Year: 2019

Grilled Chicken Wrap

Sandwich wraps is a fun alternative to our good old sandwich for school lunch. I find it much more filling and my kids find it easier to eat. Filling for a sandwich wrap can vary from the protein, vegetables and dressing desired. What I have here is a marinade recipe for chicken that would work for a lot of dishes.

Easy Mango Float Recipe

Mango Float is one of the easiest, delicious Filipino dessert you can make. I grew up enjoying this delicious dessert that my Mama whips up every chance she gets hold of a sweet ripe and juiciest mangoes. What is a mango float? Close your eyes and imagine biting into a spoonful of soft cloud of sweetened cream with generous mangoes between layers of graham crackers. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Mama. The mango float you make still remains to be the best version I’ve had all my life.

Weekly School Lunch Planner v2

I’m all about getting things organized before school begins this September. Having a school lunch menu will help us parents pack healthier options for the whole family, especially if we are press for time in the morning, planning ahead is key to a smooth week ahead. Our “weekly school lunch planner” published last 2016 has helped me for the past three years. Now, it is time to update the look! To use, simply click on the image and print. For this first free printable, I have left the column empty for you to either (1) write child’s name or (2) label it with food groups you want to pack or (3) label according to how many packed food you sending. This second planner is labeled with lunch, fruits & vegetables, treats and notes. Lastly, a blank template of the above planner. I hope this planner will help you get organized in your lunch packing this school year. Love reading your messages and seeing your photos on how you are using the planner, please do continue …

Lunchbox Review: Citron Box

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using my link. Many of you know that I pack school lunches in a variety of lunchboxes for my kids. Citron is a Dubai-based company founded by Mommy who had a fussy eater. I was fortunate enough to meet and share a conversation with on how the brand came about, which earned a special place in our family. The brand’s mantra is “We will never bring something we wouldn’t give our kids.” Resonates to every parent! We currently own two boxes from Citron and here are our thoughts on them. Citron 4-compartment box I find myself choosing this to pack my eldest son’s school lunch because it holds more food compared to our Yumbox Panino. Purchase Citron 4 Compartment box via Mumzworld, here and use my code “cuddle10” for an additional 10% off. Pros: Latch is easy to open even for toddlers. lightweight and compact Leak-proof – I have packed watery sauces and …

McDonalds Mini Crew Camp

McDonald’s Mini Crew Camp

Future family goal is to own a McDonalds franchise. For now, both kids spent 4 days at the Mini Crew Camp to learn the ins and outs of kitchen work as well as good customer service. We won’t give out details of the fun activities that happened during camp because we want you and your child to experience it for yourself. One thing I can say is that the kids have declared it as one of the best summer activity they have done together. The 4-day camp is a one of a kind opportunity to be part of the McDonalds crew team and learn the inner workings of a McDonald’s kitchen. My kids came home with some fun facts such as fries are cooked at exactly 3 minutes and that McDonald’s produce their own ice cubes. Participants had a chance to be an actual McDonald’s crew during the on-floor training where they received and dispatched orders, and spoke to customers. At the end of the camp, kids went home with an appreciation on how McDonald’s …

omiebox review

Lunchbox Review: OmieBox

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using my link. I have been packing my kids school lunches in an OmieBox several times for the past school year. Now, my kids and I can give you our thoughts on this product. OmieBox is the only compartment style lunch available in the market that is capable of storing both hot and cold food. Perfect for kids who enjoy hot meals for lunch. Pros: Tons of space, each compartment is a whole thumb deep which means you can pack a lot of food to satisfy a big appetite. The handle makes it easy for the kids to carry around without the need to pack it inside another bag. Leak-proof – each compartment is sealed individually, packing yoghurt is possible. Insulated bowl is made of two layers of stainless steel. I pack hot food around 6am and the kids said it still is warm by break time which is around 10am. A slider …

Sharjah Summer Festival

Summer in the UAE is upon us and while the temperature is rising outdoors, fun indoor activities are happening around the region. The emirate of Sharjah is going all out with a Summer Fun Fair & Festival for all ages.  Sharjah Summer Festival is back this year from 17 July to 17 August with the aim to promote the emirate as a premiere vacation choice for families. Visitors can expect bigger and better offers with special attention given towards family leisure – ranging from summer camps, shopping discounts, hotel stay deals, and fun activities. We recently spent an afternoon at the Expo Centre Sharjah at the family-oriented Sharjah Fun Fair.  Packed with fun indoor activities which includes a sports area, gaming zone, arts and crafts, daily live shows of My Little Pony & Hotel Transylvania, a thrilling zip line, soft play area, Cartoon Network Cinema and lots of food kiosks to keep each member of the family entertained.  Tickets for the Sharjah Fun Fair retails for AED 30 on PlatimunList gives you access to all activities available. …

Ramadan after 10 years

This is our 11th Ramadan as an expat family in Dubai. Each year we have  learned and appreciated how it can be special for us too. Looking back, our first Ramadan here was very different. A lot of things freaked me out – no place to buy food; we might get deported if we eat; we can’t go out during the day. Crazy! Below are some questions we often get asked. This has also been some of my worries when we first moved here. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is considered the holiest time in the Islamic Calendar. It is a time for prayer, reflection, and religious devotion to cleanse past sins and do good deeds. For 30 days, Muslims wake up before dawn to consume their first meal, called Suhoor; they then refrain from consuming water & food during the day; breaking of fast happens at sunset which is called Iftar. Here is a link to a short video produced by Tani of Our Big Dubai Adventure & Zeyna of Mummy on my Mind, explaining …