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快速为孩子们制作健康盒饭的方法

健康的午餐盒饭中不仅仅是干果和饼干。

可以快速简便地为孩子们制作美味营养的午餐盒饭,一些有趣的午餐盒饭真的是太可爱了!

新加坡妈妈们精心摆饰午餐盒为孩子们提供美味健康的美食,不管孩子挑不挑食,都能让他们胃口大开!您甚至可以让孩子一起参与制作盒饭。

 

卡通主题盒饭

在孩子们的午餐盒中放入他们喜欢的卡通人物,他们会非常开心!在他们准备吃特制的家常菜之前,看到自己喜欢的卡通人物都会感到惊喜,露出微笑。

喜欢懒蛋蛋(Gudetama)的孩子们在午餐盒中看到摊开的鸡蛋会非常开心!Kai Sin是三个小男孩的妈妈,她在孩子们用餐时将普通的鸡蛋饼变成了孩子的开心果!鸡蛋中富含蛋白质和各种营养物质,而且鸡蛋是万能配料,可用于不同的烹饪方法。鸡蛋饼可用来装饰食物;或将鸡蛋煮熟,变成一只带海藻条的蜜蜂!

用鸡蛋来发挥创意吧!妈妈们用满满的爱来制作午餐!致谢:Instagram @hamikogoh

使用食物切割器可以很容易地用奶酪和海藻制作出形状。就像Lye Kuan做的那样,切割出米菲(Miffy)的形状,然后小心地放在白米饭上。

 

米菲午餐由米饭、照烧鸡肉和蒸西兰花制作而成,不仅营养均衡,还能让孩子吃午餐时露出微笑!致谢:Lye Kuan Song

 

这位两个男孩的妈妈了解自己孩子的喜好(和口味),在他们的午餐盒中加入他们最喜欢的星球大战和史努比。由烤三文鱼、鸡肉馅饼和蔬菜制成,让活跃的男孩更健康地获取日常营养物质。

 

午餐盒饭不仅限于形状漂亮的米饭。事实上,用面条发挥创意也可以带来视觉惊喜!

您的孩子喜欢龙猫吗?您可以轻松地用荞麦面、意大利甚至是米粉来为您的孩子制作他们最喜欢的卡通人物。对于眼睛和其他部分,妈妈们常用奶酪和海藻来替代,因为奶酪和海藻容易切割成形,可用于制作各种图案!

用面条来发挥创意装饰孩子的午餐饭盒吧!龙猫是不是非常可爱?致谢:Instagram @hamikogoh

 

Kai Sin为大儿子制作的健康午餐盒饭而感到自豪,她的丈夫也能在工作日内有自己的午餐盒饭,这令他的同事颇感羡慕!她的大部分食物都是自己亲手做的,慢炖猪肉或烤鲭鱼(如图所示),确实让人垂涎欲滴!

躲猫猫蔬菜

蔬菜和孩子似乎有一种奇怪的关系。

喜欢吃蔬菜的孩子可能会突然拒绝吃蔬菜或看起来不像肉的食物。这就要父母特别花心思将蔬菜偷偷地加在孩子的食物中,让孩子喜欢上午餐盒饭里的蔬菜!

Jayina为孩子制作营养健康的家常饭,女儿非常喜欢妈妈制作的南瓜麦片和奶酪。装在午餐盒中,就是一顿营养的快餐!

用主菜和水果轻松制作健康的午餐盒饭!致谢:Instagram @Anyameals

 

制作对全家都有益的菜肴能最大限度地节省时间。准备一份全家人份量的餐食和一份宝宝餐食,这样全家人就能一起享用美味的佳肴。妈妈Chris制作的茄子非常巧妙,我们可能无法分辨哪个是茄子。烤茄子金枪鱼盒饭,何不一试呢?

美味的三明治等

三明治制作简单,并且可根据您孩子的喜好来制作不同的馅料。

除奶油、花生酱和果酱等常见的涂抹酱外,也可以将牛油果和鸡蛋捣碎加入三明治中,既丰富颜色也能增加营养。Wokkingmum制作的创意果汁和蛋黄酱三明治看起来美味可口!

 

三明治制作简单,也可当作孩子的午餐。小菜一碟!致谢:Wokkingmum.blogspot.sg

除三明治外,也可用比萨饼来为孩子准备一顿美味的午餐。为节省制作披萨面团的时间,只需将面包的表皮切掉,然后擀平就可立即获得披萨面团!多样的配料会让孩子心情愉悦。妈妈Ming制作的可爱饭盒和创意午餐让全世界的妈妈都惊叹不已!

 

Cat pizza 🐱🍕, inspired by the charms from @oahu_charms

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煎饼不仅可以用来做早餐,也能让孩子在午餐食用,会让孩子颇感惊喜,记得加点水果、肉和蔬菜,保证营养全面!

 

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制作健康午餐盒饭的小贴士:

  1. 从简单的做起:给孩子准备一份健康的午餐盒饭并非难事。如果您刚开始着手的话,可以尝试使用一些简单的食材和烹饪方法。
  2. 可爱的装饰物:使用卡通牙签会很轻易就让食物看起来非常漂亮。
  3. 食物切割器:将食物切割成孩子最喜欢的卡通人物,或者用奶酪、海藻、豆腐、面包等食材轻松制作熊或花这样的简单形状。
  4. 米饭模具:用米饭模具可以将米饭做成各种形状,变得比普通的米饭更好看。
  5. 使用色泽鲜艳的蔬菜:圣女果、西兰花和胡萝卜是制作令人愉悦午餐的常用食材。

希望您能享受为孩子制作营养健康的午餐盒饭!也请与我们分享您的作品吧!

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Quick Ideas on Making Healthy Lunchbox Meals for Kids

Healthy lunchbox recipes need not mean just dried fruit and biscuits.

There are quick and easy ways to create deliciously nutritious lunchboxes for children – and some of these fun bento box lunch ideas are too cute!

Let these beautifully put together lunchboxes by mums in Singapore offer some inspiration on creating appetising yet healthy meals for your kids, picky eaters or not! You might even want to get the children involved for some engaging activity together.

 

Cartoon-themed Inspired

Delight your kids with their favourite cartoon character in their lunchbox! This visual surprise will put smiles on their faces even before they tuck into their specially prepared homecooked meals.

Gudetama fans will be egg-cited to see these lazy eggs in that happy lunchbox! Kai Sin, mother to three young boys, turns an ordinary omelette into a delight for kids at meal times. Eggs are an excellent source of proteins and various nutrients. They are also versatile when it comes to different cooking methods. Omelettes can be used to decorate the food; or boil an egg and turn it into a bee with strips of seaweed on its body!

Get creative with eggs! Lunch is served, with love from mummy! Credits: Instagram @hamikogoh

With food cutters, it is also easy to create an instant character with cheese and seaweed. Just like how Lye Kuan does it – a Miffy that is cut and placed carefully on top of white rice.

 

A balanced meal of Miffy-inspired rice, teriyaki chicken and steamed broccoli promises to put a smile on your child’s face during lunch! Credits: Lye Kuan Song

 

This mum of two knows the way to her boys’ hearts (and stomachs!), and recreates their favourite Star Wars and Snoopy in their lunchboxes too. Baked salmon, chicken patties and a garden of vegetables ensure her active boys get their daily dose of nutrients the healthier way

 

Lunchboxes need not be limited to just prettily-shaped rice. In fact, a little creativity with noodles can offer oodles of visual surprises too!

Is your child a fan of Totoro? You can easily switch soba with spaghetti or even bee hoon, to create your child’s favourite cartoon character. For eyes and other parts of the character, cheese and seaweed are popular choices by mums as they cut to shape easily and creates various expressions too!

Get creative with noodles for your child’s bento box! Isn’t Totoro too cute? Credits: Instagram @hamikogoh

 

Kai Sin takes pride in creating healthy lunchbox meals for her elder son, and her husband gets his own lunchbox on most weekdays too. Pretty sure he’s the envy of his colleagues! Most of her food are homemade from scratch – imagine slow braised pork or grilled saba (shown in photo) – they leave us salivating for more!

Peekaboo Veggies

Vegetables and toddlers seem to have a strange relationship.

Young children who love their veggies may suddenly decide to refuse their greens, or anything that suspiciously look different from meats. That calls for sneaky ways to hide those vegetables in their food – with our special magic wands and thinking caps, vegetables take on a fancy spin in these lunchbox meals!

Jayina believes in wholesome homemade meals for her toddler, and this homemade pumpkin mac and cheese looks like a delectable treat for her daughter. Pack it in a lunchbox, and it’s a quick meal on-the-go!

Main course plus fruits – healthy lunchboxes are convenient and easy to prepare too! Credits: Instagram @Anyameals

 

Family-friendly dishes are the best time savers. Put together a family-sized portion and pack a set for your kids to enjoy along with the adults. Mummy Chris makes eggplant look so good, we probably wouldn’t be able to tell they were hidden in there. Eggplant Tuna Bake in that lunchbox – why not?

Credits: Budgetpantry.com

Yummy Sandwiches and More

Sandwiches are easy to prepare, and its versatility allows fillings to be customised according to your child’s preference.

Besides the usual spreads like butter, peanut butter and jam, how about mashed avocado and eggs for that dose of colour and nutrient-rich goodness? With some creative juices, Wokkingmum makes an Egg Mayonnaise sandwich look beary yummy!

 

Sandwiches are easy to prepare, and makes a filling lunch for kids too. No sweat! Credits: Wokkingmum.blogspot.sg

Besides sandwiches, pizzas make a fancy lunchbox meal for kids. To save time from making that pizza dough from scratch, simply trim off the skin of a piece of bread, roll it flat and you get an instant pizza dough! Toppings are as varied as what makes your child happy. Be inspired by mama Ming, whose too-cute-to-eat lunchbox and bento ideas are wow-ing mums all over the world!

 

Cat pizza 🐱🍕, inspired by the charms from @oahu_charms

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No one said pancakes are only reserved for breakfasts – spring a little piggy surprise in your child’s lunchbox and remember to add fruits, meat and vegetables to make it a complete meal!

 

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Tips on making healthy lunchbox meals:

  1. Start simple: Putting together a healthy lunchbox meal for your kids need not be rocket science. Use simple ingredients and convenient cooking methods if you’re just starting out.
  2. Cute décor items: Character toothpicks help make food look pretty effortlessly.
  3. Food cutters: Pick your child’s favourite cartoon character, or simple designs like a bear or flowers to cute ingredients such as cheese, seaweed, beancurd, bread easily.
  4. Rice moulds: These help to shape rice into specific shapes, and make them look better than plain old rice.
  5. Use bright coloured vegetables: Cherry tomatoes, broccoli and carrots are popular choices to complete a cheerful themed lunchbox.

 

We hope you have fun creating nutritiously healthy lunchbox for your children! Do share with us your creations too!

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有孩子的生活-巩固婚姻的10种方法

成为父母是夫妻人生中的转折点。

在没孩子之前,夫妻二人可能较多地在亲密交谈、计划度假和约会之夜。而现在你们忙着给孩子换尿布或者带孩子,还记得你们上次牵手是什么时候吗?

即使已经结婚甚至成了父母,也要记得一起享受时光哦!

面对需要您照顾的小宝宝和大量与宝宝相关的话题,夫妻对彼此的关注就像忽隐忽现的火苗,越来越少。那么父母可以通过哪些事情来巩固婚姻并保持浪漫呢?毕竟在成为父母之前,你们先成为了伴侣,这使你们的关系能够增进和长久。

#1: 换位思考

听起来可能很容易,但当我们承担多重角色和责任并专注完成任务时,我们可能很少花时间关注自己的伴侣。白天可以给妻子发短信说“我爱你”,或者在漫长的一天结束后,送妻子一份她最喜欢的蛋糕来给她惊喜。让妻子知道您在意她!将想法转化为填补伴侣爱槽的行动,知道有人在想你也是一种美妙的感觉,不是吗?

 

#2: 说出正确的爱的语言

还记得只属于你们两个人的浪漫时光吗?还记得懵懂的恋爱感觉吗?您伴侣的爱的语言很有可能还和以前一样,即使是有了争夺你的爱的孩子。Gary Chapman著有《爱的五种语言》一书,书中表示男人和女人有各种方式来“感受”被爱,所以花点时间记住伴侣的爱的语言,是言语赞美、照顾对方、身体接触、接受礼物还是共度美好时光呢?这些方式都有利于维持婚姻的健康发展。

 

#3: 创造性的沟通技巧

夫妻二人在一天中的大部分时间里通常都是相互分开的,但这不应成为缺乏沟通的原因。用些技巧和创造力可以与伴侣保持亲密关系以及新鲜感。白天没时间见面?可以快速地聊天五分钟,或是通过WhatsApp、微信和韦伯来发短信,添加一个可爱的表情或有趣的自拍。如果我们在家庭中的角色受到赞赏,我们会非常开心,就像妻子会和丈夫分享共同携手努力的真诚想法,这会让丈夫在一天疲惫的工作后倍感欣慰,因为他知道妻子会永远在身边支持他。

孩子就像婚姻的支柱,夫妻的爱建立在支柱之上并不断巩固。

 

#4: 对伴侣要更加耐心

照顾孩子可能是最重要的事,但是伴侣不像孩子一样依赖您,所以您会很容易忽视伴侣。尽力关心伴侣的需求,即使是非语言的表示,因为这些简单的行为可以表达您在关心对方。当丈夫或妻子帮忙照顾孩子时,您要更有耐心对待对方,这有益于积极肯定对方的行为,并且也可以减少与孩子相关的争论。

 

#5: 鼓励孩子独立

当孩子独立后,夫妻二人可以共度美好时光。培养孩子的独立性,让孩子爱上独自玩耍,这能帮助孩子享受个人空间和时间。这是一件双赢的事,父母能在工作结束后或周末品尝美酒或互相沟通,而孩子们也会逐渐锻炼生活技能。人人都是赢家!

 

#6: 规划夫妻时间,不要感到愧疚

规划夫妻时间听起来容易,但许多父母可能会因为离开孩子而感到内疚。无论是个人发展还是作为夫妻,父母都需要独处时间,并且父母这一角色只是他们的多重角色之一。有意安排独处时光能让夫妻二人对生活有所期待(如:内啡肽、快乐的荷尔蒙和浪漫约会!),这些珍贵时刻也让夫妻二人更加珍惜。这肯定能让婚姻中的两个人都感到幸福。

 

#7: 请人帮忙照顾孩子

规划夫妻时间听起来容易,但是谁来照顾孩子呢?可以向值得信任的成人寻求帮助,请他们在你们独处时帮忙照顾孩子。知道孩子有人照顾,父母能更放心地共度独处时光。你们需要做的最后一件事就是开始讨论如何把孩子交给信任的人,以获得更多的独处时间。

您在有孩子后是否也细心呵护着自己的婚姻呢?

 

#8: 明白婚姻的各个阶段

婚姻就像孩子成长的里程碑一样,也有各个不同的阶段。在最初甜蜜浪漫的蜜月之后,第一个孩子出生之前,你们的生活比较随心所欲。随着逐渐成为父母,您的伴侣可能会在一段时间里居于次要位置,但请记住,孩子是爱情的一部分。孩子一定会为您的婚姻增添乐趣!

 

#9: 不要羞于在孩子面前拥抱和亲吻

谁说只有中学生才能公开秀恩爱?在孩子面前拥抱和亲吻的已婚夫妇会重视用身体接触表达爱的重要性。肢体接触在健康的人际关系中非常重要,正如我们完全可以用身体接触来表达对孩子的爱一样,爸爸妈妈用身体接触来表达对彼此的爱也是正常的,只要适宜孩子就可!

 

#10: 再次坠入爱河

是时候重温浪漫,与您承诺誓言的挚爱再次坠入爱河啦!随着孩子的到来,夫妻会很容易忽略维护婚姻关系。挤出时间让二人独处,在人生旅途中作为夫妻和父母感受另一半的陪伴和爱。

婚姻和养育子女一样,需要付出努力并细心呵护和保护。婚姻是一场神圣的结合,需要满满的爱,因为我们要在婚姻和人际关系中做孩子的好榜样。在充满爱的婚姻中养育全球宝宝,使孩子能够茁壮成长并向他们的榜样学习。

您是如何在有了孩子之后巩固婚姻的?也与我们分享您的看法吧!

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Life with Kids – 10 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage

Parenthood is a life-changing experience for a couple.

Before the kids came along, you probably spent most of your time on intimate conversations, planning holidays and date nights. Now that your hands are busy with diapers or an active toddler, when was the last time you even held hands?

Don’t forget to enjoy time together as a married couple even after becoming parents!

With little mini-me’s who are dependent on your care, and an avalanche of baby-related topics to talk about, the focus on each other as a couple may seem like a flickering flame. So, what can parents do to strengthen their marriage and keep romance alive? After all, you were a couple first before becoming parents, and connecting as individuals keeps the relationship glowing and going.

#1: Think of each other

This might sound easy, but when we are caught up in the busyness of our multiple roles and responsibilities, and focused on getting things done, we probably spend very little time thinking about our better half. Send her a text in the day to say, “I love you”, or, get your wife’s favourite cake to surprise her at the end of a long day. Think of your spouse and let her know that! Thoughts translate into actions towards filling our partner’s love tank, and it is a wonderful feeling to know that someone is thinking of you too, isn’t it?

 

#2: Speak the right love language

Remember those days when it was just the two of you, and how all that fuzzy lovey feeling was like? Your partner’s love languages are most likely to be the same as before, even with the kids who are vying for your love. According to Gary Chapman who coined The 5 Love Languages, men and women have diverse ways of “feeling” loved, so take a minute to remember what makes your spouse tick. Was it: words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch, receiving gifts or quality time? These little steps go a long way in helping to keep the marriage going.

 

#3: Creative communication techniques

Parents often spend most of the day apart from each other, but that should not be a reason for the lack of communication. With technology and some creativity, it is easy to stay connected with your spouse and keep things fresh. No time to meet during the day? Have a quick 5-minute chat, or, send a text via WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber and add a cute emoji, or a funny selfie. It is always nice to feel appreciated for our roles in the family, just like how these mums are sharing their heartfelt thoughts about their husbands for being together as a team. That would help brighten up your husband’s dreary day at work, knowing that his partner for life is always there.

Children are like our pillars in a marriage, where our love is built upon and grows from.

 

#4: Be more patient with your spouse

Caring for the kids may be a priority, and it is easy to neglect an adult since he or she is not as dependent on you like the kids. Make effort to pay attention to your partner’s needs, even those non-verbal cues, as this little action helps show that you care. Being more patient with your husband or wife when they help with the kids would help affirm their actions positively, and reduces arguments over the children too.

 

#5: Encourage your kids’ independence

Sneak in pockets of time together when the kids are on their own. Letting the kids develop independence, and enjoy activities on their own allows them to appreciate their own personal space and time too. It is a double win, and both adults get to raise wine glasses and catch up with each other at the end of the work day, or over the weekends, while the kids establish life skills over time. Sounds like a winner!

 

#6: Plan couple time and don’t feel guilty

Scheduling in couple time sounds easy, but many parents may feel guilty for being away from the children. Parents need time away whether for individual growth or as a couple, and being a parent is only one of the multiple hats they wear. Deliberately planned time together gives both of you something exciting to look forward to (think: endorphins, happy hormones and dates!), and precious quality moments like these are better cherished too. That certainly makes for two happy lovebirds in the marriage.

 

#7: Get help with the kids

Planning for couple time sounds like the easy part, so, what do you do with the kids? Enlist support from trusted adults who can help care for your little ones when both of you are spending time together. Knowing that the children are in good hands helps make the quality couple time a better one. The last thing you need is to start an argument over the idea of “outsourcing” the childcaring to get more time together.

Are you nurturing your marriage even after having kids?

 

#8: Understand that there are stages in a marriage

Just like our children’s developmental milestones, there are stages in a marriage too. Post-honeymoon period during the initial wave of all-things-romantic, things may have gotten a little routine until your first child came along. With the new role to grow into, the spouse in you may have taken a back seat for a while, but remember that children are part of the love equation. Pretty sure that the children added some spice to your marriage too!

 

#9: Don’t be shy about hugging and kissing in front of your kids

Whoever said that public display of affections are reserved for secondary school kids? Married couples hugging and kissing in front of their kids are simply reinforcing that physical affection of love is valued in the family. The human touch is important in healthy relationships, and just as physical affection with our children is completely acceptable, it is surely normal between daddy and mummy – just keep it child-friendly!

 

#10: Fall in love all over again

It is time to bring back romance and fall in love again with the very person whom you pledged your vows to. With children in the family, it is easy to neglect working on the marriage. Take time to celebrate the both of you, and enjoy the company and love of your better half on both journeys as husband-and-wife, and mum-and-dad during this lifetime.

Like parenting, marriage is a lifelong path which takes effort and commitment to nurture and protect. Marriage is a sacred union that needs just as much love, as we set ourselves as healthy examples to our little ones about marriage and relationships. Raising happy, world-ready children in a marriage of abundance allows children to thrive and learn about from their role models too.

How do you fuel your marriage even after having children? Do share your tips too!

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食谱:您的孩子会爱上的3道健康营养的中国汤

能用一碗热腾腾的营养汤来结束一天就再美妙不过了。

汤是中国人日常饮食的重要部分。一家几代人都会饮用营养丰富的汤,他们还自己制作美味的菜肴,或者将汤和米饭与菜肴进行完美搭配。

健康的肉汤制作简单,其口感和风味令人留恋。在炉子上煮熟后全家就可轻松地享用肉汤,或者在早上将食材放入慢炖锅中炖煮数小时,下班回家后就可享用美味的肉汤。

我们分享3种受欢迎的中国汤食谱,只需现成的食材就可满足热汤爱好者的需求,还能为您的家人提供营养。对于一岁以下的儿童,有些父母更倾向于给他们喂食未加盐的汤,所以您可以自行选择是否加盐。根据您家人的喜好,可使用鸡肉或猪肉。让我们一起喝汤吧!

莲藕排骨汤食谱

 


莲藕排骨汤食谱

食用:2-3次

配料:

  • 2升水
  • 300克排骨、或鸡骨和/或鸡胸肉
  • 250克莲藕,去皮切片
  • 5个红枣,洗净切开
  • 2个蜜枣,洗净切开
  • 1罐卤花生或干花生(可自行选择,如果孩子对花生过敏请避免使用)
  • 扇贝干(可自行选择,如果孩子对海鲜过敏请避免使用)
  • 加盐调味

步骤:

  1. 洗净排骨放入沸水中焯一下,去除浮渣,然后捞起放置一旁。
  2. 在锅中加入水、蜜枣、红枣、莲藕、焯过的排骨,将其煮沸。待煮沸后,调至小火慢炖约5-2小时。
  3. 加入花生和盐后即可食用。

营养价值:

莲藕中含有人体必需的矿物质,如铁、纤维、维生素B和维生素C,这些矿物质可提高免疫力和消化能力,有助于缓解便秘和提高能量。

 

菠菜蛋花汤食谱

 


菠菜蛋花汤食谱

食用:2-3次

配料:

  • 2升水
  • 50克江鱼仔(凤尾鱼干)
  • 200克嫩菠菜
  • 3个鸡蛋,充分搅匀
  • 1瓣大蒜,切碎
  • 1个大黄洋葱,切碎
  • 1汤匙枸杞(自行选择)
  • 加盐调味

步骤:

  1. 将水煮沸后加入江鱼仔,待其沸腾后慢煮30-45分钟,然后取出江鱼仔。
  2. 加入菠菜、大蒜和枸杞,煮至菠菜开始枯萎。
  3. 将其混合搅拌均匀,然后小心倒入鸡蛋,倒入的同时进行搅拌。鸡蛋在汤内煮熟后成丝状。如果需要,可以加盐调味。

营养价值:

江鱼仔富含钙和蛋白质,这是强健骨骼、牙齿和健康的细胞功能所必需的营养物质。江鱼仔还能促进铁和健康多元不饱和脂肪(ω-3脂肪酸)的吸收,多元不饱和脂肪对健康的红细胞以及大脑和眼睛的发育至关重要。大力水手最喜欢的菠菜中除了含有铁和蛋白质外,还含有烟酸、锌和维生素A、C、E和K,这些都是促进心脏、皮肤和头发健康的重要营养物质。

 

玉米胡萝卜土豆排骨汤食谱

 


玉米胡萝卜土豆排骨汤食谱

食用:2-3次

配料:

  • 250克排骨、鸡骨或鸡胸肉
  • 2升水
  • 2根玉米,切成块状
  • 2-3个中等大小的土豆,去皮切块
  • 1个大黄洋葱,切碎
  • 2根胡萝卜,去皮切块
  • 2根芹菜茎,切成薄片
  • 1个西红柿,切成楔形
  • 4瓣大蒜
  • 加盐调味

步骤:

  1. 洗净排骨放入沸水中焯一下,去除浮渣,然后捞起放置一旁。
  2. 在锅中加入水和所有材料(盐除外)并煮沸。待其煮沸后再用小火煮40-50分钟。最后用盐调味。

营养价值:

玉米、胡萝卜、土豆、芹菜和西红柿中富含黄酮类化合物、抗氧化剂、维生素A、维生素B6、维生素C、钾和纤维,这些营养物质有助于保护我们的身体免受感染,促进我们神经系统以及新陈代谢的健康。

许多家庭都非常喜欢这些自制的中式汤,不仅制作方法简单快捷,而且营养丰富,对儿童尤为有益。喝汤可以很好地满足当天的液体摄入量,因此我们可以通过优良饮食来培养全球健康宝宝。

您家最爱哪些汤?与我们分享吧!

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Recipe: 3 Healthy and Nutritious Chinese Soups Your Kids Will Love

Nothing quite beats a comforting bowl of hot nutritious soup to end the day.

For the Chinese, soups are often a part of their daily meals. Bowls of nutritious goodness are served up over generations and they make a delicious dish on its own, or as a perfect complement to rice and dishes.

Healthy broths are easy to prepare, and they pack a punch of flavour and taste to tease the palates. Families can easily enjoy soups by cooking them over the stove, or simply putting the ingredients into a slow cooker in the morning, and return home to soup that has been simmered for hours.

Using readily available ingredients, we share 3 popular Chinese soup recipes to delight soup lovers, while nourishing your family’s health. For children under one, some parents prefer to serve soups sans salt, so salt to taste is optional. Feel free to substitute pork with chicken according to your family’s preference. Bowls up and enjoy!

Lotus Root Pork Ribs Soup Recipe

 


Lotus Root Pork Ribs Soup Recipe

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 2 litres water
  • 300g pork ribs, or, chicken bones and/or breast
  • 250g lotus root, peeled and sliced
  • 5 red dates, washed and slit
  • 2 honey dates, washed and slit
  • 1 can braised peanuts, or peanuts from the dried goods section (optional, or if child has peanut allergy)
  • Dried scallops (optional, or if child has seafood allergy)
  • Salt to taste

Steps:

  1. Clean pork ribs and blanch in boiling water to remove scum. Remove and set aside.
  2. In a pot, add water, honey dates, red dates, lotus root, blanched pork ribs and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce flame to low fire and simmer for about 1.5 – 2 hours.
  3. Add peanuts and salt, and serve.

Nutritional Benefits:
Lotus roots are loaded with essential minerals such as iron, fibre, Vitamin B and Vitamin C. They are believed to improve immunity and digestion, helps in constipation and boosts energy levels.

 

Spinach Egg Drop Soup Recipe

 


Spinach Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 2 litres water
  • 50g ikan bilis (dried anchovies)
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 3 well beaten eggs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1tbsp wolfberries (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Steps:

  1. Bring water to boil and add ikan bilis to prepare broth. Boil and simmer for 30-45mins, and remove ikan bilis.
  2. Add spinach, garlic and wolfberries and cook until the spinach begins to wilt.
  3. Stir the mixture and allow broth to swirl, then carefully pour in the eggs, while stirring the broth. The eggs will cook upon contact with the broth and create ribbons. Season to taste with salt, if necessary.

Nutritional Benefits:
Ikan bilis are high in calcium and proteins which are needed for strong bones, teeth and healthy cellular functions. These little fish also boost iron and healthy polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 fatty acids) which are essential for healthy red blood cells, as well as brain and eye development. In addition to iron and proteins, Popeye’s favourite spinach is packed with niacin, zinc and Vitamins A, C, E and K, important nutrients to support heart health and promote healthy skin and hair.

 

Corn Carrot Potato Soup Recipe

 


Corn Carrot Potato Soup Recipe

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams pork ribs, or, chicken bones and/or breast
  • 2 litres water
  • 2 corn cobs, cut to chunks
  • 2-3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut to chunks
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut to chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced thinly
  • 1 tomato, sliced to wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Salt, to taste

Steps:

  1. Clean pork ribs and blanch in boiling water to remove scum. Remove and set aside.
  2. In a pot, add water and all ingredients (except salt) and bring to boil. Once boiling, simmer over low fire for another 40-50 mins. Season to taste with salt.

Nutritional Benefits:
Corn, carrots, potatoes, celery and tomatoes are brimming with flavonoids, antioxidants, and are excellent sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, potassium and fibre. They help to protect our body from infections, support our nervous system and keep our metabolism healthy.

These homemade Chinese soup recipes are favourites with many families for their quick and easy preparation methods, and hearty nutritional benefits especially for children. Soups are also a brilliant way of meeting the day’s fluid intake as we raise healthy, world-ready children by eating well.

What are some of your family’s favourite soups? Do share them too!

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让我们来做游戏:与Albert分享照片!

让我们来做游戏:自制照片小道具(免费打印)

用照片来记录孩子的里程碑吧!

发挥创意,享受与孩子的亲子时光吧!

 

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活动体验

用可爱的照片小道具个性化地记录孩子那些令人难忘的里程碑,让孩子的创意源泉充分涌流吧!记下孩子说第一个词或迈出第一步的日子。然后让你的小甜心摆个姿势,用照片记录下这些特殊时刻,并用自制的小道具,这些照片是独一无二的!

在爸爸妈妈填写具体信息时,让孩子自己设计小道具。鼓励孩子使用小道具、粘贴纸或做简单涂鸦。这些动作能锻炼孩子的精细运动技能和灵巧性,有助于孩子在学习写字时提高手指的灵活性。和孩子交流,让孩子了解您所写的内容,以及明白为什么这个时刻如此特别。看到这些照片时,与孩子分享您的喜悦,并拥抱和亲吻孩子,这也有助于孩子的情绪发展。尽情享受这些令人骄傲的育儿时刻吧!

活动建议

  • 让孩子帮忙涂胶水,并将活动表贴在麦片盒或纸板上。
  • 让孩子使用蜡笔、贴纸、彩色铅笔、记号笔、毛毡、棉花、闪光纸、彩纸等物品来创作个性化的小道具!
  • 沿着轮廓剪出每个部分,用米色棍棒粘在每个小道具上用作手柄。

不要忘记在脸书页面上与我们分享您孩子的杰作哦!

 

 

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Let’s Play: Photo Moments with Albert!

Let’s Play: DIY Photo Props (Free Printables)

Celebrate your child’s milestone with a photo moment!
Time to get creative and enjoy the bonding time with your little ones!

 
 
 
 
 

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Record those memorable milestones with these cute photo props by personalising them as their creativity flows! Put down the date when your child said his first word, or when she took her first steps. Then have your little sweetheart strike a pose as you capture that special moment with some photo moments with these DIY props – they are one of a kind!

Let your little one design his or her own props as mum and dad fill in those special details. Encourage little fingers to pick up props, paste stickers or simply doodle. These actions help work those fine motor skills and dexterity, both of which helps strengthen their fingers as they learn to write in time to come. Speak to your child and let him or her understand what you are writing down, and why this moment is such a special one. Share your joy and loads of hugs and kisses as you acknowledge these emotions – a way that contributes to your child’s emotional development too. Have fun capturing these proud parenting moments together!

Activity Tips
  • Get your child to help apply glue and paste this activity sheet on a cereal box or cardboard.
  • Personalise these props with your child using crayons, stickers, colour pencils, markers, felt, cotton, glitter, coloured paper & more!
  • Cut out each piece along the outline and attached the beige sticks to each prop for use as a handle.

 

Don’t forget to share with us your child’s masterpiece with us on our Facebook page!

 

 

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幼儿必需的营养物质


良好和正确的饮食可为您的孩子提供所需的营养,满足他们的成长需求。

 

“让食物成为你的良药,良药应是你的食物。”

-希波克拉底

世界卫生组织(WHO)和新加坡健康促进委员会(HPB)表示,“为达到最佳生长、发育和健康,建议在婴儿6个月(即180天)前纯母乳喂养(无需其他食物或饮品)。在宝宝6个月龄时适时喂食固体食物,鼓励母亲根据需要继续母乳喂养宝宝直至12个月及以上。

母乳是婴儿最天然和最佳的奶源,并且医学专家鼓励母乳喂养。如果因为医疗条件或其他原因导致无法母乳喂养,可以使用配方奶粉,幼儿仍可继续食用母乳、配方奶粉或新鲜牛奶,作为对日常饮食的补充。

幼儿需要有益健康的饮食来促进发育,提供能量和营养,才能保证健康成长!

幼儿需要哪些必需的营养物质呢?

一至三岁是孩子的幼儿期,这是孩子发展认知、情感、运动等技能的阶段。他们吃的食物中的营养能为他们提供必需的营养物质,促进和支持健康发育,从而使他们的器官随着身体发育而成熟。

幼儿需要的必需营养物质是:

 

碳水化合物

  • 碳水化合物为幼儿提供能量,活跃的小家伙们需要充足的能量来进行日常活动。
  • 食物来源:可通过谷物、大米、面条、面包和谷物等食物获取碳水化合物。

蛋白质

  • 蛋白质是婴儿身体发育所必需的营养物质。饮食中的蛋白质经过消化变成氨基酸,有助于器官、肌肉、骨骼、牙齿、头发和皮肤的生长发育。
  • 食物来源:富含蛋白质的食物有蔬菜、肉类、豆类、鸡蛋、奶酪和酸奶等乳制品。

脂肪

  • 脂肪不仅是身体的主要能量来源,还有助于减少体内的热量流失,并作为填充物保护身体器官。脂肪还可促进维生素A、D、E和K的吸收,是提高婴儿免疫力、视力和皮肤健康所必需的物质。与视觉和神经发育密切相关的脂肪酸(例如花生四烯酸和二十二碳六烯酸)还需作进一步研究(即样本大小、持续时间、剂量)*。
  • 食物来源:鲑鱼和鳕鱼等多脂鱼含有健康的脂肪,如二十二碳六烯酸、ω-3脂肪酸和蛋白质。牛油果也含有健康的脂肪,可以促进健康成长,因其有益健康的营养物质而被誉为“超级食品”

  • 钙有助于形成强健的骨骼和牙齿,维生素D会促进钙的吸收。专家表示,在儿童时期摄入充足的钙有助于降低晚年患骨质疏松症的风险。
  • 食物来源:儿童通常从牛奶中摄入钙。除奶酪和酸奶等乳制品外,其他含钙量高的非乳制食品还包括豆腐、大豆和豆浆、橙子、杏仁、牛肉、西兰花、豌豆和江鱼仔。
为给孩子提供多样化的食物,尝试用不同的方法、草药和香料来烹饪食物,使孩子获取各种营养物质。

 

胆碱

  • 胆碱是维持细胞正常机能所必需的物质,也与儿童的记忆和学习机能有关。
  • 食物来源:牛肉、鸡蛋、鲑鱼和花椰菜等动植物来源。

  • 铁是形成血红蛋白所必需的物质,血红蛋白可通过红细胞将氧气输送至各个器官和肌肉。研究表明,缺铁会导致体重增长缓慢、烦躁不安、皮肤苍白、食欲不振。对于铁含量低或贫血的幼儿,应在其饮食中增加富含铁的食物。为促进铁的吸收,多食用富含维生素C的食物。
  • 食物来源:含血红素铁(肉类)的食物有牛肉、猪肉、羊肉、肝脏、小牛肉、鸡肉;含非血红素铁(植物)的食物有菠菜、西兰花、豆类、鸡蛋、扁豆和加铁食品,如谷类食品、全麦面包和意大利面。

维生素A

  • 维生素A有助于幼儿的视觉发育和免疫系统健康,并促进健康的皮肤和头发。
  • 食物来源:鸡蛋、牛奶、深色或橙色水果和蔬菜,如胡萝卜、菠菜、芥兰、南瓜、红薯、杏子、木瓜和桃子。

维生素E

  • 维生素E是一种强效抗氧化剂,有益于保护身体免受细菌侵害,并促进幼儿的健康发育。
  • 食物来源:花生等坚果、花生酱、杏仁、葵花籽、菠菜、麦芽、西兰花和猕猴桃。

 

维生素C是含铁食物的伴侣,一起食用时,维生素C有助于促进身体对铁的吸收。

维生素C

  • 维生素C不仅可以促进铁和钙的吸收,还有利于伤口愈合和抵抗感染,保持幼儿的骨骼和牙齿健康*。
  • 食物来源:橙子和柠檬等柑橘类水果、番石榴、猕猴桃、草莓、蜜瓜。

每个宝宝可能会有不同的营养需求。专家表示,健康均衡的饮食可为宝宝提供所需的必需营养物质。虽然保健品不应替代饮食,但特殊饮食或有医疗问题的宝宝可能需要医生开保健品。

如有疑问,请咨询健康专家或营养师。正确的饮食对我们培养全球未来的接班人至关重要。


* 资料摘自恩宁奶粉媒体发布会上Esther Chong博士的演讲-“儿童必需的营养物质”。