nutritious cooking lessons with soyami

Soyami, cooking lessons, events

I am such a frustrated cook + I aspire to make delicious + nutritious meals my son will actually love + eat, not to mention I am also very fond of cooking shows + demos, that I was so excited to find this invite on my inbox a few weeks back.

So far, we’ve had a very tiring yet exciting and very interesting {birthday} week that time + this event was just the perfect ending to the amazing week it has been.

Jared + mum arrived to ActiveFun in SM – North a little before half past 3. The clouds are signalling impending rain so I decided to leave early to avoid it + so Jared can have enough time to run around the play area before the demo starts.

The event was running a little late compared to the scheduled 4pm but I did not mind, Jared had loads of fun swimming in the colorful balls in the play area, plus I got a chance to catch up with blogger friends, Fedhz, Vance + Mommy Joy {who invited me to this event}, before it started, so it was all good 😉

Soyami Cooking Demo, food, Nadine Tengco
Ms. Nadine Tengco, The Biggest Loser’s Fitness Nutritionist

It was the lovely Ms. Nadine Tengco, a US-Certified fitness nutritionist + currently the resident nutritionist for ABS-CBN’s The Biggest Loser, who provided the easy yet nutritious + delicious cooking demonstration. The menu for the day is Soyami Healthy Lunchbox + she prepared the following: Sneaky Tuna Nuggets, Sneaky Mac ‘N Cheese + Choco-Banana Smoothie. These meals are not only delicious but are also fortified with Vitamins + essential nutrients, with loads of soya goodness coming from Soyami Soya Chips  {soya, used to make these chips, is packed with calcium, fiber + minerals that boost the immune system, improves colon + lung health, is good for the skin+ prevents certain types of cancer, as well as arthritis, diabetes, allergies + osteoporosis}, that children + adult alike needs to go about in their daily activities.

The dishes are aptly called “sneaky” as veggies such as carrots + sweet potatoes are sneaked into these meals {pureed} undetected by suspecting children, clever, right? 😉 {I will include the full recipes in a separate post}

Sneaky Tuna Nuggets – I’ve tasted this + I love it!

Apart from being healthy + delicious, these meals are also very easy to prepare so it is perfect for mums harassed preparing their husbands + children for work + school in the morning. You can even puree the veggies in big batches ahead of time and refrigerate them in ziplocks to be used the following mornings. Convenient + practical, I must say!

Choco-Banana Smoothie

Ms. Nadine gave numerous tips and trade secrets to the participants + even asked some mommy bloggers to participate in her cooking demo. Mommy Joy helped in preparing the tuna nuggets, as shown in one of the photos here:

+ of course, the cooking demo will not be complete without sampling the dishes, + I must say, the tuna nuggets are my favorite {I just love tuna} + I plan to make some of these for Jared to try. I’ve also sampled the Mac ‘n Cheese, just perfect for the kiddos since it is not so salty.

We also sampled Soyami‘s new product, Soyami Stix {I’ll make a separate post on it}, + I just love it. My son tried it, too!  I can’t wait for it to come out in the market so I can buy some for my personal stock! 😀

All in all it was a worthwhile + gastronomic experience, something I’d love to do again. Thanks so much Soyami for the invite, until next time!

By the way, if you want more information on Soyami + their products, you may reach them through:

  • Snail Mail: 123 Guerrero Bldg., Unit 8, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City
  • Website:
  • Contact Person: Apple Morales
  • E-mail:
  • Mobile: 0917-584-1975
  • Landline: (02)251-9891
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