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It's impossible to avoid fries, but I make a healthier version that's lower on the carb scale, not fried yet also loved by my children. Making oven fries out of sweet potatoes brings out their inherent sweetness, and is a much healthier option than regular potatoes. We enjoy them on their own as a nutritious snack, or accompanied by fish,...
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Don't hate me, I am one of those lucky people that loses weight easily. So skinny salads are not for me. I need nutrient-dense meals that contain healthy calories. This is why this simple spinach quinoa salad, packed with Mediterranean goodness including lemon, sun-dried tomatoes and toasted almonds gives me the energy and taste that does me good. It's...
Time : 45 minutes Cuisine : Italian Serves : 2 Liberal carb : 60-100 per day Light, healthy and simple, yet incredibly satisfying, this vegan and gluten-free pasta recipe is great for lunch or dinner. Ingredients ¾ pound box of gluten-free penne 4 red or orange bell peppers, seeded and cut into quarters ¾ cup kalamata olives, pitted ½ cup almonds, roasted and coarsely...
Time : 20min Cuisine : Multi-Cuisine Serves : 4 Moderate carb: 20-50 grams per day This quick-to-make dish doubles up as a hearty meal by itself, or can add some super crunch and flavour to a large supper as a side. Ingredients 1 cup green cabbage, cut into thin strips 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 2 carrots, spiralised or julienned 2 medium zucchinis, spiralised or julienned ¼ cup green...
Time: 1 hour 30 mins Cuisine: Italian Serves: 4 Moderate carb: 30-50 grams per day Subtle mint and crunchy toasted almonds make these quinoa-stuffed peppers a tasty and innovative main dish or side. Vegan and gluten-free. Ingredients 4 bell peppers (capsicum) 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 1 (540g) tomato pasta sauce 1+¼ cup water ½ cup slivered almonds 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion,...
Time : 45min Cuisine : Asian Serves : 4 Moderate carb: 20-50 grams per day Ingredients 100 grams buckwheat noodles 1 tablespoon olive oil 250 grams mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thinly sliced 6 cups vegetable broth 2/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 4 scallions, thinly sliced 4 carrots, thinly sliced 250 grams green beans, trimmed and chopped Instructions Prepare the noodles as...
Time : 25min Cuisine : Middle Eastern Serves : 2 Liberal carb : 50-100 grams per day This heart-healthy, quick, and easy dish is perfect to throw together for either lunch or dinner. What’s more is that it tastes equally great hot or cold. If you want to reduce the carb load, switch the couscous for quinoa or cauliflower 'rice'. Ingredients 1 box couscous ½ cup pine...
Time : 15 minutes Serves : 2 Cuisine : International Liberal carb : 60-100 per day The perfect fit for a no-cook meal rotation, this healthy sandwich will satiate your hunger without making you feel bloated. Ingredients 400 grams white beans, soaked overnight, rinsed, and drained 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Seasoning 12 slices multigrain bread 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cucumber, thinly...
We may have been brought up with vegetable curries cooked to death, but we need not stick with them. This is because overcooking destroys all the nutritional properties of veggies, so nowadays I am careful about what I eat myself and what I serve at home. For the festive season, I've come up with a great side that you...
This refreshing and nutrient-packed salad is packed full of green goodness, and is a breeze to make! Time: 10mins Cuisine: Multi-Cuisine Serves: 4 Low Carb: Under 20 grams per day  Ingredients 1 bunch chard, chopped 2 cups spinach, chopped 3 medium carrots, shredded 1/4 head cabbage, red, shredded (optional) 1/4 medium onion, red, thinly sliced - can also use shallots (optional) 1/2 cup pumpkin...
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