10 guilt-free meals that will satisfy your appetite

Whether you’re counting calories or looking for healthier alternatives, there are many ways to avoid ordering food that not only adds extra pounds to the scale, but also has little nutritional benefits. You can stick to eating raw, fresh food and that’s alright. But knowing that the body sometimes has demands, it won’t harm to order food online and enjoy a day out of the kitchen. Taking proper decisions while ordering online can make a huge difference to your mental state especially if you took a decision to eat healthier. The pressure can sometimes halt your progress if you feel like you’re forced to avoid what is available for the public.

When we’re discussing calories, it’s good to know that among all the food of the world, there are healthier alternatives. You can get your calorie intake from different sources but the portions differ:

This is what 200 calories look like. Choose wisely. :)

Each of those dishes contains 200 calories.

Keep this image in mind as a rule of thumb whenever you’re preparing your meals:

Healthy portions mean a healthy life

Healthy portions mean a healthy life

An example

Another example

And if you’re not really sure of your measurements, let your hands be your guide!

healthy measures

Your food servings should not exceed those

Measuring made easy!

Measuring made easy!

Another important step that helps is to start your day with a healthy and rich breakfast. Whether you go for a sandwich and some juice, breakfast cereals, oatmeal and fruits, eggs and a slice of toast; a breakfast should be your first meal everyday to ensure that your body gets its required boost to function properly.

A great day to start the day

A great way to start the day

We recommend the below:

For a sweet and healthy start, try inSeason‘s yummy Parfaits:

Greek yogurt parfait from inSeason

Greek yogurt Parfait from inSeason

Or some traditional Falafel with a healthy twist From Just Falafel:

Baked Falafel served in brown Tortilla bread  from Just Falafel

Baked Falafel served in brown Tortilla bread from Just Falafel

As for lunch, you can enjoy a salad or some grills rather than opt for food that is high in calories and low in nutritional values. A platter of grills from Abou Shakra, perhaps?

Mix Grill from Abou Shakra

Mix Grill from Abou Shakra

Or some grilled chicken and salad from Spectra?


There’s also seafood for an extra luxurious lunch. Try some from Sequoia:


A mouthwatering platter of seafood from Sequoia

Or this nutritious Salmon Steak dish from Sattva Steps:

salmon steak

Grilled to perfection and packed with Omega-3 fatty acids 😉

If you’re craving burgers, you can enjoy a healthy alternative like this delicious and light Lettuce Wrap from Buffalo Burger

Lettuce Wrap from Buffalo Burger

Lettuce Wrap from Buffalo Burger

Dinner time is when you have to be a bit careful. It is usually recommended that you keep it light and have your dinner a few hours before bed time and by 7PM max.

Not only does that help you maintain a healthy weight (or lose some if you intend to), but it also helps you burn your food better and get a good night sleep as the rise in blood sugar and insulin levels due to the consumption of food may disturb your sleep.

We would recommend a fresh salad and those come in different, tummy-filling varieties:

Take this light and exotic Lemon Quinoa salad from Casper and Gambini’s for example:

Lemon Quinoa

A super fine dinner for a healthier lifestyle

Quinoa is considered a worldwide favorite for health enthusiasts as it is rich with protein, fiber and minerals yet does not contain any gluten.

If you prefer some meat added, you can enjoy a Donar Kebab Salad from Adam’s:


Or a Chicken Teriyaki Salad from Subway:


When it comes to salad, there are many ways to enjoy a delicious and filling salad without feeling hungry or adding extra unwanted calories or fats to your daily diet. To make it short, here’s how to build the perfect salad easily:

perfect salad

While committing to a healthy lifestyle, don’t deny yourself desserts and reward yourself every once in a while. If you feel like enjoying a delicious piece of cake, you can indulge and not feel guilty.. as long as you consider it a reward 🙂 Rigoletto is the place when we’re talking sweet rewards:

Tutti Frutti

Celebrate your reward with friends and family.. enjoy the Tutti Frutti ice cream cake from Rigoletto 🙂

Leading a healthy lifestyle is a lifetime commitment. It might not be an easy commitment  to some of us but it surely pays off eventually. Invest some time into planning your meals and substitute unhealthy, processed food with fresh, healthy food and you will notice the results in no time.

Be sure to check out more healthy options from our partners by clicking on the images above 🙂

Delicious childhood memories

Remember the good times you spent that one summer with friends and relatives? Those small feasts you had as kids whenever you felt exhausted from your skateboards, roller skates, football, basketball or even hide and seek sessions? How about that lonely cookie you managed to save for school and ended up sharing with your friends? 🙂

In today’s post, we’re going to take you on a walk down memory lane with some of our partners:

Fast food love

Whether it’s McDonald’s, Hardee’s, or KFC, we’ve all been crazy for the kid’s meal.

Happy Meal



And we all know why:

Happy Meal toys



And sometimes, the highlight of our day would simply be:




And you end up having a great memory of you and your childhood buddies having your first Happy Meal:



Whether you skipped school with friends and gathered at the nearest Koshary store or your parents walked into home after a long day at work with a bag of Koshary containers, Koshary is one of those meals that reminded you of the good old days. No matter what the memory associated with Koshry is, it would surely be there for you whenever you longed for a cheap yet very delicious meal.



Have you ever received a doughnut reward whenever you did great at school? Or perhaps had a surprise doughnut store visit with your parents? Regardless of how you finally got your hands on the mouthwatering lord of the rings, we’re sure it was a memory never to forget. Every time.

Does this remind you of something?


Bakery smells

Remember passing by the local bakery and standing there with your stomach urging you to walk into that place to grab a freshly baked croissant or a yummy pate?


We’ve all been there. The smell always reminds us of good times even as we grew into adults. Something about the bakery smells that reminds us of home and puts us into a state of trance.



We all love cake. Admit it. Birthday cake, Gateaux, pound cake, you name it. We’ve had birthday parties, we’ve been to our neighbor’s birthday party, our friend’s birthday party and they’ve all had one thing in common: cake!

A whole lot of memories 🙂



Oriental Sweets

Ramadan will always be full of memories of family visits and happy Iftar moments and a typical Ramadan Iftar would not be complete without the delicious Konafa or Basbousa, and Eid wouldn’t be worth it without the Ka’ak!

Sweet Saray



Homemade pizza, ready made pizza, any pizza. It’s a number one childhood memory. If you’ve gathered with your parents and siblings around a nice box of freshly delivered pizza, you’ll totally relate. If Mom makes pizza and you know it has its own rating above all the other pizzas of the world, you’ll totally relate. Nothing beats homemade pizza and the memories of each time your mother brought out a tray of pizza from the oven. You impatiently picked on the hot dog or meat slices on the top and whatever dough hung out of that tray just to get the taste of the long awaited pizza Mom just baked.



Papa Johns


Ice Cream

Summer time and Ice Cream always go hand in hand. Remember those creamy delicious treats?


You get your ice cream, devouring it one lick after the other


and then munch on the biscuit cone..


it starts leaking from below.. but you outsmart the delicious devil


Or maybe you’re not a cone person.. you just like your ice cream in a cup


or off a stick..


We love ice cream.. we really do



i love ice cream

And Pasta..

Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Lasagne, Cannelloni, Macaroni, Penne, noodles: they’re all the same to you as a kid. You just loved it. Whether with red sauce and meatballs, Bechamel sauce and minced meat, white sauce, chicken and mushroom, pasta remains one of those childhood dishes everyone loves.





You can’t deny that food has always been our childhood companion, whether with friends or family and many dishes add richness to our memories of those golden days. It almost seems as if food with all its variations allow such memories to come to life the minute we consume them and they automatically send us years back.

Enjoy your childhood memories with our partners by clicking on the images. 🙂

بالصور: 8 مطاعم هتحلي دنيتك

أحلى حاجة في الدنيا حاجة حلوة تحلّي مودك وتغير حياتك والأحلى لما تكون بكل الأشكال اللي انت بتحبها. آيس كريم ووافل وكريب ودونتس وحلويات شرقية. ويا سلام لو كل دول متجمعين في مكان واحد على أطلب دوت كوم وتقدر تطلبها في أي وقت وأي مكان، أكيد هتبقى الحياة أحلى وأحلى

خد فكرة وحلّي معانا

هاجن داز

هاجن داز من أقدم الأسماء في عالم الآيس كريم والحلويات عالمياً. لو نفسكو في آيس كريم غني بتشكلية متنوعة، ننصحكم تطلبوا من هاجن داز اللي بيقدمولكم كيك و مفنز و براونيز بالإضافة طبعاً لإبداعاتهم من نكهات الآيس كريم المميزة


تي بي اس

تي بي اس من الأسماء الأكثر انتشاراً في مصر وخصوصاً بعد ما اثبتوا جدارتهم خلال فترة قصيرة. تي بي اس بيقدمولنا دايماً كل جديد من المخبوزات وطبعاً ده يتضمن الكرواسون والباتيه وكمان الدونتس. ننصحكم تجربوا أحدث ابداعات عالم المخبوزات: الكروناتس



لو بتحبوا التارت، جلاسيه هيقدمولكم تشكيلة منوعة من التارت بكل الأصناف اللي بتحبوها وبعروض مميزة


ديكسي كريم

كل الدوناتس اللي نفسكو فيها هتلاقوها عند ديكسي كريم. مش بس كده، ديكسي كريم بيقدمو أصناف تانية زي الكرواسون والبيجل والكيش بالإضافة الى السندويتشات وأصناف الإفطار المنوعة

Dixie Cream


من احد اكثر المحلات شهرة في مصر و بيتميز بنكهات الآيس كريم المميزة و المتعددة بالإضافة الى تورت الآيس كريم الشهية. متفوتوش تورتة آيس كريم بترسكوتش من ريجوليتو


سويت سراي

لو بتحبوا الحلويات الشرقية أو نفسكو فيها، سويت سراي بيقدم تشكيلة من الحلويات الشرقية بأسعار مميزة

Sweet Saray


فطيرة من المطاعم اللي بتقدم الفطير وكلنا بنحب الفطير بجميع أنواعه. فطيرة بيقدم الفطير الحلو والمالح وتشكيلة الفطير الحلو فيها أصناف فريدة من نوعها. ننصحكو بفطيرة سكلانس المكونة من جبنة كيري بالعسل


وافل ميكر

وافل ميكر متخصص في أنواع الوافلز وبيقدم وافلز مميزة تتنوع ما بين حلو ومالح. تقدروا تضيفوا على الوافلز اللي انتو بتحبوه من المكونات اللذيذة سواء فواكه، شوكولاته، مارشميلو، مكسرات اوحتى آيس كريم

Waffle Maker

استمتعوا بألذ الأصناف عبر الطلب من موقعنا ومن خلال الضغط على الصور

🙂 بالهنا والشفا

Knitted food that totally looks like real food!

We’ve come across those adorable knitted food items and the resemblance to some of our partner’s delicious items was uncanny!

Here are 10 of those artistic creations along with their lookalikes:

This knitted Salmon and cheese bagel totally looks like Lox bagel from Munch and Bagel

This knitted chocolate Eclair totally looks like Chocolate Eclair Gateaux from Monginis

This knitted pretzel totally looks like Auntie Anne’s Orignial Pretzel

These knitted hot dogs totally look like Dairy Queen’s hot dogs

These knitted doughnuts totally look like TBS’s delicious White Chocolate and Brown Chocolate Doughnuts

This knitted pizza slice totally looks like Roma Pizza 2 Go’s pizza

This knitted burger totally looks like Burger Joint’s Original Burger

This knitted Frozen Yogurt totally looks like the delicious Yoguland’s Frozen Yogurt

This knitted Shrimp Nigiri Sushi totally looks like Gui’s Shrimp Nigiri Sushi

This knitted sandwich totally looks like Subway’s delicious sandwich

All you need to know about Sushi

Sushi is a very exquisite dish that has become a huge hit in Egypt and the Middle East within the past few years. For many of Sushi fans, the freshness of the ingredients and the whole dining experience is what makes it a must have and keeps them coming back. But what do we know about Sushi?


Sushi was mainly created to preserve fish in Southeast Asia around the 8th century. The main idea was to salt the fish, ferment the rice and wrap the fish in rice. The fermentation of the rice prevented the fish from spoiling, making Sushi in its original form a food preservation method rather than a delicacy. The rice was always discarded and the fish was preserved perfectly providing the people an important source of protein.

The fish wrapped in fermented rice

The fish wrapped in fermented rice

Preserved fish

Preserved fish

By time, Sushi witnessed a few variations as the use of raw, fresh fish wrapped in rice alone or mixed with other vegetables and dry seaweed was becoming popular. The rice was used to compliment the fish rather than preserve it.

Sushi became a fast food item at one point when Nigiri Sushi invented by Hanaya Yohei and was served by street vendors on the streets of Tokyo. Nigiri Sushi became popular throughout the country due to the relocation of some of the Nigiri Sushi chefs after the Great Kanto earthquake.

Hanaya Yohei

Eating Sushi

  • If you’ve never had Sushi before, we highly recommend you choose a reputable restaurant known for preparing fresh Sushi. Having a bad first experience can ruin Sushi for you forever.
  • Be sure to grab a expert Sushi eater along as they would help you with choosing your Sushi. You can also always ask around for recommendations according to your taste.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with Sushi but don’t step out of your comfort zone on your first time.
  • Know the four basic types of Sushi and the different condiments so you’d be familiar with what you’re going to try. (We’ve included those below!) 😉
  • Prepare your Soy Sauce and get your chopsticks ready. You can always ask for beginner chopsticks or eat with your hands! (Don’t worry, no one will judge.)

We’re sure the whole Sushi experience would be more authentic using chopsticks, so here’s how to use chopsticks with ease:

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Here’s a depiction of some of the common Sushi Do’s and Don’ts:

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Basic Sushi Condiments

There are 3 main condiments used along while eating Sushi: Soy Sauce, Wasabi paste and Gari.

Soy Sauce

We are all aware what Soy Sauce is. You can dip your Sushi piece in the Soy Sauce but you must be careful not to overdo it. Some chefs prepare their Sushi with Soy Sauce so keep an eye on your Sushi and avoid dipping in in Soy Sauce if it already is seasoned or dressed.


Wasabi is a green paste made from the grated root of the Wasabia japonica plant which is known as Japanese Horseradish.  It is strong in flavor and it is extremely hot so be aware while using Wasabi if you’re not into spicy food. Some people prefer mixing a tiny bit of Wasabi into their Soy Sauce dip. You can also brush a little bit of it onto the Sushi piece. Again: If it’s your first time, we highly recommend approaching Wasabi with caution especially if you’re not very into spicy food. Don’t be afraid to ask. 🙂


Gari is sweet pickled ginger that is usually eaten between each Sushi course. In addition to it being extremely delicious and refreshing, it aids in digestion.

Types of Sushi

Nigiri Sushi

The most popular and known form of sushi which comes in a piece of seafood placed on a bed of lightly vinegared rice. Fish is usually raw while shellfish is sometimes cooked.

An assortment of Nigiri Sushi from Makani

An assortment of Nigiri Sushi from Makani

Nigiri courtesy of Asian Corner

Nigiri courtesy of Asian Corner

Tako (Octopus) Sushi from Bob Sushi

Tako (Octopus) Sushi from Bob Sushi

Assorted Nigiri by Fuego

Assorted Nigiri by Fuego

Gui's Nigiri

Gui’s Nigiri

Ebi (Shrimp) Nigiri from Sushi Bay

Ebi (Shrimp) Nigiri from Sushi Bay

Salmon Nigiri from Sushi Shack Express

Salmon Nigiri from Sushi Shack Express


Gunkan Maki

Gunkan Maki is similar in concept to Nigiri Sushi. The only difference is that the piece is wrapped in dried seaweed (Nori) to hold together the piece which usually contains soft toppings such as fish roe, sea urchin and minced tuna.

Gunkan Maki surrounded by Nigiri Sushi from Bob Sushi

Gunkan Maki surrounded by Nigiri Sushi from Bob Sushi

Ikura (salmon roe) Gunkan Sushi by Gui

Ikura (salmon roe) Gunkan Sushi by Gui

Maki Sushi

Maki Sushi is the most diverse types of Sushi as it has many variations created by several different and delicious ingredients. It is created by rolling together different ingredients in a sheet of seaweed (Nori) on a bamboo mat. The roll resembling a tube is then cut into pieces. This is the most popular type of sushi and as mentioned before, has many variations that are unique to each Sushi chef.

A delicious Maki Roll from Bob Sushi

A delicious Maki Roll from Bob Sushi

Alaskan Roll by Fuego

Alaskan Roll by Fuego

Another delicious Maki Roll by Gui

Another delicious Maki Roll by Gui

Special Maki Roll by Makani

Special Maki Roll by Makani

Spoiled Lobster Roll by Sushi Bay

Spoiled Lobster Roll by Sushi Bay

Monaco Roll by Tsunami

Monaco Roll by Tsunami

Temaki (hand) Sushi

Temaki Sushi is created by hand rolling the ingredients into a single seaweed sheet and shaping it into a cone.

An assortment of Rolls by Bob Sushi

An assortment of Temaki Sushi by Bob Sushi

Fuego Temaki

Fuego Temaki

Salmon Temaki by Gui

Salmon Temaki by Gui


Sashimi is not to be confused with Sushi although it is equally delicious to Sushi lovers. It is usually thinly sliced seafood served in a raw state. To enjoy Sashimi, you must dip it in Soy Sauce, Wasabi or ground ginger (depending on the type of Sashimi). Sashimi does not contain rice and is never cooked. It is generally safe to consume if it is freshly prepared yet it is not recommended to pregnant women.


A fresh assortment of Sashimi by Fuego


It is no doubt that Sushi has and always will be a life changing experience to some of those who ventured into this unique type of cuisine. When you enjoy your first Sushi experience, your taste palates acquire an outlandishly marvelous flavor that never departs your mind. We highly recommend giving each of the above pictured items a try through our partners by clicking on them. Enjoy your Sushi! 🙂