It has been a while since I last wrote. Hope everyone is well.

I was thinking what should my blog topic be, and I thought of what everyone might be going through right now. I would like to touch on the topic of self-care and nutrition.

Right now, most of us are starting to work at the office and the children are back at school. Some countries have opened their borders for oversea travel, so we can say, we are almost back to our normal day-to-day routine.

However, there are still a lot of adjustments to be made.  Many people are going through the Covid illnesses and needing time for the recovery. Sometimes each member of the family will come down with Covid at a different time, so we still face a lot of adjustments and things to take care of.

At the same time, home help is harder to find and extended families have to step in to help. There may be more changes with the family’s needs and dynamics.

As always, our priorities for our family’s wellbeing will be first and foremost. With so much more demand and adjustments, there are a lot more challenges with the time and energy required.

So, let’s make things simple!

If you don’t feel like cooking, there are so many food caterers that emerged during the Covid pandemic lockdown; you can give take-away a go for a few days a week.

Alternative, consider nutritious yet simple meals, such as brewing a big pot of stock, freeze it, and use it for noodle soup, hot pot or just a side dish for your dinner. Just add the protein and lots of vegetables.

Chicken stock

Prepare a one pot meal – Hainanese Chicken rice in a pot or porridge.

Get readymade pastes – each pack can cook up to a kilo worth of meat – great for the whole family.

Use your leftovers to re-create another dish.

Fried noodle

Be creative and keep it simple and nutritious at the same time! Have FUN!