I always get inspired whenever I attend events that talk about overall health and wellness. So when I attended Philips Healthy Cooking Workshop with Century Tuna Superbods Ageless Finalists headed by Chef Nadine Tengco, I was excited to learn how I can step up my healthy food habits especially at home.
Chef Nadine Tengco is a US-Certified Fitness Nutritionist and is the official Chef of Century Superbods Ageless. Nadine talked about how food is really the fuel of our body. How it can help us achieve our fitness goals and at the same time nourish our body to keep it at it’s optimum best–healthy & well.
One of the things Nadine mentioned during the workshop is the use of lemon. She starts her day drinking warm lemon water and even shared there’s such a thing as abs water–natural way of making your abs pop. Yes! A water mixture of lemon or lime, ginger, and lemon grass stalks.
The workshop was held at Häcker Showroom where each corner has a lovely modular kitchen with Ariston, Mabe and Philips products. Did you know Ariston is Italy’s number 1 brand? Yes! They pride themselves of their technology found in each of their products–range hoods, built in oven, built in hobs, free standing cookers, dishwashers and laundry. Second-to-none engineering much like the great Italian masterpieces. Look closely at the appliance from Ariston and you will see seamless craftsmanship. Performance is A1 which enables you to cook your own culinary masterpiece.
Did you know that Mabe has been the manufacturer of GE appliances in the US? They uphold the same standards and thankfully they’re available as well here in the Philippines. Check out that handsome stainless steel side-by-side Mabe refrigerator behind me. I want one in our future home! Mabe like Philips and Ariston is in full support of the Superbods because they’re all firm believers that having the right kitchen tools at home can make healthy eating easier not just for you but for your family as well. If I had everything in this Hacker Showroom at the comfort of my own home, I’m pretty much guaranteed to have a Superbod body!
Also learned that Nadine takes Bulletproof Coffee–something we have in common. I think my body is immune to coffee’s caffeine that sometimes the kick isn’t there anymore but Bulletproof Coffee has given me that zest of energy that I need to get me through the day.
“Nothing Beats, Healthy Eats” and I couldn’t agree more with Philips. They have a wide range of products to help us prepare healthy, fresh eats for our family. I actually have a Philips Blender and Air Fryer at home but seeing the new models during the workshop made me want to upgrade!
The Century Superbods Ageless finalists were divided into groups. Their challenge? To prepare healthy dishes using Nadine Tenneco’s recipes with the help of Ariston, Mabe & Philips appliances. Everyone was intense and focused in completing the challenge because the winners will take home Philips products. Philips gave away an air fryer to the person who best represented “nothing beats healthy eats” during the workshop. Ariston gave a stainless steel built-in cooktop to the finalist who showed “the most promise to make a culinary masterpiece.” And Mabe gave a personal ref to the finalist who plated their meal best (best in plating). No wonder they were all in competitive spirits!
Nadine’s tip: avoid food that can make you feel bloated. 90% of her clients are intolerant to gluten & dairy. Stick to anti-blow veggies like sayote, green papaya and upo.
No surprise, I too am intolerant to gluten and diary so there are some days when I crave for cheese and had a lot, I really feel bloated!
Crushing on this Philips Air Fryer! WANT. NEED.
If you can’t get enough of fried food you should consider getting yourself an Air Fryer. You can whip up a bunch of recipes with it. It’s definitely a healthier alternative to pan frying.
Tuna Egg Florentine using Philips Air Fryer.
Another Nadine tip: drink warm lemon water the moment you wake up. It aids in digestion and gives nutrients too. For me I like the boost of energy it gives and I noticed my digestion has been better ever since I started making it a habit.
Tuna Sisig using Philips Table Grill.
Superbods ladies so serious with their cooking.
Meal prep is one of the things that can help you kickstart your healthy eating habits. It’s so easy to be tempted to buy fast food especially if you have a 9-5 job which is why preparing and bringing your own meals to work. Start off with easy dishes like salads & grilled meat.
I didn’t get the name of these dishes but they look equally good.
One of the best ways to be ageless is to prepare to be one. Whatever you do today will be an outcome for your future self. If you take care of your body now then you wouldn’t have to worry about how it’ll be when you’re older. I think this is one of my key takeaways during the workshop. I know it’s easy to go for fast, junk food most of the time because not only do they taste good, they’re pretty cheap too. But unfortunately, it doesn’t have enough nutrients your body needs While it may be okay to indulge once in a while, going for healthy eats is the way to go.
If you’re not a fan of cooking then go for healthy drinks. Invest in a blender like Philips and you can immediately start your healthy habits at home. Whip up an easy to do healthy smoothie instead of munching on chips for snack.
Abs Water and Belly Trimmer drink.
Smoothies and shakes is one of the easiest to prepare. What’s crucial is the ingredients you put in it. If you’re intolerant to cow’s milk, switch it with coconut milk or soy milk instead. If you have a preferred fruit, go and add it to your smoothie. Also, adding supplements can also help you achieve your fitness/health goal. Nadine suggested adding spirulina or maca powder on your smoothie to boosts your antioxidants.
Fat Flush drinks using Philips Citrus Press, Slowe Juicer and Blender.
Another group of Ageless ladies who prepared a filling and healthy dish using an Ariston built-in ceramic cook top and oven. Okay I’m adding these Ariston products on my wish list for my dream kitchen.
Tuna Frittata & Abs Water
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Anti-bloat drink with avocado and orange slices on the side.
I seriously want a kitchen like this. Angela & I learned a lot from this workshop and I personally want to try some of the drinks and dishes the Century Superbods Ageless finalists created. You can check out some of the recipes HERE.
More than regularly working out. What you eat plays a big part in having a fit & healthy body. And most of the time it’s more challenging that doing workout sets. The key really is to go for healthier options and to create healthy habits. Invest in healthy food and invest in products that can help you create healthy food especially at the comfort of your own home. Ariston, Mabe & Philips have amazing products that can help kickstart your healthy lifestyle. As what they say, you are what you eat so don’t be fast, cheap and easy.
Know more about Ariston, Mabe & Philips products by visiting their showroom at Häcker Showroom, Level 3, Fort Pointe Bldg, The Fort Strip or through their website at http://www.cyaindustries.com