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December 15, 2013

Chopped kale salad with spiced almonds and red peppers

This kale salad recipe isn't just a tasty low-fat dish, it’s also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. (more…)
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December 12, 2013

Red kidney bean and corn salad

Red kidney beans, which are part of the legume family, are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They’re very low in fat, cholesterol-free and they’re a good source of protein. This is especially good news for vegetarians, but it doesn’t mean meat-eaters can’t enjoy them too! Take a look at Heleen Meyer’s red kidney bean salad. It’s perfect as lunch for work, as a side dish at a braai, or with roasted chicken. Plus, the combination of fibre and protein in the beans keeps you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal.  (more…)
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December 10, 2013

Bite-sized meatballs

For a balanced lunch box that keeps children full for longer, always pack in some form of protein and high-fibre starch, and make up the rest with fruit, nuts and vegetable sticks. Keep things interesting with a variety of foods, colours and textures. Remember, bite-sized pieces are easier to handle, especially for the little ones. If your children are old enough, let them choose fruit and healthy snacks they enjoy when you go shopping, and get them involved in the kitchen by helping you prepare their lunchbox snacks, like these meatballs. (more…)
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December 10, 2013

Cumin-roasted sweet potatoes

Another low GI food, sweet potatoes cook much more quickly than you think. You can do them under the grill or on a barbecue and they always turn out well. (more…)
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December 9, 2013

Mixed bean casserole soup

A tasty, hearty, casserole soup that’s perfect for winter or cooler weather. Plus it’s packed with nutritional goodness thanks to the different beans, vegetables and herbs used. This recipe uses dried beans, which ideally need to be soaked overnight, however you can also use canned beans if you’re short on time. (more…)
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December 6, 2013

Spinach, orange and almond Salad

Almonds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which help keep blood vessels healthy, and eating a small handful of nuts a day can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren’t salted or coated with sugar. Almonds in particular work well as an alternative for cheese, bacon bits or croutons in your salad. (more…)
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PregnancyRecipes
November 25, 2013

Broccoli and cheese soup

The basic principles of healthy eating remain the same for when you are pregnant, viz. include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and supplements, such as folic acid, found in broccoli. (more…)
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