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Healthy Human Water Bottles

We love our Healthy Human water bottles. There is no need to add ice cubes in it because the water is still cold after 8 hours has passed. It is sturdy and the matte finish is good to avoid little scratches. It has a soft cloth cover for each but I bought another cover with handle that can be used as shoulder strap from the Japan thrift stores.

We got the 21oz insulated stainless steel water bottles.

Read more about it here.

Philips MOM for Moms

One of the Sustainable Growth Development goals of the Philippine government is to reduce maternal death rate. As of 2015, 162 deaths per 100,000 live births have been recorded and that is too high. The Millenium Development Goal target however is as low as 52 deaths pero 100,000 live births.

There are three contributing factors to maternal death, which is a major concern of  the Department of Health:

1. Delays in reaching appropriate health centers

2. Delays in health care provisions for expectant mothers

3. Delays in seeking medical help

Caroline Clarke, CEO for Philips ASEAN Pacific

Philips is a leading health care technology that has been in the Philippines for more than 60 years and has worked tirelessly to help prevent, treat and empower Filipinos. Philips has been presented an opportunity to introduce and innovative solution to address the root causes of the high maternal mortality rate in the country.

Philips MOM for Moms” campaign aims to raise awareness about maternal mortality problems in the Philippines. This campaign aims to show the potential of mobile technology to address these problems and to empower Filipino moms to stay healthy during pregnancy.

Urasinee Patarasongkram, Philips Philippines Country Manager

Philips MOM for Moms is Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring, a web portal app that aims to monitor pregnancies through its mobile app

Philips MOM for Moms aims to help the Philippines achieve its goal in lowering maternal death rate through the use of this app that can help mo it or the conditions of pregnant Filipino women who live far from the health centers. Mobile connectivity is something we rely on for communication so this is a good way to be able to reach out to those in need of pregnancy and health-related monitoring.

H.E. Marion Derckx, Netherlands Ambassador for the Philippines during the Philips MOM for Moms campaign launch.

Quorn Non-Meat Grounds Recipe

We love Quorn non-meat grounds. It is like meat, only it isn’t. The texture is like meat and if cooked correctly, it doesn’t feel and taste like a non-meat ingredient. The kids and the hubby do not complain but instead say that it feels like they are eating meat, that is not meat.

Quorn is made with Mycoprotein, a fermented, natural, nutritious fungus taken from the soil. Mycoprotein is high in protein, high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and has no cholesterol. It’s texture is just like meat without the oil “sebo” effect when the cooked food turns cold.

Here are a few recipes I have made with the Quorn non-meat grounds:

Slowcooked Lasagna:

Sautéed with onions, garlic, a little vegetable oil and cooked with carrots and potatoes:

Sautéed with onion, garlic and cooked with tomato sauce and carrots: 

Sautéed with onions and garlic, cooked with fresh brown mushroom and tomato sauce. Add cooked penne pasta for a pasta meal.

AgeWell Club

AgeWell Club

Are you within the age range of 50 years old and above?

Do you want to meet like-minded people who share a passion for living well and aging well despite the advancement in age?

If you said “YES” to the following questions, then the AgeWell Club is perfect for you. AgeWell Club is the first of its kind of community in the Philippines. Through its various activities that promotes physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing, the AgeWell Club makes sure that its members stay happy, healthy and active.

The AgeWell Club is a dedicated group in Unilab that aims to help address the health and wellness concerns of adults at the age range of 50+ and above. Unilab has various groups working for the wellbeing of children, women and athletes. It is just fitting that a group catering to the needs of these adults is made to customize and develop health and wellness solutions to their unique needs.

Embracing Aging

A holistic approach to aging well, one that includes improving physical, emotional and social wellbeing, enables adults to stay healthy, happy and active. These do not just help have a long life but a life that is composed of doing things that are enjoyable and at the same time learning new things. AgeWell Club helps its members find ways to enjoy life and have a better life despite the age. AgeWell Club’s holistic approach to health and wellness along with Unilab’s expertise in Science will surely make this life stage exciting and enjoyable. Members can look forward to learning and experiencing new things.

Aging is both a blessing and an opportunity. Aging is something that cannot be denied so it is important to embrace this exciting life stage. When people embrace aging they can enjoy living.

The AgeWell Club is a support system in these adults’ quest to understand aging and the different adjustments and changes that comes with it:

• physical changes
• emotional changes that comes when worry and excitement for what lies ahead are thought of
• the desire to still be productive
• the need to be in contact with others who understand what each is going through

Here are the reasons why these adults should join AgeWell Club:

• Be able to attend interactive sessions focusing on health, nutrition, fitness, and the emotional well-being that are relevant to for the issues these adults are currently dealing with. These monthly sessions are free.
• Be able to look for options and solutions customized to the unique health and wellness needs as an adult in this particular age range
• Experiential and recreational activities like heritage walks, field trips, cultural and food tours are provided at discounted rates to allow them to learn new skills, experience new things, meet new friends and create new memories.
• Club members can also enjoy deals and promos that are offered exclusively to them like health check-up packages and discounts for medical house calls. AgeWell Club members can also enjoy exclusive promos and deals from AgeWell and Unilab brands.

Joining is easy: Just fill out the AgeWell Membership for and pay an annual P1,000 membership fee through bank deposit or during one of the mo they learning sessions. If bank deposit was made, just email a scanned copy or a photo of the deposit slip or give the deposit slip to one of the AgeWell Club representatives during monthly sessions.

What are some Terms and Conditions of being an AgeWell Club member?

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Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 15th 2016 | Filed in Customer Care,From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Health Matters,Philippines,Skin Deep | Comments (0)

Samsung Smart Oven: Chef Lau’s Chicken Katsudobo Recipe

My daughter and I recently attended Samsung Digital Appliances event called Saturdate with Mom. This is by far one of the better events I have been to, because I was able to bring my youngest daughter with me who, along with other kids, immensely enjoyed watching the chefs husband and wife, the Laudicos, whip up delicious food using the Samsung Smart Oven.

Chef Lau and the Kids during Samsung DA cooking demo

And yes, we want one for our home and I’m sure, the food blog will have more entries 😀

Anyway, one of the dishes prepared was Chef Lau’s Chicken Katsudobo:

Chicken Katsudobo
My not so clear photo.

Ingredients:

  •  600 grams Boneless Chicken Thigh

 

For the Adobo marinade:

  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 tbsp. Garlic mince
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • Pinch black peppercorns

For Katsu Coating:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Whole Eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil or any healthy cooking oil

 

For the Katsudobo:

  • 4 Bowls of Cooked Rice ( please use Microwave safe bowl)
  • 4 Eggs (Whole, raw)
  • Simmered Left Over Adobo Sauce
  • Cooked Katsudobo Chicken (sliced in thick strips)
  • chopped spring onions (garnish)

How to Prepare:

  1. Marinate chicken overnight or at least 5 hours. Simmer left over adobo marinade for at least 5 minutes. Coat adobo marinated chicken with Katsu coating
  2. Lightly Coat chicken with flour then dip in beaten egg and coat with panko breadcrumbs. Brush lightly with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  3. Put chicken skin side down on the non-stick plate of the Samsung smart oven on top of the low rack. Set Samsung Smart Oven to Slim Fry until you see number 8 setting. Press start and cook chicken 15 minutes one side then turn the other side after 15 minutes for 30 minutes total. Assemble the Katsudobo
  4. On the Rice Bowl add the adobo sauce around the bowl then break the whole egg on the rice.
  5. Set Samsung Smart Oven to microwave 700 watts then cook for 4-5 minutes or until egg is cooked but still soft.
  6. Top with Cooked Chicken Katsudobo then top with chopped spring onions. serve hot!

 

More  photos here.

Brush Day + Night with Pepsodent

Tooth-brushing is a task that young children see as not so enjoyable like other fun things to do.

Parents think of different ways to coax their children to brush their teeth at least twice a day. Tooth-brushing habits should be established without exerting a lot of effort in making the young children comply happily.

Pepsodent Brush Day   Night

Pepsodent has devised a way to make “Brush Day + Night” a habit children will look forward to doing by having a sticker book. The sticker book encourages children to brush their pearly whites twice a day, with one sticker to put in the book for every time they do so. Let me just say that brushing the teeth is just half the fun because putting the sticker is the other half of the fun.

Prizes can be negotiated between the parents and the child at the end of a week perhaps, a fortnight or even a month.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Mar 15th 2014 | Filed in Bonding Time,For Little Hands,Health Matters,Promos | Comments (0)

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