It goes without saying that the ongoing pandemic has been tough on everyone. However, with more time at home, parents have a unique opportunity to spend more quality time with their children.
For working moms like Saab Magalona-Bacarro, taking care of the family has been challenging but rewarding at the same time. The singer, blogger, and podcaster has been juggling work while bonding with her sons, Pancho and Vito.
According to Saab, preparation is key. Having a meal plan will help make meal time a much less stressful experience, and it’s also a great way to ensure that all ingredients are readily available in one’s pantry. One important thing to take into consideration when meal planning are potential food allergies and dietary restrictions, where it can be difficult to find substitutes or replacements last minute.
For instance, her youngest son Vito is allergic to eggs and nuts but is in love with bananas.
That is why she’s done her research on how to bake healthy alternatives for snacks like banana bread, minus the allergens.
“I get to be creative and experiment with different recipes like Vito’s banana bread. It can be hard finding store-bought alternatives, and having the right equipment on hand makes it easy to bake it myself,” mentioned Saab.
Access to the internet has made life easier in so many ways, and Saab admits that it has helped her a lot when it comes to preparing food. “Not only can you easily search for recipes on the net or learn how to cook from tutorials, but you can also buy groceries online, which is great for moms like me who try not to go out as much as possible,” Saab shared.
Saab invests in good quality kitchen appliances like La Germania to make the whole cooking experience so much easier and less time consuming. Equipped with both a stove and an oven, you can easily multi-task by cooking different dishes at once, leaving more time for concentrating on work or having fun with the family.