Want more fiber in your diet? Make it easy with Quaker Oats!

It’s been said that what you eat not only reflects how you look but also how you feel. One way of boosting the health benefits of your diet is found in the magic of fiber which are commonly found in fruits, veggies, cereal grains, oats and beans.

However, a study has shown Filipinos actually consume less than 50% of the daily fiber requirement which means your current diet might not be enough as you think! 

Quaker Oats
Quaker Oats

According to the Philippine Society of Nutritionist-Dietitians, Inc. (PSND), a study they conducted on working Filipino adults show only almost 8 grams of fiber was reported to be consumed per day on average. “This is very far from the recommended nutrient intake (RNI) of 20 to 25 grams,” shares PSND Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian, Jake Brandon Andal. 

This low intake of fiber means Filipinos are missing out on an important nutrient which helps in aiding digestion, preventing constipation and maintaining good digestive health. It also helps manage weight and reduces the risk of acquiring heart disease.

Quaker Oats
Quaker Oats

Through the years, Quaker Oats, the number 1 oats brand has introduced many fiber-rich products to help Filipinos have a more balanced diet. 

Oats have been proven to have 7x more fiber per 100g serving versus long grain white rice which helps fulfill the recommended consumption of fiber our body needs every day. 

Now, Quaker Oats is again introducing new and innovative recipes to encourage Filipinos to make fiber a daily staple in their diet using oats from breakfast dishes, lunch, and even to treats and desserts!

The Battle for the Best Healthy Treats 

Quaker Oats recently hosted The Quaker Kitchen Cook Off which featured brand ambassadors Luis Manzano and Solenn Heussaff who challenged each other to prepare easy to do, tasty, and nutritious recipes using Quaker Oats. 

Quaker Oats
Quaker Oats

During the event, which was also broadcasted via Quaker Philippines’ Facebook page, both health buffs shared their go-to fruity and delicious desserts such as the Rainbow Superfloat, Caramelized Bananas No-Bake Cheesecake, and Homemade Sorbetes. 

Luis and Solenn whipped up these fun recipes using Quaker Oats, and along with expert nutritionists, also shared their tips to increasing fiber in your diet and sustaining a healthy lifestyle without completely cutting out treats.

Quaker Oats
Quaker Oats

“I love Quaker Oats and it has been a kitchen staple in the Manzano household since I was young. My favorite recipe to make is definitely Overnight Oats because it’s quick and easy but I’ve recently been leveling up my culinary skills! So now, the Rainbow Superfloat recipe is a new favorite. It’s a great option if you feel like having a more fruity and colorful breakfast or dessert that is also healthy, light, and refreshing!” Luis shared during the program. 

“It’s very interesting how many healthy dishes you can make with oats as the main ingredient!,” says Solenn. “Though there are other sources of fiber, Quaker Oats is my go-to because it carries 7x more fiber* and it is highly versatile. You can use it in every meal both for savory and sweet dishes like homemade sorbetes, no-bake cheesecakes, and more!” 

Quaker Oats
Quaker Oats

With these fiber-rich recipes, treats can definitely still be sweet and delicious while healthy and good for your body. Indulge yourself in tastier flavors without sacrificing your diet and disturbing your digestion with Quaker Oats. 
Try any of these recipes and tag @quakeroatsph when you share your own #Quaker7xMoreFiber creations!

Visit https://linky.ph/quakeroatsph for more information on recipes and upcoming events.

Rainbow Superfloat

Recipe serves 2 glasses or jars

Ingredients:

  • ¼ Cup Quaker Rolled Oats 
  • 250 g or 2 pots of Yogurt (0% Fat or any other kind of yogurt)
  • 3-4 Tbsps Coco Sugar
  • 2 Calamansi Fruits (for the zests)
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1 Mango
  • 1⁄2 Pineapple 1/4 Pink Dragon Fruit
  • ¼ Cup of Strawberry
  • ¼ Cup of Blueberry fresh or frozen (¼ cup)

Note: All fruits can be substituted based on your sweetness preference as long as it’s colorful fruits to create that rainbow effect!

Prepare the Calamansi Yogurt Base: 

  • Mix together yogurt, coco sugar and calamansi zests. (TIPS: to remove zest from citrus, you can use a cheese grater!) 

Prepare the fruits:

  • Wash all fruits, then peel and cut the dragonfruit, pineapple, kiwi and mango in 2 cm cubes.
  • Cut the strawberries in two. For the blueberries, keep them whole. 
  • Keep each fruit in a separated container.

Assemble the dessert: 

  • First with a spoon, pour the calamansi yogurt and add a generous layer of Quaker Rolled Oats.
  • Add multiple layers of fruits to create the rainbow effect.
  • Place it in the refrigerator and serve cold!
Caramelized Bananas No-Bake Cheesecake

Recipe serves a 7” cake

Ingredients:

Oats Crust

  • 1 Cup crushed Quaker Rolled Oats 
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Margarine 
  • 2 Tbsps All Purpose Flour 
  • 1 pinch of Salt

Caramelized Bananas

  • 2 Sweet Bananas
  • 3 Tbsps Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsps Margarine

Cream Cheese Batter

  • 2 Cups Cream Cheese
  • 1 Can Condensed Milk
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla

Note: You can also decorate your cheesecake with berries, fruits or even chocolate shavings!

Make the Caramelized Bananas:

  • In a pot, pour the light brown sugar and caramelize it.
  • Using a fork, mash the bananas.
  • Add the bananas in the light brown caramel and add margarine
  • Cook it until the caramel is well dissolved in the mashed bananas. 
  • Keep these in the refrigerator. 

Make the Oats Crust:

  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients together with the melted margarine.
  • Press the crust using a spoon into a *7-inch mold (bottom only)
    *Option: if you don’t have a pastry ring, you can use a glass, an aluminum tray, or a ramequin
  • Chill it for an hour minimum before adding the filling

Make the Cream Cheese Batter:

  • Squeeze the lemon to obtain fresh lemon juice
  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients together until you obtain a smooth and no lumps consistency
  • Pour this mix over your oats crust and chill it for 5 hours minimum
  •  With a spoon, spread the Caramelized Banana Jam.
  • Decorate with oats and fresh bananas. Similarly, you can decorate your cheesecake with berries or fruits or even chocolate shavings! 
Homemade Sorbetes

Recipe serves 4 sorbetes sticks

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Quaker Rolled Oats
  • 1.5 Cups Yogurt or Light Cream
  • 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 75 g Canned Peaches
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon

Note: All fruits can be fresh / canned / frozen 

Make the sorbetes:

  • Using a spoon and a saucepot, melt the brown sugar into the cream or yogurt (for a lighter version). Place it on the side.
  •  Wash, peel and cut fruits in big chunks.
  • Add fruits and oats inside the sweet mix and carefully pour it into the sorbetes molds
  • Keep it in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
  • Remove the sorbetes from the mold and serve frozen! 

Event details and recipes provided by Quaker Oats in a recent press release

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McDonald’s shares 5 must-try recipes for your Chicken Fillet!

Starting April 27, McDonald’s Philippines started offering its Breaded Chicken Fillet in Cook-It-Yourself packs. Customers can easily get packs of 15 pcs for only P315 through participating McDonald’s Drive-Thru, and Take Out while bigger packs of 60pcs are available in select SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, and Savemore branches.

Loved by customers as the main ingredient in McDonald’s McCrispy Chicken Fillet with Rice and McCrispy Chicken Sandwich, the Breaded Chicken Fillet Cook-It-Yourself packs are not just convenient to order, but also easy to cook! Just by deep frying the fillet portions for 6-7 minutes, you can enjoy a tasty and slightly spicy Chicken Fillet with a crispy outer crunch. While you can have it simply with a hot bed of rice or sandwiched in between steaming burger buns, there are also many other ways to enjoy this delicious fillet!

In partnership with McCormick, here are 5 easy home recipes you can try that will put a different twist to this McDonald’s staple.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Fillet

Yields 4 servings

McDonald’s Chicken Fillet Recipes

Ingredients:

4 tbsp butter, melted
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp McCormick Garlic Granulated or McCormick Garlic Powder
4 pcs McDonald’s Breaded Chicken Fillet

Procedure:

Pour the melted butter over the previously fried Breaded Chicken Fillet.

Combine parmesan cheese and garlic powder together in a bowl then sprinkle over the buttered chicken fillets. Serve hot.

Honey-Teriyaki Chicken Fillet

Yields 8-10 servings

McDonald’s Chicken Fillet Recipes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp McCormick Teriyaki Marinade & Dipping Sauce
2 tbsp honey
8-10 pcs McDonald’s Breaded Chicken Fillet

Procedure:

Combine Teriyaki sauce and honey together in a small bowl. Mix until well blended.

Glaze previously fried Breaded Chicken Fillet with the honey-teriyaki mixture by pouring over or by basting with a brush. Serve hot.

Chicken Fillet Curry

Yields 8-10 servings

McDonald’s Chicken Fillet Recipes

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp cooking oil
1 pc white onion, diced
8-10 pcs McDonald’s Breaded Chicken Fillet
1 pack McCormick Yellow Curry Recipe Mix
2 cups coconut milk
1 pc green bell pepper, diced
1 pc large potato, diced

Procedure:

Sauté the onions in a saucepan/pot over medium heat until translucent.

Mix the Yellow Curry Recipe mix and the coconut milk together then pour into the pan. Add in the vegetables. Allow to simmer until potatoes are cooked and sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve hot over the previously fried Breaded Chicken Fillet on a bed of rice.

Chicken Fillet Pastel

Yields 8-10 servings

McDonald’s Chicken Fillet Recipes

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp cooking oil
1 pc white onion, diced
8-10 pcs McDonald’s Breaded Chicken Fillet
1 pack McCormick Creamy Garlic Perfect Pasta Mix
2 cups evaporated milk
1 pc carrot, diced
1 pc green bell pepper, diced
1 can Vienna sausage, cut into 3 (about ½” pieces)

Procedure:

Sauté the onions in a saucepan/pot over medium heat until translucent.

Mix the Creamy Garlic Perfect Pasta mix and evaporated milk together then pour into the pan. Add in the vegetables. Allow to simmer until vegetables are cooked and sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.

Toss in the chopped Vienna sausage and simmer for another 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve hot over the previously fried Breaded Chicken Fillet on a bed of rice.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Fillet

Yield: 8-10 servings

McDonald’s Chicken Fillet Recipes

Ingredients:

8-10pcs McDonald’s Breaded Chicken Fillet
1 ½ cup milk
1 pack McCormick Creamy Garlic Perfect Pasta Mix

Procedure:

Mix the milk and the Creamy Garlic Perfect Pasta mix together in a small saucepot then place over medium heat.

Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for about 3 minutes. Sauce is ready to use.

Pour sauce over the previously fried Breaded Chicken Fillet. Serve hot.

Awaken the master chef in you and grab a pack of Cook-It-Yourself Breaded Chicken Fillet from participating McDonald’s and SM Markets stores! Complete the experience by getting your own McCormick products through the following websites: https://www.mccormickculinary.com.ph, https://shopee.ph/mccormick.ph, and https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/mccormick/

Try out these recipes and share your finished product by tagging @McDo_PH on Instagram and Twitter and @McDo.PH on Facebook!

Visit http://bit.ly/McDocookityourself for the full list of stores offering frozen Cook-It-Yourself packs and follow McDonald’s on Facebook for the latest updates.

Recipes and images provided by McDonald’s in a recent press release.

Happy lunch at Recipes, Tomas Morato

One particularly busy Wednesday, my officemates and I had a hankering to eat out.  The desire to leave the office for an hour with good food and good friends was so strong that I decided to donate my packed lunch (which was supposed to help me save on lunch money) to someone else.

Realizing that the restaurant we initially intended to eat in is closed, and luckily spying the resto right across the street which just happen to be Recipes, we decided to eat there instead.

Situated in a converted house along Scout Gandia in the foodie-friendly Tomas Morato area, this relatively newly opened Recipes branch (opened just in September last year) boasts of bright and airy interiors in a dining area that can seat around 40 people, and accented by tastefully placed posters of its signature dishes.

For lunch, we ordered a combination of old favorites and new discoveries, such as:

Gising-gising (Php210).  Chopped Baguio beans with ground pork in a (thankfully!) mildly spicy coconut milk sauce.

Crispy Tilapia (Php240). Crispy fillet strips served with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Regular Kare-Kare (Php435). Classic dish of stewed ox tail and ox tripe with vegetables and the restaurant’s own special peanut sauce, served with a side of bagoong (shrimp paste).

General’s Chicken (Php240). Sweet and spicy sauce-covered pieces of crispy thigh fillet chunks with eggplant slices.

Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw with Lechon (Php270).  Kalabasa (squash) and sitaw (string beans) sauteed in coconut milk and topped with lechong kawali (crispy roasted pork belly).

The flavors of these dishes went very well together.  I originally intended to just eat half a cup of rice but I ended up finishing it off.  The service staff were friendly and accommodating, quick to refill our water, take away the used dishes and even took our picture.

Lunch was extra-happy with all the good food and good company and I look forward to having more happy lunches here.

This branch of Recipes is located at 86 Sct. Gandia, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City. It is open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 9pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 10pm.  For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 6210225 and recipessctgandia@gmail.com.

Other branches of Recipes are located at:

  • Level 1, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City (Tel: +63 2 7539163)
  • 4th Floor, Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, 100 Andrews Avenue, Pasay City (Tel: +63 2 8221547)
  • 5th Level, Shangri-La Plaza EDSA corner Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City (Tel: +63 2 6374050)
  • 2nd Level Midtown Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila (Tel: +63 2 5671912)
  • 2nd Level Garden Restaurants, TriNoma, EDSA cor. North Avenue, Quezon City (Tel: +63 2 9013686)
  • 2nd Level Corte de Las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City (Tel: +63 2 7722216)
  • 2nd Level, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City (Tel: +63 2 7280920)

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