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April 8, 2019

3 tasty low-carb snacks for work

Following a strict diet means you have to say no to your usual guilty pleasures. Worse, you can’t snack mindlessly at work when you need a pick-me-up. It can be hard to make the necessary changes for your health, but you’ll be happy to know you can still enjoy a treat.
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March 19, 2019

Yummy, homemade salad dressing

A little goes a long way when it comes to salad dressing, but eventually, those drizzles can add inches to your waistline. Making your own nutritious dressings is a much healthier option. Here are some delicious recipes.
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March 19, 2019

Seasonal recipes to ease into autumn

How much do we love autumn? Not too hot, not too cold – and all those great seasonal veggies to incorporate into your favourite meals. Here are some savoury combinations.
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January 23, 2019

3 soup recipes to boost your health

Your immune system needs a lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help it to function properly. Soup makes for a delicious, nutritious meal that can help boost your immunity. Lentil soup Lentils contain nutrients that give your metabolism a helping hand. In this way, your body burns fat faster. Lentils are also a good source of fibre, which may help to reduce cholesterol levels. Ingredients 1 onion, chopped ¼ cup olive oil 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 bay leaf 1 tsp dried basil 1 can crushed tomatoes 2…
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January 23, 2019

3 mouth-watering vegetable recipes

Vegetables don’t always have to be the side dish. You can create wholesome, healthy, vitamin- and mineral-rich meals with just veggies on your plate. We share three delicious and nutritious recipes.   Cauliflower couscous salad 1 small head cauliflower, broken into chunks (6-7 cups) 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped 2 green onions, chopped For the dressing 6 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil 6 tbsps freshly squeezed orange juice (1-2 oranges) 3 tbsps apple cider vinegar 1-½ tbsp honey Salt and pepper to taste Method Put the cauliflower into a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower looks like…
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December 3, 2018

Make your own chocolate for your sweetie

Shake up your gifting options this Valentine’s Day with a personalised present. Express your love with a twist, by gifting your loved one different types of feel-good, hormone-boosting homemade chocolates. Dark chocolate 100g coconut oil ½ cup raw cacao powder ½ cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch salt Method Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat, add the cacao and stir well. Add the syrup, vanilla and salt, and stir continuously for two minutes. Pour the chocolate mixture into a silicon chocolate mould or onto a tray lined with baking paper. Place in the…
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October 22, 2018

3 easy Christmas treat recipes

What’s Christmas without a tasty treat… or three? But wait; before you go overboard at the buffet, we have a few healthy alternatives. Sugar-free raspberry sorbet Ingredients 6 cups frozen raspberries 3 overripe bananas, cut into 1cm pieces, frozen 60g fresh raspberries, roughly crushed Method In 3 batches, blend the frozen raspberries and bananas until smooth. Transfer each batch into one large bowl, then stir through the crushed raspberries. Spoon into a 1.25L container. Serve immediately. Gluten-free Christmas cake Ingredients 100g margarine 1 large ripe banana 2 large lemons, finely grated (rind and juice only) 100g soft prunes, stoned and…
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October 8, 2018

Quick recipes for radiant skin

Your skin is an important organ that needs to be nourished with good sources of nutrients. Good news: you can whip up your skin radiance boosters right there in your kitchen. Skin smoothies for the win! Fruit and veggie smoothie This carrot-spinach combo boasts a good amount of beta-carotene (an antioxidant that converts into Vitamin A). We need Vitamin A for healthy skin, mucus membranes, the immune system, and for the health of our eyes. The avo is a good source of healthy fats for soft, supple glowing skin, and kale, which contains chlorophyll, helps remove toxins from the body…
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October 8, 2018

Delicious salads from around the world

Bring the world to your kitchen, with these fresh and tasty salads from across the globe. American classic Cobb salad Dressing: ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tsps salt 1 tsp lemon juice 1 small garlic clove, minced ¾ tsp ground pepper ¾ tsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp sugar ¼ tsp ground mustard ¾ cup canola oil ¼ cup olive oil Salad: 3 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 bunch watercress 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped ½ cup crumbled blue cheese 6 bacon…
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October 8, 2018

Tasty low-carb meals in 20 minutes

When you’re hungry and strapped for time, a sandwich or some pasta may seem like the easy choice, but those choices are loaded with carbs. Step away from your usual unhealthy meals and try these quick, nutritious low-carb meals. These are delicious, filling and will keep the kilos at bay too. Low-carb tikka cauliflower rice Cauliflower is a versatile and nutritious vegetable when it comes to cooking. It’s packed with fibre, antioxidants, and is a low-carb alternative to grains and legumes. Swap your usual steamed cauliflower for a flavourful, spicy meal instead. Ingredients: 1tbsp oil 1onion, sliced or diced 120ggreen beans, cut…
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