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Easy salmon, broad beans, peas and tamari rice salad

Easy salmon, broad beans, peas and tamari rice salad

Perfect for an office lunch or light dinner, this easy but tasty gluten-free recipe creates a well balanced meal with plenty of proteins, fibers and a modest amount of carbs. The Tamari sauce, (a mild healthier type of soy sauce) and the spring onions add […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

A tasty and nutrients rich salad made with seasonal ingredients. Rocket is a packed with nutrients, that supports healthy detoxification pathways. Keep it in mind for this winter, it is the perfect accompaniment for those cheese boards and Christmas meals. Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy […]

Greek yogurt and blackberries coulis

Greek yogurt and blackberries coulis

I am a fan of Greek yogurt, the creamy, full fat version of it. I know that we are trained to think that full fat is bad for you, but even the full fat version of it will only contain 6% of fat, which is […]

What to eat in November

What to eat in November

November is a month surprisingly rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory foods. There is a huge variety of vegetables and fruits to choose from to pleasure our taste buds and support our health. Pears. Surprisingly rich in anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients, pears are low GI, rich in fibers and […]

Few practical tips to beat the belly bloating

Few practical tips to beat the belly bloating

Digestive issues are quite common. A poor or disorderly diet, stress, poor eating hygiene, lack of sleep and even a sedentary life, can all contribute. The first port of call is obviously to check with your GP as any change in digestive functions can mask […]

Asparagus & celery soup with fennel seeds

Asparagus & celery soup with fennel seeds

Soups are the best way to add fibers to your diet, manage and lose weight. Conforting and filling they can be prepared in advance and frozen for the your convenience. Delicate and delicious this ligth soup is perfect this late summer and early autumn time. […]

How to find the time for a wellness regime

How to find the time for a wellness regime

Lack of time is named as one of the reasons for feeling overwhelmed, unable to keep up with a healthy living regime and being stressed. As most of us are going back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is important to find […]

6 rules for a glowing skin

6 rules for a glowing skin

Summer is now here, and we have been blessed with a beautiful weather here in London this year. With summer dresses and less make-up, the attention is on the skin. So here are 6 lifestyle tips for a glowing skin. Because a beautiful skin is a healthy skin. […]

5 common mistakes that can hamper your weight loss

5 common mistakes that can hamper your weight loss

I am re-posting here from my Pilates website, this very popular article on weight loss and the most common mistakes people do. Have a good read through and if you have questions, you can contact me at ASK Claudia or on any of my social […]

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

A recent exchange on the social media with a few nutrition experts has prompted this post, as I realized that the Mediterranean Diet it is still misunderstood in its principles, also due to recent diets that claim to be inspired by it. First of all, […]

Chickpeas & feta salad + mint & zataar

Chickpeas & feta salad + mint & zataar

A truly Mediterranean salad ready in only 10 min, perfect for this warm British Summer. Ready in 10 min Ingredients  (serves 2 people) 1/2 chickpeas can ( drained) 1/2 cucumber 3 jewel tomatoes 70 gr feta cheese a pinch of Zataar a pinch of fresh mint […]

Greek basil quinoa salad + tamari chicken

Greek basil quinoa salad + tamari chicken

Another delicious gluten-free quinoa salad perfect for the warm season. Made with only few ingredients, but full of flavor thanks to the use of herbs and spices. Ingredients For the salad 1/2 cup quinoa 1/2 cup black & red quinoa 15 cherry tomatoes 4-6  spring […]

10 ideas to super-charge your salad for springtime

10 ideas to super-charge your salad for springtime

Springtime is now here, and with the warm weather comes the need to detox from the heavier and mostly cooked winter meals and favor more raw and fresh ingredients. This is a simple and easy way to instantly add more nutrients and health benefits to […]

Raw chocolate & goji berries hearts

Raw chocolate & goji berries hearts

There is nothing more sexy than chocolate, and when Valentine comes I love the idea of making some chocolates myself. These raw chocolate & goji berries heart are brimming with health benefits and perfect for sweet Valentine surprise. Both raw chocolate and goji berries are […]

Almond milk: my pick of the best

Almond milk: my pick of the best

Everybody seems to be a bit diary intolerant these days, including me. Whether this depends on the farming conditions ( from antibiotic load, cattle stress hormones, grains feeding) or not, it is difficult to say, but if you feel that cow’s milk is a bit […]

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

A gorgeous and nutrients rich vegan cous-cous recipe, ready in only 10 min. Great for lunch, dinner or lunch box. Ingredients 1 avocado a handful of spinach leaves 1/2 Romano pepper 1/2 chickpeas can (drained) a pinch of dried oregano 2-3 spring onions a dash […]

Persimmon, walnuts & banana breakfast bowl

Persimmon, walnuts & banana breakfast bowl

More of a dessert, than a breakfast bowl, due to the deliciously natural sweetness of the persimmon. The contrast with the walnuts and the creaminess of the natural yogurt is great, while the banana add some body. To me it is perfect like that, with […]

Have you reached your plateau? Try this….

Have you reached your plateau? Try this….

This is one of the most common complaint I received from my clients and friends alike: I have managed to lose weight but cannot shift the last stubborn few pounds. What shall I do? The scenario might sounds familiar. You have managed to get you […]

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

This pasta, is absolutely delicious and gluten-free. The pesto is incredibly quick to make and full of goodness ready in 10 min! The pasta I have used is Bio-Fair and it has been a wonderful surprise, for its taste, and consistency. I have never really liked gluten-free pasta, […]

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heritage tomatoes salad.

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heritage tomatoes salad.

Just in time for your New Year detox, here is a NO cook salmon rainbow salad ready for those days when you have no time. but want to stock up on nutrients. Ready in 5 min. Ready in 5 min Ingredients (serves 2) 2 fillet […]

The best day to start a detox or a diet

The best day to start a detox or a diet

Most of us tend to start a new diet or detox on Monday, and most of us usually struggle to carry through and abandon their plans of a healthier diet mid-week. Could it be that the timing is just wrong? The answer is yes.  Starting […]

Support your immune system in the winter months

Support your immune system in the winter months

It’s that time of the year again, when the first colds and flu of the season start to appear. Our lifestyle and nutrition can have an influence on our immune system and the way we responds to minor illnesses. Have you ever noticed how we […]

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

When we reach the colder season it is natural to start craving warmer and more cooked meals. This turmeric chickpeas & kale stew is comforting enough but extremely easy and quick to make. Rich in soothing spices, this stew is a perfect vegan meal choice […]

Cellulite what to do? An holistic approach

Cellulite what to do? An holistic approach

We are still in the middle of the winter, all wrapped up in our puffed jackets and scarves, but in only  two months time we will start planning our holidays and longing for warmer climate. And when we get closer to the spring, one questions […]

Health Coaching vs Nutritional Therapy

Health Coaching vs Nutritional Therapy

“Lifestyle diseases are defined as diseases linked with the way people live their life. ” This can include conditions like diabetes 2, heart diseases,  obesity, stroke, colon cancer, hypertension and others. It is estimated that illness linked to poor lifestyle choices are costing the NHS 11 […]

My 7 rules for a healthy diet

My 7 rules for a healthy diet

As a health coach and Pilates instructor, I get asked all the time, how do you eat in a healthy way? Many wonder whether I eat carbs at all or if I live off fruits juices. None of the two, I have to say, and […]

Salmon with lime and chili “salsa”

Salmon with lime and chili “salsa”

I made this recipe for lunch, with the little leftover vegetables that I had in the fridge. I was craving something zesty and fresh and this chili and lime “salsa” was absolutely perfect. The celery, cucumber, lime and chili are a perfect combination for a […]

4 common mistakes healthy people do

4 common mistakes healthy people do

When I speak with my clients I often hear many common mis-conceptions about healthy eating habits. Here are 4 of the most common mistakes and my advice on how to overcome them. Tall lattes. “Lattes” have become very popular in recent years. Many have chosen “healthy” […]

My favorite summer drink

My favorite summer drink

One of my favorite drinks for the summer!Rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants, this drink is lower in sugar content than a normal smoothie, and a great thirst quencher! Ingredients  for 1 person 10 organic raspberries a dash of lemon or lime juice fresh mint to […]

Pineapple, ginger, lime & mint drink

Pineapple, ginger, lime & mint drink

A delicious and refreshing drink for the summer, full of goodness and easy to make. When talking about fruit juices I am always a bit concerned about the amount of sugar they contains. It is worth to say that fruit mostly contains fructose (the fruit […]

Is coconut oil “healthy”?

Is coconut oil “healthy”?

It is with dismay, that I recently read yet another sensationalist and confusing article, about the so called  dangers of coconut oil. I am sure I am not the only one to feel this way. So, I decided to strip this arguments back to its […]

Mindfulness for weight loss and better digestion

Mindfulness for weight loss and better digestion

Our mental attitude to food has sometimes the same impact on our diet that the quality of the food we actually eat.We often use food as an antidote to anxiety, boredom, as a reward for an accomplishment, or as an act of love or self-loath. […]

5 benefits of crudite’

5 benefits of crudite’

I love crudite’. They are great to use up vegetable leftovers, increase the amount of vegetables in your diet, as a healthy snack option and a fantastic aid to weight loss. They will fill you up with fibers and nutrients, increasing the sense of satiety, […]

Welcome to The Healthy Gourmet

Welcome to The Healthy Gourmet

Hi, I am Claudia, and I am on a mission to demonstrate that healthy food can be fun, enjoyable and pleasurable. No need for long shopping lists full of ingredients with exotic names, or long Sunday afternoon spent prepping your weekly meals plans, but simple recipes […]