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Top Tips for a healthy Ramadan

I’d like to wish all my patients observing Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak. Many people find this time particularly hard when it comes to staying on track with their healthy lifestyle. Irregular eating patterns can really throw some people off. Let’s not forget the benefits that short-term fasting can offer: Improved blood sugar control Can result in weight loss if done in a healthy manner Increase in endorphins (happy hormones) ...

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Fish Tacos with Guac

Oh my word, I cannot tell you how delicious these fish tacos were. These tacos are not only great when entertaining, but they are fun to build and prepare and can make for a great family meal - really involving the children. They are high fibre, filled with vegetables that offer an abundance of vitamins, minerals and bioactives and they make for a great light meal. Hake...

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Whole-grain Homemade Tacos

You may think it’s complicated and time consuming to make your own tacos. Well, you are wrong. I made these bad boys the other day and what I didn’t realise is how simple and easy the recipe and process is. Of course, when you are in a huge hurry and couldn’t be bothered to make your own, buying store-bought tacos is an easy solution. But, for those days...

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How to pickle a radish

Looking to quickly pickle some radishes, onion or even mushrooms? This recipe is for you. A few simple ingredients, 10 minutes of your time and you have a tangy pickle to add to your morning eggs, sandwiches, tacos and poké bowls. This pickle recipe is not the one I refer to when I reference fermented foods that are good for the gut. This pickling recipe uses vinegar and...

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Grain-free Kosher for Pesach Muesli

Everyone struggles with breakfast during Pesach. Usual go-tos include matzah, egg matzah and the kosher for Pesach, high in sugar, Crispy-O’S . Many seem to struggle when it comes to eating a healthy breakfast on Pesach. This truly should not be the case as there are many healthier breakfast options to chose from, that are very easy to prepare. It is also important to remember that...

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Quinoa, Apple and Cinnamon Porridge

When I travelled in South America, all they served for breakfast was apple and quinoa porridge. They mostly make it with a runnier consistency, where people can choose to drink it as a drink. In South America quinoa is regarded as the grain to be eating. I always harp on about quinoa, but it truly is a fantastic option for both savoury meals as well as...

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Sleep – The Low Dow

Let’s talk about sleep because I bet so many of us are not getting enough of it, and that includes myself. We all have those nights where sleep is merely a day dream and those days where our energy levels feel depleted and we are cranky and inefficient. There is a long list that affects how many hours of shut-eye we get and the quality of...

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No-Bake Cocoa Macaroons

The only thing to say about these macaroons is that they are simply delicious. The coconuty , cocoa flavour really hits the sweet spot. What a great option for a healthy, dessert. Cocoa is rich in polyphenols, a natural anti-oxidant, providing an array of health benefits to the body. Ingredients (makes 15 macaroons) 1 banana 5 tablespoons raw cocoa powder 1½ cup shredded coconut 1 tablespoon chopped almonds ½ teaspoon salt 2 tabelspoons...

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Chicken, Zucchini Noodles with Basil, Mint Pesto

Using zucchini noodles as a starch alternative is a great idea. In this recipe I have included many nourishing ingredients. Cooked tomatoes contain the bioactive lycopene, a strong anti-oxidant promoting compound which helps reduce cancer risk, especially prostate. The asparagus is filled with prebiotics, which help to feed all the good bacteria in your gut, while the broccoli stems increase the fibre, folate and sulforaphane content of the...

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Almond, Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

The perfect snack or breakfast for you this Pesach! These muffins are not only kosher for Pesach, but they are gluten-free, low in carbohydrates and simple to make. Apples contain pectin, a natural fibre found in the skin and pulp, which is beneficial for gut health and has cholesterol-lowering effects. They also have a low glycaemic index, due to their high fibre content, which means this fruit...

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