Your HEALTHIEST Packed Lunch (under 400 calories)

Your healthiest packed lunch

Let me introduce one of my favourite lunchtime staples: Grilled Chicken with Pearl Barley and Mixed Vegetables. Trust me – this will be your HEALTHIEST packed lunch EVER! Maybe it sounds a bit fancy, but I can assure you that you’ll be able to sort out a WHOLE WEEK’S worth of packed lunches in less […]

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Easiest Chickpea Salad

easiest chickpea salad

In my house, we braai with family every Sunday, without fail. So we’re always looking for new ideas when it comes to side dishes. Sure – the meat is the easy part, but you can’t always  have the same old boring salad every week! And besides that – you also don’t want to be in […]

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Asian Stir Fry with ZERO Calorie Noodles

zero calorie noodles

  The day I discovered ZERO calorie noodles…oh my goodness…I thought: “Best invention. EVER!” I was curious about them, thinking maybe they tasted disgusting. Obviously, I bought them – took them home – and cooked something that I could add them to immediately. And I was surprised…they didn’t taste disgusting! What a score! They basically […]

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Crustless Breakfast Quiche (low carb)

crustless breakfast quiche

Goodmorning! I hope you guys are hungry for a delicious CRUSTLESS Breakfast Quiche complete with the works: bacon, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, tomato, onion…AND avocado (if you like). It’s perfectly low carb AND gluten-free because I use BACON as the crust. (did anyone say bacon?!!)… Yes! BACON! Which makes this a delicious breakfast/brunch option. But if you’re […]

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AMARULA Chocolate Mousse (under 120 calories)

AMARULA Chocolate Mousse

Do you love AMARULA? That actually sounds like a stupid question to me – like asking “who loves chocolate?”. Duh. Everybody. So try my AMARULA Chocolate Mousse! I wanted to make a sugar-free mousse (originally)…and this one CAN BE – if you omit the Amarula. I was planning to use xylitol as the sugar substitute…but […]

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SUGAR FREE Chocolate Mug Cake

chocolate mug cake

I’m not the biggest fan of cooking in a microwave – let alone BAKING in one. However, just as there is an exception to EVERY rule – there is an exception to this one too. More specifically, when craving chocolate, or a piece of cake! Enter: my Sugar Free (!!!!) Chocolate Mug Cake. If you’re […]

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The BEST Beef Stew

The Best Beef Stew

At this time of year, I’m sure a warm, hearty stew is a weekly staple. Definitely in our house! This one is by far my favorite: The BEST Beef Stew… If you’re someone that’s never made a stew before…DO NOT FEAR! This is definitely NOT the type of dish you need to fret about. It […]

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Smashed Sweet Potato with Mexican Bean “Ragu”

smashed sweet potato with mexican bean "ragu"

If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet filling, satisfying AND healthy meal to make…you’ve come to the right place! Last week I made a delicious and hearty Mexican Bean Ragu (you can check out the recipe below). I love having it with smashed sweet potatoes! So good, deeply fulfilling – AND LESS THAN 400 CALORIES! […]

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Hearty Mexican BEAN “Ragu”

Mexican Bean "Ragu"

Prepare yourself for a HEARTY, HEALTHY, EASY and super INEXPENSIVE meal…my Mexican Bean “Ragu”. Right off the bat, I’m sure you’re wondering: first – what the heck is ragu? And second – what’s with the inverted commas? When I first made this dish…I thought: Hey, this reminds me of a ragu! So I was like: […]

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SUGAR FREE Lindt Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate

It’s winter time! Yes…okay…I’m sure I am stating the OBVIOUS. The point is, what is winter without hot chocolate? Not winter at all – that’s what! The problem is getting into summer-body-shape AND drinking hot chocolate at the same time. Such a predicament, am I right? Well, what if I told you that hot chocolate […]

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