Bloedsuiker & Basiese Beginsels van Gewig

Bloedsuiker: “n Basiese Beginsel van Gewigsverlies

Veronderstel jy eet ‘n tuna toebroodjie vir middagete. Sodra jy klaar geëet is, begin jou spysverteringstelsel om die koolhidrate – die blaarslaai, tamatie en volgraanbrood – in glukose af te breek. (Glukose is ‘n eenvoudige suiker wat in plant- en dierweefsel voorkom.) Hierdie glukose molekules beweeg deur jou bloedstroom en spoor die insulien, ‘n hormoon …

Pumpkin and beetroot salad

Ingredients 700g pkt diced butternut pumpkin, or 700g peeled seeded pumpkin, cut into 2cm pieces 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 2 tablespoons pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 250g cooked beetroot, halved or cut into wedges if large 280g pkt baby spinach ¼ cup (60ml) balsamic 150g blue cheese, torn Method Preheat oven to 200C.…

How to Prevent Diabetes by Losing Weight

How to Prevent Diabetes by Losing Weight

Diabetes is a growing problem due to our lifestyles and diets that are filled with foods that are rich in carbohydrates and sugar. But luckily it does not have to be that way. Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are becoming more and more of a problem every day. It occurs when the insulin in the…

Buttermilk chicken with sweet potato mash

Buttermilk chicken with sweet potato mash

Ingredients (4 servings) 125ml (½ cup) buttermilk 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1 garlic clove, crushed 8 (about 500g) chicken tenderloins 700g sweet potato, peeled, coarsely chopped 60g (1 cup) breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon olive oil Steamed green vegetables, to serve Method Combine buttermilk, lemon rind and garlic in a…

Carrot and beetroot slaw with fennel dressing

Carrot and beetroot slaw with fennel dressing

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 large carrots 4 beetroot (300g each), washed, trimmed, peeled ¼ cup pecans, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons sultanas 2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves Fennel dressing 1½ teaspoons fennel seeds 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Method Make Fennel dressing: Place fennel seeds…

Cajun-spiced fish with corn salad

Cajun-spiced fish with corn salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 4 (175g each) boneless white fish fillets (like Hake) olive oil cooking spray Corn salad 2 cups corn kernels 250g green beans, trimmed 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 lemon, juiced ¼ cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped Method Make salad: Half-fill a saucepan with water. Bring to…