Written by Meike

health | fitness | nutrition

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24 Jan, 2022

It’s that time of the year where you might feel like you overindulged during the festive season, but don’t worry! If the scale has gone up by a few kilos, I can almost promise you that it’s not all fat, but probably also a lot of water retention.

I encourage you not to go on any wild crash diets this year, especially if you feel like you may have gained a couple of kilos over the festive season!

Instead, prioritise your health, and fuel and nourish your body well. Eat clean (lots of lean protein, veggies & fruit), drink plenty of water, move your body (20-30 minutes of walking daily is a great start), and make sure you are sleeping enough. 

Healthy, ‘diet’-friendly food also doesn’t have to be bland, boring or complicated — it can be amazingly tasty, just like this wholesome, well-balanced salad.

Prawn & Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots & Red Onion + Balsamic or Soya Sauce Dressing

Ingredients  Amounts 
Prawn Meat (or other protein) 100g 
Cucumber  100g 
Cherry Tomatoes  100g 
Carrots  100g 
Red Onion  50g 
Olive Oil or Coconut Oil  1 tbsp 
Spinach  50g 
Balsamic Vinegar or Soya Sauce  1 tbsp 
Quinoa (dry weight)  25g 


  1. Poach the prawns and cook the quinoa. 
  2. Finely chop the vegetables and mix with the cooked quinoa and the cooked prawns. 
  3. Mix the olive oil with the balsamic vinegar, or the coconut oil with the soya sauce or balsamic vinegar. Add salt, cracked black pepper and herbs to taste, and pour the dressing over the salad. 

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