Do you find eating your five a day challenging? Are mealtimes stressful when trying to prepare a healthy dish for the family? Should we all be counting our calories?

I think not. Maintaining a healthy balanced diet doesn’t have to be this difficult! Although with foods having hidden fats, salts and sugars, we never really know what we’re popping into our mouths – so it’s almost impossible to know whether it’s truly good for you unless we make it our selves.

Due to the increase in health issues relating to obesity and heart problems from the fast food we Brits consume every day, there have been many gaps in the market for businesses to bring out healthier food options, and there’s been a rise in ‘clean eating’ restaurants, eateries and cafes!

Competition Time – WIN – “Go on, It’s Healthy” Book

As part of our Healthy Eating Week Campaign, we are giving away this fabulous Healthy Eating Cook Book.

Cooking can be both fun and be rewarding when you have the right tools. With Casual Cooking: Go On, It’s Healthy, you can take control of the kitchen with confidence and create nutritiously and sustaining home-cooked meals. With fabulous recipes, stunning photography, helpful hints, tips and variations, there’s nothing to stop you from cooking up a host of healthy dishes every day of the week.

Competition End Date: 12/09/18

Enter Competition

Here are Nottinghams most popular places to buy and eat healthy food:

COOK West-Bridgeford

42 Gordon Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5LN

COOK specializes in homemade meals that are frozen and delivered to you, so you can defrost, heat up and enjoy whenever you want too! It’s perfect if you’re always on the move and want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“To cook using the same ingredients and techniques that a good cook would use at home so all our food looks and tastes homemade. Even good cooks enjoy a night off. As one wrote in to tell us: “I love cooking and that’s why I love COOK… good food cooked as I would.” Since 1997, we’ve been taking some of the strain in the kitchen to give people more time for what really matters … So, whenever you don’t have the time or inclination, we COOK so you don’t have to.”



At1Space, 2B Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2GA

Nutri2Go is a fantastic online prepared meal shop where you can have their tasty, nutritious meals delivered to your door in Nottingham. They’re ready-to-eat and cater to anyone and everyone. It’s such an easy idea for people who are always on the go, want to maintain meal portions or are trying dieting.

All meals are planned and prepared by their nutritionist chef and delivered sustainably in compostable packaging on bicycles! It’s a magnificent environmentally friendly idea.


Hungry Pumpkin

38 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN

The Hungry Pumpkin is a unique family owned cafe deli, serving freshly prepared food with locally sourced ingredients! Because everything is homemade, you know you’re getting the very best out of what you’re eating with fresh and nutrient-rich ingredients.


Yamas Meze & Tapas

5 Thurland St, City Centre, Nottingham NG1 3DR

Yamas Tapas serves up traditional and healthy options for Mexican and Mediterranean food! Their restaurant is warm and cosy. Dishes on the menu were selected carefully by chefs to make your dining experience perfect. If you don’t have a large appetite or just want a healthier, smaller meal, you can have 3 meze & tapas for a set price!


The Natural Food Company

37A Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FB

The Natural Food Company specializes in Vegetarian and Vegan food products and caters for those who have special dietary requirements such as gluten and wheat intolerances. The traditional shop is considered to be green and ethical and has an impeccable reputation within the local community for providing a knowledgeable and friendly service.

They also offer a takeaway service!


Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery

16 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL

The Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery is a place where everyone should experience brilliant coffee. They specialise in roasting it themselves and offer a truly perfect brew! The Cartwheel also serves up some delicious healthy meals, with locally sourced, organic ingredients they aim to nourish and delight!

“We love the design. We’ve created a soft modern café space that brings a sense of play to the serious business of coffee and food. Relax and watch the world go by, chat to our baristas, or grab a sandwich and go!”


Clean Cut Kitchen

21 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5AA

Clean Cut KItchen is one of our favourites. A brand new eatery in the centre of Nottingham serving up boxes of food to take away or enjoy in the modern interior restaurant. It’s described as Nottingham’s ‘Healthiest’ kitchen serving prep meals, health shakes, smoothies, lunch, meats and more! “Being good doesn’t have to be a compromise, eating healthy no longer needs to be bland or boring. This is comfort food redefined, this is the Clean Cut Kitchen.”


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