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Smoothies – The Low Down

Who doesn’t dig a good smoothie?! Morning madness is a real thing, especially these days where so many people are rushing off to school, work or a quick gym session at the crack of dawn. Smoothies are not only #trending, but the need for this convenient on-the-go breakfast is growing daily. Even when it comes to a pre-workout or afternoon snack, many people around the world are...

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Spanish-style Chicken Breasts & Turmeric Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Coming home late from work or looking for something quick and healthy to prepare? This Mediterranean style chicken breast dish is a one pot wonder. Cut up the veggies, make a smoky gravy-like sauce, place it all in layers with your chicken breasts in an oven proof dish and Bob’s your uncle. Packed with soluble and insoluble fibre, the vegetables in the dish provide some of the...

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Commercial Juices-What To Look Out For

Commercial Juices - The Low Down I recently wrote a blog about Juicing and the ins and outs of its impact on your health. Often, juicing claims include promises of detoxification, cleansing, weight loss and more. While some juices do have some health benefits, science shows us that they are not healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables as they can result in your sugar intake sneaking...

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Juicing- The Low Down

Whether you are juicing at home, buying cold-pressed off the shelf or simply buying freshly squeezed juices from restaurants and green grocers, drinking your fruit and vegetables is on the rise. Juicing may seem like the latest craze; however, it has been around for donkeys’ years. Claims around juicing being good for detoxification, weight loss, gut health, increased nutrient intake and cleansing are everywhere. The real question...

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Salmon Fishcakes

These salmon fishcakes can be enjoyed by all age groups in the family. Accompanied with some fresh cabbage salad or a side green salad, they make for a well-balanced meal and are packed with nutritional benefit. Salmon, being an oily fish, provides the oh so important Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids not only contribute to increasing the levels of HDL (the healthy cholesterol) in our...

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Roast Nectarine and Ricotta Summer Salad

What a delicious summer salad. Its light, fresh and full of colour. Nectarines are a great source of fibre. They contain a good dose of vitamin c, as well as potassium, lutein and B-carotene. These vitamins and bioactive compounds have been linked to having anti-oxidant and immune strengthening effects. Fennel provides a good source of the bioactive quercetin which “switches on” genes responsible for reducing oxidative stress and “switches off” genes that...

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Gut Health- The Low Down

It’s the start of a new year. Many of us set new goals when it comes to our health and weight. Some continue efforts to optimize their current wellness status and others don’t even know where to start. The first and best place to start, regardless of where you are with your health journey, is always from the top, and by this, I mean the key...

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Egg & Vegetable Muffins

Looking for something easy to make as a snack or even as part of your kid’s school lunch; look no further. Parents are not only always looking for creative ways to get their kids to eat vegetables, but also, great snack and lunchbox ideas that are high in protein. These vegetable egg muffins are high in protein and are packed with a variety of colourful vegetables. Not only...

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Harissa Spiced Carrot and Pepper Hummus

This is a fantastic snack, starter or accompaniment to any meal. You can dip anything into this roast vegetable harissa hummus, pour it on a salad, spread it on a sandwich or eat it with your breakfast eggs. Chickpeas are a plant-based protein that are high in fibre and pack a protein punch.  They provide all the essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the building...

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Juicy, Braaied Mushroom Skewers

Mushrooms, with their ‘meaty’ texture and flavour, are a fantastic vegetarian option when it comes to having braai (otherwise known as barbeque). Mushrooms are well-known for their immune boosting properties, their anti-cancer properties and strong nutritional power. They come in a large variety, including button, portabella, oyster and more, with shiitake packing the greatest nutrigenomic punch of them all. They also have a high content of vitamin...

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