Steaming retains the nutrients and flavours. You can cut fish, poultry or meat into smaller pieces or save time by placing a bowl of chicken into a rice cooker (while cooking rice) so you can create two dishes instead of one.

Making Soup

Children find it easy to take soupy food. Boil a chicken to make soup and add vegetables, rice or noodles. Or prepare a soupy dish and add chicken. Alternatively, try chicken porridge.


Stew can be prepared using a slow cooker (crock pot) or you could stew over a stove. Stewing is a great way to introduce vegetables like carrots and tomatoes that add colour and nutritional goodness.


This is a quick method of cooking that retains nutritional value. It’s also easy to add lots of veggie goodness to your dish.

References: NMM 2009 Easy Nutrition Planner (MOH)