It’s officially holiday dining season as we meet with our family and friends one after the other to share our favorite meals and the heartiest moments. For the Legaspis, bonding with loved ones over food is always made heart-healthy and enjoyable with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil.
Zoren and Carmina, along with their twins Mavy and Cassy, keep their family Christmas traditions alive to strengthen their relationship with one another. This includes playing party games and serving lots of good food for everyone to enjoy.
“Every year is always something different,” Mavy and Cassy say. “For us, it’s honestly just about having to sit down and have dinner to catch up with our families and relatives. We don’t get to see each other that often so times like these make it extra special.”
“Since things are slowly getting back to normal, we can go back to our usual preparations, which means preparing food for more than four people,” Zoren adds, laughing.
According to Carmina, planning for holiday food preparation is key. “As early as October or November, I’m already thinking of a set menu for Christmas & New Year’s Eve just to have everything sorted out. I also enjoy making lists so that I can see visually if I’m missing something or if I need to add more items to the list.”
On the Legaspi menu this holiday season are family staples embutido and lumpiang shanghai. Carmina says they prepare these with love as these are heirloom recipes handed to her by her mother-in-law. Carmina is also looking at preparing her signature Baked Chicken Pesto, made more special with cream cheese, tomatoes and mozzarella, and Gambas al Ajillo, which she says is easy to cook and is perfect either as an appetizer or for the main course. It can be served with garlic bread or garlic rice.
While food is on everyone’s mind, the Legaspis make sure that they indulge responsibly this Christmas by taking care of their heart health. Zoren says the family tries to eat right and exercise, as they make the time to work out despite their loaded schedules.
Another measure of staying heart-healthy and happy for the Legaspis this holiday season is preparing their food with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil. The leading canola oil brand, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil serves as every Filipino kitchen’s heart-healthy companion for hearty everyday meals, including holiday delights.
For the Legaspi household, Jolly Heart Mate is a trusted cooking partner in preparing the family’s favorite dishes. “During the Holiday season, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is a valuable kitchen staple. Even if we indulge in food, we still make sure that we eat healthy to protect our hearts, and that includes making sure we choose the ingredients in preparing the dish. Heart Mate is recommended by doctors and nutritionists, so I am assured that in a way, I am protecting my family against future heart ailments,” Carmina said.
Canola Oil is cholesterol-free, and offers the lowest amount of saturated fat or “bad fats” among all other types of cooking oils. It has higher amounts of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats – which are “good fats” that help lower bad cholesterol levels in your body. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil contains heart-health agents Omega 3 and 6 that are essential to your heart, brain, and overall body development.
This holiday season, make moments with your own family extra special as well by preparing only the best and heart-healthiest food with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil. It is available in supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide, and online on Lazada, Shopee, and AceMarket.ph.
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