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December 16, 2013

Beef and lentils

If you’re taking ARV medication, it can leave you feeling sick and unable to eat much. This nutritious beef broth is easy on the stomach, plus it’s packed with essential nutrients to give you energy. (more…)

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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 13, 2013

Avocado and chicken wrap with chilli mayonnaise

Although some people avoid eating avocados because they’re relatively high in fat and calories, the truth is they’re also packed with essential nutrients and heart-healthy compounds. Avocados are delicious and versatile, and here are a couple more great reasons to include them regularly in your diet: They’re packed with carotenoids and vitamin E, which help with digestion, eye-health and “good” cholesterol levels. They’re also packed with protein and potassium, which makes them good for building muscle, promoting healing and keeping you in a good mood. They’re high fibre, so they keep you full and satiated. They also contain folate, which…

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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 10, 2013

A delicious salmon recipe for Diabetics

When it comes to nutrition, diet is very important for a diabetic, and you should eat a well-balanced diet that's rich in high-fibre carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, as well as fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel. This recipe is a perfect example of a healthy, well-balanced meal that's ideal for diabetics. Ingredients: • 4 skinless salmon fillets (around 150 grams each) • 2 cups picked watercress sprigs or baby rocket • 1 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes - halved • 1 bunch of asparagus, cut diagonally into 4cm lengths • 1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled, halved and sliced diagonally •…

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December 9, 2013

Smoked chicken, broccoli and blue cheese salad

Root vegetables and broccoli are especially good for diabetes. The blue cheese in this recipe gives it added flavour to tantalise your taste buds. (more…)

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