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Chicken Curry | The Low Fat Way

Mmmmm…. chicken curry… As a Durbanite, it would be a shame not to embrace curry but curry, while always delicious, is not always prepared in a healthy way. One habit I hope people can maintain as a positive change, attributed to the lockdown we find ourselves in, is cooking at home more often. I hope

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Roasted Butternut Cooked Two Ways

Butternut cooked two ways or rather roasted butternut, used two ways …. either way, I have always wanted to use this chef’s cooking term but unfortunately, these recipes are not as gourmet as the title might suggest. But they are healthy and tasty! Day 9 of lockdown and my fresh produce had become rather scanty.

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COVID-19 | Please stop the bulk buying!

As a dietitian, the crazy food stockpiling is both intriguing and worrisome.  Rather than the panic buying of bulk amounts of a few select non-perishable and freezer items, supporting the health of the family should remain the primary focus of grocery shopping.  If in a position to buy groceries for the whole month, this is

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“Sort of” Banting?

Are you sort of Banting? It has been some time since the Banting craze began but just a peep into the shops suggests that it is still very popular. New products appear almost weekly and many restaurants are catering for the low carb, high fat way of life, but my initial reservations remain. The persistent

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Mini Snack Muffins | With Baby Marrows

These mini snack muffins include baby marrows which might seem unusual but it is a great way to add nutrients and flavour without extra calories. Baby marrows are always a part of my grocery shop but with only two of us at home, we do not always get through the full punnet. I have seen

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A More Eco-Friendly Family Diet

This article was written for Cafe Flava The health of our environment needs help from us! We should all be making an effort to use less plastic and packaging while reducing food waste in general. The food we eat is responsible for a great deal of the waste we produce. If each family adopted some

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The Great Butter vs Margarine Debate!

This article was written for Cafe Flava There is much controversy surrounding these two spreads that look similar and essentially serve the same purpose but it is well worth knowing the difference, and more importantly, the facts that will hopefully put this debate to rest. Firstly, the reason for the creation of margarine in the

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A Closer Look at the Tip of the Food Pyramid

This article was written for Cafe Flava It may be interesting to some that the South African Health Department and South African dietitians do not in fact use the Food Pyramid as a nutrition education tool. We have our very own nationalized Food Based Dietary Guidelines. In spite of this, the Food Pyramid is familiar

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Vegetarian Teens

This article was written for Cafe Flava While religious fasting with the abstinence of meat is not a new thing, it is becoming popular for teens to experiment with vegetarianism or veganism. Any teen following a diet without a daily intake of meat, chicken or fish, requires parental support in the nutrition department. Whether abstaining

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Eating The Mediterranean Way

This article was written for Cafe Flava Striving for a traditional Mediterranean diet is a great way to achieve optimal health because of its nutrient dense, socially feasible and fairly economical dietary recommendations. There are many studies to prove the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet in reducing risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and

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