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Rice Krispie

Healthier Version for Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats are always a winner at any kiddies' party, or a special treat now and then. Try this healthier version for a snack that can be enjoyed more often!

Ingredients Rice Krispie

4 cups Puffed brown rice cereal (available in health section of most supermarkets or Health shops)
1 cup Honey
1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
1 cup (250 ml) Peanut butter, sugar-free

Method to prepare Rice Krispie treats

1. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and ground cinnamon.
2. Stir in the

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Wouldn`t we all want to have our cake and eat it too! Then a banana loaf can be the perfect thing! Bananas alone are nutritional powerhouses, loaded with potassium and other important nutrients. This recipe contains oats, which increase the fibre - making this banana bread a healthier treat than most normal store-bought versions.
This recipe can be perfect as a healthy lunchbox snack for the kids, enjoyed mid-morning at work for the adults, or even simply warmed up as a delicious evening snack!

 

Ingredients

2 Bananas, medium-size ripe
2 Eggs, large
6 tbsp Maple syrup
¾ cup Rolled

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Rooibos, pomegranate and cinnamon iced tea

It is important to keep hydrated during hot summer days. But, it is also important to consider the type of drink you choose as these can be loaded with sugar and empty calories. Try this low-calory ice tea recipe for a refreshing, guilt-free drink on hot summer days.

Rooibos, pomegranate and cinnamon iced tea

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 L Water

4 Rooibos tea bags

1 Cinnamon stick

1 Fresh orange, washed

1 Pomegranate

1 sachet Xylitol (optional)

Instructions

  1. Boil 2L of water.
  2. Put the tea bags into a large jug or bowl (min 2L), and add
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Easy snack ideas

Eating snacks in-between meals can help to tie you over until your next main meal, and may even help you not to overeat at main meals. When opting for snacks, I always choose a wholegrain or low Glycemic Index (GI) carbohydrate and/ or a source of lean protein, depending on how hungry I am and how long away I am from eating my next main meal. Here are some easy, packable snack ideas

  1. Fruit and nut trail mix

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This snack provides healthy fats, some protein and a serving of fruit. It is easy to pack and convenient size to pack

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The Alkaline Diet

What is the alkaline diet?

It is a diet that suggests that acidic foods should be replaced with alkaline food to improve health and prevent or cure certain diseases like osteoporosis and even cancer.
It is sometimes called the acidic-alkaline diet or alkaline ash diet. It claims that the foods you eat can alter the pH of your blood.

How does an alkaline diet work?

When food is digested and metabolised, it leaves behind an ash residue. This ash residue can either be acidic or alkaline or neutral. The alkaline diet proposes that this ash can directly affect the acidity

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What is Juicing?

Have you ever felt so desperate to lose weight, that you would almost try any diet out there just to lose the weight? It is the time of year that many of us are looking for the proverbial 'quick fix' to shake of the excess weight we gained during the festive season.

Most people start their search towards weight loss on google - probing for diet trends that promise quick results.

When searching for "the best diets for weight loss" - 63 100 000 results appear. There are so many diet advice out there, that searching through just a few

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Eggs are ‘Egg’cellent

Eggs have been black listed for many centuries... But years of research has finally put eggs back at their rightful place on our plates…

Big nourishment in a small package

Eggs have been a valuable part of the human diet since pre-historic times. They are widely used in many types of dishes including sweet and savoury. Eggs supply protein and various important nutrients to the human body. One large egg contains about 314 kilojoules and 4.5 grams of total fat, including 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat and 2 grams of monounsaturated fat. Eggs contain at

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November is World Diabetes month and 14 November is World Diabetes day. As part of diabetes awareness during this month, I have put together important nutritional information - that every person with diabetes should take to heart. Diabetes does not have to control you. Take responsibility – you are in the driver seat!

Know your goals and actively pursue it

Whether your goal is to lower your bodyweight, to improve your blood glucose readings to a certain level or to achieve a specific HBA1C level, discuss your goals with a healthcare practitioner and write them down. If you do not

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