Dietitian approved recipes, healthy eating notes and ebooks

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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Home-Toasted Muesli

Home-Toasted Muesli is a reduced sugar alternative to the store bought varieties because it lacks the honey coating that gives commonly consumed muesli its high sugar content. Swiss style muesli is a lower sugar option because it is raw and does not have this honey coating . Gently home-toasting raw, rolled oats,nuts and seeds, however,

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Veggie Loaded Frittata 

This Veggie Loaded Frittata is great for breakfast or lunch boxes and makes getting enough vegetables into the diet much easier! It can be made in advanced and kept in the fridge for 4 days. Using up odd vegetables also minimizes waste. 1 T canola oil 250 g mushrooms, sliced ½ green pepper ½ red

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Whole-Wheat Gingerbread Buttons

These whole-wheat gingerbread buttons are a good example of why it is better to bake your own festive treats rather than buy commercially produced baked goods. Baking from scratch at home gives you more control and knowledge. Recipes can be adjusted in many ways to reduce sugar, fat and other nutrient empty calories. Knowing exactly

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10 Lunch Box Food Safety Tips

Lunch box food safety is an important part of healthy eating as many of the healthy foods and snacks we pack are perishable. As the weather begins to warm up, lunch box food safety is definitely something to factor into lunch meal planning and preparation. For many people, packing fresh, perishable, foods is avoided due

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Brown Rice Bowls

As brown rice is a wholegrain, it is one of the high fibre carbohydrate containing foods we should be including as part of a nutritious diet. The term ‘well balanced meal’ is no cliche but rather a simplified description of a meal that is nutritionally complete for the complex requirements of our fascinating bodies. The

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