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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Healthier and Happier Kids With Naturel Products

Getting our children to eat right is a challenging task for parents these days.  Mothers want their children to enjoy nutritious and balanced home-cooked meals.  I am relieved that my son appreciates and enjoys eating home-cooked meals I prepare for him.

Being a very active and school going kid, eating right daily is very important to provide him with the needed energy to carry him through the day and also for physical growth and mental development.   A balanced diet must contain carbohydrate, meat & protein, fruits & veges, dairy and a sparing amount of oil, salts and sugar.  I try my best to prepare different varieties of food from the 5 food groups to get the most vitamins and minerals.

The Malaysian Food Guide Pyramid

We hardly eat out during days when he has to attend school.  I prefer to cook simple dishes 5 days a week at home, it's more healthy that way though the kitchen will be closed during weekends.  His morning usually starts with eating 2 slices of bread with peanut butter spread and a cup of cereal drink.  For lunch and dinner, we will have at least a vege dish, either soup or stir-fry with chicken meat or pork and a tofu or egg dish.  He is a fruit lover and eat practically any fruits and I make sure this goes into his daily diet.  I have to replace his dairy intake with yoghurt since the day he refused to drink milk two years ago.

I prepare lunch box for him to bring to school during school days.  He used to cater food from the school canteen last year but the food served was either too oily or salty in my opinion.  I, in particular did not like the sweet cordial drinks that came with each meal. 

His lunch box for yesterday - last day of school before the start of a week holiday
One slice each of fruit cake and sugee cake homebaked by my auntie, breaded chicken fingers and mandarin orange.

I wish I could share more photos of the lunch box I prepared for the boy but then they were so simple that I did not bother to take photos.  My boy specifically requested "undecorated" lunch box.  This boy of mine is weird and doesn't appreciate decorated food.  He says decorated food are for girls only. *roll eyes*

My happy kid. :)

For cooking oil, we go for Naturel Blend, a healthier and non-saturated oil with Omega 3 and Omega 6. The food prepared using Naturel oil do not lose its taste or texture even when kept refrigerated for a few days.

Naturel's range of products

Mom, I'm eating right

Naturel cooking oil is made from 100% pure and natural ingredients and it provides a balanced ratio of Omega 3 and 6 and is cholesterol-free. 

They seek to inspire Malaysian to be a part of “Join The Naturel Living” today and embark on a healthier, holistic lifestyle. The Join the Naturel Living (JTNL) campaign is a long-term campaign by Naturel to encourage Malaysians to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle which covers the three pillars - Eat Right, Keep Fit and Beat Stress.”

Naturel Blend cooking oil comes in 3 pack sizes: 1kg, 2kg and 3kg and are available in all hypermarket and supermarkets nationwide.
Naturel cooking oil range includes Naturel Blend, Naturel Sunflower, Naturel Canola, Naturel Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Naturel Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Naturel Pure Olive Oil.

In addition to cooking oil, Naturel has a range of margarine which include Naturel Soft Margarine, Naturel Reduced Salt Margarine, Naturel Reduced Fat Spread and Naturel Fat Spread with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  We always have a tub of Naturel Soft Margarine kept in the fridge. It contains Omega 3 & 6 and is cholesterol free, a better choice compared to butter when it comes to heart health.

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Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

I agree and support that kids have to eat right to build up good immune system. My April also doesn't to have her lunch box decorated. She doesn't want to be different from her friends a lot. She is kind of weird too. Now only I know Ian also same as her. Hahaha!

March 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Hmmm, I think not only kids must eat right, adults too~
I love Naturel products as well...

March 29, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Alice Law said...

LOL, dislike decorated food?! yeah, I'd say that's very different from others, my kids love their food nicely decorated, else they won't bother to eat! >_<

March 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Small Kucing said...

hahaha....yup I like Naturel products too

March 29, 2011 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger mNhL said...

A balanced diet is very important.

March 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger reanaclaire said...

wow...very informative post!

March 29, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I like Naturel margarine, which is soft and easy to spread.

Good to hear that Ian is eating healthily. My girl is a picky eater and when she eats healthy meals, I'm more than relieved ;)

March 30, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Yi Ling said...

Although my girls still drink powdered milk, i will add those organic oatmilk, soymilk, millet milk etc into their milk so that they consume less animal protien. Since your Ian doesn't drink dairy, maybe you can consider to visit those organic shops for some ideas.

March 30, 2011 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Mommy to Chumsy said...

Oh I love Naturel Products. I use their cooking oil all the time :)

March 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Chew Lee said...

Ian is a boy mah, quite normal lo, if he doenst like his food being decorated like a girl ...

mk mummy (

April 5, 2011 at 5:18 AM  

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