Lunches I love: Proudly South African Salad

An easy, healthy weekday lunch that feels like you’re treating yourself. Or, an excellent accompaniment to your weekend braai. Ingredients: Biltong (about 100g) Avo (1/2 medium) Peppadews (about 2 Tsbp) Cashew nuts (about 2 Tsbp) Cottage/cream cheese (about 1Tbsp) Sweet Chilli Sauce (1 Tsp) Feta to taste Cherry tomatoes Greens of choice (lettuce, spinach, rocket). Brag: […]

Meatfree Monday: Warm Roasted Butternut and Lentil Salad

To drop those kilos with Herbalife, the programme includes 2 shakes a day, healthy snacks, as well as a healthy meal. The shake makes 2 of your meals easy, but are you stumped for the third? This warm winter salad includes colourful veggies, lean protein, healthy fats, not to mention a delicious flavour pop!   Ingredients: 1 […]

Do I need supplements?

Wherever possible, I choose the “natural” option; but sometimes nature needs a little help. I mean, these legs aren’t going to shave themselves! Never mind the legs – in an ideal world, I’d like to say “NO, we don’t need supplements if we eat healthily, all we need comes from our food.” Sadly, the world […]

Power to the Pancake!

I love my Herbalife shake for breakfast – quick, convenient, filling… and I know I’m getting everything my body needs in the right balance to get the day started in the right way. When I have a little more time on my hands on a Saturday or Sunday morning, pancakes are the perfect way to […]

Lick my Locks!

My tresses are far from my pride and joy – fine, DEAD straight (even after the curling iron ladies have trapped me in the mall)… EXCEPT for the lethal recipe of dry from winter + dry from artificial heaters + in desperate need of a trim + subjected to a hair band + on a […]

Meatfree Monday Roundup

Making Mondays meatless has never been this easy (+ healthy + delicious). So what’s for dinner?  Meatfree Monday Brupper Omelette       10-min Cheatza  Veggie Burgers   Chickpea, Butternut, And Coriander Fritters with Coconut Cream    Curried Butternut Soup with Homemade Yogurt Bread    Veggy Scramble Wrap    Aubergine Stack with Hummus and Tomato […]

The Simple Substitute Series: Healthy Baking Swaps

In almost all my recipes, I make ingredients swaps to turn indulgent favourites into healthy indulgent favourites: from muffins to pancakes to brownies and beyond. In fact, I actually find it impossible to follow any recipe ingredient-for-ingredient, and always find myself making subs as I go. Basically, the “bad guys” to sub out are white […]

Gluten Free, Low Fat A-MAIZE-ing Savoury Muffins

  MIELIES, as we call them in South Africa; the much over-looked naturally gluten-free staple of many African countries. Did I mention gluten-free and cheap? (Seems somewhat of an oxymoron, as most gluten-free foods cost a wheatless fortune!)   Ingredients: 2 cups mielie meal 4 cups water salt and pepper to taste 1-2 tsp cayenne […]

Chai Spice Love-a-Latte Shake

As autumn approaches, there is nothing better than curling up with something warm and delicious. Now, breakfast just got better with a hot ‘n spicy (or cool ‘n creamy) chai spice latte.  Ingredients: 2 Scoops Herbalife F1 Vanilla/ Cookies ‘n Cream 250ml soy milk/ milk of choice 1 Rooibos/ Honey Bush/ Herbal tea teabag 1 […]

Ditch the Diet!

The D-word. D-I-E-T. Have you used it? Has it dangled over every Monday? Does it scare you? Throw the word and its associations away. “Diet” has become such a loaded word in our society, so I urge you never to go on one. Rather, make sustainable changes and new choices every day – the only […]

10 Commandments for Weight Gone For Good #2

Remember Commandments 1-5? Time to add to that list… 6. Get your zzzz If you want to lose weight, you need to get at least seven hours of shut-eye every night. Full stop. When you are lacking sleep, your body produces a nasty hormone called ghrelin, which TRIGGERS HUNGER and causes FAT RETENTION. Double yuck! […]

10 Commandments for Weight Gone for Good

Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t for sissies! But following these pointers goes a long way in helping you stay in shape and keeping healthy.  Take some time to think about how you can improve on each, then write those steps down and put them somewhere visible to keep you motivated and on target. […]

Giftin’ from the Kitchen

Box of chocolates? Bottle of wine? Bunch of flowers? B-B-Blah… Bring on the blender…these gifts are actually (ssshhh) very easy to make when you don’t have time on your side! 1. Salmon Mousse for Ganna (gran) Recipe: Can/ slices of smoked salmon Tub of cream cheese Salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste A dash […]

The Green Monster Goes Rogue

Meet the Bircher Muesli – Green Monster lovechild: Ingredients (2 servings): 4 Tbsp Herbalife Formula 1 1 banana 2 Tbsp hemp seed powder 1/2 avocado 3 spinach leaves 1 apple 1 cup oatmeal 2 Tbsp. mixed seeds 1 cup plain yogurt honey to drizzle Directions: Juice the apple and spinach. Add to a blender along […]