MY TOP IMMUNE-BOOSTING FOODS TO FIGHT COLDS AND FLU THIS WINTER

When I moved to Sydney from Perth about 15 years ago, I was so run down from stress and adrenal fatigue that my immunologist recommended an immune-boosting dietary plan to help me get back on track. Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease. A healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. It maintains homoeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria, which can cause inflammation, illness and disease. Our bodies also produce antibodies that... 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

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

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

WILD CAUGHT SNAPPER WITH WILTED GREENS

This is a glorious recipe featured in my new cookbook, Purely Delicious. A simple and classic recipe that takes just a few moments to prepare. You can use any fish you like for this recipe – some good examples are Australian salmon, flathead, whiting, sea mullet or tailor.  I remember when I was about 10 yrs old, my dad would take me me fishing most weekends. I had my own hand-line and my own little fishing rod and it was the best family time ever! I also loved to watch... Read More

Top 12 Foods To Boost Your Immune System

When I’m a little stressed and run down, my immune system get’s a little tired, so I make a conscious effort to improve the sorts of food I’m getting into my body. 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 is in your gut and what you eat forms the foundation of your health. Your immune system maintains homeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria... Read More

A Simple Guide To Perfect Digestive Health

When your digestive system is off, your health can suffer in all sorts of ways. This includes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn or gas.  You may also experience food allergies, weight gain, skin problems and more. If unaddressed, these symptoms can easily manifest into more chronic health conditions such as adrenal burnout, thyroid conditions, motility issues, depression and more.  Here is a list of what helps me support my own digestive... Read More

Chia Coconut Pudding With Passionfruit

  My chia coconut pudding is power packed with omega 3, fibre, protein and super food antioxidants. It makes a quick, healthy, portable breakfast that I can easily take to work for a delicious breakfast or light lunch. When making your pudding, it’s important you give it a little time and allow it to set properly. I normally make this the night before allowing it to set and develop in the fridge.  The next morning, you’ll notice that the chia has expanded into... 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

A Healthy Raw Chocolate Smoothie

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

How To Make The Perfect Dressing

A good dressing will turn any salad into a masterpiece.  I try to eat at least one large bowl of salad every day.  I make lunch my main meal of the day and pile a bowl full of leafy greens and thinly sliced raw seasonal vegetables into my favourite stainless steel mixing bowl – toss through my dressing and enjoy every mouthful.  If I’m at work and pressed for time,  I grab a couple of bags of fresh washed salad leaves from the supermarket, put them into a bowl... Read More

How To Make The Perfect Trail Mix

I’m nuts about nuts – and seeds. I eat them everyday…raw, activated, roasted, salted and spiced. They’re a staple in my kitchen and an important part of my diet. Most weeks I make up a big batch of trail mix, which is a lifesaver when I’m busy travelling or when I want a quick, high-protein meal at my desk. What’s great about it: Research shows there are many benefits of eating nuts and seeds regularly, including a lower risk of developing... Read More

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY !

Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support is a wholefood blend of naturally occurring vitamin C + D, with antioxidants to help regulate immune function. ! One 7g serve of Natural Immune Support contains ten times the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C ( >450mg ) and the full-recommended daily intake of vitamin D (1000IU) and is suitable for both kids and adults. ! Natural Immune Support is an anti-inflammatory blend of fruits, vegetables and herbs, ideal for nourishing the body... Read More

Anzac Biscuits – Everyway you LOVE them!

Looking for a delicious Anzac Biscuit recipe? In this post you’ll find the Anzac Biscuit that suits your needs. For those who would love my Gluten Free or Paleo Anzacs, they are featured exclusively in my Healthy Chef Recipe App. Anzac biscuits are traditionally made with rolled oats, butter, sugar, golden syrup, white flour and coconut.  I’ve adjusted the original recipe to create a few different versions of this fabulous biscuit so that you’ll hopefully find the... Read More

The Perfect Paleo Omelette

Here’s my quick and easy omelette recipe.  I love serving them individually in 20 cm stainless steel or cast iron pans, and they look spectacular served on rustic wooden boards.  My organic egg omelettes take around 5 minutes to make and they make a delicious brunch or quick and healthy dinner.  I’ve given you 2 options below – Hubby loves the one with shaved organic ham and I can’t get enough of greens so I always opt for my kale and spinach filling.... Read More

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Team Healthy Chef

WOW- what an AMAZING year it has been! I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU all for your ongoing support throughout 2013. We are so lucky to have such an inspiring and enthusiastic network of supporters. Your passion for real, healthy food is the driving force behind Healthy Chef. YOU GUYS ROCK! It has been an enormous year expanding our functional food range, cooking up a storm at the fitness expos and creating a bundle of tasty wholefood recipes to share with... Read More

My favourite Christmas Recipes

I love this time of year, and I’m a huge fan of Summer and all the wonderful fresh fruit and vegetable options you can enjoy. It’s a great time to eat lighter healthier food and there are no excuses even over the holiday period. I remember as a young girl Christmas was always spent at my Polish grandmother’s house.  She worked extremely hard and held down 2 jobs to make ends meet,  and she was also an amazing cook and never bought anything from a packet. Everything we... Read More

Berry + Coconut Celebration Cake

Today I thought I’d post my lush berry coconut cake that I often make for special occasions such as Christmas and birthdays. I love the simplicity of this cake and it’s perfect for those on low sugar, gluten free, digestive health diets or primal eating plans. It’s remodelled from the classic Victoria sponge cake that I used to make regularly as a pastry chef back in the day and the simple combination of berries and coconut is just purely delicious. I’ve... 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

Purely Delicious Cashew Milk

I absolutely love drinking cashew milk.  It’s purely delicious, velvety and creamy white that’s perfect on it’s own, served along side a batch of my chocolate chip cookies or blended into super yummy power smoothies. What I love about cashew nut milk is that it requires no straining after blending, so all you have to do is pour into a glass and enjoy. I love using aromatics such as vanilla bean or cinnamon to enhance the flavour profile then add a few spoonfuls... Read More

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

This is the perfect way to indulge with a delicious blend of super foods. My Chocolate Olive Oil Cake is power packed with antioxidants to boost energy and promote wellbeing. Smooth and sophisticated my chocolate cake is moist and decadent and rich in antioxidants and heart healthy essential fatty acids that promote good health. This flourless chocolate cake takes just a few minutes to mix up and it’s perfect for impromptu dinner parties, picnics or just because you feel... 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

Red Velvet Cupcakes

This is my healthy take on the traditional red velvet chocolate cake.  It’s lovely and moist from the fresh grated beetroot that i’ve added into my cupcake batter and it replaces the traditional red food colouring found in traditional recipes. The final cupcake looks wholesome and healthy and tastes purely delicious. I enjoyed them topped simply with a spoonful of thick coconut yoghurt or whipped cream cheese frosting.  If you’re entertaining, then adding... Read More

Strawberry Crumble

  The secret to eating healthy is to keep it real, keep it simple and keep it fresh. The most important rule is to do a little strategic planning, having a rough idea on what you’ll be cooking up in the week ahead, you’ll be more likely to stick to eating at home and fuelling your body with the right ingredients it needs to shed a little bit of that pudding off your belly. I love making this strawberry crumble, it takes just a few minutes to create and can be served... Read More

Warm Rhubarb + Vanilla Crumble

I absolutely love anything rhubarb. It’s tart flavour is heaven when combined with orange and vanilla aromatics. What makes this crumble extra special is a little scattering of raspberry right after roasting as it enhances the wonderful flavour and colour of the final dish.  You need to serve it with a smooth, silky Greek style yoghurt that tames the tartness of the dish and allows the aromatics to linger on your taste buds.  I often make a large batch of this recipe... Read More

Almond Milk

Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose free alternative to traditional dairy.  Enjoying them daily can help reduce cholesterol, provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc and enhance the body’s immune system. It’s basically the nuts or seeds blended with filtered water and strained.  You can flavor the milk with vanilla bean or a hint of cinnamon and for a little sweetness just throw in a few fresh pitted dates before blending.... Read More