What we eat and drink builds the foundation of our health. We eat to obtain nutrients for our muscles and organs, to promote the growth and repair of our tissues, and to support our immune system in fighting disease. Common dietary culprits that may be affecting your digestion include: poor quality food choices (e.g. too much refined sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed foods, consuming inadequate fresh fruits and vegetables, eating too fast, dehydration, food sensitivities (gluten, wheat and lactose intolerances), spicy foods, rich or oily foods, heavy meats and eating large portion sizes. In my book Perfect Digestive Health, my two-week meal plan and recipes are based around a diet free from gluten, dairy and refined sugars to give the […]
Toast with butter. Cereal with milk. A muesli bar with orange juice. The typical breakfast options marketed to us aren’t exactly the most gut-friendly, health-boosting foods to fuel our brain and kick-start our metabolism. It’s important that breakfast is balanced with protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates to sustain energy levels and curb unhealthy cravings before lunchtime. What’s also often overlooked is having gut-friendly nutrients that come from fruits + vegetables to help with digestion and to support optimum health + wellbeing. Here are my top 3 gut-friendly breakfasts that will change your mornings: 1. YOGHURT + HEALTHY CHEF SUPERFOOD One of the easiest and most delicious breakfasts I love to prepare is my Superfood Muesli. I simply mix natural organic yoghurt […]
To celebrate International Women’s Day – a special tribute celebrating the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women, I would like to share a post on my childhood and the experiences that have shaped my path in creating The Healthy Chef. I learned to love food when I was four years old. I would watch my great aunt churn out babka (pound cake) and sernik (cheesecake) for our Polish family and friends and I’d help out in the kitchen – she would get me to sift the flour, prepare all the ingredients and shape piroshki (big ravioli) with my tiny fingers. That was the beginning of my love of cooking. I was a tom boy when growing up. Take me fishing […]
It’s giveaway time! To celebrate my birthday week, I am giving away 3 lucky winners a Beautiful Book Collection, valued at $148.95, plus the iBook ebook versions to keep on their phone or tablet. The Beautiful Book Collection includes four of my bestselling books: HEALTHY BAKING PURELY DELICIOUS THE 80/20 DIET PERFECT DIGESTIVE HEALTH TO ENTER: Simply head to my Instagram or Facebook page. Tag a friend on our competition post and tell us in 25 words or less what’s your all-time favourite Healthy Chef recipe and why? Hurry, competition closes this Thursday, 8th March. COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS The promoter is The Healthy Chef Pty Ltd. It’s FREE to enter. Competition opens 7 am AEDT, Tuesday 6th March 2018. […]
We’re often asked what’s the difference between my Green Smoothie and Organic Superfood at The Healthy Chef. This is quite a common question because both are wholefood, plant-based powders that offer essential nutrients for optimum health + wellbeing. The biggest difference is that Healthy Chef Green Smoothie works as a probiotic and is a blend of alkalising leafy green superfoods that include spinach, kale and broccoli. Healthy Chef Organic Superfood works as a prebiotic and is a blend of 10 organic superfoods including beetroot, carrot, spinach and berries. Both products help support gut health and wellbeing. Green Smoothie works as a probiotic Healthy Chef Green Smoothie is an alkalising blend of organic green superfoods and probiotics which is great for people who […]
A little naughty and nice when you crave some healthy comfort food. Use a good quality roasted peanut butter to make this smoothie. You can also use roasted almond butter if you wish. A healthy dose of protein and fats to keep you moving all day long. SERVES 1 – 2 1 frozen banana 2 tablespoons strawberry vanilla jam 2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Protein 1 ½ cups of almond milk 2 tablespoons of roasted peanut butter 1 cup of ice ½ teaspoon vanilla COMBINE all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. ADD ice if you want a cool refreshing smoothie. BLEND until smooth and creamy. Notes + Inspiration: Sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Use coconut milk in place of […]
If there’s one product I can’t live without, it would be my Organic Pea Protein. Not only was it the very first product that I designed when I launched the Healthy Chef functional food range, but it was the first-to-market certified organic pea protein powder in Australia. THE ULTIMATE VEGAN PROTEIN The Healthy Chef Organic Pea protein is the perfect non-dairy source of protein for vegans, vegetarians or for those looking for a delicious and digestive-friendly way to increase their daily protein intake. Sourced from organic peas, our pea protein is naturally lactose-free and without added sugar – making it among the most hypoallergenic of all protein powders. Whether you are allergic or sensitive to dairy, or you’re simply looking […]
RASPBERRY KISS SMOOTHIE This is the ultimate vegan breakfast shake that’s rich in protein, antioxidants and healthy fats for a super nourishing start to your day. A step up on your regular morning routine, I’ve used my Raspberry Cashew + Coconut Protein Balls to easily create a supercharged meal. This is a super quick and easy breakfast for those on the go. WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT Raspberries are the star addition to this smoothie because of their soft, sweet texture and their lush colour. Raspberries are packed with antioxidants, are a good source of vitamin C, and contain dietary fibre for optimal health. Coconut is high in healthy fat and is a thicker, creamier dairy-free alternative. The protein from the Raspberry […]
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