Insulin Crashes and Weight Gain

Insulin Insulin is a hormone that helps your cells get the energy they need but also promotes the storage of excess energy as fat. If your insulin and glucose levels fluctuate wildly, you can find yourself tired and lethargic, craving sugar, overeating and gaining weight. Put an end to this cycle by changing your diet…

Bolognese

Ingredients (serves 6) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium brown onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, finely chopped 1 large red capsicum, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 750g beef mince 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 3/4 cup beef stock 2 tablespoons tomato paste Method Heat oil in a…

Bolognese-stuffed eggplants

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 (500g each) eggplants Olive oil cooking spray ½ quantity Bolognese (see related recipe) 1/3 cup shredded fresh basil leaves ½ cup grated parmesan Small fresh basil leaves, to serve Method                      Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Pierce eggplant several times with a fork. Spray all…

Effortless Weight Loss

Six Ways to Maximize Your Results with the Manna Low GI Meal Replacement Shake Use these helpful tips to make meal replacements a successful part of your weight loss and weight maintenance plan: Use a meal replacement for no more than two meals, or one meal and one snack, per day. Choose meal replacements that…

Barbecued fish with warm tomato salad

  Ingredients (serves 4) 4 (±800g in total) hake fillets 2 punnets cherry tomatoes, halved 1 red onion, thinly sliced Olive oil cooking spray 1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Mixed salad leaves, to serve Lemon wedges, to serve Method Spray fish, tomatoes and onion with oil. Season with salt and…

Chargrilled vegetables

  Ingredients (serves 4) 2 eggplants, thinly sliced lengthways 2 green bell pepper, cut into strips 2 red bell pepper, cut into strips 3 zucchini (baby marrow), thinly sliced lengthways olive oil cooking spray 1/3 cup herb and garlic salad dressing Method Preheat a chargrill or barbecue plate on medium-high. Spray vegetables with oil. Season…