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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Shake That Will Surprise You

The return of the Green Monster… This is one monster you should not be afraid of! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Herbalife Formula 1 3 spinach leaves 1 banana 1 Tbsp hemp seed powder 250 ml (1 cup) milk of choice You’ll be surprised how yummy healthy tastes! To find out how you can change your eating […]

Meatfree Monday: Coconut Curried Lentil Wrap

Ingredients: 1 can coconut milk 1 cup lentils 2 cups water 1  onion, finely chopped 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. finely chopped peeled fresh ginger 2 chopped garlic cloves 1 Tsp cumin 1 Tsp ground coriander 1 Tsp tumeric 1 Tsp salt Wraps, lettuce, avo, and sweet chilli sauce to serve Directions: Fry up […]

Meatfree Monday: Fabulous Mini Frittatas

I always feel so chuffed when someone takes something I’ve made for them and makes it even tastier (and usually better looking) – like my sister’s mini frittatas. The photo does them absolutely no justice! Frittatas are great as a meal with some salad or sides, or as a high protein, low carb snack: To […]

Nectarine and Nutmeg Shake

Sweet, succulent nectarines are the perfect seasonal summer fruit. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. Herbalife Formula 1 Cookies and Cream/ Vanilla/ Tropical Fruit 1 nectarine A pinch of nutmeg, plus a dusting to garnish 200 ml yogurt/milk of choice Directions: Simply blend the above. With the sweetness of the nectarine and the indulgent-tasting pinch of nutmeg, this […]

Lunches I Love: Braai Bits

Masses of meat at a braai (BBQ) or bust, in my opinion. (See here for my tips to having a healthier braai). That means delicious char-grilled leftovers for  lunch. Ingredients: Leftover marinated chicken kebabs, char-grilled and shredded Leftover braaied butternut Sundried tomatoes Leftover green salad with herbs, shredded beetroot and carrot Avocado Pumpkin seeds Directions: Open […]

My Made Muesli Bars: Bowl me over Granola, Take #4

Based on this winning muesli bar recipe: Here are mine! My modifications on the original recipe are some superfood touches: goji berries, flax seed powder, and hemp seed powder. Link of the day: Goji-Cranberry Chocolate Shake