We’re obsessed with hearing about what other people eat all day erryday and we just know that you’re all as curious as we are! There’s something so intriguing about knowing the secrets of a healthy foodie. Follow along with this series where we find out what a wide range of successful health-loving ladies eat in a day.
This week we chat to Chantal Cuthers, qualified nutritionist.
Chantal is a fully qualified nutritionist who runs a private practice clinic specialising in women’s hormones, fertility and pregnancy nutrition. An outspoken environmentalist, feminist and foster mama who has been fighting to ensure the spotlight is on the children in care, and the difficulties of fighting to give a child a forever family. She regularly blogs about her first hand experience of the vastly different areas of fertility nutrition and foster care, while renovating a home herself with her man.
Your go-to brekkie….
In summer I eat lighter options like avocado on a small piece of my homemade bread, a small green juice and filter coffee with my man in bed. In winter, warming and heavier options such as eggs with vegetables, bone broth and a flat white later in the morning keep me warm and satisfied until lunch. I usually start preparing brekkie within half hour of waking up unless I train in the morning then I eat much later. If we have kids with us, we always eat with them and they have the same food as us.
Your go-to lunch is….
I’m such a salad for lunch girl, or I create some variation of a poke bowl. I add sauerkraut, toasted seeds, avocado, seaweed, and homemade organic mayo. If it’s miserably cold or I’m busy with clients then I always have bone broths and soups in the freezer to enjoy without too much effort.
Your go-to dinner is….
We eat a lot of vegetables for dinner, often paired with freshly caught fish if we’ve been out on the boat, or small amounts of organic meat. I’ve been making a lot of vegetarian curries as they’re easy and fast when I’ve had a big day with clients or we have babies in our home and I need warming and nourishing meals to combat broken sleep. If I’m low on time or it’s getting late, I tend to stick to lots of green vegetables in a pan, some organic butter and herbs and served with a portion of quickly grilled salmon.
Dessert or no dessert…
No dessert for me, unless we are out with friends and enjoy the opportunity.
What you reach for when a snack attack hits….
Banana bread I’ve frozen, pop it in the toaster and lather in organic butter, or bone broths if I don’t have time to eat around a full day in clinic. I also love a piece of sourdough with marmite, avocado and black sesame seeds.
Your fave foodie destination…
My man is a pilot so we spend a lot of time exploring small, local places in locations all over the world. I love heading to The States and getting away from any tourist locations to find hidden gems the locals all rave about, Vancouver was a real treat, Finland was surprisingly perfect for the fresh food I enjoy eating, and Spain is a must-do for any foodie.
Three foods you can’t live without….
Avocado, Coffee, Green vegetables.
Your ultimate foodie indulgence….
Someone else’s cooking. Nothing beats friends or family who have spent time and energy making something from scratch, no matter what it is.
The recipe that’ll always get you drooling is…
I have to write recipes as part of my job so I find it difficult to follow others and prefer to throw things together, however Kelly Gibney gets me every time. Her attitude to food and how she presents it simply beats everyone else and I find myself using her recipes in my own kitchen often. She creates and eats how I love to and I can find inspiration in everything she does.