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Healthy lunch cooking demo with Nadine Tengco

Like most mommies, I try to give my kids yummy and nutritious school lunches most of the time. But my two girls are growing up, and their taste buds are becoming more discriminating – demanding could be a fitter term. They easily get bored with their school lunches so I need to vary the menu. So when I got invited to a cooking demo with Nadine Tengco, health guru and nutritionist, I couldn’t pass up.

Last week I watched Chef Bruce Lim whip up an easy but delish Asian Stir-fried pasta dish. A few weeks back, there was a Korean cooking demo at the girls’ school where I learned how to make Korean seafood rice roll and authentic Chap Chae (which I’ve yet to blog about, by the way).

So last Friday, I went to a cooking demo with Ms. Nadine Tengco on healthy lunch box recipes at SM North Edsa Active Fun.

Healthy lunch cooking demo with Nadine Tengco Soyami Chips

Nadine Tengco, a US-certified nutritionist, is the fitness nutritionist of the TV show Pinoy Biggest Loser. She advocates eating – yes, eating –  instead of reducing food intake to lose weight. (Hmmm, I like her a lot na!)

Friday’s cooking demo with Nadine Tengco was all about healthy school lunch boxes. Nadine showed us how to prepare healthy snacks that kids can bring to school and actually eat (not give away to classmates, hehe) using Soyami Chips.

Healthy lunch cooking demo with Nadine Tengco Apples Morales Soyami Chips
Top: Ms. Apples Morales of Soyami and Active Fun assists Ms. Nadine Tengco during the cooking demo. Bottom (photo courtesy of Soyami Marketing): The mommy bloggers pose with Apple.

Adding soya is an excellent way of improving the nutritional value of a meal. It helps to decrease fat and cholesterol, while increasing fiber content. Soyami Chips are MSG-free, GMO-free, transfat-free, and made from 100% soya. So adding Soyami to our kids’ school lunches is an easy and yummy way of making their meals more nutritious.

Healthy lunch recipes cooking demo with Nadine Tengco
Sneaky Mac n’ Cheese, Sneaky Tuna Nuggets make sneaky-healthy school snacks.

Here are the recipes.

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Healthy snacks: Soyami Soya Chips

I have a confession to make: I’m a chips addict. You’re not surprised?? Haha. Hub actually blames me for introducing the chips diet into our family. So it’s time to bring in some good influence and start introducing healthy snacks. 😀

Although in the past year or so, chips have been stricken off from the grocery list, I’d sometimes find excuses to sneak a bag or two into the cart. Thankfully, Nate is allergic, while Patch and I get headaches with too much MSG. Recently my throat has also become not very tolerant of salt anymore, I’d get sore throat when the chips are too salty. So yeah, we really have no choice but to keep chips consumption at minimum and categorized under “contraband”.

But good news to all chips addicts! We now have a better alternative:

Soyami Soya Chips flavors white cheddar pizza original healthy snacks
Soyami Soya Chips!

Soyami Soya Chips, a product of AM Global Works Marketing Corporation, began as an experiment in searching for better healthy snacks served at Active Fun playgrounds. Continue reading Healthy snacks: Soyami Soya Chips