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Heleen Meyer

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August 31, 2020

Chicken and strawberry salad – A heart healthy meal

This chicken and strawberry salad is colourful, appetising and always a hit. It’s packed with protein and plenty of fresh ingredients, and the heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that it’s good for you.
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July 20, 2020

Low GI lentil salad with rosemary and balsamic

This low-GI lentil salad with rosemary and balsamic is healthy and delicious alternative to bread and a potato dish at a braai.
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July 19, 2020

Healthy hummus dip served with broccoli and green beans

Snack on calcium-rich foods throughout the day, as your body absorbs it better this way.  For a tasty and nutritious light lunch or snack between meals – try our homemade hummus dip served with broccoli and green beans.
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December 21, 2019

Guilt-free Christmas pudding

This Christmas, you don't have to sacrifice the taste of pudding, for a healthy alternative.There are so many other options to choose from. Seasonal fruit, for example, as the base of a pudding is a fabulous option.
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January 23, 2016

Pan fried chicken with spinach

It can be a challenge keeping everyone in the family happy with the meals you make. Even more so when you’re a working mom with lots of other daily tasks as well. So how do you keep meals healthy and nutritious without spending hours trapped in the kitchen? Quick cooking methods like pan-frying, and choosing a few basic ingredients and combinations that give lots of flavour can make your life easier and they’re quick to prepare. A delicious one-pan meal is another way to have supper ready in a flash. Why not try this low-fat, high protein, delicious pan fried…
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Food & nutritionRecipes
July 31, 2015

Recipe: Alternatives to pasta and potatoes

Think of a side dish with meat and most people will mention pasta, potatoes or rice. Unfortunately these are all high in carbs, but low in fibre and other essential nutrients. These types of foods also cause your blood sugar levels to rise quickly. They don’t keep you full for long though, and you usually feel hungry again a short time later when your blood sugar levels drop – tempting you to eat even more. This often leads to weight gain. However, many people find that they lose weight easily, once they limit or eliminate these foods from their diet.…
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May 5, 2014

Food for breast feeding moms: Chickpea and pesto salad

When you have a new baby, spending lots of time in the kitchen is the last thing on your mind! However, while you’re breast feeding, it’s very important for you to take care of your health, and keep your strength up. When you’re breast feeding, your body provides your baby with everything it needs. And although it’s important to drink plenty of water and other sugar-free drinks while breast feeding, eating a variety of healthy foods is just as important. If you’re looking to lose some of your pregnancy weight, then don’t start dieting as soon as your baby’s born;…
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March 31, 2014

Chicken soup for a cold

Feeling feverish or having a cold is horrid, and when you lose your appetite on top of it, it just seems to add to the misery. Our grandma’s may have just been right about chicken soup – it seems to be good for the soul and it helps fight the symptoms of a cold. Just how it does this isn’t clear. What is clear though is that it’s comfort food at its best. The hot steam and liquid helps ease congestion and hydrates your body, and typical ingredients like garlic, ginger and lemon all help fight inflammation – plus they…
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Food & nutritionRecipes
March 15, 2014

Rooibos & berry iced tea

Water forms part of every cell in our body, and every single system and function in the body depends of water to perform optimally. Around 80% of our daily water intake comes from beverages, and the rest comes from the food we eat. Foods like soups and stews, tea and coffee, fresh fruit and veggies, and ice tea all contribute. However, it’s important to make sure that not all the liquid we consume contains sugar or other preservatives. Opting for water over soft drinks can also help with weight management. Not everyone enjoys drinking water, but there are loads of…
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February 3, 2014

Kitchen nutrition: Sugar-free baking

We all love a baked treat from time to time, even though we know we really shouldn’t have them too often. This is because baking often involves using lots of sugar, which really isn’t great for our health. If you do feel like making something tasty, homemade is best. This way you can control how much salt, fat (butter) and sugar is added. Baking with ingredients like plain yoghurt and buttermilk is a great alternative when you want to reduce sugar and fat. These ingredients also give baking, like these scones a soft texture. Adding fruit or serving baked goods…
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