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4 DIY food kits for when you feel like cooking

By Brooke Villanueva Published Aug 02, 2021 6:50 pm Updated Aug 03, 2021 6:17 pm

It’s amazing how cooking can relieve our stress in more ways than one.

The fun activity has been found to be a suitable part of therapy in line with behavioral activation, which is aimed at easing low mood or depression “by boosting positive activity, increasing goal-oriented behavior, and curbing procrastination and passivity,” according to Jacqueline Gollan—an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

“If the activity is defined as personally rewarding or giving a sense of accomplishment or pleasure, or even seeing the pleasure of that pumpkin bread with chocolate chips making someone else happy, then it could improve a sense of well-being,” she continued. 

The entire process comes with an exciting experience in the kitchen. It requires time, though—and on busy days, we would need the ingredients to be prepped beforehand. Good thing there are DIY food packages that could give us everything we need in one kit.

KooKit Manila offers a menu of at least ten dishes every week, which you can customize based on your budget, diet restrictions, schedules, and preferences. It’s available in different plans: three dishes for P1,000, four dishes for P1,300, and five dishes for P1,600 for two servings per dish as well as three dishes for P1,700, four dishes for P2,200, and five dishes for P2,700 for four servings per dish.

The Umami Fried Chicken Cook-at-Home Kit by Bad Bird is here to help you satisfy your chicken cravings. Priced at P549 (good for 4-6 pax), each pack contains six pieces of brined chicken leg and thigh, batter mix, breading mix, gravy, and the Bad Bird seasoning powder.

Looking for something that can help you beat the cold weather? You can never go wrong with the Hito Kuchi Ramen Kit To Go, which comes in different variants such as cold ramen (P149), seafood ramen (P149), black garlic (P169), curry ramen (P169), shoyu ramen (P129), tantanmen (P169), miso ramen (P129), and tonkotsu (P129). You can also order some extra noodles for P25 and egg for P40 each. 

Speaking of the hot stuff, Champion Hotpot is offering a premium Tom Yum hotpot set starting at P1,090. Each pack contains 500g vegetables, 150g meat, 150g noodles, 100g premium hotpot balls, and a pack of Tom Yum broth.

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