Your Free Gift!

    The best way to keep on track to achieving your goals and living a healthy lifestyle is planning! So at the start of this university semester, I created a weekly schedule and meal planner to get organised and cope with my full-on workload for the next few months… and as the title of this post suggests, I’m sharing them both with you! All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and you’ll receive an email within 30 minutes with a printable pdf containing both the weekly schedule and the meal planner! You are also free to reuse them as often as you wish. For those of you already subscribed (you guys rock), expect an email within the next couple of days 🙂 So get subscribing and enjoy this little gift from yours truly! Thankyou for all your support, I have lots of exciting new content making its way to this blog in the near future. Stay tuned 🙂 x

The Secret to the Perfect Diet

  Want to know the secret to the perfect diet? There is NO one diet that is perfect for everyone! Everybody is different (captain obvious over here). Yet we all overlook this fact when it comes to our diet. We all differ in our genetics, culture, environment, physical activity and body type and all of this can impact on what type of diet we should be eating. For example, some people find they feel better on a high-carb diet while others feel better on a low-carb diet. Some people require more protein than others. Some people require a higher daily caloric intake than others. In the health scene, it feels like there are always new rules and regulations popping up about what’s hot and what’s not. One minute kale has magical powers and then the next minute it’s being crucified. So forget the trends, fad-diets and tea detoxes and start listening to your body. Don’t concern yourself with what everyone else is doing; what works for them may not work for you. Tune into your body and take notice of how different foods make you feel! Hope you’re all having a great week 🙂 x

Health Hacks #1

    Introducing Health Hacks – simple tips and tricks that you can do to improve your health today!   As you can see from the title, the first health hack is squeezing lemon juice onto your green vegetables. Some vitamins and minerals are much more effective when they are paired with others. One of these pairs is vitamin C and iron – vitamin C actually helps the body absorb iron more easily. Since lemons are a rich source of vitamin C and iron can be found in dark green leafy vegetables, combining the two allows your body to absorb the iron from the greens much more effectively. Have an awesome weekend everyone! I have a little surprise coming to all you wonderful subscribers very shortly, so keep an eye on your email inboxes 🙂 If you’d like to know more, you can follow me on my instagram (@chante_studin) where I’ll be posting something about it in the next coming days x

Vegetable Soup

  Now, I’m not a fan of winter. In fact, I am a huge sook when it comes to the cold (which is quite pathetic seeing as winter in Australia is warm compared to winter in most other parts of the world haha). BUT, one of the things that always gets me through is this vegetable soup! Not only does it feel like your insides are taking a nice hot bath, it is incredibly healthy and doesn’t contain any nasty ingredients like most soups you buy from the supermarkets. Plus, it’s also a great way of getting your daily dose of vegetables, especially when you don’t like the taste of veggies… Here me out – there’s plenty of veggies I don’t particularly like the taste of when eaten separately but for some reason when they’re combined they taste amazing! So with all of that said, you should totally go make some… Trust me, your body will thank you for it.  Enjoy everyone 🙂 x Vegetable Soup Print Recipe Gluten-free, Vegan, Dairy-free CourseMain Dish Servings Prep Time 6 people 10 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Servings Prep Time 6 people 10 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Vegetable Soup Print Recipe Gluten-free, Vegan, Dairy-free CourseMain Dish Servings Prep Time 6 people 10 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Servings Prep Time 6 people 10 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Ingredients 1.5 Litres chicken or vegetable stock [To make vegan, use vegetable stock] 2-3 cups butternut pumpkin 1 cup sweet potato 2 carrots 1 onion 4 cloves whole peeled garlic 1/4 leek 1 broccoli head 2 zucchini 1 tbsp olive oil salt pepper 3 sprigs parsley 1 sprig rosemary, sage, thyme or garlic chives [Whatever you like or have available] Servings: people Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 2. Cut the pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots and onion into medium sized pieces and place into a baking dish. Add whole peeled garlic, onion and leek to the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle olive oil over the vegetables. Chop the herbs and add them into the baking dish and then place the baking dish in the oven until the vegetables are tender and slightly browned (but not over cooked). 3. Place chicken or vegetable stock in a large saucepan and add baked vegetables. Slice the garlic (be careful as it can be quite tough) and squeeze out the garlic into the… View Post