Philips FATCHECK for a Healthy Heart - Low Fat Cooking Competition @ Aeon Big, Mid Valley Kuala Lumpur

First time, I was invited by the Philips Malaysia and National Heart Institute, to attend the "FATCHECK for a Healthy Heart" cooking competition jointly organised by the National Heart Institute (IJN) and Philips Malaysia, at AEON BiG Mid Valley on last Saturday - 30 May, 2015. My mom and I surprised that 6 team which are selected in the Grand Cook-off that focus on their favorite deep-fired dishes with using the PHILIPS Airfryer. So, they must focus on their healthy deep-fried food, without using extra oil in the preparation.

PHILIPS Airfryer's rapid air technology, help to cook low-oil and healthy food!

Participants all set with their shopping carts to shop for ingredients (Credited facebook FATCHECK)

There are 12 teams, comprising IJN staff, as well as their family members and friends, participated in the preliminary round of the cooking competition at AEON BiG Subang Jaya on last May, 16, 2015. The teams were tasked with whipping up a low fat nutritious dish in 30 minutes, using a mystery ingredient, and prepared using the Philips Airfryer. That is why left 6 team who be the preliminary round's winners! When my mom and I reached there, I really miss to watch the teams' challenge to collect the ingredients at AEON BiG supermarket with used their shopping carts, in order to complete their recipe of cooking the deep-fried dish.

They started to prepare their ingredients so quickly as their cook-off begins!

The judges visited each team to get curious about what are the secret of creation on their favorite dish! Good luck to 6 teams who are very competitive while they also busy each other! 

The cook-off was judged by Mary Easaw, IJN Chief Dietitian; Foong Pui Hing, IJN Principal Dietitian; Chef Marina Mustafa cookbook author and food stylist and Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Country Manager for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia and General Manager, Consumer Lifestyle for Philips Malaysia. The teams were judged based on the nutritional value, taste, hygiene, creativity and presentation of the competing recipes.

According to Easaw, the competition was intended to show the public they can enjoy low fat heart healthy diet without skimping on taste. She said, “We Malaysians tend to use a lot of cooking oil in our daily cooking as we have a tendency to prefer fried food. The high dietary fat intake raises triglycerides and total cholesterol namely LDL, which result in clogged arteries and increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Now, they can enjoy their favourite fried foods using this low-fat cooking method.

Emcee, Alan Bligh was giving out premium to audience during Q&A with audience

As the leading heart institute in the region, IJN continues to promote heart health awareness among Malaysians. This is in line with Phillips mission to promote healthier and sustainable lifestyle and we are happy to work with them towards a mutual cause,” she said. 

See the Consolation prize winners' dishes photos below;

La The Girl The Va - "Patties Oat Salmon"

Foodwrapz- "Mongolian Chicken Wrap"

La-Last Minute - "Light Shrimp & Spinach Quiche"

2nd runner up

1st runner up
BFF 97 - Stuffed Chicken

Grand prize winner
Safron - Herbs Crusted Fish

Mr Jaleel said it was an honour to work with IJN for the FATCHECK for a Healthy Heart community education programme. “At Philips, we strive to improve lives through innovation that we incorporate into our appliances. While we are sharing information on how technology makes it easier to stay healthy, IJN’s medical and dietetic expertise on heart health is adding great value to the programme, allowing the public to have deeper understanding on eating healthier,” he said.

Ali added that the Philips Airfryer is indeed ideal for people who want to enjoy their food while maintaining a healthy heart. “With the unique Rapid Air technology, the Philips Airfryer allows for the excess oil and fat from food to be drained during cooking, and used to cook the same food, which then enables cooking without adding lots of extra oil. Thus, consumers can lose the oil, but not the taste,” he said.

For most of the IJN staff who took part in this competition, this was their first time using the Philips Airfryer. Recipes produced showcased the versatility of the appliance in grilling, baking and even roasting food healthier, faster and more conveniently.

Congratulation to all winners! Great job!

Grand prize winners received a Philips Viva Collection Digital AirFryer (worth RM1,699) and Philips Electric Pressure Cooker (worth RM649) each; the first runners-up team brought home a Philips Viva Collection Digital AirFryer (worth RM1,499) and Philips  Electric Pressure Cooker (worth RM529) each; the second runners-up team received a Philips Viva Collection AirFryer (worth RM1,499); while the remaining finalists received a Philips Soymilk Maker (worth RM529) each. All in all, it was an exciting competition and contestants will be contributing their recipes to an upcoming low-fat, heart healthy cookbook. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will be donated to the IJN Foundation.

Thank you for giving me a gift PHILIPS blender! My mom and sister really loves it! My sister enjoyed to blend the fruit with used the PHILIPS blender then, we enjoyed to drink the fresh fruit so great! It is important for us to keep our health diet on everyday!

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