Chia seed pudding

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For those of you that don’t ‘do’ breakfast, or those looking for a way to increase fibre, calcium and protein in one hit! Not just a breakfast option either, consider this also for an easy portable lunch. This is an example of a ‘yoghurt bowl’. You will see what I mean when you google this term. Yoghurt bowls are basically … Read More

Tuna Frittatas

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This is a super simple, yummy recipe for the whole family.   Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 3 spring onions (finely sliced) 12 eggs 2 x 185grams tuna in spring water  salt and pepper to season   Method 1. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees and line a medium sized (20cm diameter) pyrex or baking dish with baking paper. 2. Crack eggs … Read More

Spinach and red pepper mini frittatas

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Spinach and red pepper Mini Frittatas   Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 red bell pepper, diced small (about 1/2 cup) 1/2 small yellow onion, diced small (about 1/2 cup) about 3 cups loosely packed spinach, roughly chopped 4 eggs 4 egg whites 1/4 cup skim milk 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste   Instructions Preheat … Read More

Asparagus Omelette

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Asparagus Omelette Serves 2   Bunch of asparagus – sliced in half lengthways 6 eggs 2 tablespoons pesto 2 handfuls of crunchy sprouts – found in the fresh produce section of supermarket Chilli flakes – pinch Salt – pinch   Heat a large frypan with 1-2 tbsp oil. Toss the asparagus in the oil. Season with chilli flakes and a … Read More

Crunchy Vietnamese Chicken Salad

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Ingredients 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon water 1 long red chilli with seeds, minced 1 small garlic clove, minced 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying 2 large shallots, thinly sliced (use spring onion if you can’t … Read More

Diabetes Classes

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Village Health presents a 3 part interactive series for people with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, run by our very own Dietitian Leanne! Click HERE or read on for further information. This event will be held upstairs in our brand new building at Village Health, 30 Lincoln Road. Classes begin at 5.45pm and will finish approximately 6.45pm. The first class – held … Read More

Berry Bircher Muesli

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Perfect for those get-out-of-bed and go sort of people. Prepare this muesli the night before (5 minutes!) and you’ll wake up to a fast, healthy, convenient breakfast. This recipe is super versatile – swap for different seeds, nuts and fruit as desired. This breakfast is not only delicious, but is a nutritious choice. It has high-fibre oats to fill you … Read More

Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese

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This week is ‘Coeliac Awareness Week’ – June 10-16th 2019. If you haven’t checked it out already, see our blog on what coeliac disease is, and how to eat gluten free HERE. Spaghetti Bolognese is a family classic, and this dish can easily be turned into a gluten free dish for one or all. You can either cook this dish … Read More

Coeliac Awareness Week, 10 – 16 June 2019

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This week is ‘Coeliac Awareness Week’ in NZ. Approximately 1 in 70 New Zealanders have coeliac disease, and up to 80% of those are unaware they have the condition! Increasing awareness is important for both diagnosis and increasing our knowledge on what a gluten free diet is. Someone close to me personally has coeliac disease – she recently had dinner … Read More

Madras Meatballs with Fresh Herb Yoghurt Dip

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These Madras Meatballs, both the recipe and photo taken from the fantastic recipes.co.nz site (you can find the link here) can be served as your protein in a lunch/dinner meal, as an entrée for entertainment, or as a snack for when you need a boost! Super fast and easy, and certain to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy! Serves: 8 people … Read More