By Arooj Ali Fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan has many benefits - spiritually, physically, psychologically as well as socially. However, there can be serious health problems if fasting…
By Shaista Tariq Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the…
By Ghazala Khan Milk is a very important part of a healthy diet. As a child, many of us were forced to drink milk by our parents but as adults…
By Aaisha Zafar Islam We have a family friend who is an avid baker and she is always generous in sharing her recipes and its source. Another thing, her cakes…
By Aaisha Zafar Islam
Avocados are easily one of nature’s super fruits. They are calorie rich, high in fat, but it is mostly good fat. Mono-unsaturated fat, that makes up most of an avocado, eases inflammation in the body and helps in reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raising HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
They are also rich in fibre and nutrients like folate, potassium, phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin that help the body absorb more carotenoids while being great anti-oxidants on their own.
They make you feel full faster, because of their rich, creamy taste, but all the calories are put to good use in your body. Since they have a very mild taste of their own, avocados easily take to other ingredients and make a healthy addition to any recipe. (more…)
By Shaista Tariq
Infant nutrition means making sure your baby is getting enough nutrients during her first year. Feeding your baby is one of the most important things you do as a parent. Making sure your baby has good nutrition can protect her against diseases. It also helps her stay healthy as she grows older.
Breast milk or infant formula are the only nourishment needed by most healthy babies until they are 4-6 months old. Cow’s milk or other dairy products should not be given until at least one year of age. Your baby’s kidneys cannot handle the high protein and mineral content well until that age.
Daily servings of milk for an infant diet are as follows: 0-3 months: 18-32 ounces/2-4 cups 4-6 months: 28-40 ounces/3.5-5 cups 7-9 months: 24-36 ounces/3-4.5 cups 10-12 months: 18-30 ounces/2-3.75 cups (more…)
By Kiran Asif
Kids love to be part of cooking process. It has been observed that if involved during cooking, there are high chances of kids to eat and enjoy new food items. One can start with easy, kid friendly recipes and then advance to more complex recipes. Being mothers, we all have a challenge of making our children eat some vegetables. I try to involve my kids with daily simple task like making salad where knife use is minimal and preparation is easy. That is the reason they put salad in their dinner plates before the main dish. (more…)
By Kiran Asif
Chicken handi is a very famous dish. Handi means a clay pot and traditionally chicken was cooked in that. Its creamy gravy keeps the tender morsels of chicken succulent and juicy. We love to eat it with naans but it is equally delicious with plain steamed rice. Its a quick cooking dish made with boneless chicken breast. I have used chicken with bones but by all means you can replace it with boneless chicken meat. Here is how the recipes goes: (more…)