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Healthy cooking with Vitality

There are lots of everyday things we can do to be that little bit healthier, like getting off the bus a few stops earlier or walking up the escalator. And what we eat is just as important.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Vitality, the health and life insurer that rewards you for being healthy. Like us, they believe that fresh, flavoursome, fantastically home-cooked food is an essential part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

And because Vitality share our deep belief in the importance of good food for a healthy, balanced lifestyle, together we’ve commissioned a series of exclusive, seasonal recipes from three of our multi award-winning British chefs. Seasonal ingredients are at the heart of each of these recipes. They’re not just naturally better-tasting; they also play a crucial role in supporting local food economies, something else we’re particularly passionate about.

Better still, to help you create delicious home-cooked meals from scratch – so you don’t have to rely on shop-bought alternatives – we’ll give you a wealth of practical guidance and professional tips, such as why salt isn’t always the only way to season a dish.

In short, we’ll inspire you to go that extra step in the kitchen, so you can go to your fridge or larder and whip up a meal that’s bursting with goodness and flavour at any time.

After all, sharing great food with family and friends, as well as developing a lifelong passion for cooking, isn’t just hugely rewarding; it’s a skill and hobby that unlocks a world of new tastes and experiences, not to mention being incredibly good for your health.

Meet the chefs

Flash-fried rump steak with sauce gribiche and spring greens

Watch chef Chantelle Nicholson as she prepares this vibrant and light spring dish and demonstrates how to retain flavour and nutrients by flash-frying the beef.

Be healthy, be happy

Get cheeky

Who said healthy food can't be indulgent and filling? Martin Wishart's fantastic Asian pork cheek recipe is perfect for a weekend treat – and it's full of tasty nutritious ingredients.

Martin Wishart

Cook well, eat well

Healthy eating starts in the kitchen, and we've got the techniques, recipes and guides you need to cook light, nutritious meals in one handy place.