Spaghetti and Meatballs

Been craving for some pasta? then this low carb , healthy and delicious spaghetti and meatball recipe is for you!


Ingredients:

250 g zucchini spaghetti*
250 g lean mince*
15 ml oats cooked
salt and pepper
30 ml tomato paste
30 ml chopped basil
30 ml chopped parsley
4 small onions chopped in big chunks
60 ml vegetable stock
10 ml Corn starch


Method:

Heat up oven to 180°C 

To make the meatballs mix the mince, oats, salt and pepper together, form small balls pressing the mince in your hand. Should make about 6 small balls.
To make the tomato marinara sauce mix together tomato paste,chopped basil,parsley, vegetable stock and corn starch.
In a oven proof casserole dish, place in the meatballs and chopped onions, pour over tomato base sauce and cook in the oven on 180°C for about 25 minutes or until cooked.
To make the spaghetti, place the zucchini pasta in a frying pan with some water for 10 minutes or until tender.

Toss the pasta in a serving dish and pour the meatballs and sauce on top.
Serve with fresh tomatoes and basil on top.

Serves 3


Notes

*you can use chicken mice instead of beef mince.
*if you do not have zucchini pasta you can make your own by using a vegetable peeler. gives it a fettuccine effect.

Gluten free banana bread

This recipe is one of my favorites, gluten free and sugar free but yet it is still so moist and sweet. My husband did not even notice it was sugar free. it’s so delicious!

For this recipe you will need:

80g Oat Flour*
3 ripe bananas (medium)
30 ml peanut butter (sugar free)*
2 large eggs
30 ml stevia sweetener*
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract


Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180ºC, and lightly grease a 23cm x 13cm bread pan or line with a parchment paper. set aside
  2. in a bowl, mash banana with a fork until smooth. then add the peanut butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. to the banana mixture , add the flour, sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  4. mix well. pour batter into bread pan.
  5. cut 1 small banana horizontally and put it on-top off the batter mixture .
  6. place in the oven and bake for 45 min or until the top is golden brown.

Notes

*you can make your own oat flour by grinding normal oats in a blender.
*feel free to substitute the peanut butter with any nut/seed butter.
*you can use any sweetener you like but I opt for stevia as it is more natural.

Tuna Salad with a Coconut dressing

To make this recipe – you will need:

Salad leaves
Cucumber Chopped
Carrot and Beetroot grated
Peppers julienne (Any colour you like)
Chopped onions
Tuna in brine (1 Can)


For the Coconut dressing – you will need:

30 ml coconut cream
5 ml Lemon juice
5 ml dill
5 ml parsley


Method:

Mix all the salad ingredient into a bowl
For the dressing, mix all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
Pour the dressing over the salad.


ENJOY!!!

 

Benefits of drinking enough water

How does water affect my weight?

Our daily water intake correlates and is directly influenced by our daily water intake. If you only drink two or three glasses of water per day, chances are you’re only getting it when you feel thirsty. Did you know? by the time you feel thirsty, you are already quite dehydrated. So when that water enters your body, your body automatically stores it in anticipation of a long period before it gets water again and we all known water retention does nothing for the physique. Drinking the right amount of water is the biggest aide in weight loss. a Study conducted on South Africans revealed that if we continue drinking the amount of sugar-rich soft-drinks we already are, it’s projected that we will have 9 million obese adults in South Africa by 2017.

 

if that’s not eye opening to you then what will be? are you willing to pay the price by not drinking enough water?

Benefits of drinking water:

  • lubricate the joints
  • form saliva
  • deliver oxygen throughout the body
  • cushion the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
  • regulate body temperature
  • produce hormones and neurotransmitters
  • help food pass through the intestines
  • flush body waste
  • helps you lose weight

an adult need at least 8 glasses of clean water a day, when exercising at least 10 glasses depending on your fitness level.

Have a look at my infused water recipe’s to take your plain water on a little adventure……