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Recipe: Healthy Broccoli and Feta Soup

  Try this healthy and delicious winter soup as a hearty lunch or dinner option! Ingredients: 15g margarine and 15ml sunflower oil 2 large onions, thinly sliced 4 leeks, washed, trimmed and sliced 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 500g broccoli, broken into florets 1 litre of chicken stock 150g feta...

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Keep fit and healthy this winter!

  Winter can play havoc with a healthy lifestyle. Firstly, our diets often change from light meals with lots of salad to more warm, comfort style foods. Secondly, there is no denying how difficult it is to get moving when it's freezing cold outside! Here are a few tips to help you keep fit and

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Meal Planning Monday

  After a long break from blogging, I thought it would be good to go back to basics and look at the important role that planning plays in healthy eating. I always tell my clients that if you are organised, half of the battle is won! If you want to eat a healthy diet, but live

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Tips to survive silly season socializing!

  Silly season can play havoc with healthy eating. It's relatively easy to stick to a healthy eating plan when you are the one who is shopping, portioning and preparing meals. When you are visiting friends or are in a social situation, it is more difficult to stick to the rules. Although...

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Summer Strawberries

  What's your favourite fruit at the moment? Mine has got to be strawberries. Delicious and sweet, they are available everywhere at the moment, from supermarkets, to street vendors, to road side fruit and veg stalls. YUM! Strawberries have a GI (glycaemic index) of 32, which is considered low....

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Sizzling Summer Special!

    Now that it seems spring has finally sprung, Healthy Habits is offering an awesome summer special for the month of October. New clients will receive a 20 % discount on normal rates for their first two appointments. Existing clients', who refer a friend, will also receive a 20% discount...

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Eating Thai and staying healthy!

    Thai food is very popular and often considered a healthy food option. Although this is true in some respects, it is important to think about your meal choices and control your portions! Follow these guidelines to ensure you are on the right track: Avoid soups as they often contain...

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Recipe: Thai Style Tuna

Tuna is such a fantastic source of omega 3 fatty acids, essential in maintaining heart health and brain function. I often recommend this Thai style tuna recipe and the feedback is great! Ingredients:  2 TBS fresh lime juice 1 TBS fish sauce 2 tsp dark sesame oil 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 4 trout...

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Re-think your drink this winter!

  8 glasses of water a day. If we have heard it once, we have heard it a thousand times. Problem is, in winter, it's difficult! Instead of water we often tend to drink more tea and coffee, often with sugar and milk, and will swap the sparkling water ordered out for a cappuccino, latte

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Winter Warmer Recipe!

  I LOVE recipes! I also love cooking and even more so I love eating! So I’m always on the look out for recipe’s that are delicious and can fit into a healthy diet. I recently came across this recipe on one of my favourite websites – Knorr’s “What’s for...

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Inspiration from Nelson Mandela

    Happy Birthday Madiba! Nelson Mandela inspires change, not only in South Africa, but across the globe! As we celebrate Mandela Day, take time  to reflect on your personal goals. Let Madiba inspire you to make changes in your life to help you achieve these goals. Remember that small...

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Ward off winter weight gain!

Although South African winters are relatively mild, many people pile on a few extra kilo's along with the winter woollies! Because of the cold, rain and reduced sunlight hours, our physical activity level often drops. We also tend to opt for “comfort foods” such as stews and curries, soups and...

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Shopping made healthy (and easy!)

The number one rule of a healthy shop is this: Don’t shop on an empty stomach! In order to save money and ensure a healthy shop, stick to the following guidelines: Do a weekly grocery shop, twice weekly for fresh produce Plan meals for the week and write a shopping list accordingly Stick to...

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Recipe: Breakfast Egg Cups

Breakfast cups seem to be all the rage at the moment. These quick, simple and healthy breakfasts are a great option for the cooler weather and can be paired with a slice or two of wholegrain toast to fill your stomach and prepare you for the day! There are so many variations of this recipe

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5 Diet Myths Busted

Myth 1: The less you eat, the more weight you`ll lose! Truth: This is simply not true! Skipping meals, or restricting energy intake to extremely low levels may seem like a good weight-loss strategy but it will backfire as our body tries to conserve as much energy as possible. Much of the apparent...

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Sweet Potato Magic!

Sweet potatoes are a favourite in my house-hold and their popularity is rising across the country. I notice more and more restaurants offering sweet potato wedges and mash as an alternative to normal potato! The good news is, these sweet and delicious potatoes are a great choice of carbohydrate!...

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Recipe: Low Fat Thai Green Curry

Thai food is one of my favourite type of meals. A typical Thai curry can be high in fat, but this fantastic recipe uses low fat coconut milk and offers a nutritious and delicious meal! This recipe serves 2 – enjoy! For the paste: 1 small bunch coriander, roughly chopped 2 tsp grated ginger...

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Sweet secrets about Sugar

Sugar is a carbohydrate, just like bread, rice, cereal and potato's. When people talk about sugar they are usually referring to sucrose, the most commonly used sweetener. However there are many types of sugars, including sucrose, glucose and fructose found in plant foods, and lactose, found in milk....

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Tips to Keep your Kids Healthy!

Breakfast is important! Encourage your kids to eat breakfast from an early age. Eating breakfast will prevent your child from getting hungry in the morning and will help them concentrate and stay active at school. Cereal and milk is a great option but keep the sugar coated cereals for occasional...

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Breakfast ideas to get you out of bed!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You've heard it a million times, but do you understand why? After fasting for 10 - 12 hours, your body needs fuel. Your brain cannot store energy, so we need to give it a constant supply. People who don't eat breakfast often feel irritable, tired and

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Are you nuts?

Nuts and seeds are a great source of nutrients. They contain essential fatty acids and protein. The type of fat contained in these foods is considered a healthy fat and has been shown to reduce risk for heart disease and stroke. Nuts and seeds also contain dietary fibre and various vitamins and...

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