What is the best food for pregnant women this summer to beat the heat?

The level of nutrient and energy requirements is up during pregnancy and there is no best one food item that can supply all requirements. Eating (for two) and choosing from a variety of food sources is the best. To ward off summer heat, it’s best to be hydrated by increasing fluid intake so besides water, include milk, fruit juice and broth/soup. Eat cold fruits that are high in moisture like melons and berries. Also, have a refreshing salad. Fruits and veggies contain fiber, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to pregnant women.

I love kesong puti. Any meal suggestions or recipes with it?

Kesong puti is such a versatile ingredient. Consume as bread spread, toss in pasta and top on salads and pizza. Try our Adobo Pizza using kesong puti!

I’m trying to lose weight this summer. What is the healthiest oil I can use? Does it affect the taste?

The healthiest oils are ones that contain mostly polyunsaturated fatty acids found in significant amounts in some vegetable oils like corn, sunflower, safflower and soybean. Oils with monounsaturated fatty acids are next in the form of olive, canola and peanut oils. However, this does not mean tropical vegetable oils and animal-based fats should not be consumed as these cook food well and animal-based fats do provide great flavor to various dishes. The key is moderation in consumption. After all, oil is still fat and each teaspoon, regardless of type gives the same number of calories. MAGNOLIA NUTRI-OIL is still a good choice since it’s fortified with Vitamins A and E, which greatly helps with the immune system.

Hi Home Foodie any suggestions for a one pot dish for a simple dinner party with friends?

One pot dishes are great for either quick home meals or entertaining. We have a lot of one pot dish recipes for your dinner events! Here are links to some recipes.

  • Beef and Shrimp Jambalaya Rice
  • Creamy Chicken and Pork Rice
  • Chicken Adobo Rice with Kangkong
  • One Pot Sukiyaki Alfredo Pasta
  • Bistek Tagalog Pasta