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Elderly-friendly meals from Health Food Matters for elderly who have trouble swallowing - Sweet Bunny

Caring for our elderly parents is only second to nature; filial piety is a virtue that many hold close to our hearts. Love and honouring our parents and giving them the best we can just as they have done when we were children is what many have on the mind as our parent's age.

                                     
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My mother passed on when I was 13 when there wasn't much I could do so when it came to my father, I strived to give him the best I could. As his cancer became more severe and he was on palliative care his appetite diminished, swallowing food became a daunting task for him. I wished I knew about Health Food Matters earlier rather than giving him ice cream and mashed up food for him not knowing if he was getting enough nutrition yes, he was drinking his supplement ensure milk but he was also getting very skinny, it wasn’t enough.

After extensive research online for food services, I finally found and contacted Health Food Matters, seeking urgent help for my father who was critically ill; he has stomach pains daily and was bedridden. I was afraid that he was going hungry and wanted him to have decent meals.



The Benefits of Meal Prep for seniors - Food has to look appetising and taste good as well to encourage the elderly to consume more than a couple of bites, the nutrition from food will help our loved ones stay healthy and strong. I wished I had known about Health Food Matters earlier rather than relying on catering food that wasn’t prep in the manner that was easy for my father to eat and chew. DeliSoft Meals are Halal certified naturally low in sugar ideal for diabetic, healthy and nutritious foods that are meticulously designed by the dietitian, chef, and food technologist from Health Food Matters.

                                    Health Food Matters prepacked food for elderly

Other factors to look out for elderly meal prep- Safety is most important as we wouldn’t want our loved ones to be exposed to contaminated food DeliSoft Meals use a special method of freezing to achieve this. The intricate balance of time and temperature is crucial to retain the delicate texture of our food, locking in the freshness and quality of the food as freezing is done as soon as the food is cooked. A love ones appetite might not be very good at the time food is being served during fixed meal times, being able to quickly prepare a meal for them when he or she is hungry according to their body clock would be an optimal way to ensure they get proper nutrition for the day.


It is best to contact Health Food Matters directly for more information as they are experts in their field and would be able to recommend the best meal plan and supplements for your loved one. The staff are helpful, kind and very knowledgeable on the dietary needs of an elderly person to the point where sometimes I wish the dietician in hospitals would offer a recommendation to the company directly rather than advising me to buy frozen dumplings to steam for my father or getting him to eat olive oil mixed with food.

Note:  Photos are posted with permission given from https://healthfoodmatters.com.sg/






A Special Birthday at Home thanks to Amici Events and Catering - Sweet Bunny


We celebrated my sister’s boyfriend’s birthday at home this year due to the spike of covid-19 cases and also for the reason that we can enjoy good company without a time limit.



Simple birthday decoration at home with Balloons- My sister purchased balloons and a banner from my go-to balloon supplier, Mr Party I have used this vendor many times before and found them to be very efficient, helpful and reliable. The balloons are of very good quality. I like helium balloons are they float neatly around and easily spruce up the place. I clipped on the banner with clothing pegs onto my curtains, it gives a really nice ambience to my living, it did that also because yes we might have blu tack available but I would rather avoid damaging my beautifully painted walls.


                                         Grey Curtain Balloons Happy Birthday Banner


We also should bear in mind to dispose of the balloons in a responsible manner as it can be harmful to animals and the environment, never allow a balloon to float away into the sky as we never know where it lands and animals might eat it by mistake. I believe we can enjoy the little things in a life that sparks joy in us as long as we are responsible and find the best way to dispose of the items without harming the environment.

For once I was thankful that we were able to switch from white lights to yellow in my home creating a relaxing and romantic ambience to our home. I normally dislike the warmer tones of lights as I have very sensitive eyes. For this special occasion, I was thankful my eye was able to tolerate the tone of the lighting. I laid out the table and sure everything was set and in place and ready for our special guest.


Amici  paperbag


Dinner table  Amici catering



Luxury catering for a sumptuous private feast at home- I have ordered a mother's day feast earlier this year from Amici and my family raved about how good the food tasted henceforth I recommended the caterer to many of my friends and family members, Amici is a halal-certified boutique caterer which is definitely worth ordering from. My sister's boyfriend wanted to have Indian cuisine for his birthday so she ordered 4 sets of the De Luxe Indian, Kafta Spicy Lamb Set. Each meal consisted of

• Broiled Lamb Kofta in Rich Creamy Spicy Sauce
Minced Lamb Ball with Cashew Nuts, Coconut Cream and Fresh Mint

• Tawa Fried Leavened Stuffed Bread
Sous Vide Hand Crushed Potatoes with Turmeric and Cilantro

• Mung Bean and Courgette Stew
Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Curry leaf and Crushed Cumin

• Barbeque Mushroom and Duo Capsicum Kebab
Amchur Powder, Mint and Mango Aioli

De Luxe Bento comes with Salad + Dessert of the day.
Served in Lacquered Box and Steel Cutleries.


Amici catering De Luxe Indian, Kafta Spicy Lamb Set

Amici catering De Luxe Indian,

Amici catering cutlery

The Best Indian cuisine catering in Singapore – We were expecting the typical plastic bento set with plastic cutlery etc. but were blown away with the packaging. We were greeted by Japanese lacquer styled bento boxes that looked very premium and the metal cutlery was kept neatly in a metal Amici branded case. We were all really impressed. Even the paper bag that they placed in looks lavish. Each set cost SGD$42.00 but is worth every cent, the meal was very filling and delicious. Accompanied with wine that we have bought, Bersano Moscato D'asti Monteolivio, we have a lively and sumptuous dinner.
Happy Birthday Group Photo


Zaolek lok lok buffet - a guide to the heartlands area of Kovan by Sweet Bunny Lobang - Singapore's Lifestyle & Food Blogger

What is Lok Lok - Lok Lok are like kebabs but instead of being totally meat base, there is a huger selection of ingredients to choose from. These skewered foods are either cooked or uncooked and are dipped into boiling hot soup bases. Sometimes restaurants even provide deep fry and barbequed versions of Lok Lok in their Menu.

Enjoy Lok Lok with friends by Sweet Bunny Lobang - Singapore's Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger

Origins of Lok Lok – Although there is no definite source of where exactly Lok Lok originated from, in a couple of states in Malaysia namely Kuala Lumpur, Subang etc…there are many peddlers, Lok Lok is a form of popular street food which is typically sold in vans and Malaysian restaurant has made its way into the restaurant in Singapore.

Differences between Singapore & Malaysia Lok Lok – For Singapore style of Lok Lok, you may select from a variety of soup bases such as chicken, herbal chicken, Mala, Laksa and TomYum whereby in Malaysia, it is either eaten with boiling with condiments such as sweet chili or satay sauce. It really depends on the state of Malaysia you are in.

Cheap and Affordable Western Food In Djitsun Mall, Buddy Hoagies - Singapore's Lifestyle & Food Blogger - Sweet Bunny

Djitsun Mall Restaurants - In a quiet corner of  Ang Mo Kio Central, there is Djitsun mall and on the ground floor of the building are a few restaurants, Buddy Hoagies is the restaurant that darling and I decided to spend our afternoon at, here is my review and what we enjoyed eating.

Buddy Hoagies Djitsun mall Ang Mo Kio Children's Corner
Kids Corner 


Kid-friendly restaurants - The moment I stepped into the restaurant, I could tell it was a very family orientated setting as I saw a little "play" corner for kids, a couple of toys to amuse the kiddies. There is even a kids menu for children aged 12 and under, I wouldn't say that the dishes served are healthy because it is mostly pasta/ mac and cheese and fried stuff with cookies but this is expected from western food cuisine in Singapore, taken as a treat for a child once in a blue moon would be appropriate.