A tasty and healthy winter is in store for the residents of Sandwell and West Birmingham thanks to a new NHS ‘winter warmers’ recipe book.
NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG has produced the book, which not only includes a number of recipes for nutritious and delicious dishes, but is also packed with helpful advice and information on staying well this winter.
The CCG is also delighted as Ella Mills, known worldwide as Deliciously Ella, has supported the idea and has produced two recipes for the book, one of which is a Christmas recipe not currently available in any of her books.
Ella has become something of a phenomenon recently with her cookbooks packed with simple, natural ingredients and fan base going from strength to strength. The food blogger’s debut book was the fastest selling debut cookbook in the UK. Ella is well known for her love of healthy nutritious food and has donated two exclusive winter recipes to the recipe book.
“It’s fantastic that my recipes have been chosen for this campaign especially being recognised as healthy food by the NHS which is a globally recognised flagship. I’m very passionate about promoting good nutritious food and supporting the NHS’s winter campaign is very important to me.”
The campaign for winter also looks at how the public can not only look after themselves by what they eat, but also promoting self-care, such using traditional remedies like a simple lemon and honey drink to relieve cold symptoms.”
Prof Nick Harding, GP and Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, said:
“Eating well can be a key part to being well over the winter months. I’m delighted Ella has chosen to support our winter messages, hopefully this will encourage many local people to not only stay well this winter, but to also eat well this winter.”
The book also includes key information about keeping well this winter, including details around getting the flu vaccine, keeping homes warm, accessing urgent care and using 111.
Anyone using the book is also being encouraged to share their recipe creations by tweeting images or videos using #eatwellthiswinter