PROTEIN FOR ANTI-AGEING + WELLBEING

In the past three weeks, I’ve looked at the value of protein for weight loss, body shaping, sports performance and recovery. For this protein packed week on The Healthy Chef Protein Series, I’ll be looking at protein for anti-ageing and wellbeing – a topic that’s more important as I’m getting older and wiser… I’ll be hitting the big 5-0 next year! PROTEIN FOR HEALTHY SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS Almost every cell in the body is made from the building blocks of protein,... Read More

OVERNIGHT SUPERFOOD + YOGHURT OATS

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IS KETO THE KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS AND BETTER HEALTH?

I was introduced to a standard low carb diet also known as the “keto” way of eating in my early 20’s when I started lifting weights and training for fitness figure competitions. I am still fascinated at the body’s ability to change composition, based primarily on how you eat and how you train. In the early days, I was a real gym junkie…training 6 days a week and carefully monitoring my low carb diet to support the high-intensity workouts I was putting my... Read More

MY DIET FOR AGELESS GLOWING SKIN

MY DIET FOR AGELESS GLOWING SKIN Many people ask me about my skin and what I use to keep it looking glowing and healthy. So I thought in this post, I’ll go through a few key rituals that I practice every day which supports my health and in turn keeps my skin glowing. BEAUTY COMES FROM THE FOOD YOU EAT Your skin is the largest organ in the body. It protects and provides a barrier to prevent pathogens from entering the body. Prevention is the key when it comes to slowing down... Read More

SECRETS TO BETTER GUT HEALTH EVENT – BOOK HERE

Looking to take charge of your gut health? What are the symptoms and signs of unhappy gut? And how do you manage and heal it? I’m super excited to be hosting our first ever gut health event at The Healthy Chef headquarters in Surry Hills, Sydney.  For those that know me, striving for a healthier digestive system has been a lifelong personal journey in improving my quality of life, so I’m passionate about showing you how to improve your gut naturally. In this unique... Read More

What To Do When Your Kids Don’t Like Veggies

Parents provide the environment in which eating behaviours are set. It makes me sad when I’m at the supermarket and see some parents shopping with their children, loading up the trolley with soft drinks, packets of chips and processed foods. Childhood obesity is an issue that hits home The number of overweight children is increasing each year. According to the latest NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS), 1 in 4 –  27% of Australian children aged... Read More

What’s The Difference Between Prebiotics & Probiotics?

Gut health is paramount to your overall health and wellbeing. The balance between the good and bad bacteria in your digestive system determines how well you can absorb the nutrients from the food, and influences your ability to fight off infection and illness. Not having a healthy gut flora has been linked to bloating, constipation, stomach complaints, as well as inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes. For me, a lifelong issue of gut flora from when I was very young has... Read More

MY SECRET TO MAKING THE PERFECT PROTEIN PACKED SMOOTHIE OR BOWL

A few weeks ago I wrote the ultimate guide on choosing the best protein powder to suit your different requirements and goals. It’s no secret that I am a big advocate of incorporating protein into my diet every day, which is why I’m continuing my protein series this week with Part 2 – the secret to making my ultimate protein smoothie. Protein has supported my own health journey over the last few years, especially when dealing with my own chronic digestive issues. This... Read More

5 Reasons Why You’re Constipated – And How To Fix It

  There are many contributing factors that effect digestion and the elimination of wastes from your body. Factors such as diet, food intolerances, stress, hormones, lifestyle, emotional disposition, anxiety, chemicals, bacteria, medications, and sleep will affect the state of your health and how your body works. Having battled my own share of digestive issues since I was young, I’m driven to help people on their journey to better digestive health – the reason why I wrote... Read More

Immune-Boosting Congee

When I’m feeling a little run down and need nourishing comfort food, I head to the kitchen and make my congee. Slow Cooked Brown Rice Congee With Ginger + Shallots which is featured in my cookbook Purely Delicious is the perfect warming dish to keep you healthy this winter. Serve steaming hot in generous bowls, enjoy the goodness and instantly feel the healing benefits of this magnificent yet simple soup. What’s Great About It: Ginger is a potent detoxifying and antiviral... Read More

Is A Gluten-Free Diet The Answer To Better Health?

The next few weeks is all about digestive health here at HCHQ. I’ll focus around many of the issues that are emailed in, as well as discuss some from my own personal journey. We have our 2 gut health masterclasses coming up over the next week so I am busy in the kitchen –  fermenting, making sauerkraut, kimchi and creamy cultured yoghurts from my cookbooks for everyone to try. It’s going to be an awesome week! Striving for a healthier digestive system has been... Read More

Fight The Cold Naturally

When I’m a little stressed and run down, my immune system gets a little hammered, so I make a conscious effort to avoid getting sick with immune boosting foods and nutrients. Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease and a healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. Over 70% of your immune system resides in your gut and what you eat forms the foundation of your health. If it’s not supported with the right foods, it becomes more susceptible... Read More

Natural Beauty Secrets

Here’s an interview from my friends at Beauiticate on how antioxidant rich whole foods can make your body glow. One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is about my skincare routine and what I eat, which helps keeps play an important role on how my skin looks.  The team at Beauticate recently took a sneak peak inside my home and got the scoop on my natural beauty tips, my skin care routine and my favourite whole foods to keep me nourished from the inside out. How... Read More

Healthy Recipe Competition Winners

Congratulations to the four winners of  THE HEALTHY CHEF RECIPE COMPETITION! We had hundreds of delicious entries to sort through and taste test! Each winner will receive a copy of my latest cookbook Purely Delicious PLUS…a Healthy Chef Wellness pack  that contains  a month’s supply of our best selling  Healthy Chef Pure Protein,  Natural Immune Support,  Organic Superfood + Blender Bottle to shake it all up perfectly. The perfect boost to your health ! Thank... Read More

What To Eat Before + After A Workout

When I was working as a personal trainer, not a week went by when I used to see people virtually collapsing on the floor half way during their workout and not being able to complete their full session, due to not fuelling their body correctly and running out of puff. Whether you are exercising just for general health, fat loss or an athlete in competition, the nutritional strategy you put in place before and after training can enhance performance and reduce fatigue and dehydration... Read More