Ubisoft has done it again. They recognize that Nintendo DS and DSi isn't just for kids! I recently got to try the new My Healthy Cooking Coach. Have you heard of it?
Well, healthy doesn't have to mean bland. I can attest to that. This great new game features some great recipes (over 260) and a bunch of other features as well. I had the chance to try a couple of the recipes and my family really enjoyed them. We tried the roasted chicken, melon & citrus juice, and Mexican Salsa. I really liked the Mexican Salsa recipe. It only had 200 calories, took 10 minutes to make, and was easy & cheap.
When you are picking out your menu it tells you all the ingredients and if you don't have something it will put it into a grocer list for you. I couldn't figure out how to print the list and I'm not sure you can - but it would really awesome if you could.
Another great feature is that you can tell the game what ingredients you have in the cupboard and it will find a recipe for you. Now how cool is that? If you don't know what a particular ingredient is you can always look it up in the glossary too!
There is also a virtual kitchen were you can practice cooking your favorite recipes. I didn't spend too much time on those screens - seemed like work to me (LOL). My oldest son is interested in a career in culinary arts and he spent lots of time playing the game.
The My Healthy Cooking Coach would be a great wedding gift for the newly married couple. It makes cooking more fun and savvy.
UbiSoft has a great new game for the kids too. It's called Petz Fashion Dogz & Catz. I didn't test this product, but I did visit their website and showed it to my 5 year old. He (of course) wants it now so that he can design his own breed of dog. My favorite from their site is the Beagle/Pug mix. The outfits you can design look fun too and you can enter your best pets into fashion shows to show off your work.
This would be a great game for your future fashion designer or veterinarian.
Where can you find them?
My Healthy Cooking Coach can be found in stores and on Amazon (MSRP $29.99)
Petz Fashion: Dogz & Catz can be found in stores and on Amazon (MSRP $29.99)
Unfortunately I do not have a My Healthy Cooking Coach to giveaway, but one lucky reader is going to win a Petz Fashion: Dogz & Catz!
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