Eat better everyday for better health

with nutrition expert Mariza van Zyl Registered Dietician

Are you interested in ‘diet’ – but tired of sifting through the dogma, trends and sensation-driven-band-wagon strategies? Do you have a particular condition or health concern and would like to make some changes? Through BetterEat, I aim to bring you the latest scientific evidence regarding nutrition matters and couple it with an integrated and practical approach. This to enable you to embark on a meaningful day to day food and health strategy. Enjoy the journey, new flavours, recipes and most of all, life-changing possibilities associated with eating better!

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On kale, weight loss and misconceptions…

A little while ago, we had a light supper with old friends. In years past, a ‘braaibroodjie’ (toasted cheese and tomato sandwich prepared on the fire) or baked potato or sweet potato would no doubt have been on the table to compliment the usual chicken, lamb chops and...

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Altyd lus vir nog ‘n happie?

Het jy al ooit gewonder waarom jy nog steeds honger is na die klein – maar ‘korrekte’ happie? En gedink oor redes  waarom die ‘kleinbordjie’ -dieet nie vir jou gewerk het nie? Honger en versadiging is heelwat meer kompleks as bloot die gedagteproses: ek moet nou...

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A fat issue: is more butter better?

A dollop, a curl, a lavish swath sizzling in your pan. Butter. Can you smell it? Despite the newly found butter happiness, seemingly conflicting advice on the matter leaves many still feeling literally eh…fried? On the one hand the ‘butter is better’ mantra is...

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Probiotika aanvulling uit jou kombuis!

Gefermenteerde voedsel is reeds vir eeue deel van kulture om die wêreld se dieet. Miso uit Japan. Sauerkraut (suurkool) uit Duitsland. Kisri (Sorghum gefermenteerde pannekoeke) uit midde Afrika. Amasi (dikmelk) in Suid Afrika om maar ‘n paar te noem. Vandag eet meeste...

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Easy way up on veg

One of the biggest obstacles you may encounter when you try to get it right to eat more vegetables is, unfortunately, the fact that for many who’s lives are running on a very tight schedule, vegetable dishes take too much time to prepare!   That said, it is...

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Versnel jou metabolisme met…

‘n Bietjie chillie! Inderdaad is dit al wat nodig is. Net ‘n bietjie. Elke nou en dan. Navorsers in Australia het gaan kyk hoe chillie saam met kos mense se metabolisme affekteer en gesien dat, na ‘n maaltyd met chilli was nie net insulien vlakke...

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On kale, weight loss and misconceptions…

On kale, weight loss and misconceptions…

A little while ago, we had a light supper with old friends. In years past, a ‘braaibroodjie’ (toasted cheese and tomato sandwich prepared on the fire) or baked potato or sweet potato would no doubt have been on the table to compliment the usual chicken, lamb chops and...

read more
Altyd lus vir nog ‘n happie?

Altyd lus vir nog ‘n happie?

Het jy al ooit gewonder waarom jy nog steeds honger is na die klein – maar ‘korrekte’ happie? En gedink oor redes  waarom die ‘kleinbordjie’ -dieet nie vir jou gewerk het nie? Honger en versadiging is heelwat meer kompleks as bloot die gedagteproses: ek moet nou...

read more
A fat issue: is more butter better?

A fat issue: is more butter better?

A dollop, a curl, a lavish swath sizzling in your pan. Butter. Can you smell it? Despite the newly found butter happiness, seemingly conflicting advice on the matter leaves many still feeling literally eh…fried? On the one hand the ‘butter is better’ mantra is...

read more

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Chop-chop warm en voedsame aandete soppie sonder veel 'chop-werk' / Chop-chop warm and hearty dinner soup with a minimum of chopping...

Ideaal vir gewigsverlies/verhoogde cholesterol/of sommer net gesondheid.../ Ideal for weight loss/high cholesterol or just better eating...

Tamatie Lensie-sop

2 x groot blikke (450g) geblikte tamatie
1 ½ k rooi lensies
500 g pampoen met skil of die pakke klaar gesnyde pompoen
2 groot uie
4 huisies knoffel-gepars of fyb gekap- laat staan vir 10 minute en roer by net voor jy die sop verpulp
1 ½ liter water
1 rooi chillie
1 groot soetrissie optioneel
1 - 2 eetlepels kappertjiesaad ( capers) (opsioneel)
2 eetlepels ghee of botter
2 eetlepels olyfolie
2 eetlepels tamatie puree
2 eetlepels paprika

Handvol vars tiemie of oreganum vir bediening

Roerbraai uie en rooi soetrissie en al die speserye in die olie/botter. Voeg die tamatie, kappertjiesade, soetrissie, water, lensies en pampoen by en prut vir ongeveer 45 minute. Verpulp. Voeg sout en knoffel by.

Bedien met vars gekapte kruie.

Opsioneel: Roerbraai 3 - 4 repies maar spek of ’n 10 cm stuk chorizo word in wielietjies genst saam met die uie vir ’n ander smaak. Jou ‘blender’ moet dan echter baie sterk wees anders het die sop stukkies.

Tomato Red Lentil Soup

2 tins tomato (2 x 450g)
1 ½ cup red lentils
500 g pumpkin with skin or ready cut pumpkin
2 large onions
4 cloves garlic pressed or cut finely - leave to stand for 10 minutes before using adding it just before you blend the soup
1 ½ litres water
1 red chilli
1 large red sweet pepper (optional)
1 - 2 tbs capers (optional)
2 tbsp butter /ghee
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp paprika

Hand full fresh oregano or thyme to serve.

Fry the onion and red sweet pepper and all the spices in the oil/ghee mix. Add tomato, lentils, pumpkin capers, water and leave to cook on a low heat for about 45 minutes. Blend and then add the garlic and salt to taste.

Serve with fresh herbs.

Optional extras: Fry 3-4strips of back bacon or 10 cm piece of chorizo sausage with the onion/sweet pepper if your blender is strong enough to pulp this as well. It’s not nice if the meat makes bits in the soup.

The BetterEat Consultancy & Private Practice is situated

in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Email: mariza@bettereat.co.za

Phone: +27 21 872 8423

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