-11 April 2019

Biltong Brie Bruschetta Snacks

These biltong brie bruschetta snacks are the perfect savoury snack to round off your gourmet rugby snack platter for the game this weekend. A rugby snack platter is not a rugby snack platter unless it includes biltong. This is a proudly South African truth. A special thanks to Teresa Ulyate from Cupcakes & Couscous. (Makes…
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Chocolate Smothered Mango

Chocolate smothered mango strips must be one of the healthiest sweet snacks and they taste amazing! Dark chocolate is super tasty and healthier too. These decadent mango strips will complement the savoury snacks on your gourmet rugby platter beautifully. A special thanks to Teresa Ulyate from Cupcakes and Couscous for this fantastic snack. INGREDIENTS for the…
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Biltong Dip with Mini Cheese Twists

This delicious biltong dip served with mini cheese twists is the ultimate snack to add to your gourmet rugby snack platter. Be ready for the big game and ready to impress your guests. A special thanks to Teresa Ulyate from Cupcakes and Couscous for these great snack ideas! INGREDIENTS for the biltong dip: 250g smooth cottage cheese…
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Chocolate and pecan topped pumpkin bran muffins

Chocolate and pecan topped pumpkin bran muffins are super versatile breakfast, brunch, lunch, work, picnic, weekend, playdate and lunchbox snacks. What more could you ask for in a snack than that? A special thanks to Nita West for this stactastic recipe idea! 30 minutes to make Makes: 12 muffins INGREDIENTS 500g packet of bran muffin…
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Snack Yourself Healthy This Spring

Feeling the urgent need to snack yourself healthy this spring? Ever found yourself exclaiming, “Ugh, I’m so full!” after a meal, only to find yourself reaching for those unhealthy snacks an hour later? Hmm? Chances are, that meal wasn’t as filling as you thought, especially if it consisted of hollow carbs, fats and refined sugars.…
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Chocolate almond truffles

These chocolate almond truffles are perfect pop-in-your-mouth moments of bliss. Delicious sugar-free Nova chocolate smothered almond centres with added crunchy almond bits – not much could sound better than this. A special thanks to Nita West for this mouthful of happiness! Time to make: 30 minutes to make Makes: 12-13 truffles INGREDIENTS 250g almond flour…
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How To Spring Clean Your Diet

What is it about spring that makes us want to clean up, clear out and de-clutter? Here at Montagu, we’re thinking seriously about how to spring clean your diet. We’re not really sure what it is, but chances are you have already made it your mental mission to spring clean the heck out of your…
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Stretching for stress relief

Stretching has a multitude of health benefits. At the top of the list is that it reduces stress and anxiety. Amy Hopkins, food and managing editor of Women’s Health demonstrates the top 4 stretches to help you relax. Pose 1: Child’s Pose Knees to the edge of the mat, toes to touch, hips towards heels.…
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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Sugar-free, homemade, chocolate hazelnut spread. Sounds too good to be true! And it really is that good. This is the perfect dip for any of your favourite snacks and of course, the perfect way to get your kids to eat their school sarmies! A special thanks to Nita West for this delightful, chocolate, nutty adventure! 20 minutes…
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Sun Salutations A

Stretching for stress sequence:  Repeat this Sun Salutations A sequence slowly 5 times in the morning to stretch and energise the body, preparing you for the day ahead. Inhale as you lift your hands towards the ceiling for High Mountain pose. Exhale Forward Bend, hinging from the hips (bend your knees as much as you…
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Stretching and breath work – a new trend

The health benefits of stretching and breath work, done correctly, has surfaced and the importance thereof is being taken seriously into account. You’re favourite downtime just took on a whole new level of priority. This is fantastic news for those of us that love stretching and breathwork! 5 health benefits of stretching: Stretching increases your…
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Choco Mango bites

Choco Mango bites are smothered in delicious Nova sugar-free chocolate. These are super snackalicious, yummy and nutritious too! The perfect anytime snack. A special thanks to Nita West for the awesome treat. Time: 20 minutes to make INGREDIENTS 1 & 1/4 cup raw Cashews 1 cup dried mango (chopped) (130g) 3/4 cup dates (chopped) 2…
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How much exercise do you actually need?

Training and I have this love, hate relationship.  I hate exercise, but boy, do I love the high I get from it afterwards! A friend once told me that the hardest part of exercising is putting your shoes on.  Once you hit the road, the gym or that exercise class and the endorphins (happy hormones)…
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How to go plant-based and why?

Have you heard the term plant-based? Of course, you have! “Plant-based” seems to be the new buzz-word. As a parent, you always want the best for your family. At Montagu, we want the best for all of you and our families. That is why we’re taking a look at plant-based eating and what the fuss…
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Crispy Pistachio Cups (baklava)

These crispy pistachio cups (baklava) are going to simply make your day! Each satisfyingly crunchy bit is a mouthful of happiness. A special thanks to Nita West for this yummy recipe. INGREDIENTS Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 Tbs honey *optional 1 cinnamon stick 1 Star anise 1 lemon Cups: ½ cup butter…
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How to get into Trail Running

South Africans are quickly discovering the many joys of trail running. While regular road running remains popular, trail running has a different set of benefits if you’re looking to change up your running environment. This reactive, in-the-moment running style is exciting and fun. And no wonder! Our beautiful country offers so many stunning locations for…
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How to do your own wine pairing

Wine pairing has become such a trendy activity. If you don’t already have your own song and dance when it comes to the bouquet, nose and palate of wine, you have almost certainly heard someone string together a variety of nouns to describe the wonderful world that is wine. Imagine you could offer your dinner…
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The Perfect Pistachio

The pistachio nut is definitely a favourite in most households. They make for an amazing snack with a very satisfying and entertaining crack to have at this yummy nutritional nugget. It’s even called the “happy nut” or “smiling nut” in certain countries. This is most probably because it adds a beautifully fresh and happy look…
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Granola bars with added fibre

Granola bars with added fibre are the perfect on the go snack. Adding Montagu fruit flakes and your favourite seeds gives you a great metabolism boost and energy to get you through the day. INGREDIENTS 250ml (1 cup) Montagu pitted dates 60ml (4 tbsp) honey 30ml (2 tbsp) peanut butter 200ml rolled oats 150ml desiccated…
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Fibre for kids

Fibre for kids. Fibre is like the F word of nutrition and often has parents flinging their hands up in the air. Oi! We know it’s important, but it is just not that easy to get our little ones to enjoy it. Why should my child eat more fibre? It may not sound super-exciting but…
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