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New Year Healthy Food

Happy New Year to you all !

As we say goodbye to 2009 and usher  into 2010, there are lovely memories as well as pain in the ass ones.

1. Noodle

La Mien

Being a Malaysian Chinese, I know that noodles, for example La Mien (拉面) (long noodle), are served on New Year. It symbolises longevity and continous good fortune.

2. Fish

Fish - rich in Omega 3s Protein

Fish are served in Asia, European and North America on New Year. In Chinese culture, fish or yu (鱼) in Mandarin is symbolised with abundance, also pronunced as yu (余).

3. Grape

Grapes

Every year since, Spanish people have brought in the New Year by eating 12 grapes as the clock strikes midnight. At each strike of the Plaza del Sol clock, another grape is eaten in celebration of lucky years past, and in hope of a lucky year to come.

4. Cabbage

Cabbage

Associated with moeny because of the colour green, people eat cabbage in Ireland, USA and Germany during New Year.

5. Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas

In Southern America, black-eyed peas are thought to bring wealth because they look like little coins.

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Happy New Year to All

Happy NewY ear

Happy New Year

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3 Simple Way to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions

Making New Year's Resolution Stick

Many of us will make new resolutions every new year, but majority of us also find it hard to keep them.

Here 3 simple ways how to make them stick:

1. Desire to Change
You must have a strong desire to change, and it must come from inside yourself. So be ready for change, otherwise you’re more likely to fail. So before making a resolution, sit down and analyze what YOU really want.

2.Ability of Change
You must have the right tools and skills to make change happens. If you are looking to lose some pounds, research diets now. If you think ahead, you will have your tools and information under your finger tips.

3. Confidence
Believing you can change encourages commitment to the process and enhances the likelihood of success. Studies on change show that those who truly believe they can change, do. Never ever doubt yourself, you definitely doom yourself even before you get started.

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New Year Resolution – Get Kids to Eat Healthily

Sad Kid at Dinner Table

Sad Kid at Dinner Table

Tired of all the crying, shouting, yelling and screaming ?

You want your kids to finish their vegetable but they won’t budge.  You all fold your arms around your chests and stare at each others. You at your kids and your kids at you?

Well, I could see how this story will unfold.

To parents who have kids, healthy eating is important for proper growth of their kids. After all, parents want their children to grow stronger and healthier, so they give their best, by serving the brats with a wide variety of nutrient-enriched food and drinks.

And then that’s when all the trouble begins…

Here are a few ways to get them to eat:

1.  Knowing facts about the food we eat. There is high-protein, high-fiber food that works for kids.

2. Tell kids that junk food is a no-no. Show them pictures of obese men and women and ask if that’s what they wish to grow up to be. 

3.   Be role model to your children. Start a healthy diet routine and using healthy recipes in your cooking.  This kickoff  life patterns that will set in childhood and early puberty.

4. Lure your kids to eat healthy food by learning how to present your cooking in colorful, creative and decorative manner. Good food doesn’t have to taste bland.

5. Educate kids about the food, tell them the benefits of eating such food. Make them feel that they are eating something special and different each day.

May your kids eat well and grow healthy and happy.

Happy Kid Eating

Happy Kid Eating

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Good Food this New Year pt 2

Continuing from the previous post, here’s another list of good food served on New Year.

1. Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas

In Southern America, black-eyed peas are thought to bring wealth because they look like little coins.

2.  Omochi

Omochi

Omochi

Omochi, a popular Japanese dessert,  is soft and smooth, refreshing to taste. It is made of stidcky rice paste, with fillings like mashed sweet beans or peanuts inside.  It is eaten as it-is, or served with soups or other dishes.  In Japan, omochi cakes are eaten by family, considered to bring opportunity of luck and good health.

3. Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie

Cotechino con Lenticchie, Italian dish is simply pork sausage served over lentils.  Cotechino sausage is a symbol of abundance because they are rich in fat; while green and coin-shaped lentils symbolise money.

4. Grape

Grapes

Grapes

Every year since, Spanish people have brought in the New Year by eating 12 grapes as the clock strikes midnight. At each strike of the Plaza del Sol clock, another grape is eaten in celebration of lucky years past, and in hope of a lucky year to come.

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Good Food this New Year pt 1

Happy New Year to you all !

As we say goodbye to 2008 and usher  into 2009, there are lovely memories as well as pain in the ass ones.

Now that today is the 1st day of 2009, I’ll show you food that served on New Year.

1. Noodle

La Mien

La Mien

Being a Malaysian Chinese, I know that noodles, for example La Mien (拉面) (long noodle), are served on New Year. It symbolises longevity and continous good fortune.

2. Fish

Salmon Dish

Salmon Dish

Fish are served in Asia, European and North America on New Year. In Chinese culture, fish or yu (鱼) in Mandarin is symbolised with abundance, also pronunced as yu (余).

3. Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Some countries like Turkey and other part of Mediterranean countries eat pomegranate. It associated with abundance and fertility.

4. Cabbage

Cabbage

Cabbage

Associated with moeny because of the colour green, people eat cabbage in Ireland, USA and Germany during New Year.

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