A healthy body and mind is as much about what you eat as the exercise you do. Get Out, Get Active have partnered with the International Office and the Food Science & Nutrition School at the University to provide you with some advice on nutrition and some globally-inspired recipes.
For new meal ideas and inspiration, take a look over our recipes which have been specially created by our food science and nutrition students to aid you in consuming a balanced diet on a budget. You can also find out about upcoming workshops these students will be delivering and check out our tips for the best places to shop to get ingredients.
Our food workshops are an opportunity for you to enhance your cooking skills and nutrition knowledge with the help of our Food Science and Nutrition volunteers. Our volunteers have created recipes especially for the theme of each workshop, considering cuisine from across the world. For more information on the workshops and to book a ticket, see the table below.
Take a look at some of our favourite recipes below for some inspiration when planning your meals. You can always play around with these recipes and swap the ingredients for what you have available at home. Be creative and don’t be afraid to try out new things!
Where to Shop
It’s easy to get into a habit of just heading to your local supermarket when you have empty cupboards at home, but here in Leeds we are lucky to have lots of great independent shops and unique stores that also provide great quality produce. The table below details some alternative places to visit to stock up:
|Characteristics||Millie’s||Out of This World||Natural Food Store||Leeds Kirkgate Market (Indoor)|
|Type of Food||Fruit and vegetables|
Nuts, seeds and grains
Local Yorkshire produce
Fruit and vegetables
Local Yorkshire produce
Rices, beans, pulses
Food for special diets
|Fruit and vegetables,|
Nuts, seeds and grains,
Beans and pulses,
Fresh meat and fish
|Opening Times||Mon-Fri 8am-7pm,|
|Characteristics||Leeds Kirkgate Market (Outdoor)||Green Action Food Co op||Headingley Farmers Market||HangSingHong Oriental Supermarket|
|Type of Food||Fruit and vegetables||Rice, pasta and grains|
Beans and pulses
Tea, cereals and honey
|A range of food and drink products produced by local businesses||Chinese, Thai,|
|Opening Times||Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday|
10am-4pm (weather dependent)
10am-4pm (variable depending on volunteer availability)
|The second Saturday of every month 9am-12:30pm||Mon-Fri 10:00 – 18:30,|
Sat 10:00 – 19:00,
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00