Recipes

  • Celebrating Heritage Day with Food! (9/20/2016) - In celebration on Heritage Day (24 September), ADSA member Mpho Tshukudu and food writer Anna Trapido, authors of the wonderful cookbook EAT TING, share one of their many ‘traditional recipes with a modern twist’ with us! EAT TING will make you fall in love with timeless African flavours – while also improving your health and well-being. Lets … Read More
  • CHICKEN SKEWERS, DIPS & SEED FLATBREAD (11/18/2016) - We love this recipe – it makes a delicious starter for summer entertaining. Making your own dips and marinade rather than using store-bought varieties gives you more control and means you know exactly which ingredients have gone into those dishes. Not only are the chickpeas in the hummus rich in slowly-digested starch and fibre, helping to … Read More
  • Creamy Broccoli & Barley Soup (9/16/2015) - Our latest NutritionConfidence recipe is all about the super vegetable BROCCOLI. Part of the cruciferous vegetable family, broccoli has cancer-fighting power and may even help to improve memory. Together with a ‘made at home’ seed loaf this is a perfect family meal.  WE LOVE IT! If you could choose only one vegetable to remain after … Read More
  • Fishcakes with barley salad & lemon drizzle (1/23/2015) - Our January recipe ticks all the boxes – high in fibre, packed with omega 3 fatty acids, heart healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids, an array of vitamins and minerals and contains a great balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat; and besides that its good for the earth and tastes yummy! Fishcakes (made with mackerel, which is … Read More
  • Gluten & Sugar Free Brownies (4/10/2015) - This month seems to be all about chocolate, so we thought we’d share a recipe that is all about chocolate, but a much better alternative to other sugar-laden chocolate treats (and because the recipe contains no flour it is perfect for anyone who is gluten intolerant). Chef Vanessa Marx created the most delicious Gluten & … Read More
  • Grilled ostrich fillet with Egyptian dukkah & cucumber raita (12/24/2014) - Ostrich fillet is a truly South African (and healthy alternative) for the braai this festive season. The latest NutritionConfidence recipe from Vanessa Marx (Dear Me) combines this South African speciality with the gorgeous Spinach, Beetroot & Pomegranate salad we posted a few days ago. The raita bursts with flavour while being low in sugar and … Read More
  • It’s the year of the pulses – try this Lentil Bobotie (10/14/2016) - It’s the year of the pulses and the theme of National Nutrition Week is ‘Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils’, so this delicious Lentil Bobotie, created by chef Vanessa Marx, is the perfect family meal. We love lentils (and you should too)! Dried lentils are a quick cooking legume, taking just … Read More
  • Launch of NutritionConfidence Recipes (12/8/2014) - We have partnered with award-winning chef, Vanessa Marx (from Dear Me), to develop the NutritionConfidence series of recipes. The series, which launched in November, with three diabetic-friendly recipes, aims to showcase that delicious food can also be healthy, making it easier to eat the right food more often for a healthy body and mind. “As … Read More
  • Lentil, Pea and Sweet Potato Curry (11/2/2016) - Food blogger, Taryn Littleton, created this delicious curry for us. We love the legume and sweet potato combo – both are sources of low glycemic index carbohydrates, rich in slowly digested starch and fibre, helping to control blood sugar levels. Also, eating dry beans, peas and lentils at least 4 times a week can help prevent … Read More
  • Melk Tart, a South African Classic (11/25/2016) - We love the sweet tooth satisfaction offered by this better-for-you twist on a classic South African dessert. Created by chef, Vanessa Marx, this Melk Tart recipe is a great family dessert. Dietitian Cheryl Meyer says that seeds like pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds are easily incorporated into a variety of dishes. They not only boost flavour and … Read More
  • New NutritionConfidence recipe – Stuffed chicken breast wrapped in proscuitto (6/22/2015) - We love our latest NutritionConfidence recipe because it is the perfect easy-to-prepare option for a dinner party and is sure to wow guests. This recipe is for special occasions and can be served with beautiful, seasonal vegetables, which at this time of the year include: asparagus, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, fennel, Jerusalem artichokes, … Read More
  • New Recipe: Veggie Frittata (6/10/2016) - Our latest NutritionConfidence recipe (developed by chef Vanessa Marx) is quick, easy, packed with good nutrition, and a versatile choice for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It may sound exotic but a veggie frittata is really just a fancy omelette mixed with colourful vegetables and cooked in the oven.  Once you get comfortable making a frittata, … Read More
  • Ostrich Stew with Gremolata (9/30/2016) - A great choice for health-conscious red meat lovers and a wonderful in-between seasons recipe – Ostrich Stew with Gremolata, created by chef Vanessa Marx. Our dietitians say: Ostrich is a great tasting lean read meat. It is low in fat (only 1.4 g fat per 100 g meat), rich in protein (22 protein per 100 g meat), lower in … Read More
  • Quinoa & Fig Salad (4/24/2015) - With beautiful weather forecast for most of the country for the long weekend, our latest NutritionConfidence recipe “Quinoa & Fig Salad” is the perfect meal. We love the combination of sweet, salty and sour in this recipe. A lovely vegan main meal containing a good combination of protein, carbohydrate and healthy mono-unsaturated fats. Also perfect … Read More
  • Raw Avocado Chocolate Mousse (3/10/2015) - Finally, a dessert that is as yummy as it is ‘good for you’. We love this ‘Raw Avocado Chocolate Mousse’ as a very clever alternative to regular chocolate mousse. A plant based chocolate alternative, the mousse is packed with healthy unsaturated fat and an ideal alternative for vegans. Besides this perk, it contains none of … Read More
  • Raw Chocolate Truffles (5/8/2015) - Spoil the one you love with some homemade ‘Raw Chocolate Truffles’ made from raw cocoa paste, dates, goji berries, raw almonds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, cinnamon and honey. Our dietitians say: Date flesh is a high source of energy and 100 g of flesh (about 4 mejool dates) can provide an average of 1300 kJ. It is … Read More
  • Rooibos, Pomegranate & Cinnamon Iced Tea (12/17/2014) - With temperatures soaring across the country Summer is definitely in full swing. Our latest NutritionConfidence recipe is a refreshing, delicious Rooibos, Pomegranate & Cinnamon Iced Tea. We love it because it’s packed with flavour and the perfect alternative to sugar-sweetened ice tea! Cinnamon, the spice hero: Cinnamon provides a natural sweet taste to food and beverages, … Read More
  • Spinach, Beetroot & Pomegranate Salad (12/19/2014) - Just in time for the festive season a brand new NutritionConfidence recipe! A delicious Spinach, Beetroot & Pomegranate Salad from Vanessa Marx (Head Chef at Dear Me)! We love it because the colourful salad contains a powerhouse of nutrients. ‘Good for you’ fats from the seeds and oil; phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and fibre from the deep coloured … Read More
  • Sustainably Farmed Kob Stuffed with Fennel & Orange (3/27/2015) - Next up in our NutritionConfidence recipe series is a simple and tasty fish recipe from Chef, Vanessa Marx. This recipe is perfect for a gourmet meal that is also good for your health. An added bonus is that sustainably farmed kob is also good for the environment. Our dietitians say: There are many benefits to … Read More
  • Veggie Burger (11/12/2015) - We love this veggie burger recipe. The lettuce leaf is a perfect low kilojoule & low carb ‘roll’! The burger includes sweet potato, butternut, almonds and lentils! Our dietitians say… Sweet potato is a low GI alternative to regular potato with a high soluble fibre & vitamin A content. Lentils contain a combination of protein, … Read More

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