#Giveaway: Disney on Ice Tickets!

January 04, 2019 0 Comments

The season of gift-giving is not yet over! PLDT Home in partnership with Millennial Moms PH will give away free Disney on Ice tickets for the January 6, 3:00 PM show. 😍

All you have to do is to go to the original Facebook and Instagram post of Millennial Moms PH and follow the simple mechanics below.

1. Answer the question: Paano niyo nasulit ang Pasko with your PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi? Post your answer in the comments section below of the original giveaway post.

2. Tag your mom friends to join. The more tags, the more entries.

3. Repost this poster using your public Facebook and Instagram accounts with the hashtags: 

#PLDTHomePrepaidWiFi #PaskoNaNamangSulit #MillennialMomsPhxPLDTHome 

Join now and share your #PaskoNaNamangSulit moments! 💖

2 lucky winners of 4 Disney on Ice tickets each will be announced tomorrow, Saturday!

Honestbee Christmas Offerings: Your Last-Minute Shopping Lifesaver

December 21, 2018 0 Comments

Going on a last minute Christmas shopping? I can just imagine the full parking lots, crowded malls, heavy traffic and long lines. But with the help of technology, thankfully, I can now shop online for my holiday needs without leaving the comfort of my own home and my two clingy babies. One app that has been my go-to and lifesaver for many instances is the Honestbee App. This holiday season, Honestbee has a good selection of Christmas offerings and using it freed me from experiencing the crazy holiday rush.

Here are 7 Honestbee Christmas offerings which you can avail of:

1. Lechon

General's Lechon!!!
2. Ham and Queso de Bola

CDO Ham and Danes Cheese

3. Bibingka, Puto Bumbong and kakanin

Sally's Homemade Kakanin

4. Food Platters

Ta Ke Ho Me Sushi

Bagnet FTW!!!

Cyma food platters

Aling Banang's platter
5. Cakes, ice cream and sweets

Cuerva cakes
Fog City ice cream
Karabella ice cream
Nic's cakes and pastries
Sweets from Valerie's Kitchen
Custaroons by Gigi Gaerlan
Ann Puno's Pistachio cake
Pastries from What's Cookin' Kitchenette

6. Gift baskets

Robinson's Supermarket gift baskets
S&R gift baskets
7. Gift Ideas

Unique items from Hobbes and Landes
Plushies from Plush and Play
Gift sets from Shop Central

Download the Honestbee app now too see the Honestbee Christmas Offerings section for a complete list of merchants. You can make your orders now and choose the best delivery date for you. I recently ordered ham and queso de bola and I am inclined to order our entire noche buena feast through Honestbee too to save time and to focus more on my family.

Stock up on Lemon Square Whatta Tops Christmas Delight Now

December 21, 2018 0 Comments

In this season of giving, I cannot help but think of people to give gifts to. It is usually a long list but sometimes I still miss out on some names or get a few surprises. So part of my game plan every Christmas is to stock up on gifts that can be given to anyone most especially children.

For this year, I made sure that I have a good number of Lemon Square Whatta Tops Christmas Delight boxes. It is a great gift idea because of three things:

1. Lemon Square goodies are so yummy to start with so the Lemon Square Whatta Tops Christmas Delight snack cakes live up to our expectations. It comes in tasty white chocolate and quezon con leche variants. The cakes are topped with Christmas sprinkles and have a delicious filling to give Christmas cheer and delight to anyone who will receive it.

2. The Lemon Square Whatta Tops Christmas Delight comes in a Christmas box with a tag to save you time and effort from wrapping it. One box contains 6 individually wrapped, regular-size snack cakes.

3. The Lemon Square Whatta Tops Christmas Delight can be easily bought in bulk in groceries. It is an attractive, instant and amazingly affordable gift. It is perfect for the playmates and friends of our children, carollers, surprise visits from friends, random visits of our neighbors and even for our inaanaks. It is also perfect as giveaways or game prizes during the holiday celebrations and parties.

So what are you waiting for? Head to the groceries to buy or order via Honestbee some Lemon Square Whatta Tops Christmas Delight boxes now.  One box of 6 snack cakes is just Php50.

Holiday Bonding with our Little Ones

November 17, 2018 0 Comments

Christmas season never fails to give everyone a festive mood. For me, the celebration this year will definitely be extra special as we share it with the newest addition to our family. We are now a family of four: me, my husband, my toddler and my 8 month old baby. Like in every household, this season is the perfect time to create core memories with one's family. I am sure that moms like me would do anything and everything to ensure that our children will experience a wonderful and memorable Christmas.

Here are some activities that you can do with your little ones during the Christmas season:

1. Play dress up and have your photo taken as a family
Dressing up your babies like a mini Santa or with a red Christmas-themed onesie can result to lots of laughter and cuteness overload. You may also want to dress up as a family with matching clothes and have your photo taken on your first Christmas together. The photo you will get can be used to make the family's Christmas card which can be given to relatives and friends. It can also be framed afterwards for you and your children to look back year after year.

2. Create family traditions with your baby
Having a small family calls for your own family traditions which you and your babies can do on a yearly basis. It may be as simple as setting up the Christmas tree; preparing the belen while telling the story of the nativity of Jesus; or even making Christmas stockings for each member of the family and reminding everyone about the true meaning of Christmas and the spirit of giving. These traditions are those activities that your children as they grow will excitedly look forward to and fondly remember as the year passes by.

3. Prepare Christmas meals together
Eating is inevitable during the Christmas celebrations. Parties will pop up one after the other. With little ones in tow, moms should always be mindful of the food we serve them. The food they eat should still be healthy and should contain all the nutrients they specifically need for their age. One way to make sure that they eat healthy food is to make a meal plan for them during the holidays. It would also be a great bonding activity to involve them in the process of preparing their food. You would be surprised to see them enjoying the preparations and would later on eat what they prepared with all gusto. Naturally, since they prepared it, they would not want to waste it and would appreciate it even more. It is a good teaching and learning opportunity for our children to be more responsible and to give value to food.

Here are some healthy and easy recipes which uses #CerelacPH baby food to make an entirely new snack treat for our little ones. With these recipes, I am sure it would be easy for us to catch our little one's attention when we say #LetsEatBulilit.

Apple Banana Cookies with Raisins by Mommy Ishee Valencia

- 2 cups Cerelac Wheat Banana & Milk
- 2 pieces banana
- 1 piece small apple
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1 small pack margarine
- 2 tetra pack raisins

How to prepare

1. Wash, peel and remove the seeds of the apple.
2. Slice the apple into small cubes.
3. Peel and slice the banana.
4. Put the butter and eggs in a mixing bowl then mix it until it is light and fluffy.
5. Put the flour, rolled oats and Cerelac Wheat Banana & Milk in the mixing bowl and mix it well.
6. Add the sliced banana and apple and mix it until the right consistency.
7. Chop the raisins and mix in the bowl.
8. Get 1 tbsp. cookie dough, roll it and put in an ungreased cookie sheet.Make the dough 2 inches apart from each other.
9. Preheat the oven and bake.
10. Cool the cookie before serving.

Cheesy Carrot Potato Balls by Mommy Kathlyn Pearl San Juan-Santos

- 4 pieces potatoes
- 1 piece carrot
- 5 tbsp. Cerelac Mixed Vegetables & Soya
- Breadcrumbs for coating
- Cheese
- 1 egg
- 1-2 stems malunggay leaves
- Salt to taste
- 80 ml distilled water

How to prepare
1. Wash the malunggay, potatoes and carrots. Boil it until tender.
2. Remove it from the boiling water and set aside to cool.
3. Put 5 tbsp. Cerelac Mixed Vegetables & Soya in 8-0 ml distilled water
4. Mash the potatoes and carrots. Combine it with the Cerelac mixture.
5. Get a small amount of the mixture, put a small cube of cheese in the middle and roll it into a ball.
6. Dip the ball in the egg and coat it with breadcrumbs.
7. Deep fry the balls until golden brown.
8. Drain and let it cool.
9. Cut into half, put some Cerelac as sauce and serve.

Churros by Mommy Calhaii Yabut

- 1/2 cup margarine/butter
- 1 piece egg
- 3/4 cups Cerelac Wheat Banana & Milk
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Oil for frying
- Sugar for dusting

How to prepare
1. In a nonstick pan, put the margarine/butter, water, sugar and salt. Cook over medium to high heat and bring to a boil.
2. Add the sifter flour and Cerelac Wheat Banana & Milk. Adjust the flame to low heat. Mix thoroughly.
3. Put the batter in a bowl and add the egg. Mix it well.
4. Put the batter in a piping bag or a ziplock bag (cut a small hole at the end)
5. Put oil in a pan. Holding the ziplock bag a few inches above, squeeze the batter. Make each churros 4 inches long.
6. Fry for about 4 minutes until the churros is golden brown.
7. Transfer the churros to a paper towel to drain. Roll churros in sugar and serve. 

*All recipes mentioned here were lifted from this book:

Learning about Nestlé NANKID with Scarlet Snow Belo

October 31, 2018 0 Comments

Since the time I became a mom, I became more mindful of the list of ingredients of the products I let my children use and even more so with the stuff that they ingest. So when I learned that Scarlet Snow Belo, daughter of Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, went to the Nestle Headquarters in Switzerland and learned about everything related to Nestle NANKID, I got so excited and very eager to know what they discovered about it since NANKID is the milk my 3 year old takes.

Scarlet Snow was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet the brilliant science experts and big bosses who work in the headquarters like Alex Keller, the Global Category Head of Nestle Infant and Growing Up Milks, and Marco Turini, Global Head for Scientific Affairs for Nestle. The experts, in turn, were happy to meet their little visitor, as they patiently explained their latest innovations to her, including how they engineered Scarlet Snow’s milk, Nestle NANKID.

Milk Formulation for Kids
They began by explaining why Nestle NANKID milk formulation is adapted for kids. They showed how all the essential vitamins, minerals and DHA are present in the milk.

They highlighted that NANKID:
1. Has no added sucrose (table sugar) to make sure it is a healthy choice for kids.
2. Has high amounts of optimized protein which is important for a child’s growth and development, contributing to the building of brain, muscles, and body.
3. Has probiotics that keeps the digestive system strong and healthy as it fights the bad bacteria in the stomach.

Future-Ready Kids
Scarlet Snow also discovered that all good things she gets from her favorite milk helps her grow up to be future ready. We all know that childhood is all about learning, growing, and experiencing new things. Every experience contributes to a child’s mental, emotional and over-all development. Along with proper nutrition, especially one that has optimized protein such as Nestle NANKID, growing children can achieve their fullest potential. This is the message behind Scarlet Snow’s webisodes, which also emphasizes the role that parents play in reshaping the future of their growing children.

As parents, we have the power to #ReShapetheFuture of our children. The choices we make for them is crucial and would affect them in the future. I am glad I chose NANKID for my eldest daughter. We can watch the webisodes to see how Scarlet Snow, with the support of her parents and with NANKID, is well positioned to become the best that she can become in the future. We too can do this for our own kids as well.

Discover Scarlet Snow’s Switzerland journey and catch all the episodes on Nankid’s Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO/.

Powdered milk drinks suited for healthy children above 3 years of age, NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR and NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR are formulated with optimized protein to ensure optimal weight advantage and optimal development advantage. NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR also contains partially hydrolyzed whey, clinically proven to reduce the risk of allergies.