July 5, 2022 10:24 am
Now that years have passed and a lot has changed since the pandemic struck, the virus is still far from being gone. To help get by the new way of living our lives, we are all slowly adjusting into the “new normal” lifestyle while still trying to keep ourselves fit and healthy.
This 2022, the National Nutrition Council, in celebration of the 48th Nutrition Month, campaigns for “New normal na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon!” The theme signifies the key role of nutrition in building resilience from pandemic to endemic paradigm and calls for strengthened nutrition interventions and solidarity towards nutrition improvement as the country shifts towards living with the COVID-19 virus.
As we take part in responding to the impact of the pandemic to our health, Cookmunity® prepared four easy Meat and Gulay recipes you can cook as part of your new normal menu. Aside from being easy to make, the ingredients used in these recipes are also budget-friendly and can be easily found in markets. Made more delicious with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, who knew good and nutritious meals could be this gratifying?
And, if the deliciousness is still not enough to keep you hooked, these meaty and gulay recipes are also a healthy balance of protein and vegetables which can help boost your immunity to protect against infections or diseases and help with fast recovery.
Sautéed Cabbage and Shrimp with Flaked Fish
If you have leftover fried fish from the previous day, this Sautéed Cabbage and Shrimp with Flaked Fish.
recipe is perfect for you. To make this recipe, get a pan and heat oil. Sauté onion and garlic. Add shrimps and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes. Add water and young corn, then simmer for 5 minutes. Next, add cabbage and simmer for another minute. If you like the taste and texture of boiled cabbage, but not a fan of the smell, try steaming it instead to retain most of the nutrients. Then, add noodles and toss to combine.
Don’t forget to season with AJI-NO-MOTO® for that umami taste then add fish sauce and sugar before mixing well. Transfer to a serving plate then finish it off by topping with fried and flaked fish and enjoy! Cabbage is rich in Vitamin C that helps decrease inflammation in the body.
Sautéed String Beans and Ground Beef
The next healthy gulay recipe is as easy as 1-2-3! To cook Sautéed String Beans and Ground Beef, simply heat oil in a pan and sauté onion and garlic until soft and fragrant. Add ground beef and continue cooking until the meat turns to light brown in color. Next, add in your string beans and sauté for at least three (3) minutes. Add water and boil for a few minutes.
Then, sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO®, add soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix well and cook for another minute. Lastly, transfer to a platter to serve and enjoy. Beef is rich in high-quality Protein, vitamins, and minerals. Aside from preventing anemia, Iron also helps in the proliferation of immune cells in the body that is important for our resistance to infections.
Pork Mushroom Patty
For growing kids, get them excited with this delicious, nutritious and healthy recipe. This Pork Mushroom Patty is just the perfect dish to help kids get the nutrients needed from vegetables such as mushroom while being an easily preferred ulam among children. Mushrooms are high in B-Vitamins that plays an important role in making us feel energized and maintain a healthy immune system. Start making this recipe by combining pork, mushroom, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, egg, bread, pepper, salt, and AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning in a bowl.
Shape your mixture into patties and chill for at least 30 minutes. In a hot pan, add butter and oil. Fry chilled patties until golden brown. Drain excess oil by placing cooked patties on tissue paper or on a strainer. Transfer to a serving plate and serve. If you have a food processor, shorten preparation time by putting all ingredients (except for oil and butter) in a processor to finely ground and mix all ingredients.
Miswa Patola with Egg and Giniling
There’s no better way to cap off this list than with a hearty sabaw recipe. Aside from its good-for-the-heart benefit, it’s easier to ingest because of its soup and easy-to-chew ingredients such as miswa and minced pork. A hot soup complete with carbohydrates, protein and vegetables will surely help sick members of the household to recuperate faster from their sickness. To cook Miswa Patola with Egg and Giniling, heat oil in a pan then add in your onion and garlic to sauté. Place in your pork and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Add water, miswa and patola, then simmer for 5 minutes. Season with AJI-NO-MOTO®, fish sauce, and pepper then mix well. Put in boiled eggs then transfer to a serving bowl and top with spring onions to eat with the family.
Aside from being rich in protein and healthy veggies, the recipes mentioned above are also less in sodium content compared to their regular counterparts. Did you know that consuming less sodium foods helps prevent hypertension and complications such as heart disease and stroke? Beyond boosting your immunity, these dishes also guarantee you stay safe and healthy from other chronic diseases.
The new normal is here and it should strengthen our resolve to protect ourselves and our family against COVID and other diseases. Building up our body’s defenses takes time and effort. We have to be consistent in providing nutritious food. Frequent our COOKMUNITY® Recipe website and follow our COOKMUNITY® Facebook page (insert link) to get access to hundreds of delicious and nutritious recipes.