The Healthy Diet that will Safeguards Against COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic intensifies the Philippine’s battle against Double Burden of Malnutrition. Double Burden of Malnutrition is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related non communicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the life course.”

The limited distribution and access to food supplies aggravate the plight of poor and low income Filipino households to sustain each person’s required nutrients through healthy meals. On the other hand, home confinement due to the mandated community quarantine may cause more people to not only restrict their physical activities but also to overeat and/or consume more food with empty calories as part of coping with stress and/or boredom.

Given the importance of maintaining healthy diets to sustain our health and immunity against viruses and bacteria, we should turn to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® as a viable safeguard to protect our family from diseases.

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) introduced “Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge” as a way to encourage homemakers to serve variety of balanced meals to their families. Homemakers could access the Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day menu plan at and This is part of the company’s “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well.” campaign to provide Filipino families with practical tips on proper nutrition, recipe menu and fitness activities to cope, stay well and enjoy life despite current COVID-19 situation.

Ajinomoto’s 7-day menu plan is composed of complete meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal provides recipe suggestions for Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes that are easy-to-do and affordable. These recipes are simple, solutions to serve enjoyable Pinggang Pinoy® meals.  Homemakers could make use of their extra time to purchase widely available and inexpensive vegetables and fruits to complement rice beyond the usual supply of canned goods. Ajinomoto’s recipes make common ingredients more palatable like tofu sisig, meaty pechay picadillo, pork tapa and tomatoes, ensaladang talbos ng kamote, sweet and sour galunggong and many more. Here are three (3) recipe samplers done in three (3) easy steps:

Meaty Pechay Picadillo: 1) SAUTÉ onion, garlic and ground pork and mix in carrots, green peas and pechay. 2) SEASON with pepper, soy sauce and AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix. 3) COOK for 1 minute more.

Tofu Sisig: 1) FRY tofu until golden brown and set aside. 2) SAUTÉ ginger, onion and garlic, add fried tofu and liver spread and mix well. 3) SEASON with sugar and PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning mix and add chili peppers.

Pork tapa with tomatoes: 1) MARINATE pork in water, sugar, soy sauce, pepper and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce for an hour or overnight. 2) SAUTÉ onion, garlic and pork. 3) BOIL. Pour the marinate mixture and boil until mixture is thick.            

For full recipes and for more information about Ajinomoto and its products, visit and


The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by our leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies.

Based on the corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well.”, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids in supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. We aim for future growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness by creating value through sustainable and innovative solutions for communities and society.

The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2018, sales were 1.1274 trillion yen (10.1 billion U.S. dollars). To learn more, visit

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21 thoughts on “The Healthy Diet that will Safeguards Against COVID-19

  1. Dhel Manog says:

    Thanks for sharing this momsh.Very helpful po talaga ito ngayong pandemic ,kailangan din talaga na malusog at healthy food din dapat .I support the campaign eat well.stay well !

  2. Jojie Viñas says:

    Eating healthy foods makes us fight the virus from entering our body. Thank you Ajinomoto for making healthy foods extra special.

  3. Mariya Wendy says:

    Thanks to APC Family for sharing this healthy recipies ? Try namin ito with family para maging health kami at the same time ay makatipid. Easy procedures din ang pagluluto kaya no worries. Thank you also Mommy ❤️

  4. Nalyn Recio says:

    Importante po talaga na masustansya ang kinakain ng ating pamilya sa araw araw, upang maging ligtas, malusog at makaiwas tayo sa sakit n covid 19, ngayong panahon ng pandemic dagdag pa dito ang ating kalinisan o proper hygiene sa tulong mg safeguard maiiwasan natin ang sakit na kumakalat sa pamamagitang ng tamang paghubugas ng kamay gamit ang safeguard.

  5. Nerissa De Leon Olivo says:

    Wow mommy! Thank you for the recipes may pandagdag na nman ako sa collection ko ng mga recipes. Sobrang helpful po sya tulad naming mga mommy na ang gusto ay healthy living for the family.

  6. Vince says:

    Thank you for this Mommy Dorry! I am currently working as a Customer service representative and I am very prone to catch this Covid disease. I’d like to try this guidlines you made to avoid getting sick. God bless po!

  7. Ciara Lazo says:

    Thank you for sharing these recipes! I will surely try all of them. Eating healthy food and having a healthy diet is a must especially during this crisis.

  8. Pinaynursemeetsworld says:

    It’s really hard to find a good recipe that is also healthy and affordable at the same time. I believe in proper choices of food will make a difference with your body… glad to hear na meron ganito, for sure a lot of Fiipinos will enjoy this!

  9. dangsrumination says:

    Thank s for this menu plan. I almost runs out of idea on what’s next to serve for the family. Staying at home means eating every now and then. So this is a big help.

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