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Heleen Meyer

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January 27, 2014

Stir-fried ostrich and vegetables

5-a-Day is a worldwide campaign which encourages people to include at least 5 portions of fresh fruit or vegetables in our meals every day. Including a wide variety of seasonal fruit and veggies is a good start. These foods are typically high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre, yet low in salt and fat. It’s recommended that you eat at least half of your 5-a-day raw, but remember that the fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables you add to your meals also count. A general portion size would be a medium fruit or half a cup of sliced fruit or…
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January 13, 2014

Roasted butternut and couscous salad with cumin

This is a delicious and healthy alternative to a heavy, creamy side dish, especially at a braai. The roasted butternut adds a sweet flavour to the couscous and the nuts add a crunch. Serve this with a green salad and your braai meat, then there’s no need for another starch.
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January 5, 2014

Salt-free lemon chicken kebabs

Too much salt in your daily diet can be bad for you, but how do we still enjoy tasty meals if we’re trying to cut down on the amount of salt we eat? Our top tips for this are: Start by eating less prepared and processed foods Use more fresh food, and cook from scratch as much as possible Choose cooking methods that add flavour – like sautéing onion and garlic for sauces, soups and stews, and roasting or grilling rather than frying your food Season with fresh herbs, salt-free spices and ingredients like garlic, ginger and lemon Make your…
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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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