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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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August 17, 2017

Delicious broth recipes for beautiful skin

Chicken soup is known as the food of choice to soothe a cold or flu, but there’s another soup making headlines. Ever heard of bone broth? It’s a simple soup made from simmered meaty bones, like beef knuckles, oxtail or soup bones, and basically any vegetables you prefer.. Why is it suddenly so popular? Because it is suggested that bone broth can give you younger, more radiant skin. When you cook down bones, it breaks down the collagen in bones so it becomes more easily digestible. This collagen is what gives your skin it’s radiant, elastic quality. So, more collagen…
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August 5, 2017

Four fantastic Avo & Toast recipes

Avocado on toast doesn’t have to be bland. There are tastier ways of upgrading your sandwich. Try these for targeted, tasty into an enjoyable and filling treat to get your fix of healthy fibres and fats. Here’s how: To boost your Omega-3s You will need 1-2 slices of wholegrain bread. ½ medium avocado. A splash of lemon juice. Chia, sunflower, pumpkin or sesame seeds. Salt and pepper. Method Toast your bread. Mash the avocado. Add the lemon juice. Top the toast with the avocado and lemon juice mixture. Sprinkle with seeds of your choice. Add salt and pepper to taste.…
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June 23, 2017

6 Cheap meals to get you through winter

It’s cold, it’s rainy and you just want comfort food, without blowing your budget. Look no further. With just five ingredients, you can conjure up a hearty and filling soup. No need to spend money at a restaurant, find these ingredients in your grocery cupboard. Cauliflower soup Ingredients: 1 cauliflower head (size of your choice). 4 cups of water. 2 tsp of salt. Olive oil. A tablespoon of unsalted butter. Method: Bring water to a boil and add 2 teaspoons of salt. Add cauliflower and cook until soft. Purée the cauliflower and water. Add a tablespoon of unsalted butter for…
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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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May 4, 2017

An ideal breakfast: overnight oats

As the days get shorter and shorter, it can be a chore to get up early and prepare breakfast. Why not try this overnight oats recipe? Prepare the night before in a bowl, or even a glass jar, so you can just grab it on your way to work! Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup fresh berries 1 cup almond milk 1 tsp chia seeds 1 tsp honey 1/4 tsp cinnamon Combine ingredients, and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, you can add some fresh berries or sliced apple, and enjoy!
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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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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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December 21, 2016

Savvy salads

You’re starving, but it’s hot and stuffy, and the idea of cooking in a hot kitchen sounds like the worst idea ever. Say hello to your summer BFF: salad! Salads are great options for when the weather is humid. With the right ingredients, these little meals will keep your hunger at bay and your body healthy and happy, all summer long. (more…)
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