7 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

3 Key Tips to Stop Emotional Eating

Emotional eating means turning to food for comfort; not because you’re hungry. That bag of potato chips and those chocolate chip cookies may provide short-term relief when you’re feeling bored, lonely, anxious, frustrated, depressed, angry, or stressed. But emotional eating can also lead to overeating and unwanted weight gain! The good news is that there…

Healthy Soup

Healthy Soup

Ingredients (makes 5½ liters) 1 bunch shallots, thinly sliced 1 bunch celery, leaves included, finely sliced 3 small green capsicum, finely chopped 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped 4 large carrots, finely chopped 300g green beans, trimmed, chopped 30g packet Vegetable Soup mix 2 cups (500ml) water 3 cups (750ml) Chicken stock 2 x 810g cans…

Curried pumpkin and lentils

Ingredients (6 servings) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 brown onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled, thinly sliced lengthways 2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks 3 large fresh green chillies, thickly sliced 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds 3 teaspoons ground cumin 3 teaspoons ground turmeric 500g butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 4cm pieces 305g (1½…

Roasted tomato and lentil soup

Roasted tomato and lentil soup

Ingredients (6 servings) 1.5kg ripe tomatoes, halved lengthways 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 6 cups Chicken Stock 1½ teaspoons brown sugar 400ml can brown lentils, drained, rinsed 2 tablespoons basil leaves, finely chopped ½ cup Greek Style Yogurt Method…

What are Healthy Carbs?

What are Healthy Carbs?

There are types of carbohydrates, namely simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are those that are quickly converted into energy, but come with the side effect of a blood sugar spike followed by a big blood sugar drop. Complex carbohydrates on the other hand take are turned into energy more slowly, but don’t cause…

Eat Yourself Skinny in the New Year

Eat Yourself Skinny in the New Year

It’s a new year and the perfect opportunity to start being more healthy. Since the year has barely kicked off, it means you have plenty of time to get into shape. This means no need for crash diets that are often unhealthy and even dangerous. The best way to make sure your weight loss is…

Healthy Summer Breakfast

Healthy Summer Breakfast

Ingredients (4 servings) NOTE: Use whatever fruit is in season ¾ cup toasted muesli 200g mixed nuts & seeds with cranberries 2 tablespoons honey 4 slices watermelon 1 cup strawberries 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup plain yoghurt ½ melon, peeled, sliced 2 mangoes, halved and peeled 2 oranges, peeled, sliced 2 kiwifruit,…