Choose Healthy and Good Food TheGoodBox Way

I love good food. If you're a follower on my IG account (http://instagram.com/eneri0411), you'll notice that I love posting photos of food - whether home cooked, from a restaurant, or Filipino food/delicacy given to us. I would not say it's all healthy since preparing healthy meals is quite a challenge for me due to my busy schedule and limited time. More than that, I worry that I will feel hungry at work if I go on a diet. Yah I know these are not valid excuses.

When our group, Mommy Bloggers Philippines, was offered by TheGoodBox to try their healthy and nutritious meals, I instantly got interested to try it out but also apprehensive on what to expect especially when it comes to its taste. I was given a 1200 kcal menu plan for a day.


Breakfast (360 kcal): Eggs Italiano
Fruit
Fresh Juice

AM Snack (150 kcal): Popcorn Balls

Lunch (320 kcal): Shrimp and Couscous with Yogurt-Hummus Sauce
Salad

PM Snack (120 kcal): Cookies

Dinner (240 kcal): Vietnamese Tofu-Noodle Lettuce Wraps
Jello
Breakfast
AM Snack
Lunch
PM Snack
Dinner
I like the idea of these food boxes especially when you have no time or have no idea how to count your daily calorie intake. I know in terms of practicality, this won't be okay for some but I think it is worth considering to try . 

Here are some things about TheGoodBox:

1. The meals are filling and delicious. To be honest, it didn't make me feel hungry. 
2.TheGoodBox uses the best natural and organic products. Most of their produce are sourced from Gawad Kalinga’s ‘Enchanted Farm’ so you can help Gawad Kalinga with their livelihood projects.
3. You can choose your meal plan. You can choose between six (6) different calorie menus for everyday of the week: 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2400 and 2700 calories, to help you achieve your goals, whether it be slimming down, maintaining your weight, or trying to gain it.
4. The meals are nutritious and healthy.

5. Hassle-free. TheGoodBox meals are delivered in the comforts of your home.
6. TheGoodBox uses biodegradable containers.

They are now offering Special Meal Programs: South Beach Diet, Diabetic Diet, Hypertensive Diet and Pregnant-Diabetic Diet Programs.

To know more about TheGoodBox' programs and pricing, visit their site at http://thegoodboxph.com/

TheGoodBox
105 Hawaii St., Pasig Greenpark, Pasig City 1612
0917-7111732
Email: thegoodboxph@gmail.com

My Officer of the Day

Finally! Yah you could say I'm screaming (not literally though). I finally had the time to visit this cyberspace. I was again absorbed (well I know some of you may know that this happens every start of the school year) and bombarded with lots and lots of work plus a leveled-up gradeschooler whose academic and extra-curricular activities are more loaded than mine.

This school year has greatly improved with Meg's more independent acts and more matured "kwento" about school. If I had to bring up my post about her first week of Grade two, I'd say she became more responsible in handling her school things and doing things on her own. I didn't actually understand when she told me she was nominated to become one of their class officers. When she went home on the day of the election, she proudly said she won as their OD 3 (Officer of the Day 3). They're like the Kagawad since the major officers are President, Vice-President, and Secretary. OD's have specific responsibility such as to check if the room is clean, that no one walks around the classroom when the teacher is not around, to assist the three major officers, etc. 

This one came as a bit shock to me since being responsible is the last entity of her childhood that I think would have an upgrade. I had to ask her how she was chosen as nominee and she answered, "I was nominated!" Pa'no nga? "I respectfully nominate... " So, naniniwala akong may kaibigan si Meg sa klase hehe... She cried nga daw when she didn't win as President, three lang daw votes nya. I asked her if she voted for herself, NO daw haha! Funny lang that I was always the President of our class since Grade 4 yata, and now my little girl fancies of becoming one.

If I had to look at it profoundly, this being an OD has undeniably helped Meg. She told me that she needs to be responsible, now that she's an officer. It would amuse me that she would be able to go in front of the class and remind everyone not to run or to sit down; along with my apprehension if they will follow her. Well you can't blame an overly-hands-on Mom to over think again. But as Meg always says "Ma, I'm responsible. I'm an officer." I suppose, I just have to put that in mind.
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Maira Gall