Stop nagging your kids to eat healthy and walk the talk instead, mama – Sassy Mama Fiana had a fab (and healthy!) cooking experience with her kiddo at CulinaryOn
Last Saturday I had an amazing time bonding with my older son who is all of 5, whilst daddy had some one-on-one time with our little 19-month-old munchkin. Since I’m presently taking a break from the busy legal world, I do have a lot of mama and kiddo time which is usually spent playing sports or games, going to play areas, learning an instrument, building lego and the list goes on… you get the gist, mama!
However, this particular weekend was different as Blackmores Singapore partnered with Asia’s largest cooking studio CulinaryOn (fondly known as ‘The Disneyland of Cooking Schools’ since they have a lot of fun-filled events for kids and adults alike) to stage a special immunity boosting cooking class for parents and their budding chefs, aged 4 and above. This is where Mummy and Ki (my son’s nickname) spent our morning. The gourmet cooking session was a breath of fresh air and my little Masterchef had a great time, as did I!
This cooking class – which I would actually term as more of an experience than just a ‘class’ – was held in conjunction with the island-wide launch of Blackmores Kids Immunities, a tasty children’s nutritional supplement that contains five essential ingredients for building strong immune systems: Vitamins A, C, D, E and Zinc. It is recommended for children aged 2 to 12, who are often exposed to germs at school, on the playground or at daycare, and is part of the Blackmores Kids Health Range which also includes Kids Probiotic Powder, Kids Fruity Fishies and Kids Multi. Blackmores Kids Immunities is available at leading pharmacies islandwide at $22.
Now back to the culinary experience, mamas…. The menu we worked on was the collaborated effort of CulinaryOn’s Brand Chef Giuseppe D’Angelo and Blackmores’ in-house naturopath, Ms. Chua Kay Tse, featuring a range of yummy, immunity-boosting dishes that the kids thoroughly enjoyed. Ki and I whipped up a chicken fillet salad with quinoa and yoghurt, coloured ravioli and a tasty sorbet together in the comfort of CulinaryOn’s child-friendly studio in the heart of the city. Ms. Chua also delivered an insightful talk on how parents can help their kids build strong immune systems and grow up with good eating habits, where I picked up a few useful tips.
I was happy to hear that CulinaryOn Singapore has seen a rise in demand for healthy menus over the years, and whilst this was their first healthy kids cooking session, it is definitely not going to be the last!
The next Blackmores-CulinaryOn kids’ immunity-boosting cooking class scheduled for Sunday, 12 March 2017 is unfortunately fully booked, but don’t fret if you aren’t one of those who have signed up. Just keep a lookout on the CulinaryOn website for other opportunities to get your kids cooking up a storm as not only will they learn some great skills, but you will end up spending some quality time together too – win win!