo, lucky Roey has a 70 grams of assorted candies. That includes caramel fudge cubes I requested. Ha Ha!
Cooked a simple yet healthy lunch for the family one day last January. For a stay/work from home Mom like me, it is quite hard sometimes to think and prepare the family’s meal of the day. Especially if you have a picky eater, a curious toddler and a spouse that loves to alternate most all-time-Filipino-dishes. Not to mention a slightly tight budget. I have to set my own choice most of the time… not until this particular day when I did not ask for their meal requests. I gave in to mine! To my surprise, they all liked it too! I am just glad that both my girls eat veggies. They may be both picky at times but does not say NO to veggies.
Do you ever have skin problems? Eczema, acne and Psoriasis, to name a few. Do your kids or someone you know suffer from itchiness and discomfort these irritations bring?
Most of us do or did have to go through irritations like these and we have to resort using expensive topical creams or maybe dermatological remedies. A lot did not know that Guyabano (Soursop) and Wheatgrass can help – clean, safe and healthy!
My JINGA JUICE is made from Guyabano (the whole fruit and its seeds) and Wheatgrass…the first of its kind in the market. There were reports that Guyabano seeds and leaves were used as skin astringent, used to treat headlice and even to purge bed bugs too! While Wheatgrass effectively reduces wound, acne and acute rashes’ pain, swelling and inflammation. It is also being used to treat burns and insect bites.
So, stay healthy and prevent illnesses! With balanced diet, take Jinga Juice regularly, be energized and bring out that youthful glow in you!
WHEATGRASS alone is a powerful detoxifier and bloodstream protector. It restores alkalinity to the blood and can double your red blood cell count. Wheatgrass is perfect as it contains Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
GUYABANO on the other hand, is an effective help to lower high blood pressure. It is also used for depression, stress and nervous disorders. In addition, it is highly effective against internal parasites and worms.
Perfect for kids! Jinga Juice is something they would surely enjoy!
Now you know!
I am having difficulty with internet connection so I missed half of May with FatMumSlim’s photo-a-day challenge and the first 2 days of June too. But who said I could not post a catch up? None can stop me now as I decided to join through blog posts…and here’s for the first 3 days of June!
B is for BEACH!
My girls and I enjoyed a beach in Batangas mid of May and here’s one of the best (I think) shots I have for something B!
This moment is priceless for me as my little Roey dear overcome her fear of being in the pool (without me holding her). She has also managed to be brave enough and enjoyed the slides all by herself.
And for June 3, theme: On My Table…
Here’s another sweet summer treat which we finished in no time! We love the new flavor – Mantecado!
Please pardon me if I may have to do another catch up post again in the future. Ha ha! And I will ensure to post NEW photos instead of latest ones. =D
The month of May has always been special to me. It is but an extra ordinary month since I was a kid. First of May, besides being the Labor Day, is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, our barangay’s patron saint. I have lots of happy “fiesta” memories. Several group of friends at our place would set up parlor games with prizes and there were a few times I took home cash prizes. =)
Besides the feast, May 2 is my Dad’s birthday. May 3 is one of my nephew’s birthday too. He’s someone my Mama and I took care of when he was a baby to his toddler years. Well, he has grown up and grown really tall. Come May 6 is my Mama’s birthday and of course, Mother’s Day is also celebrated during May. Back in Buhi, Camarines Sur (my Mama’s home town), May flower, Town Fiesta and SantaCruzan are also celebrated during this month. Having mentioned that, I have planned to take the kids with me and visit Buhi town at least before June.
Anyways, for the first time, I joined #FMSphotoaday challenge. And I am really gonna try to make it a point to post a photo each day according to the theme or prompt. This is the first time I have joined and I am hopeful too to at least be responsible in posting a photo a day and so as push my creativity a little more to come up with really nice photos.
I was not ready yesterday when I remember that it is the 1st of May so when I learned yesterday’s theme, I took a photo of what was right in front of me.
#FMSphotoaday 1st of May – I BOUGHT THIS!
I am now excited to the upcoming themes. I just wish not to forget a post!
What is one best way to spend time with the family? During merienda!
Afternoon snacks besides night chats is one part of the day I enjoy spending with my kids. My kids don’t have high levels of appetite (especially my elder daughter) but they have all the thrills and giggles whenever I serve something for them. We call it “Takaw-Tingin” here in the Philippines. It is summer and kids are out for vacation and as we all know, kids nowadays are unstoppable. They make it necessary for us parents to prepare something new for them, be it food, games, toys or unlimited number of activities so as to keep their nerves and minds busy! That somehow makes parenting one best way to explore and continue to learn. Hey! I have to somehow dig the internet for creative ideas from snacks to kiddie activities. Here’s one I imitated from a Pinterest pin – a unique way to serve ice cream!
Maybe I can say that our country is one of the many places where you can go on food exploration and pig out! Since kids this summer is most of the time at home, we bond by eating together. Check out these afternoon merienda I served them one time. You will definitely crave too!