Nutritional Wellbeing

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet is important in maintaining your overall health and wellbeing. This page will introduce you to different resources for eating well. Explore our recommended seasonal recipes and healthy eating blogs, and learn about healthy eating guidelines and how to eat well at work here:

For more information on eating well please visit the NHS website.

The listing of these websites in no way implies any form of endorsement by the University.  The University takes no responsibility for the content of these websites. They have been suggested by colleagues who use them and are provided in good faith, for general information purposes only.

Eat Seasonal Recipes

Taken from a range of fantastic sources, follow the links below to access recipes designed to get you eating seasonally.  All recipes were previously featured in the Well Now newsletter.  Send us your own seasonal recipes to

Spring (April, May)

Ingredients: Apricot | Asparagus | Mackerel (May 2020)

Balsamic Pickled Apricots from Better Home & Garden's

Smoked Mackerel Salad with Asparagus & Mustardy New Potatoes from Jules Mercer's

Ingredients: Crab | Potato | Spinach (April 2020)

Kakrar Jhol - Bengali Crab Curry from Amrita Roy's

Saag Feta from Priya Krishna's

Ingredients: Lettuce | Peas | Rhubarb (May 2019)

Griddled lettuce and peas from BBC Good Food

Yoghurt rhubarb fool from Delia Smith

Ingredients: New Potato | Spinich | Banana (April 2019)

New potatoes with spinich and capers from BBC Good Food

Dark chocolate, almond & sea salt baked oatmeal from Ambitious Kitchen

Ingredients: Spinach | Aubergine | Apricot (May 2018)

Aubergine stuffed with chilli jam and feta in polenta crust from Andrew Dargue

Raw Apricot, Orange and Coconut Bites from Madeleine Shaw

Chickpea, Tomato & Spinach Curry from BBC Good Food

Ingredients: Spring Greens | Leek | Passionfruit (April 2018)

Tofu & Chickpea Curry with Spring Greens from

Braised Leaks and Peas with Feta & Dill from The Telegraph

Passionfruit Bliss Balls from

Summer (June, July, August)

Ingredients: Spinach | Tayberry (August 2020)

Goma-ae (Spinach with Sesame Dressing) from Adam Liaw

Tayberry Fool from Mark Hix

Ingredients: Basil | Courgette | Lamb/Mutton (July 2020)

Summer Minestrone Soup from Hubbub

Achari Gosht (Lamb in Pickling Spices) from Ocean of Recipes

Ingredients: Dill | New Potato | Raspberry (June 2020)

Garlic and Dill New Potatoes from Kel Campbell

Wild Raspberry Jam from The Thriving Vegan

Ingredients: Beetroot | Tomato | Wheat (August 2019)

Beetroot, Tomato and Goat's Cheese Salad from Sarcastic Cooking

No knead bread from Marie Paterson (OSDS)

Ingredients: Tomato | Fennel | Cucumber (July 2019)

Sausage Meatball Sandwich from Bon Appetit

Pickled Cucumber from BBC Good Food

Ingredients: Carrot | Fennel | Strawberries (June 2019)

Rainbow Baguette from BBC Good Food

Strawberry, Feta & Thyme Tart from BBC Good Food

Ingredients: Blackberry | Fig | Broad Beans (August 2018)

Pasta sauce with broad beans, mint and bacon from Riverford Organic Farmers

Blackberry, Fig and Sage Ice Lollies from Snixy Kitchen

Ingredients: Carrots | Peas | Lettuce (July 2018)

Baked carrot and nigella seed bhajis with raita from BBC Good Food

Quinoa, pea and avocado salad from BBC Good Food

Chargrilled gem, radicchio and gooseberry with hazelnuts from The Guardian

Ingredients: Asparagus | Courgette | Gooseberry (June 2018)

Smoked Haddock with Asparagus and Aubergine Chips from Madeleine Shaw

Courgette and Tahini Dip from BBC Good Food

Gooseberry and Sage sauce from The Guardian

Autumn (September, October, November)

Ingredients: Beetroot | Clementine | Duck (November 2020)

Roast Duck Legs with Clementine and Sherry from The Irish Times

Beetroot and Potato Curry from Abel and Cole

Ingredients: Figs | Venison (October 2020)

Tagliatelle with Venison Ragu from Jacob Kenedy

Spiced Baked Figs with Ginger Mascarpone from Good Food

Ingredients: Broccoli | Elderberry | Victoria Plum (September 2020)

Roasted Broccoli with Smoked Paprika Vinagrette and Almonds from Arielle Clementine

Plum and Elderberry Curd Tartlets from Where the Wild Cake Grows

Ingredients: Brussel Sprouts | Celeriac | Parsnip | Pheasant (October 2019)

Balsamic-glazed Brussel Sprouts from Allrecipes

Pan-fried Pheasant with Celeriac & Parsnip Rosti from Delicious Magazine

Ingredients: Fennel | Apple (September 2019)

Apple Steusel Cake from Plated Cravings'

Shaved Fennel Salad with Croutons & Walnuts from Bon Appetit's

Ingredients: Celeriac | Leek | Banana (November 2018)

Celeriac ribbons tossed with Chard, Garlic & Pumpkin Seeds from BBC Good Food

Ham and Leek Quiche from Janie Oliver

Banana, Chocolate Chip and Walnut Loaf from Madeleine Shaw

Ingredients: Raspberry | Swiss Chard | Courgette (October 2018)

Macaroni and Cheese with Swiss Chard and Mushrooms from Live Simply

Raspberry Ripple Bars from Madeleine Shaw

Courgette & Feta Fritters from Jamie Oliver

Ingredients: Apple | Plum | Tomato (September 2018)

Scalloped Tomatoes with Croutons from Smitten Kitchen

Plum, Apple & Blackcurrant Crumble from the Telegraph Lifestyle

Ingredients: Beetroot | Apples | Kale (October / November 2017)

Crunchy raw Beetroot Salad with Feta and Pear from Jamie Oliver

Kale Waldorf Salad from Whole Foods Market

Winter (December, January, February, March)

Ingredients: Jerusalem Artichoke | Mussels (March 2021)

Smoked Haddock and Jerusalem Artichoke Gratin from Gerard Baker

Moules Marinieres from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Ingredients: Cabbage | Chicken | Turnip (February 2021)

Vegetarian Cabbage Roll from Mediterranean Dish

Chicken Stew with Turnips and Mushrooms from Breana Killeen

Ingredients: Kale | Langoustine | Squash (January 2021)

Spaghetti with Langoustines from Valeria Necchino

Soft Polenta with Roasted Squash, Kale and Hazelnuts from Cassie Best

Ingredients: Haddock | Leek | Mushroom (March 2020)

Vegan Creamy Leek and Mushroom Pie from Wallflower Kitchen

Marmalade Haddock Traybake from Nadia Hussain

Ingredients: Cod | Parsnip | Swede (February 2020)

Braised Cod with Butter Beans and Mint from BBC Good Food

Herby Root Vegetable Gratin from BBC Good Food

Ingredients: Lentils | Squash | Sweet Potato (January 2020)

Black Dal from Dishoom

Roasted Squash Salad with Crispy Chickpeas from Bon Appetit

Ingredients: Kale | Pumpkin | Squash (December 2019)

Boerenkoolstamppot - Stamppot with Curly Kale and Rookworst from The Spruce Eats'

Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage from The Gourmet Traveller

Ingredient: Pepper | Sweet Potato | Rhubarb (March 2019)

Baked sweet potatoes with peppers and greens from Waitrose

Rhubarb compote with vanilla crème fraiche & pancakes from BBC Good Food

Ingredient: Beef | Purple Sprouting Broccoli | Bramley Apple (February 2019)

Ginger Beef Kebabs from Madeleine Shaw

Grilled Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Tahini Dressing from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Apple Crumble from The Healthy Chef

Ingredient: Pomegranate (December 2018)

Creamy goat's cheese with chive & pomegranate from Good Food

Mulled pomegranate juice from Good Food

Ingredients: Sweet Potato | Clementine | Chicory (March 2018)

Sweet potato, fig and chicory salad from The Yoga Kitchen

Clementine Tea from Angela Kim

Ingredients: Cauliflower | Rhubarb | Swede (February 2018)

Oatmeal Rhubarb Porridge from

Cauliflower and Feta cheese omelette from

Neeps and Tatties Soup from BBC Good Food

Ingredients: Pear | Jerusalem Artichoke | Potato (January 2018)

Pear Spice Chia Smoothie from

Jerusalem Artichoke and Potato Soup from

Pear and Ginger Oats Bars from

Ingredients: Parsnip | Pomegranate | Cabbage (December 2017)

Creamy goat's cheese with chive & pomegranate from BBC Good Food

Yaki Udon from BBC Good Food

Parsnip & Maple Syrup Cake from BBC Good Food

Wild Rice Purple Salad from Amelia Freer


Nutritional resources

Healthy eating blogs

These sites have a huge variety of easy and nutritious recipes, and are constantly updated so there is always something new to try…

Madeleine Shaw is a nutritional author and creator of the Glow Guides app

Green Kitchen Stories, written by a Swedish-Danish couple, is dedicated to delicious vegetarian  food

Joe Wicks, also known as the Body Coach, is a nutritional coach and exercise expert

Deliciously Ella, created by Ella Woodward, focuses on plant-based recipes

Let us know what food blogs you enjoy by emailing:

Healthy eating guidelines

Eating well at work

Helping and encouraging employees to make wise food choices and have healthy lifestyles can influence an employee's long-term health and fitness.  OSDS runs healthy eating related events which include:

  • Healthy lunches for busy people
  • Eating well
  • Eating well: focus on sugar
  • Nutrition and Oral Health

Healthy eating and active living can lead to elevated mood, energy and self-esteem; reduced anxiety and stress; reduced risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer. 


The following are resources for information, tips and recipes on healthy eating at work: