2 Potato Salad

20160127_133844.jpg100g baby potatoes, quartered

100g sweet potatoes, cubed (small to medium cubes – if the cubes are too large it may not cook through properly)

Smoked paprika (2 ml – can be quite strong, so be careful)

Cayenne pepper (to taste)

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 boiled egg, quartered

1 small spring onion, chopped

3 small gherkins, sliced

a handful (or two) lettuce and fresh herbs (mix)

30ml low fat mayonnaise

15ml lite chutney

Place baby potatoes and sweet potatoes in an oven bag, mix with spices and seasoning and bake in the oven at 180C for about 30 minutes until soft.  Set aside to cool.


Once cool, assemble salad.  Make a bed of lettuce first.  Mix gherkins, spring onions and potatoes gently (so that potatoes doesn’t break).  Spoon on top of lettuce.  Place egg quarters on top.  And serve dressing(mayo and chutney mix) on the side.


Serves 1:  2 CC, 1 Prot, 1 Fat, 2 Veg

French Toast in a Mug

A lovely Mother’s Day treat!  🙂

French Toast in a Mug

Serves 1 = 1CC, ¼ Milk, 1 Prot, 1 Fruit



1.5 slices Albany Ultima Bread, cut into bite sized pieces

¼ cup fat free milk

1 egg

¼ teaspoon mixed spice

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

A pinch of salt

1 sachet sweetener

20g raisins

In a microwavable mug, mix egg, milk, honey, spices, raisins and salt together well (otherwise the egg will separate). Add bread pieces and press it down until submerged within the liquid. Microwave for 2 minutes in total – stopping every 30 seconds for 10 seconds (so that it doesn’t boil over) – make sure you use a large enough mug. Let it cool for a couple of minutes, sprinkling additional cinnamon on top if preferred.

Corn Mini Quiches

Serves 1

2 CC, 1 Prot, 1/2 Veg


Mix together:

100g corn kernels

2 TBSP self-raising flour

1 egg

50ml milk

Chopped Spring Onion and Coriander to taste

Salt and Pepper


Bake in mini-loaf or muffin tins for 15 minutes at 160C.
Serve with Sweet Chili and Mayo sauce and salad.


Mini Frittatas

Originally posted on 1 January 2015, updated 2 January 2018.

These little frittatas are so quick and easy to whip up.  Because it is baked in muffin tins, it is easy to cook as well – and gives you lovely lil’ individual portions.  I made this as a ‘New Years’ breakfast – protein-rich and a healthy way to start the new year.


Serves 4 (5 mini frittatas per person – so you can easily double the recipe if need be)

It is basically a one-step recipe:  4 eggs, ¼ cup of milk, aromat/salt, black pepper = whisk together!

When it comes to adding additional ingredients or fillings, there are so many suggestions – feel free to add some of these!

  • Feta or any other cheese
  • Balsamic Roasted Red Onions
  • Roasted Butternut
  • Feta (or any other low fat cheese)
  • Lean Ham
  • Smoked Chicken
  • Peppadews
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Corn Kernels
  • Fresh Herbs – basil, coriander, parsley
  • Italian Herb mix
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Etc!

I used Roasted Butternut, Roasted Yellow Peppers, Cherry tomatoes and Corn with fresh parsley and smoked paprika.

Spray muffin/quiche pan with non-stick spray. Place mixture of fillings (mix and match to your taste – I mixed it up a bit in different combinations) in shallow muffin/mini quiche pans. Pour egg and milk mixture over. Top with herbs and other seasonings.


Place in pre-heated oven (180C) and back for about 8 minutes.


Serve with Sugar-free Tomato and Apple Chutney Great for breakfast of a light meal!

Life is too short 1 January 2015