Spicy Chicken Ramen Soup

Now that the winter weather has finally arrived, it is time to start cooking up some delicious healthy winter warmers. This is a delicious and easy soup to cook up. If you aren’t a fan of spicy food, you can omit the chilli paste.  Ingredients 1 tablespoon miso paste 1 tablespoon chilli paste  2 tablespoons…

Spicy pork meatballs with roasted pumpkin & salad

Delicious meatballs and salad for lunch or dinner. You can substitute the pork for beef, chicken, or even plant-based mince. This recipe is diabetes-friendly, gluten-free, high protein and high in iron.   Ingredients 350g Jap pumpkin, deseeded, cut into thin wedges 250g lean pork mince 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander 1/2 teaspoon lime zest 1 long…

Apple, oat and chia porridge

Now that the mornings are starting to cool down, we can start to enjoy delicious hot porridge again. This is high fibre, high calcium, low kilojoule and diabetic friendly breakfast or lunch. Ingredients 1 1/2 medium red apples, cored 1/2 cup steel-cut oats 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds 3/4 cup of reduced-fat milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla…

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…

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…