Healthy Chicken Parma Hack

Pub food… tick! There is no better way to win a true blue aussie male’s heart than with a really good parmy. Only problem is, that it’s not always that healthy.  The schnitzel is deep fried, then covered with waaaaaaayyy too much cheese. In our healthier version of this pub classic, we use an air fryer and just a little spray oil to cook a crispy schnitty, and it’s covered with some really good basilico pasta sauce, and finally topped with parmesan. A little bit of strong flavoured cheese goes much further to make your meal delicious, compared to a tonne of flavourless light cheese. Cooking for 1 person has never been so delicious!


Episode 2: Meet Pete

Bachelor Pete lives by himself and like so many singles, finds cooking for one miserable and wasteful. He usually grabs takeaway or heads down to the pub instead, where he devours his dude food favourites – schnitties and chicken wings.


Pete does try to be healthy, so when he does cook at home it’s the same, repetitive dish – steamed chicken and veggies or salad. Although it’s healthy, it can be boring, but he just doesn’t have the basic cooking knowledge or confidence to try something different.  To counteract some of the naughty meals he has at the pub, Pete often resorts to potions and pills to get his nutrient levels up to scratch.


His mum is a great cook, but despite her efforts to teach him, Pete just wasn’t interested in learning. Now that he lives interstate he doesn’t get to see his mum very often, and really regrets not spending more time with her in the kitchen and learning the basics.


As a bachelor, Pete has found that girls want to date guys that can cook! He’s looking for some simple but impressive recipes to treat a special someone on date night, and perhaps even impress his mum.


Pete’s surname is ‘Cook’… but he’s admitted it should be ‘can’t Cook’. We are here to the rescue, to turn him into Pete CAN Cook!


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  Single guy, girls want a man that can cook

– Healthy, likes to keep fit

– Shake it up, wants to get out of boring routine of grilled chicken and veg every night

 – Loves dude food, but doesn’t cook it often as he’s scared it’s unhealthy

 – Cooks for one, wants easy recipes to throw together for one

 – Pete cook, who can’t cook, needs to learn some basics, and has no basic equipment

 – Lives on takeaway


We wanted to show Pete that cooking for one doesn’t have to be boring, so this quick Quinoa, Brown rice and Feta salad is perfect for weeknight meals or office lunches. In fact, it requires no cooking at all! Cooking dude food for one is easy with our Quick Chicken Parmy too.

And when it comes to dude food, Pete can invite his mates over instead of going to the pub. He can easily treat them with our healthy buffalo wings and a pimped out burger with blue cheese.

For date night, there’s nothing easier and healthier than our Korean brown rice superfood bowl with salmon, with a good kick of chilli to help spice things up.

Pete also learns a basic skill that everyone should master – how to cook perfect fluffy rice, every time


Try these recipes and kitchen hacks yourself:

Korean Brown Rice Bowls, Salmon, Chilli Sauce

Brown Rice Quinoa & Feta Salad

Air Fried Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce

Black & Blue Burger


Pete’s kitchen was neat, but empty. His pantry literally only had nuts and vitamins, his fridge had one crumb of cheese, and he had hardly and pots or pans. So we hooked him up with a pantry full of essentials to get him started on cooking more at home.

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