3 Healthy After-school Snacks
It can be so easy for them to grab a bag of chips to snack on in the afternoon but, as research continues to show, simple carbohydrates aren't necessarily your kids' friends.
Yogurt is an easy, grab-and-go, nutritious snack that most kids find yummy. It's also a great source of calcium and vitamin D, and studies show eating it can boost a body's ability to build strong bones. While it's naturally packed with goodness, pay attention to the yogurt you buy -- avoid ingredients that you can't pronounce, artificial coloring and high-fructose corn syrup. Bring home organic, low-fat or non-fat varieties to keep this snack healthy. Add honey for sweetness, and have fresh fruit and dried fruits on hand for kids to add as toppers. Or whip up a yogurt smoothie that contains your child's favorite 100 percent pure fruit juice and fresh fruit.
2. Peanut Butter Sandwich
Peanut butter sandwiches are a long-standing snacking tradition, whether after school or as a Break snack in school. Peanut butter is rich in both protein and fiber, and when you make the sandwich on whole wheat (or another whole-grain bread) you also increase the high-fiber carbohydrates. And that's all good news for kids. Don't spoil little appetites, though. A half a sandwich will go a long way to satisfy after-school snack attacks.
3. Keep washed, snack-sized fruits and veggies on hand in the refrigerator along with dipping options. Use single-serving containers to pre-portion the amount that's served up -- and kids can easily serve themselves this way. And when you're shopping, ask the kids to help choose which fruits and veggies you buy -- if they picked them out, they're more likely to eat them.
What would you do with a cash prize of 200K?
Well Weetabix has come up with a fun way of involving your kid’s creativity for fun prizes.
To participate, submit your Weetabuddy creations on the Weetabix’s wall on Facebook, or on Instagram using the hashtag #FaceOfWeetabix .
The more times you post a unique Weetabuddy, the higher your chances of winning! The offer runs till end of June.
Weetabix East Africa Ltd locally manufactures East Africa’s leading Breakfast cereal, Weetabix under license from Weetabix Ltd UK. The company also markets its imported range of products which includes Weetaflakes, Alpen Muesli, Alpen Snack Bars, Weetabix Minis, Weetos, Fruit & Fibre, Branflakes and Oatibix.
The goal of the company is to be the leading Breakfast Cereal Manufacturer in Africa, producing high Quality Breakfast Cereal to not only meet, but surpass consumer’s expectations. Weetabix has a strong heritage having been in the local scene for more than 30 years. The Weetabix brand currently commands the largest market share in the country.
Weetabix offers many unique selling points, including:
A nutritious, instant and healthy breakfast, Rich in fibre;
Low in fat, sugar and calories,
Affordable for all market segments and
Available throughout the country.
Weetabix is available in five sizes, indicating the company’s desire to encourage all consumers irrespective of their income to eat a healthy breakfast. You will find the cereal in 37g, 112g, 225g, 450g and 900g across the supermarkets and even your neighbourhood shops. The brand has recently extended its horizons beyond the East African region.
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 2 cups Unga wa Dola Atta Mark 1 Flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup natural yoghurt
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 1/2 cups carrots, grated
- In a large bowl, mix together caster sugar, atta mark 1 flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, nutmeg and salt.
- Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and use a spatula to mix. Don’t over mix.
- Once combined, add the grated carrots and fold in with a spatula.
- Line a muffin tray with cake liners and scoop in the batter filling it 3/4 way up. Sprinkle some grated carrots on the top and lightly mix it in with a toothpick to prevent the exposed carrots from charring.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 20 minutes. Cool completely before serving.
The East Africa Pastry Expo starts tomorrow!
The Expo, courtesy of Dairyland Products will be happening at Sarit Expo Hall beginning 16th May -to 18th May this year!!
You can go have a taste of the different pastry varieties available starting from 10am to 5pm.
Lot's of sampling of sauces, whipping cream and compound chocolate and more.
Entry is absolutely free!
Buy Elianto 5 litre can and get either free manicure or 500 bob off. This is an offer from Bidco Africa’s finest cooking oil.
The offer runs in Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi.
In a Facebook post promoting the offer, the company links this to Mother’s day celebrations and noted: “Let's make Mother’s day an everyday affair this month. Buy her Elianto 5 litres, get a guaranteed ksh 500 off pizza and enjoy it together.” It reads adding that T&C Apply.
To access the offer, one is expected visit http://www.elianto.rewardzpromo.com/ to activate the Unique Voucher Code (printed on the voucher) with basic details like Name, Mobile, No, Email ID.
Here is the procedure to follow
- Please choose one option from Free Manicure/Movie/Pizza
- You will receive the respective authentication code to give booking details for Free Manicure/Movie/Pizza on your mobile number and email
- On receipt of the authentication code, visit the respective site again to book/order your offer using this authentication code.
- For pizza and Movie, make the balance payment after deducting KSH 500/-
- You will receive your booking confirmation for Free Manicure/Movie/Pizza as per your booking details.
- The last day of registration is 15 th March 2019 and the last for redemption 15 th April 2019.
For Movies claims you are expected to redeem the Sh500 bob off of the tickets at the following outlets.
Movie Redeeming Points
Mama Ngina street CBD
Nakumatt Mega City Kisumu
Ngong road Junction mall
Ngong road Prestige plaza
Nyali road mombasa
Panari sky center Mombasa road
sarit centre westlands
Westgate mall westlands
Pizza redeeming points
Greenspan mall/ Donholm
Union towers (Moi Avenue)
Lusaka road/ DT Dobie
Belle Vue (Mombasa Road)
Forest Edge (Galleria Mall)
Milele road (Ngong)
Parklands (Limuru Road)
Thika Road Mall (TRM)
Ridgeways (Kiambu Road)
Thika Bazaar (Thika Town)
Two rivers Mall
3⁄4 cup Home baking Flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2⁄3 cup milk
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and cooking oil.
Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients, and whisk until well blended.
Let stand for about 10 minutes. Preheat ungreased, non-stick frying pan to medium heat.
Pour batter by spoonfuls onto the hot pan.
Pancakes are ready to be turned over when the edges are no longer glossy, and the bubbles that pop stay open.
To check the second side for doneness, you just have to lift an edge of the pancake up with a spatula and take a peek.
The story of Dairyland starts in 1979 with a small ice cream company along Pemba Street, Nairobi. It comprised a basic ice cream manufacturing plant, a very small office and two distribution vans. In those days the challenges of running an ice cream factory were many: a staff of just twenty people at the time, limited technology and storage space, difficulty in differentiating brands due to limited packaging options and limited market access both in Nairobi and upcountry.
In spite of these challenges, the brand has more than survived; it has thrived. The Dairyland team has been, and still is, at the fore-front of innovation and exceptional service delivery, which has propelled the company to becoming the leaders in the ice cream sector in East Africa. Over the years, the brand has innovated some of the most delicious ice cream flavors presented in attractive and eye catching packaging and Dairyland’s vision of having the widest range of quality ice cream has been realised.
The company has also experienced unprecedented growth, acquiring larger, more modern machinery; more skilled staff; extra office space, equipment and systems. At present, it has over 250 employees and a fleet of over 30 refrigerated vehicles to service the whole of East African region.
More over, the brand Dairyland has expanded to include chocolate by the name Chocolart. This therapeutic, guilt free indulgence comes in six flavours that are beautifully wrapped in a package inspired by art. Chocolart provides a sweet momentary escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and is packed in 20gms, 50gms and 90gms
When baking, bakers strive to follow recipes that bring out unique tastes as well as texture of their cakes.
Beatrice Muteru of Joybells cakes reveals her secret to Epepea achieving utmost deliciousness in their cakes.
“For margarine, we invest heavily in prestige.” She told Epepea.
According to her, prestige does not alter the desired taste of the cake as it does not contain a lot of salt.
“They also listen to us when we air our suggestions. They listen and make adjustments to suit our specific needs,” she added.
Made from a base of pure vegetable oils, this smooth, premium margarine is a soft yellow color with a fine, clean taste.
Not only is Prestige Margarine made from cholesterol free oils and fats, but it is also very rich in Vitamins A, D, E, B6 and B12.
Prestige does not contain any hydrogenated oils or fats making it healthy for consumption.
There are 2 variants of Prestige Margarine; Prestige Margarine Original Recipe and Prestige Enhanced with Vanilla
Prestige Margarine is used to make delicious bread, cakes, creams and pastries. Prestige Margarine can be used to make tasty chicken and fish poussin sauce. You’ll find it hard to believe it’s not butter!
A picture’s worth 1,000 groceries (delivered)!
In honor of Mother’s Day, Epepea is giving 1,000 moms across the country FREE grocery delivery for a YEAR! (Right?)
Kenyans spend an average of 71 minutes on each Supermarket trip — that’s 1.5 million years spent — annually — on grocery shopping.
At Epepea, since family and free time are what’s most important to us, we want to celebrate this special day by freeing up some time for mom to spend with her loved ones.
To get this offer, all you have to do is post a picture on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter of you and your mom this Mother’s Day and tag #EpepeaMoms (or if you are a mom, post a photo of you and your family).
We’ll direct message you a Promo code good for a year of free delivery. Moms make the world go round — share the love and tell us something special about yours! *Limited to the first 1,000 moms. Photo must be posted on or before 5/14/19.
Promo code must be redeemed by 5/28/19. Additional terms apply.
The more time you spend together; the better chance you have of sharing quality experiences. A strong family finds that opportunities for quality time emerge from quantity time.
Below are some fun things to do with family:
Interactive Movie Night
Watch a movie together as a family. A great way to keep this idea interactive includes watching a film with a human interest message and discussing it afterwards. This way the kids learn valuable lessons as well!
Engage in A Family Competition
Art contest, maybe? All it takes is some crayons, markers, paper, glue, tape and some odds and ends from around the house. When you involve your kids in a group task, you encourage feelings of self-esteem and competence. Make the task more memorable by giving a little prize to each child, for his or her creation.
Cook and Eat
Always remember a family that eats together, stays together. Make it a point to have a “Family Meal Night”, where everyone prepares a different dish. This is a great lesson on teamwork and everyone will enjoy a tasty meal cooked together.
Arrange for a match with friends. Ask your children to arrange a match for both the adults as well as the younger ones. You’ll crash your fun goals and exercise goals, all in one game!
A barbecue is the best idea for outdoor activities. Invest in a small barbeque stove, call your family members and prepare a barbecue party! Each family can take up one responsibility; the one with the largest garden or open space can host the party.
A fun-packed weekend need not cost a fortune. Board games such as scrabble are a great way to make the weekend fun for all members of the family. Dig out the old board games from the attic and teach a new generation to play.
Visit A Zoo
It is always fun to go see wild animals in the zoo! This is the kind of activity that is fun and serves all age groups. It’s a great way to catch a short break and helps you connect with nature.
Camping Grab a tent and tell stories while sitting around the campfire. It is good to remind the children that fun doesn’t have to cost money. Any holiday ideas you’d love to share with us? Comment below!