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

The Ideal Day On My 80/20 Diet

Are you looking for a fresh start this summer? I find that a lot people make plans to eat healthily around this time but then crumble at temptation as soon as they see the cheese platter or chocolate cake. I know that it can be mentally tough to stick to a new diet, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve long held the belief that the most important aspect of any diet is that it should be practical and deliciously healthy enough to follow. If you’re feeling hungry or deprived... Read More

Why Protein Helps With Weight Loss

Protein is essential for our bodies. It’s needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting detoxification and digestion, and supporting a healthy immune system. Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless glowing skin and lean toned muscles. WEIGHT LOSS Protein can work effectively to regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss. When attempting to keep total calories down during dieting, protein supplementation... Read More

How To Make The Perfect Nut Butter

Spoonfuls of creamy nut butter blended into a lush Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, or generously spread on a slice of freshly baked banana bread, are just some of the ways I adore using this lovely staple comfort food.  Nut butters can be used as a topping, a binding ingredient for cakes and the yummiest protein balls the list is endless. They are packed with protein, minerals and B vitamins as well as heart healthy fats your body needs. The best thing is that it doesn’t get much... Read More

Superfood Powders: What You Need To Know

Good nutrition is the fundamental building block for a healthy body. The foods you eat have the potential to nourish every cell in your body and is your nutritional insurance policy to live longer, feel energised and perform at your optimum best. Superfoods are the five star foods because of their special ability to support good health. They give us whopping doses of antioxidants and fibre to boost the immune system and help fight illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes,... Read More

Does A Gluten Free Diet Make You Healthier?

When I opened my first cafe some years back, I tailored my menu for those with sensitivities to gluten. I baked gluten-free banana bread using almonds and coconut, made gluten free pancakes from buckwheat and chia, and even had a gluten free porridge made with LSA meal, grated apple, cinnamon and sun-dried raisins. Now, when I design recipes for my cookbooks or blog, I still provide substitute ingredients. Personally, I don’t strictly follow a gluten free diet because I’m... Read More

ORGANIC SUPERFOOD – What’s Great About It ?

The secret to perfect health is simple “EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES” to feed and nourish your body from the inside out.  As an additional benefit, you’ll also lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, improve memory + concentration, reduce stress and basically feel amazing ! Healthy Chef Organic Superfood is the ultimate wholefood vitamin formula. A delicious blend of cold pressed organic fruit and vegetables designed to give you 30% of your recommended... Read More

How To Enjoy Healthy Chef Protein + Organic Superfood – Watch the Video !

Check out my video on the 3 best ways I love to use my Healthy Chef Protein and Organic Superfood.  Read More

Chocolate Thickshake

If you want super power packed nutrition – then you need to try my power packed chocolate thick shake.  This makes a delicious healthy snack or light meal that’s perfect when you want to indulge in a little chocolate therapy.   What’s great about it: Naked Chocolat is bursting with antioxidants, mineral rich cocoa, carob, maca, cinnamon and pure vanilla bean, this potent blend provides sustained energy, supports the endocrine and immune systems and contributes... Read More

Stress Buster Smoothie

 I designed this smoothie recipe for myself and hubby due to our heavy work schedules. We needed some quick healthy nourishment that would energise and revitalise our minds and body. I love to create this antioxidant rich smoothie made with berries and other super-food ingredients, as they help support my adrenals and stabilise my energy level. Stress can keep cortisol levels in the blood elevated for longer, which in turn can affect metabolism, suppress thyroid function and... Read More

Body Shaping Smoothie

This is the ultimate whole-food natural meal replacement and antioxidant formula! A delicious blend of cold pressed and blended organic fruit and vegetables to support optimum health and nourish your body from the inside out! What’s good about it: This smoothie is high in protein, antioxidants, folate, minerals and fibre to support a healthy metabolism. Studies show the berries contain antioxidants called polyphenols which are anti-inflammatory to the body and can promote... Read More

Banana + Chia Smoothie

He’s one of my favourite banana smoothie recipes that I love to make for a healthy breakfast. It contains a nut or a seed milk such as sunflower seed milk or almond milk which I make myself in my vitamix. If you’re a little time poor, a spoonful of almond butter blended with water is a good replacement. I add a frozen chopped banana which makes my smoothie yummy and creamy. Blended frozen bananas are a creamy, almost-decadent treat that are the perfect potassium boosting... Read More

Exercise Recovery – what you need to know

  When it comes to training for sport and endurance events, it pays to plan and prepare. Mapping out your meals and snacks ahead of time not only makes it easier for you to glide through a training-packed week but also ensures that you are refuelling your body sufficiently in between sessions. Inadequate refuelling is a recipe for burning out, as it can: Impair recovery Increase fatigue Deplete glycogen stores Impair protein synthesis Lower immune function Paying attention... Read More

Detox Papaya Smoothie

  This delicious smoothie is inspired by Kamalaya, my favourite health & wellness retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand. It’s a great start to the day and specifically designed for a healthy digestive system. I can feel the nourishing goodness infuse into my body almost immediately. Feel free to vary the yoghurt or use alternatives such as pumpkin seed milk. Boost the protein and amino acids by adding my Healthy Chef Protein, to help support intestinal function and nourish... Read More

RACE RECOVERY

  Taking part in a fitness event this weekend? Don’t forget the most important step in your race journey…RECOVERY. An endurance event like City2Surf places a huge strain on your body, generating: Muscle Fibre Damage Inflammation Fatigue Muscle Soreness Oxidative Cell Damage Suppressed Immunity Fluid + Nutrient Loss Depleted Fuel Stores Just take a moment to think how hard you’ve pushed yourself during the race…. probably to the max! Depending on the distance and... Read More

Peaches With Vanilla + Cashew Cream

This is a lovely summer recipe that makes a simple breakfast or purely delicious dessert. Stone fruits are in season and the peaches look magnificent. I just couldn’t resist creating some lush recipes with my favourite stone fruit. I love that it’s so simple to make with only a few ingredients.  You can even blend any leftovers with extra water, cinnamon, ginger and ice for a quick summer smoothie ! What’s great about it: Peaches have a low GI of 42 and they are... Read More

Vitality Smoothie

This is the ultimate Super Greens Vitality Smoothie that’s bursting with antioxidants and alkalising goodness. It’s the real deal, the get me super healthy type of smoothie that will have you bouncing off the walls and feeling energised.  Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are more potent through whole food consumption which is why drinking green smoothies are the perfect way to nourish your body. A good diet has always played a vital role in supporting health,... Read More

My Fruit Salad For Digestive Health

I was inspired to post my fruit salad for digestive health after last week’s MINDD foundation healthy cooking demonstration. Optimal DIGESTIVE HEALTH is something very personal to me and it’s what inspires my recipes I create every day or the products I develop for the healthy chef range. Food is most healing when it is close to it’s original state and has the properties to heal and nourish and what we eat and drink builds the foundation to our health. This... Read More

Spring Into Health and Win a VITAMIX TOTAL NUTRITION CENTER – Winner Announced !!!

Congratulations to Bella Clinton ! You are the winner of the healthy chef SPRING INTO HEALTH competition with your purely delicious and healthy CACAO KAPOW POWER SMOOTHIE. One VITAMIX TOTAL NUTRITION CENTRE is coming your way, as well as a 6 PACK OF HEALTHY CHEF PROTEIN that will nourish your body from the inside out. HERE’S  BELLA’S GREAT RECIPE CACAO KAPOW!!!!! I have converted even the blokiest of blokes to enjoy this smoothie… after hours of surfing in the... Read More

My Interview for YUM GLUTEN FREE MAGAZINE

Check out my interview and purely delicious recipes for YUM GLUTEN FREE MAGAZINE.  Just click on the image to take you to the story.    Read More

ALL MY PRODUCTS ARE MADE FROM WHOLEFOODS

Our products contain no chemicals or fillers and are completely pure and natural to support and nourish your body. They are purely delicious and can be enjoyed by everyone. VISIT MY ON LINE SHOP HERE GIVE YOUR BODY THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT TO THRIVE There are six lifestyle behaviours that have the greatest influence to our health and how we age. They are: • eating healthily • getting regular exercise • getting enough sleep • not smoking • maintaining a healthy weight,... Read More

Why Native Whey Protein Isolate is better than Protein Concentrate

When you walk into a supermarket or health food store, you are confronted by rows of products and powders promising weight loss or lean toned muscle. It can get a bit confusing picking the best one for your needs, as well as understanding how it’s prepared and the ingredients used to make it. There are some key factors to consider when deciding on the right protein supplement for you. Protein concentrate is derived from the by-products of cheese making. Pure Native Whey Protein... Read More

SPORTS NUTRITION – HOW TO BE YOUR BEST

Nutrition is a vital but often overlooked element of a training program. Training for any event takes planning and perseverance, especially if you are pushing your physical boundaries. An increased training load not only puts your body under extra stress but also amps up your nutritional requirements. Over the next 4 weeks, we will give you the nutritional tools you need for peak performance – Including how to: Nourish and fuel your body during training Choose amazing... Read More

BE OUR PROFESSIONAL PARTNER

Our professional partner program offers our products for health professionals such as medical clinics, naturopaths, dietitians, personal trainers, sporting clubs and gyms. The online ordering system provides health professionals with an efficient and cost effective means of purchasing Healthy Chef products for retail and therapeutic purposes. “The pro partner program was established for health professionals who consciously seek to use high quality, naturally derived functional... Read More

6 Steps To Eating Seasonally

I love the change of season. Its revitalizing seeing the weather patterns shift and trees change colour, little signs to let us know that a new cycle is ready to begin. What most excites me though, is the availability of a whole new batch of beautiful seasonal produce. Time to experiment with different foods and flavours or rehash old favourite recipes that were enjoyed this time last year. Synchronising your diet with the seasons is certainly not a new concept. It was a necessity... Read More

Macadamia Nut Milk

Macadamia nut milk is a purely delicious creamy milk that requires no straining and takes about 30 seconds to make.  It’s a staple in the healthy chef househould and I love making mine scented with vanilla bean and a touch of cinnamon. Soak for easier blending and more bio-availability, which is great for sensitive digestive systems. Use as you would regular milk such as in your next power porridge, smoothie, custard or Iced chocolat. What’s great about it: There... Read More

TEAM HEALTHY CHEF AT THE 2013 FITNESS EXPO

Thank you to everyone who popped by our Healthy Chef stand at the 2013 Australian Fitness and Health expo. It was the official launch of our Healthy Chef Natural Protein Supplements and Organic Superfood. I also shared some of my quick and easy recipes on the healthy eating stage – including macadamia nut milk, superfood smoothie, how to make the perfect kale salad and my awewome chocolate cake decorated with fresh raspberry.  It was an awesome 3 days and I’m so... Read More

AUSTRALIAN FITNESS + HEALTH EXPO

Healthy Chef will be at this year’s Australian Fitness Expo April 19 th – 21 st. We invite you to pop past, have a chat and try out our new protein range on STAND R 57.  I’ll also be cooking up some yummy recipes at the event such as my healthy chocolate cake, pumpkin bread and Superfood smoothies so make sure you pop past the healthy eating stage from 12 -1 pm every day of the expo. CLICK HERE to Check out this time table from the expo:  Read More

NATURAL PROTEIN – Why Healthy Chef Pure Protein is so good !

Protein is considered by many to be the most important macronutrient for humans because of the numerous roles protein plays in the body. Whenever the body is growing, repairing or replacing tissue, proteins are involved. They are found in your skin, bones, muscle and all your organ tissue. In addition, they are used to produce hormones, enzymes and haemoglobin that carries oxygen in the blood. The main function of protein is to build and repair, as well as sustain muscle. Good... Read More

Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

The pastry chef in me has come out to play with these purely delicious chocolate raspberry muffins. What I love about making these muffins is that they are a one bowl muffin mix that takes about 5 minutes to combine, then all I need to do is to pop them into the oven to complete the magic. I’ve used organic frozen raspberries and 85% green + blacks organic dark chocolate to make these muffins which gives them just a hint of sweetness. These muffins marry really well with... Read More

Cold Pressed Walnut Milk

I’m in love with walnuts at the moment and  love to blend them with filtered water and vanilla bean to make the most delicious omega 3 rich walnut milk. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose free alternative to traditional dairy. They can be incorporated into cholesterol lowering diets and provide your body with essential minerals and healthy fats to nourish the body. I’m not really into buying store bought nut milks as most of the time they are loaded up with... Read More

7 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT

Here’s my latest article for fitness first magazine and a few weight loss tips from my new book 101 ways to lose weight. Click on the image to read all about it.  Read More

Strawberries + Crème Smoothie

What’s good about it: Strawberries are packed with antioxidants that nourish your body with vitality. Strawberries are low in calories and high in antioxidants. Around 1 cup provides 46 calories, 11 g of carbs, 1 g protein, almost no fat and 3 g of fiber. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that adding strawberries to your meals slowed the insulin responses by delaying the absorption of sugars in the digestive tract. Insulin is an anabolic hormone that... Read More

IT’S HERE ! OUR ORGANIC PEA PROTEIN HAS ARRIVED

Our Healthy Chef Organic Pea Protein has arrived.  It complements our Pure Native WPI perfectly and is a pure + natural vegetable source of complete protein that can supplement your healthy diet. Thank you to everyone who has been patient and pre-ordered over the last week – your protein will be sent out straight away.! I absolutely love this Protein !  It hits all the marks of what I love in a protein supplement  - like being all natural, organic, low in carbs, high... Read More

FREE SMOOTHIE E-BOOKS

To coincide with my NEW Healthy Chef Pure Protein range I’ve designed 3 purely delicious smoothie eBooks that you can down load for FREE! The books are specifically crafted to match your lifestyle and there are 3 delicious books to choose from that include WELLBEING, SPORTS NUTRITION + WEIGHT LOSS. We’ve been overwhelmed by the huge response to my new protein range and I hope these books provide a little inspiration on how to make the most out of your protein shakes. ... Read More

Hulk Smoothie

Here is a fun super hero way of getting your kids to enjoy their greens !. It was the winning entry from my last “Win a Vitamix Competition” called “THE HULK” smoothie,  submitted by Nicole Valentic who makes it regularly for her 2 twin boys. Let’s be honest…..Feeding yourself and your kids healthy food is not an easy task and it takes a lot of hard work and effort to bypass most of the processed food and junk in supermarkets theses days.  Being... Read More

The Healthy Chef – Series Trailer

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How To Enjoy A Pomegranate

It is the season for pomegranate and to enjoy these wonderful antioxidant rich ruby red jewels in a variety of healthy meals. Think baby spinach leaves topped with Persian feta, pistachio, figs and a generous scattering of pomegranate, maybe a muhammara dip made from pomegranate, roasted red capsicum and walnuts served with crunchy raw vegetable crudities or a refreshing salsa made from pomegranate, orange, lemon and coriander you can spoon over grilled organic chicken, rare... Read More

Recovery Breakast Smoothie

In order to train properly and recover quickly you need to look at your chosen activity, how long it lasts, time of day and the nutritional strategy to assist in energy supply and recovery. What you eat and drink before and after your workout, allows the body to recover and perform at its optimal best. Your body needs protein for repair, quality carbs to replenish glycogen (choose foods rich in magnesium and potassium that are necessary for nerve and muscle contraction.  I love... Read More

Superfood Berry Smoothie Bowl

In the mornings, I’m often pulling out my Vitamix and whipping up a healthy power smoothie for breakfast.  It’s a great convenient way of getting a good intake of fresh fruit and veg as well as a good antioxidant, protein and fiber hit before I start work for the day. I try and vary the smoothies I make each day and use different types of whole fruits or vegetables that will help boost the immune system, and fill me up with plant based fiber. Fiber speeds up the movement... Read More

WIN A VITAMIX COMPETITION – Winners Announced !

I’m happy to announce the WINNERS of the second ‘WIN A VITAMIX COMPETITON” for this year.  Perfect timing for Christmas ! We had hundreds of entries ! Thank you so much to every body who entered their ultimate healthy smoothie. FIRST PRIZE WINNER:  NICOLE VALENTIC – for her creation called “THE HULK“ a delicious healthy smoothie made for her twin boys. Congratulations Nicole, you are now the proud owner of the amazing VITAMIX. THE WINNING SMOOTHIE... Read More

My Sun Herald Recipes

  Check out my articles and weekly healthy recipes featured in the (S) section in the Sun Herald Every Sunday. You can also view them on line by clicking onto this link: http://www.smh.com.au/execute_search.html?text=teresa+cutter&ss=smh.com.au MY HEALTHY TRAIL MIX: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/food-for-thought-20120107-1poz3.html THE GOOD OIL ON SALAD DRESSINGS: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/cuisine/the-good-oil-on-salad-dressings-20120116-1q1ym.html DETOX: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/cuisine/delicious-detox-20120102-1phpy.html DELICIOUS... Read More

Macadamia nut butter

All natural and 100 % good for you.  there are no excuses to buy store bought nut butters ever again.  Macadamia nuts make the most amazing butters because they are so deliciously creamy and high in anti-inflammatory mono-unsaturated fats similar to olive oil and avocado.  I use macadamia nut butter to replace traditional butter in a lot of my recipes, spread it on almond or banana bread, mix with cocoa powder and a little honey for the best home made nutella or chocolate... Read More

Kamalaya Health Spa

I’m proud to be the ambassador of the best health retreat Kamalaya in Koh Samui Thailand.  This April we held the Sydney Launch for Press hosing an amazing health spa breakfast and lunch where myself and my talented team cooked up some amazing food inspired by this fabulous health retreat. Take a look at the BREAKFAST MENU below: LUNCH MENU: DINNER MENU DETOX SALAD THE DINING TABLE MY TALENTED TEAM OF CHEFS AND YOURS TRULY  Read More

Gluten free expo – March 2011

I’ll be making some amazing gluten free recipes for the Perth Gluten free expo with the HGT young apprentice chefs  on the 12th and 13th march. Held at the Perth exhibition centre. Catch me making the most amazing gluten free ricotta hotcakes, low carb gluten free mushroom pizza, healthy pasta, the most amazing gluten free / grain free bread and the best chocolate fudge brownie that’s healthy ! Schedule of cooking times:  Read More