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5 Lunchbox Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Healthy lunchboxes don’t have to be costly, or take tons of time and ingredients to make. Try these easy, delicious, healthy, and meal-prep friendly recipes to make lunchboxes more fun for you and your kids! My little boy has started prep in January, and I’ve been in full swing in the kitchen trying out different recipes that he actually eats! There have been hits with a few misses, and below are the ones that I would give a 5-star for its ease in making, nutrient density, and of course, flavor. Coz who are we kidding, even if pretty the bento …

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What I eat in a day

What I Eat in a Day to Recover from the Holidays

We’re 3 weeks into 2020! But wait… are you having some holiday hangover? If you are still feeling stuck and can’t seem to bring yourself back into your health routine, this post is for you as I share with you some of my quick and healthy eats to feel good from the inside out in no time. This isn’t necessarily about losing weight, but it’s more of cleaning up your diet and easing gradually into a healthier eating habit. And even if it’s not the holidays, it’s good to always keep a balanced diet without depriving yourself of the food …

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Top 5 Natural Remedies for Flu

It’s flu season here in Melbourne and I’ve been feeling under the weather the past days with the changing weather.  But before popping that aspirin, here’s what I usually eat or drink to ease the itchy throat & runny nose and prevent a full-blown flu to hit me. 1. CHICKEN SOUP Old wives say chicken soup is good for the soul & colds, but it’s actually backed by science with studies showing how chicken soup has anti-inflammatory compounds that relieve respiratory infections. Chicken also contains an amino acid called cysteine, which is released when the chicken is turned into soup. …

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings and Sweet Potato Fries

There’s no better combination than crispy baked chicken wings and sweet potato fries! This is one of my family favorites and you can put this together in under an hour. Perfect meal for those busy weeknights! My little boy loves chicken wings and although from time to time I do give in and make fried chicken wings, I wanted to find a way to make it a tad healthier, less greasy, and still crispy and delicious. So after some trial-and-error in my kitchen, I finally found the perfect way of making crispy baked chicken wings and sweet potato fries that …

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Top 5 low-carb substitutes that are not tasteless

Top 5 low-carb substitutes that are not tasteless but can be made into a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal. Low-carb eating doesn’t have to be bland and lacking in nutrients, in fact it’s a great way to add more plants into your dish. Do you also like your pasta, mac & cheese, pizza, rice, toast, pancakes? Well, I also do. However, you and I know that eating too much of these can leave us feeling tired, and even more irritable. Carbs are not evil (I love them and probably can never leave it out of my daily diet), but just …

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5 Helpful Tips to Stop Binge-Eating

If you have ever encountered a time when you simply can’t stop eating even when you are already full, then chances are you may be familiar with what binge-eating can make you feel after. Don’t feel judged as I too have been in that situation a number of times. Now the real question is, how does one stop binge-eating? Binge-eating may or may not be caused by an underlying disease and includes occasions when one overindulgences on holidays or birthday celebrations. While there’s nothing wrong with indulging every now and then, over-consuming a lot of calories in one sitting when …

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Low-sugar Green Smoothie

This LOW-SUGAR GREEN SMOOTHIE is loaded with greens but without sacrificing flavor! Smoothies are a great way to nourish your body especially in the morning, but one can easily pack all the sugars in a glass with the choice of ingredients. This smoothie has zucchinis, spinach, cucumber, and avocados which are highly nutrient-dense, high in fiber but low in sugar. KEY INGREDIENTS IN THIS LOW-SUGAR GREEN SMOOTHIE: ZUCCHINIS. Slice your zucchinis about 1/4 inch. Blanch them by cooking in boiling water for 5 minutes and then putting them in a bowl with ice water. Then freeze them on a baking …

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Chicken Tacos with Yogurt-Lime Sauce

These chicken tacos recipe is one of my go-to family dinners when I want something quick and requires less cooking. I make my homemade taco mix which can be made kid-friendly by putting less chili in it. These tacos are super easy to make but really flavorful in every bite. To serve, just add fresh lettuce, tomatoes and avocadoes plus a simple yogurt-lime sauce for that tangy finish. Hope you will love this recipe as much as me and my boys did!   Hope you enjoy this recipe! If you do make this, be sure to leave a comment and …

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Mini-Muffins

These chocolate coconut banana mini-muffins are perfect for your kids’ lunchboxes, or as a quick healthy snack. My little boy loves muffins and so I always try to find creative ways of mixing up the flavors. One afternoon, we had very ripe bananas sitting in our kitchen counter, and you know what that means right? Ripe bananas usually mean banana breads, but this time I wanted something more handy for my little boy. And voila, mini-muffins it is! KEY INGREDIENTS IN THESE MINI-MUFFINS RIPE BANANAS. If you have been making my banana breads, I always emphasize how important it is …

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