Spiced lentil and vegetable soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 red onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 tablespoon mild Indian curry powder 400g can diced tomatoes 1 litre vegetable stock (low sodium) ½ cup dried green lentils, washed, drained 2 red bell peppers (capsicums), chopped 2 (230g) small eggplants, chopped plain yogurt…

Chilli chicken with yoghurt lentil salad

Kick the week off in a healthy way with this low-fat, spicy chicken dish for dinner. Ingredients (serves 4) 4 single chicken breast fillets 2 tsp piri-piri seasoning Olive oil spray ¼ cup (70g) reduced fat natural yogurt, plus extra to serve 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 2 x 400g cans brown lentils or chickpeas,…

Manna, weight loss and Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance occurs when you become desensitized to the hormone insulin, resulting in high-glucose levels, elevated triglycerides, weight gain and possibly high-blood pressure and cholesterol. Insulin resistance increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Fortunately, weight loss and dietary changes can often reverse insulin resistance and prevent serious health complications. Using…