Recipe: Kimchi pancakes

Fermented foods are an excellent source of good bacteria that can help to keep your digestive system in tip-top condition. That’s why we have made them the focus of our latest healthy lifestyles article (which you can read here). But dolloping a pile of cold and tangy preserved vegetables on the side of your main…

Are you eating your emotions?

The link between food, mood and emotional eating is a hefty subject that’s not to be taken lightly. But digging in can really open up some interesting patterns and information. Emotional eating is more common than often admitted and is defined as “eating in response to negative emotions or stress”. In today’s society, we have…

Recipe: One pot summer pasta

This recipe is phenomenally easy, as the pan does all the work for you. It’s also a wonderful way to use up leftover tomatoes. To make this recipe even healthier, use a wholewheat pasta. Wholewheat pasta has a higher fibre content than its regular counterpart and fibre is a key to keeping our digestive systems…

April: What’s in season?

At the start of the year, we sent out a membership survey to help shape the Derbyshire Benevolent Trust’s Healthy Lifestyles project. An overwhelming number of you responded, and reported a strong interest in and understanding of health and wellness issues. We know that this is an area which is important to DBT members, so…

Step outside this spring

With Spring drawing in and the weather starting to look more promising (most days anyway), it’s a great time to get outdoors more and embrace the nature that is on our doorsteps. When the term ‘outdoor exercise’ gets thrown around, we often cringe back thinking we’re having to pick up running or some other cardio…

Recipe: Smoothie Bowls

If you’re struggling to fit healthy fruits and vegetables into your daily life then this recipe is for you. In her latest blog post for the Derbyshire Benevolent Trust, our resident nutrition expert Steph Hayes ANutr said that if we want to create healthy goals that last all year long then we need to find…