Love fries so badly you just can't help longing for them?

Well, you're certainly not alone. I used to feel guilty each time I indulge in fries. But not anymore! I discovered something delicious and refreshingly healthy. Plus the fact that it's a winner with my daughter! So I don't have to worry about being tempted to have a taste when making some for her.

Made by boiling or infusing dried Roselle (hibiscus) leaves in hot water, Zobo is a favourite in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and some Northern parts of Africa and the Caribbean (named Sorrel there).

Carrying an enormous amount of vitamin C and a high concentration of antioxidants, Zobo sure has its numerous health benefits. Little wonder this super drink is often enjoyed warm as a soothing tea or chilled as refreshing juice. For ages, Roselle leaves have been used in traditional medicine as a natural diuretic, mild laxative and fever/cold combatant.

Dying to have a most-sought after flawless skin? Thinking skin therapy? Well, you should! Amongst many other perks, a clear radiant skin is an all-time striking attribute that boosts self-confidence, and of course a sign of sound health. Interestingly, having a beautiful glowing skin doesn’t have to be through cosmetic surgery/laser resurfacing. You can adequately care for your skin naturally without having to rob a bank.

 People have different reasons why they would not go to a gym even though we all really need the benefits of exercising. I avoid gyms because I am afraid to make the financial commitment and not end up going. It does not help that the really good gyms can be a bit pricey for my financial situation. Some other people have no gyms close by or are shy to exercise in front of people.

I got your back. Here are some ways to get fit without a gym!

Ever so often classified as a member of the sweet potato family and usually confused as same, yams differ in botanical groupings. Though wildly consumed and used interchangeably in many recipes, white yams are known as Dioscorea rotundata (family Dioscoreaceae) while sweet potatoes are Ipomoea batatas from the Convolvulaceae family. Their taste sure differs too!

I love yams and never tire of eating them. But just so not to become too monotonous I try cooking yam in diverse ways. This sure works perfectly for my daughter too!

Are there some yam lovers in the house as well? Yams are awesomely nutritious. And contrary to the general belief that they're fattening and thus should be avoided due to their carb content, yam do pack some healthy punch that will do you a whole lot of good. Like I always say, moderation is the watchword!

Got picky eaters? Don’t know what to cook?

Day after day, getting your kid to finish up a meal can often times be a challenge. But do you know that your child’s mealtime doesn’t have to be a battle? Not to worry, you’re covered with today’s yummy recipe for kiddies.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese is an all time international crowd pleaser. But here’s a healthy twist to it – the addition of carrots and low fat choice of dairy gives this recipe a healthy punch. With this nutritious tasty pasta, your kid(s) will sure look forward to lunchtime.

Oh the many joys of natural hair!

There’s certainly more to taking the decision to abstain from hair chemicals than a seasonal trend. From the feeling of freedom natural hair brings to a healthier hair, versatility (more styling options), new growth and of course uniqueness – becoming a naturalista sure opens up a new world of possibilities.

Oha soup

A quite exciting factor about the Nigerian society is the way her diverse tribes boost of their traditional soups(oha soup and many others). When it comes to food, ethnic groups and culture, Nigeria is undoubtedly a blessed country. Soups are the fundamentals for most Nigerian cuisine and the variety of soups available in Nigeria simply adds to her exceptionality as a Nation. I’m sure you’ll agree!

Ever had a taste of fresh pomegranate juice?

Do you know that Pomegranates are amongst the healthiest fruits in the world? Discovered way back in ancient Egypt but though believed to have originated from Iran, Pomegranates have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.  However, many are still oblivious of the affluence of nutritional benefits packed in this super red fruit.