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Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Curried lentil and pumpkin soup

Adding lentils to pumpkin soup gives you a big protein and fibre hit while the curry adds a delicious zing to add warmth. Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tin lentils 1.75kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped 3 – 4 cups…

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Cauliflower soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 750g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water 1/4 cup creme fraiche (optional)   Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.…

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Jamie Oliver’s Quinoa and chicken salad

Quinoa salad 1 mug (300g) of quinoa 1 fresh red chilli 100g baby spinach 4 spring onions 1 bunch fresh coriander 1 bunch fresh mint 1 ripe large mango 2 limes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 ripe avocado 50g feta cheese 1 punnet cress Chicken 2 x 200g skinless chicken breasts 1 heaped…

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Fish curry

Super easy, quick fish curry I made this for my family in just 20 minutes and I think it’s going to become a favourite of mine. It’s creamy without the cream It’s easy and it’s quick.  Tick, tick, tick!   You’ll need: 750g fish (I used Ling) 200g Greek yoghurt 2 tsp ground tumeric 2…

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Lift yourself powerful

Running, cycling, swimming etc are our major fat-burner workouts! Right? Wrong! Resistance training; aka lifting weights; body weight work; strength work; pumping iron etc is the key to a strong, supple body. Other benefits include: Bone density better muscle tone (less jiggle, more power) increased metabolism (think slimmer, weight control) fantastic posture (walk taller) better…

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No bake nut free muesli slice

I found this delicious recipe at Well Nourished. My kids LOVE it and it’s so easy to make Why are they so healthy? Oats are a nourishing, high fibre, nerve supporting food. The seeds and coconut provide good fats, protein, and energy (of the slow release kind). The cinnamon further stabilises blood sugars. If you…

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Quinoa Cups

Many of you will have tried these quinoa cups which I brought to class during the month of GoForFit birthday celebrations. As promised, here is the recipe: 3/4 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 whole eggs 3 egg whites 1 cup spinach (fresh or frozen) 1 cup grated cheese 1/2 cup cooked bacon…

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Appetite busters

Are you a diet saboteur? Do you find yourself being really “good” with your food during the week, only to let it all come crashing down on the weekend? I have some great tips for you to keep your appetite under control. First of all, ask yourself if you’re really hungry or just thirsty.  Start…

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Spicy Moroccan Eggs

Spicy Moroccan Eggs This quick brunch dish packs a protein punch with a bit of heat.  The addition of chickpeas, courgettes, spinach and tomatoes makes for a fibre rich, nutritious meal (why not try it for lunch or a light supper too). I recently cooked this for a group of 12 people so I poached…

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Muesli

Muesli: in a large bowl, mix together1 bag of oats with your choice of slivered almonds pepitas chia seeds coconut shreds sunflower seeds linseeds This untoasted variety still has plenty of crunch due to the variety of seeds and nuts which pack a nutrient punch as well as flavour. Store in an airtight container and…

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