Friday, March 09, 2012

Healthy Snacks to Give Your Kids After School

Just like adults who need a snack during the middle of the workday, kids also need a snack after a long day of school. While it is easy and cheap to simply eat a chocolate bar or bag of potato chips as a snack, that is not the best option to offer to young children.

Teach nutrition to them while they are young to eat healthy and it will grow on them as they get older and eventually make their own food selection choices. There are a variety of healthy snacks to choose from that don't take much time to prepare.

Consider the following healthy snack options the next time your child is back from school:



  • Cheese – Cheese is a food that adds to the daily nutritional requirements for diary, which helps with bone growth. Make the snack interesting for children with different cookie cutter patterns. You can have cheese in different shapes like stars, hearts and triangles.


  • Fruits – There so many fruits to choose from for a snack. Dice up fruits that aren't already bite size and present a bowl of it to your child. You can also make a fruit skewer. Include fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, and orange. This snack will give children a load of different vitamins and satisfy their sweet tooth at the same time.


  • Yogurt – Get your icicle pop molds out to make yogurt popsicle sticks. Yogurt comes in so many flavors. Select a flavor your child likes, pour it into the icicle pop mold and pop it in the freezer to chill. It makes a great snack – especially during hot weather.


  • Eggs – It helps fulfill much of the daily protein requirements. Prepared eggs scrambled and stuff it into a whole wheat pita or roll it up in a tortilla.
Make healthy snak choices to help children grow and achieve their daily nutritional requirements.



Sources

TeensHealth (2012)

“Parents” (2012)



Thursday, March 01, 2012

Han Lim Seafood @ Taman Midah Cheras

I don't want to said this is my another birthday post! LOL That is like how many moons ago. :S

Well, one week before chinese new year, this sweet mummy said want to buy me and Barb a belated and early birthday dinner. Then she is mention about this place, Han Lim Seafood at Cheras. I had heard about this place, serve nice and cheap seafood, but hasn't got chance to try.

There we went...


Han Lim Seafood hiding at one corner, but it seems a lot people know about this place.

We went there around 6.45pm, it's already full of people!






this cake come in surprise. As it is homemade and baked by Elaine!! When i told her i want to get a cake for Barb, she told me, the place not so nice to have a cake, the place very run down, don't have a proper table, bla bla bla and give me tons of execuse not want me to get a cake.


End up she told me she will get the cake nearby there,since she will be early, i told her ok, so here is the surprise and now i know why!


Very yummylicious cheese cake with a little bit lemon taste. I like!! Don't you think the cake look so pretty and nice?


so this is the two birthday "girls". :)


We had the cake before it melt then only had our dinner...



lala with mee hoon...nice!



vegetables..



simple and yummy prawns.




sweet and sour meat, this one so so only.



this is all of us sat at the back lane having our dinner!



here come my favourite - steam crabs, nice!!




taufu...



steam fish..



the kids after their dinner, they play around, while we adults continue enjoy the food.




Ashley and my boys.



and the three of us...


from the pictures above you can't see well where we sit? Look like a nice place? Look at the picture you will know what i said on the back lane.


took this picture where we sit, this is what i called the back lane.


It is really nice, we had a great time catching up and enjoy the dinner just before chinese new year, before everyone go back to celebrate chinese new year at their hometown.




and my birthday pressie....Sephora, very nice and unique casing, like a small handbag.




once you open, this is how it look, come with eye shadow, lips colours and blusher. All in one, very handy.




girl's things, earring, bracelet, necklace ....it's never too old to wear these. :D:D