Mushroom & Tofu Stirfry

Delicious vegetarian mushroom and tofu stirfry. This meal is diabetes-friendly, high in calcium, fibre and iron. The recipe can also be made vegan-friendly if you substitute the oyster sauce for a vegan-friendly version. Makes 2-3 portions. Ingredients 200g small button mushrooms 150g firm tofu, cut into 2cm cubes 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon oyster…

One-pan Breakfast Egg and Veggies

Eggs are one of the most versitile ingredients, especially for weight loss patients. This is a quick and easy meal that can be made in just 10 minutes for either breakfast or brunch. This meal serves four. Ingredients Cooking Spray 1 small onion, chopped 3 zucchinis, chopped 150grams mushrooms halved 1 red capsicum, cored, seeded…

Tips For Staying Hydrated

Staying hydrated following weight loss surgery can sometimes be difficult especially in summer. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you are getting an adequate intake of fluids during the day.  Keep a water bottle with you at all times and take small sips throughout the day. It may be useful to get a…

Tomato, mushroom and pancetta skewers

This is a great flavoursome addition for any summer bbq or even for your Christmas lunch.  Ingredients 6 thin slices pancetta, halved 12 cup mushrooms 2 x 250g punnets cocktail truss tomatoes Cooking spray 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons finely chopped tarragon Method Fold each piece of…

Chargrilled eggplant & tomato salad

This is a great salad that requires little preparation and only takes 15 minutes to cook. A delicious but simple salad to bring along to a summer BBQ or even Christmas lunch. Ingredients 2 eggplants, thickly sliced lengthways 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning 350grams mixed medley tomatoes halved 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon extra…

Breakfast Protein Pancakes

Quick and easy high protein breakfast pancakes. These are delicious to make if you feel like having something a little more indulgent for breakfast.  Ingredients 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1/4 cup low-fat protein yogurt, such as YoPro 25g of your favorite vanilla protein powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder low-fat cooking spray Method…

Ham and Vegetable Tortilla

Suitable for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. This is a quick meal to throw together with the use of leftover vegetables. You can omit the ham if you are a vegetarian and replace with mushrooms or even 100grams of tofu.  Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium red onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 medium…

Chickpea, roasted capsicum & sweet potato salad

A quick and easy salad to make when you have left over roast vegetables from the night before.  Ingredients 4 cups leftover roasted vegetables (such as sweet potato, capsicum, zucchini) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 x 400g cans no-added-salt chickpeas, rinsed, drained 100g baby spinach 50g reduced-fat…