WALK TOWARDS A HEALTHIER HEART AT WALK-A-MILE 2016

Walk-A-Mile participants waiting for the flag off

Walk-A-Mile participants waiting for the flag off

Malaysia’s longest running fun walk for 15 consecutive years advocating heart health in Malaysia returns bigger and better than ever! With one death every 15 minutes due to heart disease, you could save a life in the time it takes to walk a mile. The heart health benefits of simply walking briskly include lowering your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so what are you waiting for? Register at the link below or walk in on event day and expect various surprise challenges along the route, health screenings, lucky draws, and many more fun activities. Continue reading

Nestlé Omega Plus® Helps Malaysians Eat Smart For The Festive Season

1The festive season renews our bond with loved ones, friends and family over family gatherings and open houses, meetings with friends old and new over a delicious and mouth-watering spread of seasonal food that we just can’t get enough of. Faced with an array of tempting choices, our will to eat sensibly is challenged, as well as our heart health and cholesterol levels. Continue reading

Great Grilled Tomato And Avocado Sandwich

Great Grilled Tomato And Avocado Sandwich</p><br />
<p>Forget grilled cheese, Great Grilled Tomato and Avocado Sandwich is what everyone will love! Filling and yummy, it couldn’t be easier to satisfy your hunger.</p><br />
<p>Equipment:<br /><br />
Frying pan</p><br />
<p>Ingredients:<br /><br />
Plant based butter: as needed<br /><br />
Bread: 2 slices<br /><br />
Avocado (mashed): 1/3<br /><br />
Fresh basil leaves: as desired<br /><br />
Roma tomato, sliced 1/4″ thick: 1<br /><br />
Pepper: as desired</p><br />
<p>Directions:<br /><br />
Allow pan to preheat while preparing the sandwich.<br /><br />
Cover each side of the bread with plant based butter and spread the avocado over the inside of each slice.<br /><br />
Place tomato slices and optional ingredients over the avocado.<br /><br />
Allow each side of the sandwich to cook until golden brown.</p><br />
<p>Served by itself, or with a soup, this sandwich is a healthy meal!</p><br />
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Forget grilled cheese, Great Grilled Tomato and Avocado Sandwich is what everyone will love! Filling and yummy, it couldn’t be easier to satisfy your hunger.

Equipment:
Frying pan

Ingredients:
Plant based butter: as needed
Bread: 2 slices
Avocado (mashed): 1/3
Fresh basil leaves: as desired
Roma tomato, sliced 1/4″ thick: 1
Pepper: as desired

Directions:
Allow pan to preheat while preparing the sandwich.
Cover each side of the bread with plant based butter and spread the avocado over the inside of each slice.
Place tomato slices and optional ingredients over the avocado.
Allow each side of the sandwich to cook until golden brown.

Served by itself, or with a soup, this sandwich is a healthy meal!

Oven baked Zucchini Chips

These oven-baked zucchini chips make a healthy substitute for French fries or potato chips, and they taste as good as their deep-fried brethren with only a fraction of the fat and calories..
zucchini chips

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini (about 2 small)

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Place milk in a shallow bowl.
Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet.
Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp.

breadcrumbs

You can also prepare dips by trying out these lovely salad dressings recipes too!

HOW TO CHOOSE THE HEALTHIEST MEAT

How To Choose The Healthiest Meat

It is important that you know which is the best meat option for your specific diet and lifestyle, for most types of meat, more fat means more flavor, but a healthy seasoning can boost the flavor without fat.

Don’t be fooled by fancy names, the USDA grades meat based on juiciness, flavor, and texture, but it doesn’t take nutritional information into account, therefore cuts labeled “Prime” are the fattiest, with thick marbling, which can be read as layers of fat, tender meat, and lots of flavor. “Choice” cuts are high quality but leaner, and “Select” meats are the leanest cuts with little to no marbling.

The following chart will can give you a more complete guide on how to choose the healthiest meats depending on your taste:

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meat 2

meat3

meat4

meat5

meat6

Recent studies have questioned the popular idea that saturated fat is linked to cardiovascular disease and other health problems, but some research actually suggests a little saturated fat can actually be beneficial to health.

Those sticking to a Paleolithic or low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet may want to seek out fattier steaks and chops.

People trying to manage high blood pressure or cholesterol are often advised to pick leaner cuts of meat.

The great meat debate isn’t just about fat content, consumers are considering more environmentally friendly and ethical choices like grass-fed beef and free-range chicken which tend to be slightly lower in overall fat and higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventional meats because of the compounds found in grass and other naturally-occurring animal feed.

 

On The Go Sandwich Ideas

Check out some healthy on-the-go sandwich ideas you are going to love! Who ever said sandwiches were boring never took a look at this article!

Artichoke and Fresh Mozzarella Sandwiches
Ingredients

• 2 6-ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
• 1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
• 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 4 5-inch-diameter or 6-inch-long Italian rolls, split in half lengthwise
• 12 ounces fresh water-packed mozzarella, drained, sliced
• 8 tablespoons green olivada

sandwich

Greek Salad Pita Sandwiches
Ingredients

• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
• 1 1/4 cups chopped seeded plum or cherry tomatoes
• 1 cup diced seeded peeled cucumber
• 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
• 2/3 cup chopped red onion
• 1/2 cup chopped radishes
• 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
• 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 4 1/2 ounces)
• 4 8-inch diameter whole wheat pita breads, halved

sandwich

Feta, Garbanzo Bean, and Eggplant Pita Sandwiches
Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 pound Japanese eggplants, unpeeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
• 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
• 1 15 1/2-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained, 1/2 cup juices reserved
• 1 tablespoon ground cumin
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
• 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, divided
• 5 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese, divided
• 3 pita bread rounds, warmed in oven or toasted

sandwich

Tuna Salad on Olive Bread with Arugula
Ingredients

• 2 6-ounce packages albacore tuna packed in water, drained
• 3/4 cup mayonnaise
• 1/2 cup chopped green onions
• 1/4 cup diced seeded English hothouse cucumber
• 1/4 cup minced fresh dill
• 1/4 cup drained capers
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon
• 12 1/3-inch-thick slices olive bread
• 1 cup arugula

sandwich

Homemade Salad Dressing

Want to make homemade salad dressing? Here’s 6 recipes for you to check out and then let me know which one’s your favourite! :)

6-dream-dressings

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