books
Byron Bay based food writer Chrissy Freer's published works

Author of 4 nutrition and health based cookbooks, all published by Murdoch books.

My first book, supergrains: eat your way to great health, focuses on ancient whole grains, and their health benefits over highly processed grains such as common wheat. This was followed by, superlegumes: eat your way to great health, highlighting legumes impressive nutritional properties, diversity and how easy it is to incorporate these true superfoods into your everyday eating. My third book, Real Delicious contains 100 wholefood recipes for health and wellness, plus unbiased information to empower you in making great food choices.

I am also excited to announce the arrival of The Anti-inflammatory cookbook, out this September with my favourite family friendly recipes to help calm and soothe chronic inflammation.

supergrains

supergrains: eat your way to great health was published by Murdoch Books in 2011. It contains over 90 delicious and healthy whole grain recipes, showcasing 12 different grains, 6 of which are gluten free.

supergrains also provides easy to understand nutritional information, preparation, and cooking tips for each grain, giving you the confidence to prepare grains you may be less familiar with, such as millet, amaranth or buckwheat.

The inspiration for writing supergrains came from my firm belief that we should eat whole grains over highly processed grains, and include a VARIETY of grains in our diet, rather than simply relying on common wheat.

Below is a selection of recipes from supergrains, to inspire you to start including more whole grains in your diet.

Chrissy Freer Byron Bay nutritionist Supergrains

supergrains

supergrains…eat your way to great health’ was published by Murdoch Books in 2011. It contains over 90 delicious and healthy whole grain recipes, showcasing 12 different grains, 6 of which are gluten free.

supergrains also provides easy to understand nutritional information, preparation, and cooking tips for each grain, giving you the confidence to prepare grains you may be less familiar with, such as millet, amaranth or buckwheat.

The inspiration for writing supergrains came from my firm belief that we should eat whole grains over highly processed grains, and include a VARIETY of grains in our diet, rather than simply relying on common wheat.

Below is a selection of recipes from supergrains, to inspire you to start including more whole grains in your diet.

Chrissy Freer Byron Bay nutritionist Supergrains
Chrissy Freer Byron Bay nutritionist Superlegumes book

Superlegumes

superlegumes: eat your way to great health was published by Murdoch Books in 2013. It contains over 100 delicious recipes, with 60 being gluten free and many vegetarian and vegan options. Legumes are true nutrition warriors, being loaded with plant based protein, dietary fibre, a source of low GI carbs and packed with several nutrients including B group vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium!

Through my work, I have realized that these incredible foods are often under-utilized, and many lack the confidence on how to prepare, or what to do with legumes in the kitchen. I am therefore passionate about providing people with the tools to incorporate these nutrient dense foods into their everyday eating.

superlegumes explores dried legumes (such as chickpeas, black beans and red kidney beans) as well as fresh varieties (such as fresh green peas and beans). It also contains a few surprising members, peanuts, carob, mesquite and indigenous wattle seed.

Invaluable information on preparation, nutrition content and cooking tips to make including legumes in your diet easy and nutritious are included, showcasing just how versatile they are. From typical soups, salads and curries, to more unusual recipes such as decadent cakes, brownies and even pancakes, superlegumes has it all.

Below is a selection of recipes from superlegumes, to get you started on loving and including legumes in your daily diet.

Superlegumes

superlegumes: eat your way to great health was published by Murdoch Books in 2013. It contains over 100 delicious recipes, with 60 being gluten free and many vegetarian and vegan options. Legumes are true nutrition warriors, being loaded with plant based protein, dietary fibre, a source of low GI carbs and packed with several nutrients including B group vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium!

Through my work, I have realized that these incredible foods are often under-utilized, and many lack the confidence on how to prepare, or what to do with legumes in the kitchen. I am therefore passionate about providing people with the tools to incorporate these nutrient dense foods into their everyday eating.

superlegumes explores dried legumes (such as chickpeas, black beans and red kidney beans) as well as fresh varieties (such as fresh green peas and beans). It also contains a few surprising memebers, peanuts, carob, mesquite and indigenous wattle seed.

I includes invaluable information on preparation, nutrition content and cooking tips to make including legumes in your diet easy and nutritious, and showcasing just how versatile they are. From typical soups, salads and curries, to more unusual recipes such as decadent cakes, brownies and even pancakes, superlegumes has it all.

Below is a selection of recipes from superlegumes, to get you started on loving and including legumes in your daily diet.

Chrissy Freer Byron Bay nutritionist Superlegumes book

Real delicious

Real delicious was published in 2016 by Murdoch Books and is a collection of over 100 recipes that reflect exactly how I believe we should all be eating for optimal health and wellness. Its recipes are heavily focused on whole foods, with an emphasis on plant-based eating and ensuring adequate veggie intake.

Comprising of 6 chapters encompassing grains, legumes, seafood, meat & tofu, from the dairy and from the orchard. In addition to delicious recipes, each chapter provides balanced and impartial information such as ‘how do you choose a healthy yoghurt?’. My aim was to debunk common myths and help make sense of the hype we are often bombarded with so you can feel empowered to make your own decisions about the food you eat.

Below is a selection of whole food recipes from Real Delicious to embark you on eating for best health, vitality and wellness.

Chrissy Freer Byron Bay nutritionist Real Delicious

Real delicious

Real delicious was published in 2016 by Murdoch Books and is a collection of over 100 recipes that reflect exactly how I believe we should all be eating for optimal health and wellness. Its recipes are heavily focused on whole foods, with an emphasis on plant-based eating and ensuring adequate veggie intake.

It is broken down into 6 chapters encompassing grains, legumes, seafood, meat & tofu, from the dairy and from the orchard. In addition to delicious recipes, each chapter provides balanced and impartial information such as ‘how do you choose a healthy yoghurt?’. My aim was to debunk common myths and help make sense of the hype we are often bombarded with so you can feel empowered to make your own decisions about the food you eat.

Below is a selection of wholefood recipes from Real Delicious to embark you on eating for best health, vitality and wellness.

Chrissy Freer Byron Bay nutritionist Real Delicious

The Anti-inflammatory cookbook

I am very excited to announce that my 4th book, The Anti-inflammatory cookbook, published by Murdoch books is due to the hit the stands in early March. It contains 100 family friendly and gluten free recipes and 2 weeks of easy meal plans.

Chronic inflammation, is a serious health issue, and potentially increases our risk of several age-related illness such as adult asthma, some cancers, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s disease. It is now known that obesity is the number one risk factor for chronic inflammation, increasing the body’s immune response. Other dietary influences include having an unhealthy gut microbiota, consuming excess alcohol and eating a poor diet, especially one high in saturated fats.

The good news is diet can play an important role in the management of autoimmune diseases and inflammation, by being a therapeutic tool to help soothe and reduce symptoms. The Anti-inflammatory diet is a way of eating for life rather than a ‘diet’. Quite simply it aims to increase the foods which have an anti-inflammatory effect, such as omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibre, polyphenols and antioxidants and reduce those with an inflammatory effect such as processed carbs, sugars and saturated fats. There is also a strong plant based focus, and is the way we should all be eating.

Below is a sneak preview of recipes from The Anti-inflammatory cookbook. You can pre-order The Anti-inflammatory cookbook below.

The Anti-inflammatory cookbook

I am very excited to announce that my 4th book, The Anti-inflammatory cookbook, published by Murdoch books hit the stands in early September. It contains a compilation of my favourite family friendly recipes, plus 20 new recipes and 2 weeks of easy meal plans.

Chronic inflammation, is a serious health issue, and potentially increases our risk of several age-related illness such as adult asthma, some cancers, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s disease. It is now known that obesity is the number one risk factor for chronic inflammation, increasing the body’s immune response. Other dietary influences include having an unhealthy gut microbiota, consuming excess alcohol and eating a poor diet, especially one high in saturated fats.

The good news is diet can play an important role in the management of autoimmune diseases and inflammation, by being a therapeutic tool to help soothe and reduce symptoms. The Anti-inflammatory diet is a way of eating for life rather than a ‘diet’. Quite simply it aims to increase the foods which have an anti-inflammatory effect, such as omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibre, polyphenols and antioxidants and reduce those with an inflammatory effect such as processed carbs, sugars and saturated fats. There is also a strong plant based focus, and is the way we should all be eating.

Below is a sneak preview of recipes from The Anti-inflammatory cookbook.