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Banana Split Brekkie

A banana split, while perhaps old fashioned, and typically served as dessert can be given a healthy make-over. Bananas are often listed as one of few fruits that kids, and sometimes even adults, enjoy. Why not take a simple banana to the next level of enjoyment. Rich in nutrients, fibre and protein, a healthy banana split brekkie could surely entice breakfast skippers and lazy eaters. Bananas are rich in energy and often

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Savoury mince made simple

Savoury mince is a quick family dish and can be served in many ways… with pasta or rice, on top a jacket potato, in a pita pocket, on whole-wheat toast or rolled up in a wrap. Variety is key to reduce boredom often associated with healthy eating. Time is of the essence for many a mom, student or new bride which makes a portfolio of quick but most importantly nutritious

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Banana Ice Cream

Banana Ice Cream! There can simply be no simpler recipe. I love bananas and I do enjoy ice cream so this is the perfect summer treat that is both nutritious and delicious … a winner combination in the mind of a dietitian! All you need is to make sure you have frozen bananas on hand. If you want to make banana ice cream for your family, perhaps sneak one banana

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Safari Just Fruity Animals {Tasted & Trusted}

Just Fruity Animals …   Now, i think you would be hard pressed to find a convenient healthy treat as cute as these! A great lunch box filler or after school snack, these fruity rhinos, elephants, lions, hippos and buffaloes are sure to please any kid. I just loved these when I saw them and wanted to share my opinion and nutritional analysis of them. It is important to reduce

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Butter Bean Smash

This butter bean smash is quick and easy to prepare but is not short on taste. Mashed potatoes is a often a family favourite, described as comfort food. The problem with the peeling of potatoes, however, is the loss of fibre with the loss of the skin. Every meal should contain fibre and leaving the skin on potatoes is an easy way to increase the fibre content. Baby potatoes are

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Date Paste How To

Date paste is my latest and greatest Pinterest success! Already a fan of dates, I did not need much convincing to give this recipe a go. Incredibly easy to make, date paste makes for a tasty sugar substitute. While it does have an energy value due to the natural carbohydrate content of dates, it is not nutrient empty and very little paste is required for the reward of its incredible

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Homemade Pasta Sauces

Homemade pasta sauces might sound like too much of a chore when a pasta dish is often a quick go to meal when time is short. While very convenient and tasty, store bought pasta sauce jars are generally high in added sugar and/or salt, making them a less healthy option for regular weeknight family dinners. Making your own pasta sauce allows you to cram more vegetables into a fuss free family meal and is

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Chili Chocolate Popcorn

This chili chocolate popcorn is a conventional healthy snack with a taste twist. Popcorn is a high fibre snack alternative to crisps. Home made is best in order to control portion size and the addition of unwanted kilojoules, but popcorn can be flavoured creatively. Think herbs and spices which can be added to a little canola oil for popping. Snacking is often where the hidden fats and sugars creep into our

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Apple Butter

Apple butter is a tasty topper for oats or peanut butter toast and makes for a nutritious, naturally sugar free substitute to sugar, jam or syrup. Made with cinnamon, this apple butter is easy to prepare and adds great flavour without the need for added sugar. Adding sugar to cereals, porridge, teas and coffees can add up to a large intake of empty and unnecessary energy. The World Health Organisation (WHO)

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Mushroom Patѐ

A mushroom patѐ is a perfect vegetarian alternative to cheese. Yo may be surprised to learn that mushrooms have worthwhile nutrition value and should be eaten regular to optimize the health benefits that they offer. With a variety of flavours and a meaty texture, the often forgotten mushroom is a versatile ingredient and a tasty addition to many a dish. Mushrooms are a good source of selenium, potassium and some B vitamins (not

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Gluten Free Muffins : Apple Cinnamon

Gluten free muffins and muffin mixes are often high in sugar and lacking in fibre. This promotes a problem for weight and health maintenance when following a gluten free diet but is most problematic for children living with both type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease. These muffins do have a small amount of sugar and should therefore be limited to one muffin per serving. The apple and cinnamon help to

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Roasted Butternut, Rocket & Pumpkin Seed Salad

Roasted butternut is a winner on any menu in my opinion but in warm weather it seems best served in a salad. The pumpkin seeds can be roasted with the butternut or added raw as a sprinkle on top of the salad. A seed mix is also an option. As a side for a braai, a quickly seared steak, a homemade burger patty or grilled fish, the roasted butternut salad

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Baked Potato Wedges

These baked potato wedges are a healthier alternative to fried chips! Avoiding fried foods as a rule is good practice for achieving a healthier lifestyle and makes weight management far easier. Potatoes are often shunned for their carbohydrate content. Practicing good portion control and avoiding fried potatoes means you can, and should, keep potatoes in your diet. they assist with nutrient diversity and fibre intake while being a naturally, unrefined

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Gluten Free Pancakes

These gluten free pancakes are made with a combination of buckwheat flour and rice flour as alternative to cake flour which contains wheat. These pancakes are a great gluten free starch option for patients with coeliac disease, including those with type one diabetes. While they lack sugar, they also lack fibre and protein. The choice of filling is therefore very important as it needs to make up for this lack in

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Popcorn: Homemade

  Popcorn is a popular treat for movie watching, lunch boxes, after school snacking and birthday parties. It does make for a healthier snack alternative to crisps, sweets and chocolates. Homemade popcorn is healthier than store bought and is easy enough to make. It is something kids can learn to make for themselves in a first cooking lesson. Nutritionally speaking, this whole-grain, naturally gluten free snack is high in fibre and

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