- 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.
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
- 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’:
- 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.
- Make the marinade mix:
- In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper, rosemary, sage and garlic.
- 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.
- Put into the fridge to marinade overnight.
- Cut your wooden skewers to fit the size or your grill pan or braai before you skewer the chicken onto it.
- After marinading, push the pieces of chicken onto the skewers and grill until cooked.
- Enjoy with a side salad!
In winter months I want something warm to kick-start my day – bring on the oats! What I love about oats is that I can make them ahead and just reheat in the microwave when I get to work. Convenience is often what gets in the way of making healthy choices so the easier the better!
Make-ahead, creamy macadamia butter & cinnamon oats
Oats are a breakfast staple! They’re rich in a specific type of fibre called beta-glucan which is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. They’re also a source of protein.
- ½ cup oats
- 1 cup water
- Cinnamon to sprinkle
- 1 heaped tsp. Macadamia butter (or almond butter)
- Stevia to sweeten (optional)
- Rice & Coconut milk or normal milk
- Add the oats and water to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Pour the cooked oats into a jar. Get a heaped tsp. of macadamia butter and dunk into the middle of the hot oats. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of the oats (as much as you’d like). Add 4 drops stevia. Mix, mix, MIX!
When I get to work I pop the jar in the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute, then add the milk, stir and enjoy. I hope this gives you another option to make healthier breakfast choices!