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HOW MY PASSSION FOR HEALTHY FOOD BEGAN

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... Read More

What’s the difference between Green Smoothie and Organic Superfood?

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... Read More

3 Ways To A Healthier Breakfast

I’m often asked about healthy breakfast ideas that are quick to make and not full of processed ingredients and refined sugars. This comes as no surprise as we’re constantly bombarded with food messaging that cereals, flavoured yoghurts and store-bought protein bars are healthy breakfast options. A balanced and nourishing breakfast is rich in nutrients to supercharge your day. Your body needs protein for growth + development, healthy fats for keeping you fuller for longer,... Read More

DETOX MUNG BEAN RISOTTO

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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

10 STEPS TO STOP YOU FEELING BLOATED

I’m thrilled to be hosting a few intimate cooking masterclasses on gut health 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, which is why I’m so passionate about helping people implement gut-healing recipes and strategies into their daily routine for perfect digestive health. Even if you aren’t around Sydney to attend my gut health events this month, I’m sharing... 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? Due to popular demand, this unique masterclass is back! You will learn how to make a variety of foods that are rich in pre and probiotics, such as my simple bone broth, sauerkraut, cultured natural and vegan yoghurts and gluten- free bread. I will also showcase a few simple dishes that I love to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I’ll also discuss... 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

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

What I Eat For Perfect Digestive Health

We’re well into spring, and many of us have goals to improve our health + wellbeing in some way or another – but did you know that all good health starts by having a healthy digestive system? Nutritional medicine places a great emphasis on the digestive tract — the primary area where we receive the goodness from the foods that we consume.   A healthy digestive system means you’re able to effectively break down and absorb food, fuelling it with the nutrients it needs... Read More

10 Steps For Effective Detoxing

  THE TRUTH ABOUT DETOX The word “detox” is the umbrella term used to describe many different types or approaches to detoxification. Many of them are disciplined fasting programs that can add additional stress for the body and can often deprive the body of essential nutrients needed for optimal health. The truth is, detox is not a diet of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and B grade maple syrup – the human body needs much more than that to revitalise and restore cells back... Read More

3 Foods To Avoid For A Healthier Gut – And What To Eat Instead

Nutritional medicine places a great emphasis on the digestive tract — the primary area where we receive the goodness from the foods that we consume. A healthy digestive system leads to a healthier body and mind. The primary role of the digestive system is to break down and absorb food, providing our body with the fuels and nutrients it requires to function optimally. What we eat and drink builds the foundation of our health. We eat to obtain nutrients for our muscles and organs,... Read More

The Healing Benefits Of Bone Broth

Last week I finally bought myself a slow cooker with a good ceramic base….. I’ve got to say, now I’m hooked and I’ve been making the most amazing bone broths and soups to help support and nourish my digestive and immune system. I have always been making my own broths and stocks using my usual 10 litre stainless steel stock pot – but now it’s so easy I just set and forget.  Making your bone broth is as easy as making a bowl of porridge –... Read More

How To Heal Your Gut

Your gut is the gateway to better health. This is because its primary role is to break down and absorb your food, providing your body with the nutrients and fuel to function at its best. Feed your gut well, and your health will thrive, but feed it with the wrong types of foods and you compromise your body’s ability to promote growth and repair, support your immune system and keep your muscles and organs healthy. While everyone has their own distinct genetic makeup and exposure... Read More

12 Simple Steps To Perfect Digestive Health

There are many contributing factors that effect digestion and it’s a process of elimination to discover what works for you and what doesn’t. Factors such as diet, food intolerances, stress, adrenal burnout, hormones, lifestyle, emotional disposition, anxiety, chemicals, parasites, bacteria, medications, relationships and sleep will affect the state of your health and how your body works. Combining a personalised diet and a balanced lifestyle with restorative therapies will... Read More