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October 24, 2017

Healthy treats to enjoy around the Christmas tree

Christmas is basically a synonym for tasty desserts and decadent biscuits and pastries. Unfortunately, many of these sugary treats can take their toll on our waistlines and leave us feeling sluggish. One too many and the kilos pile on too as store-bought treats can contain lots of preservative and refined ingredients. Cape Town-based health coach and food blogger Bernice Griffiths sets us on the right track with delicious, healthy homemade treats. Bernice recommends the freshest, most natural and unrefined ingredients. Choose the best quality chocolate or butter you can find. Cherry and coconut truffles These truffles are rich and decadent,…
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June 23, 2017

Enjoy a healthy, hearty roast this winter

There's nothing more comforting than a homemade roast on a blistering cold day. Warm up with these tasty, easy roast recipes. Lemon and herb roasted fish Ingredients 1 whole fish, cleaned and scaled. Olive oil. 1 lemon, thinly sliced. 1 onion, thinly sliced. 3 garlic cloves, crushed. ¼ cup chopped mixed herbs. Thyme, oregano, and parsley are good choices. Salt and pepper. Method Preheat the oven to 230°C. Put the fish on a baking sheet. Make three crosswise slashes down to the bone on each side of the fish. Rub the fish with some olive oil and season with salt…
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May 14, 2017

Soups to warm your winter

As the weather starts to crisp up, turn to healthy soups for sustenance. Here are a few feelgood recipes to keep your satisfied, not stuffed! Broccoli and spinach soup Both these greens are packed with essential vitamins to help keep your immune system in tip top shape. Plus, they’re low in calories and high in fibre; helpful friends in managing your weight. Ingredients 2 leeks, chopped. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter. Salt and black pepper. 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth. 1 bunch broccoli, chopped. 1 small potato, peeled and chopped. 141 g spinach. Sour cream, to serve. Method Cook the leeks…
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February 23, 2017

How to cook healthy like a chef

Even when Gordon Ramsay is yelling at someone in his kitchen, it’s difficult not to wish you were him when he creates a scrumptious meal. You may not be a famous chef, but with a little practice and a good recipe, you could cook and eat like one. Let’s take a look at some healthy recipes from a few famous names to get you started. Harvest-stuffed Portobello mushrooms Chloe Coscarelli is a famous vegan chef, and her recipe is perfect as a healthy starter. This hearty meal is packed with potassium and protein. The recipe makes six servings. Ingredients 2…
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AllergiesFood & nutritionRecipes
February 11, 2017

Four Valentine’s recipes for fussy eaters

It’s almost the month of love, and you're in the mood to bake something sweet. But you have food allergies… so now what? Whether you’re working around your own or a loved one’s food allergy, it can be a hassle – especially on Valentine’s Day. But it doesn’t have to be a romantic bust. Try these scrumptious, allergy-friendly recipes for the most common food allergies. (And, of course, don't overindulge in the sweet treats! We wouldn't want you to get ill.) Allergic to eggs? Most baked goods call for eggs, which can be frustrating if you can’t eat them. That…
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August 2, 2016

Sip something spicy this winter

Nothing warms your hands on a cold winter night quite like holding a hot mug of something, but maybe you’re getting tired of green tea? Well, here are two delicious warming drinks that include enough spice to warm you inside and out! (more…)
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May 30, 2016

5-minute breakfasts!

Don’t you just hate the early morning rush? Getting everyone out the house in time to beat traffic often means cutting corners on breakfast. Sure, protein and fresh fruit are the best way to start the day, but when you’re running against the clock, a quick bowl of cereal means that the kids don’t leave the house hungry. What if you could make something fabulous and healthy in just 5 minutes? Well, you can! (more…)
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August 15, 2015

Samp, bean and beef stew

This week we bring you a hearty and savoury family feast! Whether you know these ingredients well or you’ve never used them, this stew is an easy, tasty take on local ingredients. (more…)
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Food & nutritionRecipes
July 31, 2015

Recipe: Alternatives to pasta and potatoes

Think of a side dish with meat and most people will mention pasta, potatoes or rice. Unfortunately these are all high in carbs, but low in fibre and other essential nutrients. These types of foods also cause your blood sugar levels to rise quickly. They don’t keep you full for long though, and you usually feel hungry again a short time later when your blood sugar levels drop – tempting you to eat even more. This often leads to weight gain. However, many people find that they lose weight easily, once they limit or eliminate these foods from their diet.…
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