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 […]

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 […]

Herbalife Banana Blush Shake

Q. Why did the Herbalife shake blush? A. It saw the banana piel. For non- South Africans who likely won’t get the joke,  the Herbalife shake had a delightful blush as it was made using strawberry yogurt. Ingredients: 1 banana 2 Tbsp. Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla, Strawberry, or Cookies & Cream) 150ml strawberry yogurt 150ml […]

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 […]

Meatfree Monday: Mexican Fusion Salad

This started out as a bit of a “kitchen sink” salad, but actually turned out to be a delicious meal-in-one I was rather proud of! Now to remember all the ingredients… Ingredients: Mix of red and white quinoa, cooked Avocado Red Cabbage Mango Coriander Cashew Nuts Pumpkin Seeds Lemon Juice Coriander Cayenne Pepper Olive Oil […]

Berry Yummy Muffins

I ran past a bulging bramble berry bush, turned back, gorged, then came back with a Tupperware. In summer, exotic bramble berry bushes suddenly spring into bursts of red berries, that ripen to black. The plants are near impossible to eradicate from natural bush, so I feel that my berry picking is is fact an […]

Even Better Barley Bircher Muesli

Oats, step aside, barley has replaced you in the “Grain of Fame” – I love the texture and nutty flavour in salads and soups; next obvious step was to breakfast-ise it as Barley Bircher Muesli. The ingredients and method are similar to the original Bircher Muesli, with the exception that you should precook the barley before […]

Meatfree Monday: Low Carb Leek, Cauli, and Coconut Soup

So, we already know that cauli is perfect low carb substitute for pizza base, mash, and rice. It also works wonders in a Leek & Potato Soup Makeover. And instead of heavy cream, I used coconut milk, which is even more delicious IMHO (Acronym Alert!). Ingredients: 4 leeks, chopped. PS – you can use the leaves! […]

Double Choc Chip Parfait

Ingredients: Layer 1: Bircher muesli and/or granola Layer 2: Choc Chip Yogurt Layer 3: Herbalife Formula 1 Choc Mint Flavour, mixed with Choc Chip or plain yogurt Ready, set, destroy! Link of the day: The 10 best snacks for runners

Healthy Milktart Makeover

Milktart has always been one of my favourite desserts. Lucky for me that my mom is the Milktart Queen (which she feels a somewhat bittersweet title, having progressed from her title as “Tequila Queen” in her heyday). I needed something sweet after dinner the other night (funny that…) so I whipped up a tart in […]

Low Calorie Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Anyone else out there continuously tempted by the slabs of carrot cake in the cafe windows? The proverbial carrot in front of the nose rings true… time to grab the dangling carrot; make it healthy and make it delicious! Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose (or whole wheat) flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup packed […]

Going Organic: Budget Tips for Pesticide-Free Plebs

Rich Moms, this post is not for you. Keep buying all organic, maybe it will make it cheaper for us one day for all your support.  The rest: Good News! (Rich Moms, hope you’re not still reading this….) – Like the Taylor Swift to the Miley Cyrus, so we have the Clean 15 to the […]

Blueberry Smoothie on the cheap

Blueberries: So good and good for you.. but derm, they may as well be call Burberrys! This cheat’s version uses blueberry yoghurt (contains real blueberries), so that you’re not shovelling away a buck a berry! PS. If anyone knows where to get budget blueberries in SA, please let me know. Ingredients 2 Scoops Herbalife Formula […]