Why the proper packaging of chicken is non-negotiable for mommy

Healthy eating “is the core of my family’s life,” reveals top mommy blogger Sara Tirona. It is more than just a tradition or a preferred combination of dishes, but a well- loved activity that “brings us together, a chance for us to catch up and bond. It keeps my family strong, healthy, and energized.”

Indeed, an abundant amount of energy is vital as well for the author of the popular fashion lifestyle blog fashioneggplant.com which gets a monthly average of 54,100 unique visitors while enjoying a still-growing membership of 2,564. Sara’s day starts at 5 a.m. when she takes the kids to school; afterwards, it’s a whirlwind of activities that includes attending events, writing and posting articles, taking care of household chores, and working out at her Crossfit box.

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At the same time, she makes sure she spends quality time with her children. Meals – from breakfast, lunch, merienda, to dinner – become part of those. Perhaps to make each dining activity truly special, Sara plans the menu and shops for the  grocery herself. She cuts “junk food out of the equation and replaces it with fruits, yoghurt, muesli and granola bars instead which surprisingly my daughter prefers. I also try to make sure that we have minimal saturated and trans fats in our diet and that most of everything we take Chicken is always one of the top-of-mind food choices of her family. Sara buys her weekly supply from the grocery which she believes adheres “to stricter quality control and cleanliness standards.” Applying the same high standards to the actual chicken, first she checks the packaging which must be sealed tightly.

Next on the list are odors and meat color; Sara specifically watches out for discoloration which is a giveaway that the meat is far from fresh One reason why Bounty Fresh Chicken remains on her list is their proper packaging which is visually appealing, its transparency assuring the customer that the food is clean, fresh, and hygienic. Sara reveals, “Bounty Fresh Chicken always looks fresher than the others. Their products are always clean-looking and packaged nicely, like the way the First World does it. They lessen my worries about cross-contamination and other things that might affect my She also explains why she deems the proper packaging of chicken non-negotiable: “Before a product ends up in the grocery, it passes through several different hands and environments. I like to be reassured that the chicken is properly protected before it lands in my freezer.”

The constant freshness and guaranteed cleanliness of Bounty Fresh Chicken have made them a staple in Sara’s shopping menu. She gladly recommends them to other mothers looking for nutritional value, excellent packaging, and quality food hygiene in their products. “Bounty Fresh Chicken and Eggs is the only brand of chicken I buy because of its consistent quality.”

The knowledge that they are eating food that is nutritious, clean, and safe adds greater pleasure to the family’s meal times, drawing them closer together.

Disclosure:  This is a Sponsored post. I was not compensated by the brand/PR but a token was given as appreciation.  I don’t recommend products that I haven’t tried hence I can guarantee that the product featured above passed my satisfaction.

Give mom a less stress

With all the things we have in our plate each day, we all need a good sleep help and a relaxing massage perhaps. 

It’s been a while since i last went to the spa to have a massage and i have been wanting one but time couldn’t permit me.  So, i guess this weekend, i would just enjoy a good rest and let hubby take over the important details for a while.

My mind and body is aching so i really needed this and most of all, i could only hope that the kids will give mom a less stress.

Erase the pain and live a better life

We all experience different circumstances in our life.  There are days that it was sunny and days that are really gloomy.  Whether it’s bad and good experience, i always make sure that i can see the real essence of that circumstances and the lessons that i have to learn on that event.

Although, sometimes life is so bumpy and crossroads are always on your path and even you don’t have a Musicians friend to cheer you up.  Remember, that there is someone up there who always listen, although we may not see instantly see the positive result, if we wait patiently, in time I know he will give us what we really needed. 

Erase the pain and live a better life because we deserve it.  Think of all the good things that happening to you and be thankful for it.

Gifts for the newly weds

It’s almost BER months and yes, there are many couples who love to get wed during ber months specially during December season wherein the air is so romantic and very perfect for a wedding to remember.

I remember that there was a year wherein I was invited to three wedding ceremonies in one month and although I was thrilled, i was also in a hurry to find a good gifts for the newly weds. There are many wedding gifts that I can imagine and get on the mall but I always wanted something special for them since they are special to me,  so   I was teasing a friend if i could just send a  Personalized Boxers to her wedding with their names imprinted on it.  

She loves the idea but I was just so hesitant to give it since I don’t personally know his groom to be.  So, i just opted to give them a personalized pillow instead which i think is a little cute too.

Personalized wedding gifts are a very popular gifts for wedding.  What about you, what do you think about a personalized boxer?

Bento Box : Healthy School Meal Ideas for Picky Eaters with Pork Savor

 I believe that as a mom, we don’t need to please our fussy eaters instead we need to correct this attitude before it get worse.  I used to brag that my daughter Peachy was very adventurous in terms of eating but yet as she grows older, she tends to stay longer on the table. 

Remember that picky eater is not a disease or a big problem, it’s a mindset that our children grows within themselves since we give what they wanted and give in to their whining. Remember that kids should eat what we serve in our dining table and avoid any snacks before meal time.

School is the perfect time to introduce a new meal to your kids.  We need to provide our kids healthy options during their school meals, it doesn’t need to be complete in nutritional requirements since they can get them at home during breakfast and dinner but also we can go without the usual sandwiches, cookies and hamburgers.  Another good thing about home made lunch is you will be assured that your kids is eating healthy foods and it’s more practical and affordable too but of course you need a little extra effort and time preparing them.

Learn how to help your picky eater by finding recipes and  ideas for kids that you know they will like. Start with their favorite and incorporate other foods that you think will spark their interest. Keep the servings or portion sizes very small only as to avoid additional pressure for them to finish especially if snack or lunch time is very short.

  • The bento box lunch  is now making a phenomenal hit among parents and kids alike. Because of their different designs  and the cute , interesting presentation of the food, kids would most likely eat what you prepare.
  • Here’s another rule that would surely guide every mom, allow your child’s taste be your guide on food preparation.  Get them involved in doing their meals and give her the opportunity to make her own choices but not forgetting that it needs to be healthy and within means or your budget. 
  • Make your kids school lunches healthy and fun with  the new  PORKSAVOR™ All-in-One Seasoning Mix which  is made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings to bring out the deliciousness of home-cooked dishes that will help your picky eater. 

Here are two healthy school meal recipes that you can try on your kids. My daughter loves it and i believe your kids will also do.healthy vegetable lunch

 Healthy and Hearty  Bento (Pork Savor Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry)

Prep time :  8 mins

Cook time 10 mins

Total time : 18 mins.

Healthy Benefits: Good sources of vitamins C , vitamin A, and can help fight  cancer.

Ingredients:

1 small pc. of Cauli flower
1/2 cup fresh broccoli
1 small yellow pepper/ or green pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup sliced canned mushrooms
1 pack (Ajinomoto Pork Savor all in one seasoning mix)
8 pcs of chicharo (snow peas)
1 small carrots – chopped in to small pieces
3 tablespoon – butter

Directions: 

Prepare and cut your vegetables into small pieces.
Cut your broccoli and cauliflower into  florets.

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Heat your skillet , pan or wok in a medium warm.
Add the butter and let it melt. ( i used butter instead of cooking oil for additional taste)

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Once the butter melted, add the garlic, onions and mushroom on the pan.
Add the broccoli and cauliflower and carrots, stir it to avoid sticking.
Stir in the sweat peas and yellow bell pepper.
Add the New Pork Savor all in one seasoning to achieve the taste of pork and complete spices in your dish.

(I purposely didn’t add pork in this dish like I usually does because I believe that the Pork Savor would do the work)

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Stir more until the vegetables are cooked.  (I don’t use any salt or additional pepper for this dish and let the pork savor do it’s work. )

Dish out and prepare them on your kids bento box.

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(from top left, you can see my Pork Savor Vegetable meal inside the yellow bell pepper. I added some sliced carrots.  The colored rings are colorful cereals and raisins for her snacks.  Rice is designed with seasoned seaweeds and the mushrooms from the vegetable recipe was added on the side. Fruits are always a delight to her and this complete her lunch and snacks for the day) 

Here is another packed lunched recipe that your kids would love. This time, it’s a combination of pork and vegetable meal.  This takes more time to prepare since we have three different recipe but it’s actually very easy.

Pork Savor Veggie and Pork Delight 

Crispy Fried Kangkong 

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Healthy Benefits : Good source of vitamins B & C, iron

Ingredients :

5 big pieces of kangkong or water spinach

Pork Savor All In One Seasoning Mix

1 small egg

1 small cup of  bread crumbs

Directions:

Prepare the kangkong or water spinach.

Beat the egg and add the new Pork Savor All in one Seasoning (to achieve the taste of a complete seasonings and add the real pork flavor in your dish)

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Now, dip each of your kangkong (water spinach) in the egg and rolled it on your bread crumbs.  (this way the bread crumbs would stay on your kangkong)

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Fried them until medium brown.  Set aside.

Now, let’s cook  dried pork adobo in Pork Savor All in One Seasoning.   This was cooked as your usual adobo with water but instead of using soy sauce, i only add a little bit of vinegar and of course the new Ajinomoto Pork Savor  bring out the taste of the pork .

DRIED PORK  ADOBO 

Ingredients :

1 cup of pork

Pork Savor All in one Seasoning

Small amount of vinegar

1/4 cup of water

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

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Direction:

Marinate the pork with Pork Savor and a little bit of vinegar.

Cook the pork with vegetable oil in a  medium fire .

Simmer the pork into a low fire and add the remaining mixture of vinegar and pork used during marination.

Cook the pork until it’s slightly dark brown.  Set aside.

Now, it’s time to prepare the dishes into your kids meal box.

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Here, you can find the Fried Crispy Kangkong  and on top of it, I placed the Dried Pork Adobo and add a portion of Ginisang ampalaya with egg and small pieces of apple on the side. 

Now, here’s a full  picture of my daughter’s meal box.

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Bento meals aims to create colorful and healthy meals and and it is surely a lot of fun  to make. Eating a packed lunch takes time to adjust for your picky eaters but just like in anything, when it becomes a habit, I know in time, they will definitely like the idea especially when my daughter told me that her classmates would ask some of her baon which she would gladly offer to them.

Now, bringing out the best on your pork dishes is very easy since Pork Savor all in one seasoning mix is made from natural pork meat and bone extract complete with spices and seasonings. So, you don’t need to add additional pork broth or salt and pepper and the best part, it’s very affordable for only Php. 2.00 .  This is indeed a lot of savings, don’t you think?

So, what about you, do you have some ideas of healthy school meals for your children?  Share them with me here in my comment section and I would gladly take it into consideration and try it one of this days.

Disclosure :  This post is created for Ajinomoto Pork Savor Blogger Challenge.  I did not receive a compensation on this post but some products for me to try.  All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

PR: Savor the deliciousness of the new Porksavor

Filipinos love food with strong meaty flavors, which is why saucy, soupy or stir-fried dishes would usually be accentuated with pork meat or broth. It is for this reason that Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) came up with a new product called Porksavor™ All-in-One Seasoning.

 

Porksavor™ is made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings to bring out the deliciousness of home-cooked dishes. The new Porksavor™ is available in 8-gram packs for only PhP 2.00 Suggested Retail Price (SRP). It is truly an affordable way to draw pork flavor goodness in dishes without the cholesterol.

Here are some appetizing recipes that you can try using Porksavor™ All-in-One Seasoning:

1. In a bowl, soak bihon in water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and set aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic, onions and pork for 1 minute over low heat.

3. Add water and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and add soaked pancit bihon. Mix well.

4. Add carrots and sayote, stir-fry in medium heat for 2 minutes.

1. Prepare the broth by boiling 1.5 liters of water seasoned with 3 packs of Porksavor™.

2. In a bowl, soak the bihon until it is covered with water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and separate the noodles and set aside.

3. Combine the hot broth and the bihon noodles in your serving bowl.

4. Top the soup with the prepared meat and vegetables. You may adjust the quantity of toppings as desired.

Suggestions: You may replace toasted garlic with 1 tablespoon of ginger cut in strips or add drops of sesame oil.

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Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJINO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix,

Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR™ All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang and FRES-C® Concentrated Powdered Drink Mix.

All about my pet : Missing our dear chi-chi

It’s been a while since our pet dog , “chic-chi” passed away.  She was with us for almost eight years and letting her go is really been a crucial to me.  I cried for days and was not able to comprehend the thought that she was really gone.  Reading this EntirelyPets , that tell all about your pet, makes me missed her again, although the pain is not as much as before, it still made me sad somehow because she has been a good companion to me especially on lonely days and nights that we are both alone to cheer each other. 

I consider her as my first child since our daughter arrived to us several years upon acquiring her.  She made me smile, she made me laugh and this cute little dog made our days indeed happy but I guess, as the saying goes,  all dogs goes to heaven and i’m just happy that she’s up there, looking down at me and cheering me on days that I’m lonely.