Frequently Asked Questions

The Healthy Chef Proteins

Why do I need protein?
  • Keep blood sugars stable
  • Curb appetite
  • Keeps you fuller for longer
  • Supports weight loss and a healthy metabolism
  • Maintain a healthy Immune system
  • Build and repair the body
  • Support new growth and maintenance
  • Sustain lean muscle
  • Prevent muscle wastage
  • Assist in hormone production
  • Assist in recovery from sport or illness
Why we love The Healthy Chef protein powders
  • Pure, natural, undenatured.
  • Easily digested – no bloating or digestive disturbance.
  • Well tolerated by individuals with food sensitivities including lactose
  • No gluten or wheat
  • No Sugar
  • No vegetable oils
  • No soy
  • No skim milk powder or milk solids
  • No lactose
  • No artificial chemicals or preservatives
  • No sugar or artificial sweeteners
  • No gums or thickeners
  • Non GMO.
  • Low fat
  • Low carbohydrate
  • Low allergen
  • Purely Delicious!
What is the difference between the WPI and the Organic pea protein?

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How do I use Healthy chef protein?
  • Blend it – One serve protein into your favourite power smoothie
  • Shake it – One serve protein with icy cold coconut water or filtered water
  • Mix it – As directed into homemade protein balls, power bars, cakes + pancakes
  • Watch our video on the best ways to use healthy chef products
Is Healthy Chef Protein suitable for use during pregnancy + breastfeeding?

Yes – But always check with your health professional prior to commencing new supplements. Our protein can assist women to meet their elevated protein requirements during these periods. Check out our Protein Calculator to see how much you need.

Is the Maca in Organic Pea Chocolate suitable during pregnancy + breastfeeding?

Healthy Chef Organic Pea in Chocolate with Maca only contains a hint of Maca powder (0.3g/serve) but it is best to seek individual guidance from your health practitioner. Large doses of Maca should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding as it has hormone-modulating properties.

Can children use Healthy Chef Protein?

Yes – it is suitable for children, particularly fussy eaters or those on restrictive diets. We recommend reducing the serve to suit your child’s requirement e.g. 1/4 - 1/2 the adult serve.

Are the protein powders suitable for use during pregnancy?

The Healthy Chef products are made from best, clean whole food ingredients from around the world. We always recommend speaking with your Registered Health Care Professional before starting a new health routine. The Healthy Chef Native Whey Protein undergoes one mandatory pasteurisation process to destroy bacteria/pathogens. To find out more about your daily protein requirements, head over to The Healthy Chef Protein Calculator 

I have a sensitive digestive system; will I tolerate the Healthy Chef Protein?
  • Yes- they are well tolerated by people with gastrointestinal issues, as they are:
  • Made with pure, high quality ingredients.
  • Free from gluten, soy, fillers, gums, artificial sweeteners, chemicals, preservatives, lactose (WPI has negligible amounts) and sugar.
  • Low in fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPS).
  • Lactase enzyme is added to WPI to break down the lactose.
  • Pea protein is naturally lactose free.
  • For more info, download my brochure on “ Why I didn’t want these ingredients in my protein supplement”.
Will the protein powders help with appetite control?

Regular and adequate intake of protein helps keep you feeling full for longer, helps stabilise blood sugar levels and lowers the GI of meals.

Are the protein powders suitable for weight loss?

Yes – Healthy chef protein can be used as a meal replacement in conjunction with a nutrient dense diet. Both Pure Native WPI and Organic Pea protein is suited to your individual weight loss regimes.  Protein helps promote satiety between meals. Other benefits of protein include: – Appetite regulation – Prevention of muscle wastage – Blood sugar regulation – Healthy metabolism – Low fat, low carbohydrate

Can I use the powders as a meal replacement?

Yes, you can definitely have them as a meal replacement as long as you make it a complete meal by including the right carbohydrates, antioxidants, fibre and pre-biotics your body needs to keep you sustained and energised.

There are 2 ways to do this: 1 ) Combine a serve of our protein and our organic superfood into a blender with your choice of  almond milk or water, then add frozen blueberries or banana and blend. 2 ) The second option is to just shake or blend a serve of our protein and our superfood with water or almond milk in our blender bottle. I like to add a little ice and make it cold. 

 

Is Healthy Chef protein suitable for sports performance and recovery?

Yes- it is a great source of rapidly absorbed, bio-available protein to help to promote muscle growth, repair and recovery. WPI is best suited to athletic use as it is naturally rich in branched chain amino acids, which promote muscle recovery. WPI is one of the richest sources of glutathione, a potent anti oxidant that helps to prevent cellular damage.

How much protein do I need?

Protein requirements vary with age, gender, activity levels and weight. You can estimate your requirements using the Health Chef Protein Calculator

Can’t I just get enough protein from food?

Consuming a wide variety of quality protein sources through whole foods should always be a priority… a balanced wholefood diet may include adequate amounts of grass fed meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes and organic dairy. However, many people find this difficult for various reasons e.g. time poor, lack of access to quality food, eating too much processed food and increased requirements (e.g. pregnancy/nursing and sport training/ competition). Healthy Chef protein offers a convenient and natural source of protein to help people meet their recommended requirements.

What’s the difference between WPI and Whey protein concentrate?

This is a very common question, you can find out more on this topic – Check out my post here

I have noticed there are black dots scattered within the actual powder. I was just wondering what they might be?

This is perfectly awesome! They are called pure vanilla bean pods because we use REAL vanilla in our powders.

Pure and fragrant vanilla bean powder from Tahiti and Madagascar is organically grown, naturally cured and sun-dried then ground into the purest fragrant powder available. Vanilla helps relax the nervous system and reduce inflammation. It is rich in antioxidants and also enhance mental performance.

Healthy Chef Immune Support

What is The Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support?

Sometimes our body needs a little helping hand, The Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support is a whole food blend to support a healthy immune system. The naturally occurring vitamin C, vitamin D, antioxidants and herbal medicine all work to support a healthy immune function. The Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support is gently scented with organic orange + zesty ginger for gentle and natural anti-inflammatory support.

Health benefits of Natural Immune Support
  • Immune System Support
  • Stress / Adrenal Support
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Bio Available
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Antioxidant
  • All natural
How many serves of Vitamin C does it contain?

One serve of Natural Immune Support contains >450mg of Vitamin C, ten times the recommended daily intake of 45mg.

How many serves of vitamin D does it contain?

One serve of Natural Immune Support contains the full-recommended daily intake of vitamin D (1000IU) for kids and adults.

Where does the Vitamin D come from?

We have sourced Activated Organic mushrooms and included it in our formulation, this is one of the only vegan source sources of bio-available vitamin D.

Why we love The Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support
  • Vegan / Plant Based
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Non GMO
  • No Added Sugar
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • No Artificial Flavours or Fillers
  • No Chemicals or Synthetics
  • Made from Wholefoods
Is it safe for children?

Yes, we only use fresh whole food ingredients. We recommend speaking with your health care professional regarding dosing, children are able to have the full 7g dose which is 1 teaspoon. We recommend splitting the dose throughout the day to support immune health.

Is it suitable for use during pregnancy or nursing?

Natural Immune Support contains very small amounts of Andrographis (0.025g/serve), which is not recommended in larger doses during pregnancy or breastfeeding but it is recommended that you seek the advice of your naturopath or health practitioner before starting.

I have digestive issues will Natural Immune cause symptoms?

All Healthy Chef products are designed to support digestive function. Common ingredients that trigger digestive issues have been purposely avoided e.g. fillers, lactose, gluten, chemicals, preservatives, milk solids etc. If you have digestive sensitivities, check the ingredients list before starting to see identify known natural triggers for your symptoms. If you are unsure, start off with smaller doses mixed with plain water and build up slowly.

What does Natural Immune Support taste like?

Natural Immune Support has a refreshing orange and ginger flavour.

When should I take Natural Immune Support?

It is best taken once a day during periods of stress, fatigue or illness. It is delicious mixed with water, juice or your favourite Green Smoothie.

What’s the difference between Natural Immune Support and Organic Superfood?

Natural Immune Support is an anti-inflammatory blend of fruits, vegetables and herbs, ideal for nourishing the body during periods of immune and adrenal suppression e.g. stress, fatigue, illness, infection and vitamin D deficiency. It is safe to take on a daily basis and ideal for when you feel run down. Organic Superfood an energizing blend of organic fruit and vegetables, perfect to use on a daily basis for general health and vitality. It provides a wonderful boost of energy pre or post workout or can be enjoyed at any time during the day.

Healthy Chef Organic Superfood

What is The Healthy Chef Organic Superfood?

A delicious blend of ten organic fruit + vegetables providing nutritional support for optimum health. Has a delicious taste of wild berry that will nourish your body with vitality.  It is designed to give you 30% of your recommended daily requirements in each serve.

Health benefits of The Healthy Chef Organic Superfood
  • Rich source of Antioxidants
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Naturally alkalising
  • Rich in whole food vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients
  • Supports a healthy metabolism
  • Prebiotic properties
  • Bio-available
  • Naturally low GI
  • Gentle energy boost
How do I take The Healthy Chef Organic Superfood?

Organic Superfood is a great addition to your daily diet for a nutritional boost. Organic Superfood tastes delicious mixed in with water, fresh juice, coconut water, natural yoghurt, smoothies and Healthy Chef Protein shakes.

Why we love The Healthy Chef Organic Superfood
  • Vegan / Plant Based
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Fat
  • Low Fructose
  • Non GMO
  • No Added Sugar
  • No Artificial Sweeteners, Artificial Flavours or Fillers
  • No Chemicals or Synthetics
  • Made from all natural whole-food ingredients
  • Australian Certified Organic
Is it safe for children?

Yes, made from whole food natural ingredients, children are able to have the full 7g dose. It is particularly useful for fussy eaters or children on restrictive diets. We recommend speaking to your Naturopath or Health care professional when starting a new health routine.

Is it suitable for use during pregnancy or nursing?

Yes, made from whole food natural ingredients it is a safe way to assist pregnant and nursing mothers in meeting their nutritional requirements. We recommend speaking to your Naturopath or Health care professional when starting a new health routine.

I have digestive issues will Organic Superfood cause symptoms?

Organic Superfood contains pre-biotic fibre to nourish the gut and promote healthy digestive function. All Healthy Chef products are designed to support digestion and ingredients known to trigger digestive symptoms are purposely avoided , e.g. lactose, gluten, chemicals, preservatives, milk solids, fillers, gums. If you have specific digestive sensitivities, check the ingredients list before using Organic Superfood to identify any known triggers. If you are unsure, start off with smaller doses mixed with plain water and build your intake up slowly.

What does Organic Superfood taste like?

Organic Superfood has a purely delicious taste of wild berries.

When should I take Organic Superfood?

Anytime! Use it pre or post work out for energy and recovery, in your morning smoothie, as an afternoon pick-me-up or mixed in with yoghurt for a healthy snack.

Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat

What is Naked Chocolat?

Naked Chocolat is our Purely Delicious range of European style drinking chocolate, available in both dark and mylk varieties.

What is the difference between the two flavours?

Naked Chocolat – MYLK
: Wild, free and natural, Naked Chocolat MYLK features Tahitian Vanilla and has exceptional tasting notes of caramel and a sensual floral aroma that evokes the wild, free spirit inside every cup.

Naked Chocolat – DARK
: Smooth and Sophisticated, Naked Chocolate DARK contains Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla, which enhances the seductive chocolate experience. Notes of roasted almond and a hint of spice result in an unforgettable marriage of flavours.

Why we love The Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat
  • Alkalizing
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti inflammatory
  • No added sugar
  • Low GI
  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients
  • Energizing
  • Healthy and indulgent
  • Plant based
How do I use Naked Chocolat?
  • Hot or cold with organic full creammilk, homemade nut milk, coconut milk or non-GMO organic soy milk.
  • On the go – shaken in a blender bottle
  • Scooped into smoothies and protein shakes for an extra chocolate boost
  • In baking, desserts and protein power balls. For richer, chocolate flavour, the Naked Chocolat Dark is awesome.
  • Sweetened to taste if desired – you are in control. Add your own coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey or rapadura.
Is it safe for children?

Yes, it is a wonderful, natural low sugar drink that kids will love. Kids love it in a milkshake blended with milk, frozen banana and a little honey.

Is it suitable for use during pregnancy or nursing?

Both Naked Chocolat Mylk and Dark contain Maca powder, a Peruvian herb, which has hormone-modulating properties. Large doses of Maca are not recommended during pregnancy and nursing, so it is best to consult with your health practitioner first.

Does Naked Chocolat contain sugar?

Naked Chocolat does not contain added sugar. Cacao, carob and maca powder are natural sources of carbohydrate, which includes starch, fibre and sugar. Naked Chocolat contains small amounts of sugar from these ingredients (1.9 -2.6g per serve). It is low GI and suitable for use by people with diabetes or adhering to low sugar diets. When comparing drinking chocolate varieties, look at both the nutritional panel and ingredients list to determine whether sugar has been added to the product.

Healthy Chef Organic Matcha

Why we love our Organic Matcha Tea

Studies have shown Matcha has the ability to boost your immunity, control your stress and assist in weight loss!

 Healthy Chef Matcha Tea is the champion of green tea. One bowl of Matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea – it’s a powerful, green tonic to revitalize the body and mind. 

Matcha is particularly rich in Catechins, a powerful flavonoid shown to have antioxidant, anti-cancer and heart protective properties. It also contains high levels of L-theanine, a unique blend of amino acid, to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Health benefits of Matcha Tea
  • Australian Organic Certified
  • Naturally high in antioxidants
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Weight loss support
  • Naturally energising
  • Gluten free, Dairy free, Lactose free
Where is The Healthy Chef Organic Matcha Tea sourced from?

Our Organic Matcha Tea is grown in pristine organic surroundings on Jeju Island in South Korea. Our Organic Matcha Powder is elegantly grown in the shade of the highest quality volcanic soil in non polluted areas so that the end result is a Matcha tea that retains maximum nutrients as well as being clean and pure. 

Does Matcha Tea contains caffeine?

Matcha does contain caffeine however it’s about half that of a regular cup of black coffee. There is a key difference with regards to how matcha caffeine impacts the body. The caffeine in matcha is assimilated and absorbed very slowly (over 6-8 hours), a huge difference from the quick 30 minute energy spike with coffee caffeine. This results in a long and sustained energy boost. There is also no blood sugar spike, insulin increase, or release of the stress hormone Cortisol, as with caffeine from coffee.

Healthy Chef Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder

Why we love our Organic Wheatgrass Powder

Our Cold-Pressed Wheatgrass Juice is un-denatured and gently low-temperature dried, locking in its nutritionally dense, organic goodness. The end result is highly bioavailable and many times more concentrated in nutrients, including Chlorophyll, than whole leaf grass powders. Wheatgrass is a whole food supplement rich in living phytonutrients and is highly alkalizing allowing your body to heal and nourish in a perfect environment.

Our certified Organic, Cold-Pressed Wheat Grass Juice is one of the most nutritionally dense greens on earth.  Power-packed with naturally occurring nutrients including chlorophyll, beta carotene, vitamin C, B complex vitamins, amino acids, calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Health benefits of Wheatgrass Juice Powder
  • Australian Certified Organic
  • Naturally supports digestion
  • Gentle detoxification support
  • Supports healthy metabolism
  • High in chlorophyll
  • Alkalsing for the body
  • Vegan/ Plant based
  • Gluten free, dairy free, 100% raw
  • No additives, preservatives, fillers or binders
  • Non GMO
Is The Healthy Chef Wheatgass Juice Powder Gluten Free?

Yes! We are proud to say that The Healthy Chef Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder is gluten free. We harvest before the grain buds to prevent gluten from forming – so it’s gluten free. We only use the cold pressed juice from the wheatgrass.

Where is The Healthy Chef Wheatgrass Powder Sourced?

Healthy Chef Cold-Pressed Wheatgrass is sustainably grown in the fertile volcanic soils of Utah.

Healthy Chef Recipes App

How many recipes are in the App?

This is only the beginning for Healthy Chef App, we will be adding free recipes with each update as well as healthy recipe bundles! Currently there are over 150 recipes in the app, but this is always growing!

There are recipes on the website and not the app, will they be uploaded onto the app?

The Healthy Chef Recipes App features the most popular recipes from The Healthy Chef website! Teresa has been sharing recipes for many years, as you can expect there are hundreds of recipes to pick from! We will be adding more recipes with each app update.

Are the recipes in the app exclusive?

The Healthy Chef App features the most popular recipes from The Healthy Chef website as well as exclusive recipes.

At the moment, the app has over 150+ recipes for $4.49 AUS and since its launch we have added over 40 free recipes to the app and are working on more features every week.

What type of recipes are featured in the app?

All the recipes in The Healthy Chef Recipes App are similar to that on The Healthy Chef website! In the app you will find recipes for all dietary lifestyles: gluten free, dairy free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, high protein, anti-ageing, raw, antioxidant rich + more!

Healthy Chef eBooks

What is in the Purely Delicious eBook?

The Purely Delicious eBook is your travel friendly cookbook! All of Teresa’s purely delicious recipes and healthy cooking tips at the push of a button!

I have downloaded my ebook and now I am having troubles opening it, how do I fix this?

The Healthy Chef eBooks are suitable for iBooks and Google Play. If you are having any troubles with your ebook we suggest you delete it from your device and download it again from you iCloud account.

We also suggest if your iBooks is crashing to ensure you have the latest IOS update as there was  an Apple issue which is now resolved.

General FAQs

Do you do samples?

We do not currently offer samples of The Healthy Chef products. However we are happy to refund any unopened product that you purchase if you find it does not suit your needs, for more details see our “returns policy” under the shipping terms link on the bottom of the website.

Do you offer wholesale rates?

We have a Wholesale Professional Partners Program, offering health professionals and businesses our products at wholesale rates. Read more about this here and apply for the program here. Once we confirm your application, you are then able to order through our online portal.  You can also contact our office on 02 9281 1444.

Do you have an affiliates program?

Yes, we have affiliates program for online health businesses. Please email [email protected] to apply.

Do you run healthy cooking classes?

Yes, please sign up to the newsletter to receive latest information about our masterclasses.

Do you offer private consults?

We do not offer private nutritional consults at this stage, however we are working on nutritional based eating plans that will be launched very soon.

Do you offer work experience or internships for students?

We do not currently offer work experience or internships.

I love what you do and want to learn about cooking, where do I start?

Look into available chef’s apprenticeship opportunities or short courses offered at TAFE. Go and study gastronomy courses in your area or over seas such as France. Get work experience from your favourite restaurants and cafes or in a health and wellness resort – Get into the kitchen and start cooking – read everything – watch everything – open your mind, keep it fresh, keep it simple and love what you do.

I love what you do and want to study nutrition, where do I start?

Look into available courses offered at University (Dietetics and Nutrition) and Private colleges (Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine) and short courses. Do your own study – read everything, watch everything – blogs, books, text-books, studies, webinars. Keep an open mind and don’t get sucked into nutrition dogma. Keep it simple, natural and real.

Do you have any job opportunities at Healthy Chef?

We will advertise via our website, blog and social media when opportunities to join the team arise. Click on careers via our web site to see if we have any job postings. You can also email us at [email protected]

For bookings, sponsorships or managerial enquiries contact Paul Cutter: [email protected]

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