Peanut butter & stevia oats for brekkie

Super quick to make! Add 1/3 cup rolled oats and 3/4 cups water to a pot & bring to the boil – cooks in about 4 minutes. Pour out into a bowl & mix in 1 tsp sugar & salt free peanut butter and 2 drops stevia. Top off with a little milk!

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Healthy harissa meal

  • Toss butternut in garlic, olive oil & salt – roast in oven at 180c for 35 minutes, turn halfway through.
  • Put Broccolini in an oven proof bowl with water and put in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Put harissa chicken pieces in a pan with garlic & olive oil, sprinkle harissa spice over and cook.
  • Serve with feta & beetroot.

Lemon, Garlic, Rosemary & Sage Chicken Kebabs

There’s nothing better than char-grilled chicken kebabs at a Braai (Barbecue), but the ones you buy in store are often covered in a sticky, sugary marinade. So this is a lighter, healthier way to make your own chicken kebabs at home.

What you’ll need:

  • 4-5 Chicken breasts cut into bits that you can ‘skewer’, dont get them too thick or they may not cook in the middle
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • 1 Minced clove of garlic
  • Wooden skewer sticks (Cut these to fit the size or your grill pan or braai before you skewer the chicken onto it)

The ‘How to’:

  1. It’s best to let this marinade overnight in the fridge before cooking. If you’re short on time, 2-4 hours marinading should do the trick.
  2. Make the marinade mix:
    • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper, rosemary, sage and garlic.
  3. Place the cut pieces of chicken into a zip lock bag or tupperware. Pour the marinade into the bag. Seal & ‘smush’ around to get all the pieces of chicken covered.
  4. Put into the fridge to marinade overnight.
  5. Cut your wooden skewers to fit the size or your grill pan or braai before you skewer the chicken onto it.
  6. After marinading, push the pieces of chicken onto the skewers and grill until cooked.
  7. Enjoy with a side salad!

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Spag Bol with Zucchini noodles – my personal favourite

Spaghetti Bolognese is definitely comfort food. I can’t make it as well as my mom but still, it’s pretty good! I like to lighten it up with swapping out pasta for baby marrow noodles.

Serves 4, Takes about 30 minutes

What you’ll need:

  • 500gr beef mince (or 1 tin lentils for meat free version)
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 4 chopped tomatoes (or 1 tin diced tomatoes – preferably organic)
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Baby marrow (zucchini) noodles (Make your own or buy ready made)

Lets get cooking:

  1. Saute chopped onion in E.V. Olive Oil until soft & golden.
  2. Then add the mince and brown. Break the mince up with your spoon or spatula so there aren’t any large chunks.
  3. Once mince has browned, add the tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and crumble in the chicken stock cube. Stir until combined.
  4. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes – stir occasionally.
  5. Use a vegetable spiralizer or mandoline slicer to make your baby marrow (zucchini) noodles (or buy ready made from woolworths).
  6. Place noodles into a microwaveable container with a lid and microwave for 3 minutes – allow to sit in the container for a further 2 minutes before serving.

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Warm Fuzzy to help you sleep

Busy lifestyles & time spent on technology today often have an impact on our quality of sleep. Try this spiced-up version of the ‘cup of milk’ before bed for a better night’s sleep.

What you’ll need & how it all helps:

  • 250mls Full Cream Milk (Dairy or Almond Milk)
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg – said to have insomnia curing benefits
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon – said to have blood sugar balancing benefits
  • 1 pinch pink salt – said to lower stress, it raises oxytocin (hormone) levels which helps you feel calmer
  • 1/2 tsp raw honey – said to re-stock and support the liver function whilst you sleep

How to make your warm fuzzy:

  • Heat the milk in a saucepan on the stove or in your favourite mug the microwave.
  • Add in the spices and stir, you may want to return to the heat to let the flavours infuse.
  • Put on some loose, comfy clothes (PJs). Find a quiet, comfortable place, with low lighting, and sip slowly.

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