How to slip into skinny jeans

Check out 10 of our favourite healthy recipes that will help you look and feel amazing.

by: Aletta Lintvelt | 14 Oct 2010

Beach weather is upon us. And it is that time of the year when we order a side of salad instead of fries.

Cutting back on the calories doesn’t mean we need to compromise on great tasting food (and enjoying ourselves in the kitchen).

Here are 10 recipes that look after your waistline, make you feel great and are loaded with flavour.The best part is - your family with enjoy them too.

Quinoa and smashed herb salad

This ancient grain is full of protein, while the fried onion, nuts and herbs give it loads of flavour.

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Broccoli salad with sunflower seeds

Mint makes the broccoli sing in this simple salad, while the nuts and radishes give that satisfying crunch.

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Asian seared fillet of beef

Fresh Eastern flavours let this fast meal pop in your mouth. Serve with rice noodles for a complete meal.

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Spiced yoghurt lamb in pita

A delicious creamy curry that is great in a wholewheat pita or with wild rice.

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Steamed mussels and red onion vinaigrette

Mussels are so quick and delicious to prepare, and here, a hint of chili and some sweetness from the onions turn it into something special.

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Fish with gremolata and spinach

Gremolata (chopped parsley and lemon zest) is a wonderful way to perk up any grilled meat or stew.

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Steamed fish balls with cauliflower puree

Cauliflower puree is like a little gift of joy for carb-shy eaters. All of the satisfaction of mash, none of the guilt. Try it with grilled chops.

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Chicken fajitas

Wrapping a flavourful stir-fry in a wholewheat wrap is one way of not feeling cheated after the meal. Serve this with a fresh salad and loose the cream cheese in flavour of fat free cottage cheese or yoghurt.

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Chicken puttanesca

This is a family favourite. I like to serve it with baked sweet potato (Low GI...), but off course you can just boil some spaghetti too.

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Mexican chicken

The smoky and spicy flavours of this dish make it very satisfying. Serve it with a steamed green bean and butterbean salad instead of mash.

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- Aletta Lintvelt

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