Zoe Bingley-pullin is a mother, nutritionist, chef and author of Falling in Love with Food and Eat Taste Nourish. Zoe also regularly appears on Channel 7’s House of Wellness and was the co-host of Channel 10’s Good Chef Bad Chef for 5 years.
Zoe is passionate about food and has a self acclaimed love affair with it. Her passion for food has empowered her to help many people embrace the benefits having a healthy relationship with food through her 8-week online Falling in Love with Food Program. Make sure to read to the end for her AMAZING thai style pasta salad!
I love to start my day with a pre-breakfast vegetable juice such as beetroot, carrot, celery and ginger.
I then look forward to eggs and avocado on sourdough or a warming porridge topped with full-fat natural yoghurt, fruit and hemp seeds.
I am a huge advocate for plant-based eating and days when I am not on the go, my lunch usually consists of a big leafy salad with left-over roasted vegetables, grains (rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat) or legumes, avocado and a dressing using hemp seeds or tahini paste. Whatever I can find in the fridge!
In the cooler months, I am a big fan of turning leftovers into soups as a way to cut down on waste and will serve this with a slice of avocado toast.
If I am out and about I might go for a fresh poke bowl, sushi or an open style sandwich with roasted vegetables and hummus.
We eat as a family and I like to keep dinner fairly simple, focusing on good quality produce and lots of veg! I may do a small portion of meat or fish with various sides such as a leafy salad, grilled capsicums and roasted sweet potato or a roasted veg pasta sauce with buckwheat pasta, legumes and pesto.
I rarely eat a morning snack as my breakfast usually keeps me going. If I am in the mood for something, my usual go-to’s are:
Exercise is as much about mental health as it is physical health for me and I prioritise moving daily in a way which best suits how I am feeling! My workouts are usually a mix of reformer pilates, beach walks or resistance style training in the gym. My family lives a pretty active lifestyle so on weekends we will go for walks on the beach or bike rides.
Pre: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
250g wholemeal spaghetti
1 bunch fresh coriander
1 bunch fresh basil
1 bunch fresh mint
50g raw cashews
EV olive oil
Tamari soy sauce
3 red chillies
1 bunch asparagus