Simple and Easy Chinese Dishes

Bitter Melon with Strawberry Jam

Chinkiang Vinegar Pickled Lo Bak with Maggie Sauce

Marinated Baby Suey Choy, Cucumber and Purple Cabbage

Home-style Veggie Stir-fry

Seafood with Soy Sauce

Lotus Root and Pork Cake with Red Wine Sauce

Beef Ribs and Purpose Yam

Chicken Feet in Chinese Wine Sauce

Practical Tips to Help Kids Eat Healthy

America’s struggle with weight has reached epidemic proportions, and childhood obesity is a growing concern for healthcare provider, children and parents. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008.

Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D., associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University outlined seven simple tips parents can use to help their children foster a healthy relationship with food during and after school.

  1. Review School Lunch Menus
  2. Send Lunch Replacements or Supplements
  3. Find Out When Your Child Eats Lunch
  4. Involve Your Kids in Making Lunch
  5. Provide a Good Breakfast
  6. Restrict Their Funds
  7. Set a Good Example at Home

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A Decrease in Meat Consumption May Improve Weight Management

A team of European researchers have found that reducing meat consumption may be a key factor in losing weight and maintaining an healthy body weight. The researchers wrote in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that meat intake, because of its high energy and fat content might be linked to weight gain.

Total meat consumption was positively associated with weight gain in men and women, in normal-weight and overweight subjects, and in smokers and nonsmokers. With adjustment for estimated energy intake, an increase in meat intake of 250 g/d (eg, one steak at 450 kcal) would lead to a 2-kg higher weight gain after 5 y. Positive associations were observed for red meat, poultry, and processed meat.

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Shanghai Dim Sum

Besides the popular Xiao Lung Bao, Pot Sticker and Pan-fried Pork and Vegetable Bun, below are some other items you can find in Hong Kong Restaurants.

Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumpling

Deep-fried Ground Beef Bun

Glutinous Rice Siu Mai

Green Onion Cake

Tofu Dumpling

Crispy Bean Curb Sheet and Honey-glazed Chinese Ham Sandwich

Soufflé Balls with Almond Paste Filling

Sweet Dumpling with Fermented Glutinous Rice

Dessert Combo

More Time Spent Sitting Links to Higher Risk of Death

A new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds it’s not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death. Researchers say time spent sitting was independently associated with total mortality, regardless of physical activity level. They conclude that public health messages should promote both being physically active and reducing time spent sitting. The study appears early online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Women who reported more than six hours per day of sitting were 37 percent more likely to die during the time period studied than those who sat fewer than 3 hours a day. Men who sat more than 6 hours a day were 18 percent more likely to die than those who sat fewer than 3 hours per day. The association remained virtually unchanged after adjusting for physical activity level. Associations were stronger for cardiovascular disease mortality than for cancer mortality.

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