-11 April 2019

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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Women’s Health Fit Night Out

Women’s Health Fit Night Out is coming back to Jozi! The country’s biggest all-women workout party is back at Montecasino this August! Expect four hours of back-to-back fitness classes from the hottest trainers in S.A. We’ll have all the lights and rocking tunes by fitness DJ JungleGum. “At Women’s Health we’re all about building fit…
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Dark Chocolate Bark

Dark Chocolate Bark (High Energy Snack Mix) This Dark Chocolate Bark is the perfect reward for you after you have no doubt worked super hard this week. It’s made with just four ingredients and makes a great on the go snack. Ingredients: 100g dark chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa 50g white chocolate 1 tsp finely grated…
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How to live a healthier lifestyle as a mom

Life is busy and if you’re a mom your standard answer to “how are you?” is probably “Busy!” So if we say you need to add how to live a healthier lifestyle to your already overloaded schedule, you probably scream “How? I can’t even fit in an annual gyne appointment!” No sweat, we’re here to…
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5 Ideas for mixed dried fruit

We’ve got 5 ideas for mixed dried fruit. It’s funny how certain snacks become fashionable again after a few years. We are making sure that mixed dried fruit gets its groove back. A special thanks to Teresa Ulyate from Cupcakes and Couscous for these snacalicious serving suggestions! 5 Ideas for mixed dried fruit: 1.  Stew…
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Gluten free Mango bars with a pistachio

Low carb, Gluten free Mango bars with a pistachio crumb base We’re convinced These low carb, gluten free Mango bars are going to be your new favourite snack! Are you always looking for a healthy snack that tastes good and treats your body to good nutrients? Here’s something that will help you stay fuller for…
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Top 5 seeds for men’s health

We take a look at the top 5 seeds for men’s health and the health benefits associated with these super-snacks. From fibre to protein and essential minerals like Magnesium, these nutritional nibs have it all. Flax seeds Flax seeds (or Linseeds) are jam-packed with antioxidants. These nourishing nuggets are high in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a…
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Great gift ideas for dad

It’s not always easy to think of great gift ideas for dad. The classic gifts like socks and soap on a rope get old after a few years and not all dads are the same. So we venture out, only to find that great gifts ideas for dad are hard to come by. Fear not!…
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Top 4 nuts for men’s health

Top 4 nuts for men’s health: We all know that most men are simply nuts for nuts. Roasted nuts, salted nuts, raw nuts… All the nuts! That’s just the way it is. And that’s a good thing! Men’s health is something that needs to be addressed. A lot of men often don’t look after their…
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Pistachio marzipan chocolate truffles

Pistachio marzipan chocolate truffles are the perfect snacks to treat dad. These green and brown globules of deliciousness are most definitely going to be mouthfuls of happiness with every bite. A special thanks to Nita West for this beautiful, snacktastic treat! 15 minutes to make INGREDIENTS (Paleo) 200g pistachios (100g pistachios & 100g Montagu almond…
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Death-by-Chocolate seed clusters

Death-by-Chocolate seed clusters – oh Mama! And that’s exactly how you feel when you bite into these snack-a-licious clusters. Your chocolate craving, healthy nutrients, vitamins and fibre dosage sorted. A special thanks to our awesome Marketing Manager Liesl, for these yummy snacks! Makes: 12 clusters 15min preparation time. 30min setting time. INGREDIENTS: ½ cup almonds…
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How to prevent snaccidents

Snack + Accident = SNACCIDENT Snaccidents can happen to anyone. It’s true. We are therefore pioneering healthy snacks to help you prevent any snaccidents. What kind of snacker are you? 1. Secret Snacker? Face it, some of us binge or eat what we shouldn’t when no one is watching. The secret is to only eat…
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