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Christmas Day Sample Menu

November 16, 2020

Christmas can be stressful and busy! It can also be a high calorie, high sugar holiday. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few examples for a healthy and quick Christmas Day Menu!   Entrees – Mini Cheese balls, Christmas Tree Platter – Shape cheese cubes, kabana, pickled onions, olives in the shape…

Strawberry and Haloumi Salad

November 16, 2020

This is the perfect summer salad! Refreshing, easy and light. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard Sea-salt flakes Freshly ground black pepper 250g haloumi, drained, sliced Olive oil cooking spray 120g baby spinach 250g punnet strawberries, hulled, halved ¼ cup pistachios or sliced almonds…

Mini Christmas Cheese Balls

November 16, 2020

Tasty, easy and can be made ahead of time! The perfect individualised snack that everyone will love! Ingredients 2 tbsp butter , room temperature 250g cream cheese , room temperature 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce (optional) 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup cheese, grated 1/3…

Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast

November 16, 2020

Set the slow cooked in the morning and don’t think about it again until lunch or dinner time! Sounds like the perfect Christmas meat to me! Servings: 12 Ingredients • 1 small sweet onion, peeled and quartered • 2 large carrots, chopped in half • 2 stalks celery, chopped in halves • 1.5 cups chicken…

Candy Cane Bark

November 16, 2020

A super easy and healthy-ish Christmas treat! CANDY CANE BARK Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 400g dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao) 55g crushed candy canes (about 1/4 cup) Instructions: Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan with a little water in the bottom (but not enough so that it…

Blisters…The Real Do’s & Don’ts

November 6, 2020

What exactly are they? A blister is a small pocket of fluid in the upper skin layers and is one of the body’s responses to injury, pressure and friction. Feet are particularly prone to blisters, with the most common cause being ill-fitting shoes or repeated pressure and rubbing. The blister forms to cushion the area…

A sample menu for a person with Diabetes

October 27, 2020

Eating with Diabetes does not need to be difficult or boring. It is important to include the best foods to help balance your blood sugar levels such as complex carbohydrates (whole-grains, sweet potato etc), protein (think meat, fish and eggs) and good fats (avocado, nuts, healthy oils). To ensure your blood sugars do not spike,…

14 November – World Diabetes Day

October 27, 2020

On world Diabetes Day we look into Diabetes Type 2 – what is it and how to manage it. What is it? When our pancreas dose not produce enough insulin / and or the body not working well enough to respond effectively to the insulin. As a result of this insulin resistance, the pancreas responds…

Welcome Ricki Jenkins to the ProMed Team!

October 19, 2020

We are excited to welcome Ricki to our ProMed family as part of the administration team. We thought we would ask a few questions so you can get to know her: 1. Where is your favourite travel destination? India 2. If you could be anyone, who would you be? Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha) from bewitched 3.…

Diabetic Friendly Beef and Vegetable “Lasagne”

October 15, 2020

Eating with diabetes doesn’t have to be boring or bland. There are many yummy recipes that will provide a healthy and balanced meal that will not spike your blood sugar. A few things to keep in mind when choosing meals: Keep the carbohydrates low (under 20g if possible) Choose low glycemic index carbohydrates Include a…