Have a Healthy Weekend!

Eating well and making healthy choices over the weekend can be difficult. Here are a few tips to keep you on track this weekend: Eat breakfast as soon as you wake up If you skip breakfast it upsets your appetite and metabolism for the rest of the day. If you are...

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Wellness Day – Coronation Fund Managers

Last week Friday, Toni helped out at Coronation’s annual Wellness Day. We were asked to do a food demo and Toni prepared a gorgeous looking table, filled with delicious lunch and snack options, along with tasters for the team at Coronation to try. The options and meal...

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Tasty chickpea and lentil soup

  I recently found this AMAZING chickpea and lentil soup recipe on www.bbcgoodfood.com. I've made one or two adjustments to suit the ingredients we use in SA, but I can honestly say this is one of the simplest and tastiest soups I have made! And filled with...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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10 ways to survive your end of year function!

Eat a proper breakfast, lunch and snacks the day leading up to the function. If you aren't ravenous when you arrive you are less likely to overeat Drink lots of water in the day leading up to the function so that you don't arrive dehydrated. This can leave you feeling...

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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...

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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 roadside fruit and veg stalls. YUM! Strawberries have a GI (glycaemic index)...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 lookout 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 Dinner”:...

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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....

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Ward off winter weight gain!

Although South African winters are relatively mild, many people pile on a few extra kilos 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...

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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...

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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...

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