Dietitian approved recipes, healthy eating notes and ebooks

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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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

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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

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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

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Polenta & Paprika Crusted Chicken Breasts

Convenient to come by, chicken breasts are no doubt a great source of lean protein. They do however need some help in the flavour department. Short of deep frying them in a batter, which I cannot recommend, chicken breasts are often too dry or too tough. I find it makes a big difference to pound

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Chicken & Chickpea Casserole

  The simple chickpea is one of my favourite ingredients! Both convenient and nutritious, it is difficult to ignore. To mind the versatility of chickpeas is endless. Think hummus, vegetable protein, pasta sauces, soups, stews and curries… This particular Chicken and Chickpea Casserole recipe forms part of one of my most favourite cooking endevours to date. It

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Rooibos Tea Fish Rub

A Rooibos Tea Fish Rub might seem odd to many but Rooibos is a tea we can claim as our very own here in South Africa which makes it rather special. Free from caffeine and low in tannins normally found in black teas, Rooibos tea is preferred by many, especially before bed. There is nothing

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Soup Mix: All-in-One

  A soup mix is a great thing to have on hand for when you need a comforting meal or cooking inspiration lacks. Lovely for winter, soup can be packed with good nutrition for gut health and immune protection. Using healthy staple pantry items, this healthy soup mix is quick to put together and makes

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Moroccan Chicken Pasta Salad

Moroccan flavours are among my favourite and seem make a meal more satisfying. Serving food in a jar has become somewhat fashionable of late. Glass is becoming increasingly popular for the environmentally conscious as it can be reused and recycled safely. Presenting food and beverages in glass jars is also decorative and is often seen at

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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,

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