Aldi UK has partnered with Team GB’s nutritionist Nigel Mitchell to create five new “bespoke, low-cost” recipes to help the mind and body.
The partnership includes recipes for breakfast, mid-day snacks, veggie dinners and desserts in a bid to offer affordable and nutritional recipe inspiration.
Recipes include: super food porridge, tuna and pistachio quinoa salad, marinated chicken thigh skewers, mixed bean chili and a chocolate berry mess.
Mitchell has just returned from the Winter Olympics, where he has been busy working with Team GB’s cross-country ski team, the discount grocer said.
“It’s fascinating how our bodies react to certain foods, and when our mood is low, we do tend to turn to things that give us a sense of comfort,” Mitchell said.
“While there’s nothing wrong with having a treat from time to time, it’s also really important that we are aware of the link between our diets and mood to ensure we incorporate foods that can have a positive impact too.
“Foods like oily fish, nuts and seeds are among some of my top recommendations for foods that benefit both mind and body. Packed full of nutrients, they are also all great ingredients for slow energy release, while things like brightly-coloured fruit and vegetables can really help with blood flow around the body – including the brain.”
Aldi UK managing director of buying Julie Ashfield added: “At Aldi we are committed to providing the best possible quality and value to all our customers – which is exactly what these recipes are also designed to do.
“The recipes all include ingredients that Nigel regularly feeds into the nutrition plans of Team GB athletes and can all be found in your local Aldi store – showing we don’t have to be an Olympian to eat like one.”
To view the full recipes go to: www.aldi.co.uk/c/recipes/happy-recipes