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WELLNESS 101

5 Pinoy Dishes You Can #Wellnessize at Home

Delicious classic Filipino dishes made better

There is nothing quite like the sumptuousness of Filipino dishes. The delicious taste and inviting aroma are just too irresistible. Make a few tweaks on the ingredients of these famous recipes to help you enjoy Wellnessized versions of these classic meals. To #Wellnessize is to take small steps to wellness.

Here are some classic Filipino dishes that you can #Wellnessize at home: 

#1. Sinigang
This soup-based dish is so delicious that adding a wide variety of vegetables does not alter the taste but instead, improves it. Vegetables such as okra, kangkong, sitaw and eggplant contain ideal amount of fiber to help cleanse your system.

Wellnessize It: You may opt for fish rather than pork to lessen the fat content. Squid Sinigang is also a good option.  

#2. Adobo
This dish is popular for the taste you get after simmering the meat in a mixture of vinegar and soy sauce. The aroma you get from the garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns add more to the experience.

Wellnessize It: Choose the lean cuts from pork or get chicken without the skin. Refrigerate after cooking. Once it’s cold enough, scrape off the solidified fats before reheating and serving.

#3. Lechon Kawali
The best thing about this dish is the crispiness of its skin.  Most people deep fry the pork to make the crunch come out but this method of cooking adds a lot of additional oil into the food. 

Wellnessize It: Rub your meat with a good amount of MAGGI MAGIC SARAP to add flavor. Instead of frying, put it in the broiler for 45 minutes. Broiling will help squeeze the oil out, make the skin go crispy and the meat juicy and tender. 

#4. Longganisa
This is the Filipinos’ version of sausage. No matter how good it tastes, a lot of health buffs avoid eating too much of this due to its high fat and sodium nitrate content.

Wellnessize It: Go for homemade Chicken Longganisa recipe. Mix the chicken breast (ground) with grated carrots, singkamas, garlic, sugar, salt pepper, vinegar and soy sauce in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight. Fill the longganisa casing with the mixture up to your desired length. Tie end with strings and hand in a ventilated place until dry. Keep it refrigerated until you plan on cooking the dish.

#5. Kare-Kare
Kare-Kare is an ultimate fiesta favorite because of its delicious taste and unique texture.

Wellnessize It: Instead of using meat, use fish and more vegetables.

Deciding to #Wellnessize your food choices does not mean you should starve yourself. It just means making better choices and having a bit of an imagination.

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