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October 28, 2016

How to Spot Bad Dietary Advice

It can be useful to be aware of misleading weight loss claims that can lead you to waste your time and your money and even risk your health.
October 19, 2016

Going Gluten Free

Lately, a very popular health craze seems to be following a gluten free diet to try help you to lose a few kilos. The question is, is it specifically avoiding gluten that is causing the weight loss or are there other factors that should be considered? I hope you have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen and include them regularly as a part of your healthy eating plan.
October 15, 2016

Health Benefits of Dry Beans, Peas & Lentils

So much nutrition advice is centred on what we need to eat less of, but when it comes to pulses – dry beans, peas and lentils – the message is about eating more! To end off National Nutrition Week here is a quick summary on dry beans, peas, lentils and soya. I hope you have been inspired to get creative in the kitchen and include them regularly as a part of your healthy eating plan.
October 14, 2016

Ending Nutrition Week in the Kitchen

It’s easy to be educated on the benefits of eating certain foods, but we mostly want to know how to put it into practice and apply it to our daily eating routine. Here are a few more recipes celebrating dry beans, peas and lentils to inspire you to include them in your diet today.
October 13, 2016

Getting the most out of your Pulses

Getting the most out of your pulses by cooking and storing them correctly. Firstly let's look at how we cook them.
October 12, 2016

Preparing your Pulses and Preventing Bloating

Dry beans and dry chickpeas (not canned) need to be soaked, whereas split-peas and lentils do not require soaking. It is important to sort and rinse pulses and soya beans first to remove any debris that may exist.
October 11, 2016

Quick and Easy Recipes as a part of your healthy eating plan

Including dry bean, peas, lentils and soya as a part of your healthy eating plan Below are some tips on how to be creative with including dry bean, peas, lentils and soya as a part of your healthy eating plan. Remember to gradually add them in order to become more familiar with these foods and minimize gastrointestinal discomfort.
October 10, 2016

The Benefits of Beans

The South African Guideline for Healthy Eating on legumes is: “Eat dry beans, split-peas, lentils and soya regularly”. These should form part of a healthy eating plan with a variety of foods and should be eaten regularly, i.e. at least 4 times per week.
October 9, 2016

National Nutrition Week, Love your beans

Its National Nutrition Week 2016 and the theme this year is “Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils!” The theme was chosen in line with the international theme from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: ‘2016 International Year of Pulses: Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future’.
September 27, 2017

Spring time Lunch Bowl

The best way to make sure you have healthy meals is to be prepared! These healthy lunch bowls ahead of time to have your work lunches ready and waiting.
September 15, 2017

Snack Time Cracker Bread

Exam time gets stressful, but it’s important to still eat healthy. Here’s the perfect snack to munch on during your study break.
August 30, 2017

Tandoori Chicken Wrap

In the mood for something spicy, filling and fresh, that you can even take on-the-go? Then you’ve got to try this Tandoori Chicken Wrap Recipe!
August 16, 2017

Roasted vegetables

Cold winter nights certainly don’t get you in the mood for salad. So why not take out a tray of steaming roasted vegetables to brighten up your evening!
July 6, 2017

Vegetarian Pasta Salad

When you choose to have a ‘no meat’ day, here’s a great lunch option. This recipe serves 2.
June 22, 2017

Falafel Pita Pockets

An easy vegetarian option for lunch or supper. This recipe serves 1 so feel free to double up.
June 9, 2017

Mocha Date Balls

If you like dark chocolate and deep roasted coffee flavours, this will be the perfect treat for you.
May 30, 2017

Chia seed Omelette

Chia seeds are healthy and so versatile and don't only belong in smoothies. Go ahead and try it in an Omelette. This recipe serves 1.
May 19, 2017

Date Parfait

A fiber-filled option for Sehri or just a regular breakfast. (Serves 1), Enjoy.
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