Eid ul Adha is just around the corner and since you may be scrambling to think of gift and dessert ideas, I have a refreshing and easy one for you! I am sharing my DIY Fruit Bouquet over at Masalamommas, which can either be made as a dessert option or wrapped up and given as a gift.
Most Eid desserts can get quite overwhelming, especially when you’ve had multiple sweets that are sugary sweet throughout the day. This is a refreshing alternative that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. You can also use your fruit Bouquet as a centre piece at dinner time and then let everyone have their pick for dessert!
As the summer months are coming to an end now is the perfect time to take advantage of that last bit of summer heat! This means enjoying all the delicious cool summer snacks before the season changes and the weather gets colder. However, most of the popular summer treats on the market don’t really do much good for you other cool you down, as they are usually packed with added sugars. These may not be the best choice for your health in the long run, as many sweet snacks often contain refined sugars that lack nutritious value. They also may be connected to greater health concerns, as there is even a growing field of study exploring a potential connection between refined sugars, obesity and other complications.
It is still possible however to enjoy those cool sweet summer treats while looking out for your health! Here are 10 dietitian-approved recipes for healthy summer treats that’ll be sure to wrap up your summer in the most delicious way!
Healthy snacks are important for everyone, but are especially important for kids who are very active during summer activities or at recess during the school year. Snacks provide energy for children during recess and in the classroom so they can focus better while learning and get through the rest of the day.
Energy in the early morning comes from dinner or a snack from the previous evening
Energy in the late morning comes from breakfast or a mid-morning snack
Energy in the afternoon comes from food eaten at lunch
Energy in the evening comes from food eaten during lunch or an afternoon snack
It is important for children who are active, or a part of sports teams to be fueled with healthy snacks throughout the day so they have the energy throughout the day.
Offering snacks can be beneficial because:
It can give children the fuel they need during recess, gym, or even to get them through their classes
Almost a month ago, we celebrated Eid with a delicious Gulab Jamun Cheesecake. Every Eid, I am in charge of dessert after brunch and it is always an over-the-top cheesecake. Last year was Baklava Cheesecake. This year, I decided to tap into my South Asian roots and make a Gulab Jamun Cheesecake.
I must admit that some of the family members, including my self, were skeptical of the combination. Could deep fried Gulab Jamun soaked in sugar syrup really work with a slightly tart cheesecake? YOU BET!
I don’t make dessert that often, but when I do I like to make all of the components from scratch. Not only do I love the process, I also like understanding how the ingredients come together. It makes me feel more connected to the food.
So yes, I made the Gulab Jamun from scratch! It was my first time making Gulab Jamun so they did become slightly harder than I would have liked. However, the firmer texture worked perfectly with the cheesecake.
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This is the second installment of the Beautifying Foods Series - Foods for your Hair. If you missed the first part of the three part series, Beatifying Foods - Foods for your Skin, you can read it here. I just want to make it clear, that this series is not about physical beauty or vanity, rather, it is about understanding that these physical features give us insight on what is going on inside.
Today’s post is about foods that help keep your hair healthy, strong and full of shine! Did you know that the only hair that is “living” is the portion that is attached at the scalp, the remainder of the length is considered “dead”. This means that hair care truly starts from within and the foods you choose to nourish your body with.
There are a few nutrients to add into your daily routine that will give you healthy looking hair: protein, healthy fats, a handful of vitamins and minerals.
In the body, the proteins we eat are broken down into amino acids and reassembled into different types...