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June 11, 2018

An omelette for every mood

Good old eggs; if you have this staple in your fridge you have a hundred great food ideas! One of which: the not-so-humble omelette. Omelettes are a breakfast classic. Eggs are packed with high-quality protein and they contain all the daily vitamins and minerals you need for energy. If you’re really on a health kick, choose egg white omelettes. These are lower in calories, fat and cholesterol. Let’s make omelettes You will need: 2 large eggs Salt and pepper to taste 2 tsps of unsalted butter A mixing bowl Whisk A frying pan Spatula Crack your eggs into a mixing…
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March 7, 2018

Kick-start your day with these power proteins

Tired of slurping a bowl of cereal and cold milk before setting off to work or college? Adding a protein punch to your breakfast might just be what you need to give yourself an extra dose of energy, shake up your first meal of the day.  What’s more; starting your day with protein will keep you fuller for longer and help you eat less. Here are three swaps for your usual breakfast to get you started. Strawberry chocolate overnight oats This twist on your usual oats gives you a protein kick, as well your fill of fibre and healthy fats…
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February 20, 2018

Healthy Pancakes in 1-2-3!

Pancakes probably don’t come to mind when trying to choose a healthy, nutritious breakfast, but you’d be surprised! Here are three quick, easy and scrumptious pancake recipes to get you started. All you need are three basic ingredients and a pan. Ready? Healthy banana pancakes Bananas are high in antioxidants; contain high levels of B vitamins, potassium and magnesium. Best of all, they make for a deliciously, fluffy pancake. Ingredients 1 banana. 2 eggs. Cinnamon or chocolate chips. Method Mix the banana and eggs using a blender. Add cinnamon or chocolate chips into the batter. Pour the mixture in small…
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January 8, 2018

Spoil your partner with these breakfast-in-bed recipes

When you’re cuddled up with your loved one in bed, the last thing you want to do is get out and cook. You’ll live on love, thank you very much! But before you let love feed you forever; remember that skipping “the most important meal of the day” could have you overindulging later in the day. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health says that non-breakfast-eaters are known to be generally hungrier later in the day and eat more food at night, and overindulging leads nowhere good for your health. Spare your loved one the health ailments and spoil…
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November 13, 2017

Taste the summer with these smoothie bowl recipes

Move over, smoothies! Smoothie bowls are the new healthy additions to summer breakfasts. These treats are dense, filling and packed with antioxidants and vital nutrients. Get out your blender and prepare to indulge. A Bowl of goodness Just like smoothies, smoothie bowls are packed with antioxidants, which ensure you’re getting a dose of fruity fibre in your diet. But as they’re served in a bowl, the consistency is denser, making for a hearty breakfast that’s delicious enough to be a dessert. Smoothie bowls also help you steer clear of the usual carbs like sugary cereals, granola and bread. Get the…
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November 9, 2017

Healthy recipes for the bachelor(ette)

They say men cook better than women, but that’s as debatable as deciding whether to leave Cape Town via the N1 or N2 on a Friday afternoon. And when you get home after a long and tedious drive in peak traffic, who has the energy left to prepare a wholesome meal? But, what if we told you that nourishing doesn’t mean long hours of preparation? What if you can prepare a healthy meal in under 20 minutes? Here are three quick and healthy recipes for you bachelors: Grilled steak with a twist By far one of the more popular choices…
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October 24, 2017

4 healthy braai recipes

Forget the fatty lamb chops and greasy wors. Hosting a healthy braai is possible. Try these tasty, low-calorie recipes.  Juicy beef burgers Ingredients 400g beef fillet 200g pork mince 1 slice of stale bread, made into breadcrumbs 1 large handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped 2 onions, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon allspice powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika Salt Black pepper 1 egg Olive oil Method Fry the onions and garlic in some olive oil until lightly browned. Dice the beef and put it into a bowl big enough to hold all of…
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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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