AtoZ of Diabetes – Local Flavours Recipe Book

Welcome to Diabetes Focus’ first-ever recipe book.

With a passion for food and health, being a registered dietitian and helping people achieve their health goals is the best of both worlds. I live out my passion while helping others become the healthiest version of themselves and make a difference in the world, one person at a time.

I regularly consult with people that think eating healthy is impossible, boring and expensive. But by making just a few diet or lifestyle changes, it can make a massive difference in your health and well-being. 
I’m a firm believer of moderation in everything and that living a balanced lifestyle can help you achieve and maintain health. This is also true for people living with diabetes; by making the right changes, you can turn your health around.

Challenging myself, growing as a person and cooking healthy food is important to me. That’s why I grabbed the opportunity to assist in developing AtoZ of Diabetes Local Flavours Recipe Book which consists of healthy, diabetic-friendly South African recipes. 

Our hope is that you will try different cooking skills and learn new flavours to showcase that eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland or boring. It can be scrumptiously delicious!

Have fun trying out these recipes and tell us which one is your favourite.

Happy Cooking!

MEET THE EXPERT – Estée van Lingen

Estée van Lingen is a registered dietitian and has been in private practice since 2014. She is registered with the HPCSA as well as ADSA and served on the ADSA Gauteng South Committee for 2020 – 2022.

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Pork Stew With Tomato Gravy
Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie
Yoghurt-Curry Marinated Chicken Strips
Steamed fish and vegetables
Vegetarian Fajita Bowl


Greek Baby Spinach and Chickpea Salad
Garlic Kale Stir-Fry
Baked Portobello Mushrooms
Braai broodjie
Lentil and Quinoa Salad


Apple Peanut Butter Snack Wraps
Homemade Hummus
Low-Fat Cottage Cheese Guacamole
Baked Zucchini and Butternut Chips
Baby Crustless Quiches


Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Frozen Yoghurt-Coatedd Berries
Double Chocolate Cheesecake dip
Black Bean Brownies
FUTURELIFE® Skinny Crêpes
Low-Fat Custard