Diet for Life

Diet for Life

It's all very well setting healthy eating goals for the new year, but how do you make dietary change for a lifetime, not just for January? These top 10 tips should help!

Read more
Blueberries and the brain

Blueberries and the brain

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease present a major health risk in our aging population - but diet and lifestyle change can impact the rate of development of these conditions. Find out how blueberries impact brain function and health.

Read more
Potato frittata with pesto & g...

Potato frittata with pesto & goat’s cheese

You can cook this tasty omelette in advance and have it in the fridge as a quick and easy lunch or supper for busy week days or holidays. If you’re feeling ambitious make your own pesto!

Read more
Roasted ratatouille chicken

Roasted ratatouille chicken

A tasty way to roast a chicken - easily in one tray with colourful ratatouille style vegetables

Read more
Warm salad with chickpeas and ...

Warm salad with chickpeas and chorizo

Warm salads are a great way of achieving your 5-a-day and are great when you're in a hurry - this one only takes 10 minutes to make. If you're vegetarian you can use feta or halloumi cheese in stead of the chorizo.

Read more
A Happy and Healthy Christmas?

A Happy and Healthy Christmas?

The Nutribox Christmas gift box - a great way to have a festive season that tastes good and does you good. Find out why our selection of seasonal treats can help you have a healthy and happy Christmas!

Read more
Indulge without the bulge

Indulge without the bulge

eat more healthily, Christmas gift box, healthy snacksEverybody loves this time of year right? An opportunity for parties, presents and festive treats that just taste of Christmas but can you indulge without having to worry about an expanding middle? At the Nutribox we absolutely believe you can - here's our guide to Christmas season treats.

Read more
What do you buy the person who...

What do you buy the person who won’t eat anything (you eat)?

You’d be surprised how many of your friends and family have special dietary needs or have made personal choices about their health and wellbeing. So how do you cater for them when you’re in charge in the kitchen, or looking for the perfect food gift for the foodie in your life?

Read more

November Newsletter

Welcome to the latest Nutribox news! In this special 1st birthday edition of our newsletter we’d like to celebrate all that’s happened in the last 12 months, the star brands that have contributed to our boxes, and as it’s nearly December, talk about how to have a healthier and happier Christmas. New Christmas Gift Box Not sure what to ...

Read more
How you just got the flu

How you just got the flu

Are you feeling a bit rough today? First signs of a cold or full blown flu? If you’ve every wondered how those pesky bugs actually take hold then this infographic might help! We’ve never seen the flu virus compared to a reality TV star but strangely the analogy makes sense.

Read more
Cream Free Coconut Creams

Cream Free Coconut Creams

A creamy dessert without the cream - coconut milk and rhubarb are the key ingredients in this easy recipe for a sweet weekend treat

Read more
Spiced carrot & lentil soup

Spiced carrot & lentil soup

This recipe for a spicy soup is easy to make and can be frozen so you have a healthy snack ready for an autumnal evening or lunchtime.

Read more
Flu Fighting - understanding y...

Flu Fighting - understanding your immune system

At this time of year there's lots of talk about boosting your immune system - but what are you boosting and how does that help your body defend itself against infection? Here's our quick tour and some tips for keeping it healthy.

Read more
Overtrained and Underdefended?

Overtrained and Underdefended?

It's that time of year when we all know someone who's just gone down with the office cold or flu bug. But if you are training hard how can you maintain your immune function and avoid the immune suppression that can occur as a result of overtraining?

Read more
Raw Snacks - Healthier Snacks?

Raw Snacks - Healthier Snacks?

Raw food diets are an increasingly popular trend but is eating all your food raw really better for you?

Read more

Nutribox Newsletter October 2013

We got a bit distracted by pumpkins over the last few days but here's our October newsletter - sorry it's a bit late! All the latest news about the Nutribox and the healthy snacks delivered last month!

Read more
November Star Brand - Yummy Sc...

November Star Brand - Yummy Scrummy

It's the first of the month so it's time for a new star brand. This month we are delighted to annouce we're featuring Elements for Life - the folks who are spreading the raw chocolate love with their yummy scrummy brownies!

Read more
Thai Curry with Squash and Pin...

Thai Curry with Squash and Pineapple

Not sure what to do with all the insides of the pumpkins you carved this week?  This easy curry recipe calls for butternut squash but it would transform pumpkin into an equally tasty curry - quick to prepare before a Friday night out, or make it over the weekend so you've got a healthy meal ready for Monday.   Ingredients (serves ...

Read more
Healthy Snacks for Halloween?

Healthy Snacks for Halloween?

So what are you dressing up as for Halloween? If the prospect of going out trick or treating and coming home with a bucket load of sweets doesn't appeal, it might be due to your age! Find out why your body may not cope with the typical Halloween horde as you get older.

Read more
The Secret Ingredient in Satis...

The Secret Ingredient in Satisfying Snacks

If you're contemplating any kind of diet to get in shape for Christmas (or any other time of year) read this first - it's not just about how much you eat but also what you eat that matters. There's a secret ingredient to look out for in those healthy meals and snacks!

Read more
Roast Fish with Ginger

Roast Fish with Ginger

This roast fish dish is easy taking only 30 minutes from start to finish. Packed with protein and full of ginger flavour it makes a great mid-week meal.

Read more
Digestive Distress

Digestive Distress

Do you get that sinking feeling after a big meal? Help your body help itself by following our top tips to increase your digestive power - some simple healthy snacks could make all the difference.

Read more
Health Benefits of Fructose?

Health Benefits of Fructose?

Last week the EU ruled that if food manufacturers replaced a proportion of some sugars in their products with fructose they could claim health benefits. Is this good news? We don't think so.

Read more
Recipe of the Week - Orange Gl...

Recipe of the Week - Orange Glazed Tempeh

This recipe is a lovely warming dish for the autumn and a great way to experiment with tempeh for the first time, or try something different if it's an ingredient you cook with regularly.

Read more
Time for Tempeh

Time for Tempeh

Tempeh is a popular source of protein in vegetarian and vegan diets and as an alternative to meat if you're looking for an alternative ingredient for a midweek meal. It's also useful for boosting your gut bacteria due to its fermentation. Read on to find out more!

Read more
Top Tips for Healthy Snack  Ha...

Top Tips for Healthy Snack Habits

So we all think we know which snacks are healthy but sometimes it's just not the case. Here's some research that highlights some common misconceptions - and why they might mean your healthy snacking isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Read more
The Right Snacks Reduce Weight

The Right Snacks Reduce Weight

Are snacks good for losing and maintaining weight or do they just cause you to pile on the pounds? It all depends - find out more about the three magic ingredients that can help you feel fuller for longer and help you change how much you eat.

Read more
Top 5 Tips - Easier Healthy Ea...

Top 5 Tips - Easier Healthy Eating

It's World Food Day today so food is definitely the topic of conversation. But how do you ensure you're getting health snacks and meals and how can we have malnutrition in the UK when food is so plentiful? Here are our top 5 tips to make it easier to eat more healthily.

Read more
Recipe of the Week - Pan Roast...

Recipe of the Week - Pan Roasted Shallots with Squash and Sprouts

Our recipe of the week uses our food of the week - shallots. These tasty little veg are members of the onion family and this recipe combines them with carotenoid-packed butternut squash and brussel sprouts (a cruciferous vegetable which may help your liver function). A tasty side dish to serve with meat or fish, or a great vegetarian dish in it's own right if you add some tofu or sprinkle with a crunchy seed and nut topping.

Read more
Recipe of the week - Beetroot ...

Recipe of the week - Beetroot Pancakes

Want to include a bit of colour in your breakfast this weekend? These pancakes are pretty pink and a really novel way of using beetroot. If you've got any left over heat them up later for a healthy snack.

Read more
October Star Brand - Rude Health

October Star Brand - Rude Health

Rude Health are our star brand this month - find out more about the healthy snacks delivered in your Nutribox from Rude Health, and their mission to revolutionise our eating habits one meal at a time.

Read more
Food - bad for your health?

Food - bad for your health?

Is it true that no food is really bad for you, it all depends on how much of it you eat? If you have coeliac disease then you would probably disagree - gluten is definitely bad for your health. But what causes food sensitivities and how can a problem with one food end up being a problem with multiple foods?

Read more

The Nutribox September 2013 Newsletter

September was an exciting month for us as we launched our Sports Nutrition box! Find out about that and all our other Nutribox and healthy snack news here.

Read more
Nuts about Nuts

Nuts about Nuts

You'll find nuts in every box we send out - so what do they bring to the healthy snacks delivered in your Nutribox? Find out more about the different nutritional qualities of different nuts - and please excuse all the 'nuts' puns.....

Read more
Healthy Herbs and Spices

Healthy Herbs and Spices

Variety is the spice of life, and herbs and spices can bring great variety to your healthy snacks and meals. Find out more about some common herbs and spices including ideas for how to use them and their health benefits.

Read more
Ultimate Picture Guide to Nuts

Ultimate Picture Guide to Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein and also many vitamins and minerals - it's why they're in so many of the healthy snacks delivered in the Nutribox. Find out more with this helpful picture guide.

Read more
One-pan Spanish Fish Stew

One-pan Spanish Fish Stew

This fish stew makes a tasty supper - and if you make extra or have leftovers it can go in the freezer for another night when you don't have time to cook. And there's only one pan to clean!

Read more
Fruit – always a healthy snack?

Fruit – always a healthy snack?

Fruit is without doubt part of a healthy diet - but new research from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that how you eat your fruit may affect just how good it is for you. Are you eating your fruit in the healthiest way? Find out!

Read more
Vegetarian Diet - always healthy?

Vegetarian Diet - always healthy?

You can do any diet or lifestyle well or badly and going vegetarian is no exception. This infographic highlights some of the mistakes it's easy to make when you first adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, along with some tips to help you keep it healthy.

Read more
Raw chocolate – healthy chocol...

Raw chocolate – healthy chocolate?

Chocolate that's a healthy snack? It might sound too good to be true but raw chocolate has been found to have a number of potential health benefits. Read on to find out more!

Read more
Veggie Runners - Vegan Chilli ...

Veggie Runners - Vegan Chilli Chocolate Pots

This recipe comes from Jayne and Bibi at Veggie Runners - we're their healthy snack sponsor.  Be warned: these Mexican Vegan Chilli Chocolate Pots may look harmless and easy going but they have a real kick to them. They are definitely not for kids! Inspired by spiced hot chocolate Jayne and Bibi had while skiing, a little goes a long way wi...

Read more
Seeds – sensational healthy sn...

Seeds – sensational healthy snacks

Seeds make a great healthy snack which is why you find them in so many Nutribox snacks. Find out more about different seeds and their different health benefits.

Read more
Hearty healthy eating

Hearty healthy eating

Heart health is important – you probably knew that already. But do you know how to work out if your heart health is good, and what foods to eat to help keep your cardiovascular system working well? Read on to find out!

Read more
Love you – love your heart

Love you – love your heart

Heart health is important for your overall health and wellbing. Here are some top tips to help keep your heart healthy.

Read more
Baked Eggs with Spinach and To...

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomato

Our recipe of the week makes a great healthy snack for breakfast or brunch - why not try it out this weekend?

Read more
Snacking - Key to Successful S...

Snacking - Key to Successful Slimming?

Thank you to Dianne Mower for this guest blog - Dianne is a nutritional therapist and author of the Nettles and Toast blog. We all know weight management is important, but where do healthy snacks fit in?

Read more
Aubergine and Rocket Salad

Aubergine and Rocket Salad

Summer might be a memory but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a tasty salad as a light lunch or an easy supper. This recipe for aubergine and rocket salad is a great way to get 2 of your 5 a day!

Read more

The Nutribox August Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of The Nutribox News! We use this newsletter to share what you’ve been telling us this month, the latest nutrition and health news and also give you the chance to appear on our website!

Read more
September Star Brand - Creativ...

September Star Brand - Creative Nature

Our star brand for September is Creative Nature! We're looking forward to sharing their superfood packed bars with you this month. Read on to find out more about the company and their healthy snack bars.

Read more
Artichoke, Red Onion & Rosemar...

Artichoke, Red Onion & Rosemary Risotto

Looking for a tasty meal that’s bit different to your usual Friday night dinner tonight? Why not give this low fat artichoke, red onion and rosemary risotto a go. Try experimenting by adding different vegetables and let us know what you think works best! Risotto is super easy to make and brilliant for dinner parties too.

Read more
Oxidative Stress and Sports Nu...

Oxidative Stress and Sports Nutrition

Exercise is good for us - but like most things in life it's important to achieve balance, in this case between doing enough exercise to benefit health but not so much that you cause oxidative stress. It's important to ensure your body's own antioxidant protection is functioning well - find out how!

Read more
Healthy Snacking in Hospital

Healthy Snacking in Hospital

Hospital meals have not got a great review from the patients eating them this week, and it looks like there isn't a great choice of healthy snacks on offer either. So how do you eat well when you're in a hospital - to get well and stay well?

Read more
Superhealthy salmon burgers

Superhealthy salmon burgers

If you're after something a little bit lighter than potato-packed fishcakes, try these quick and easy oriental-style burgers. Oily fish is a good source of vitamin D and rich in omega-3 fatty acids making it a healthy alternative to red meat burgers. This recipe is also delicious with fresh tuna steaks.

Read more
Supplements or healthy snacks?

Supplements or healthy snacks?

Recent research suggests some of the health claims on supplement products may be misleading. But can you get all the nutrients you need from food and is it better to choose healthy snacks or supplements?

Read more
What makes you choose healthy ...

What makes you choose healthy snacks?

Have you ever wondered why some days you are drawn to junk food rather than healthy snack options? It may be connected to how well you slept the night before, according to new research

Read more
Healthy Brands – fact or fiction?

Healthy Brands – fact or fiction?

The label says it's one of our five a day but does that mean it's a healthy snack? Understanding what's on the label and what it really means is not as straightforward as it might be! Here are our top tips to get past the marketing blurb and work out what's really in your food.

Read more
Spicy Cajun Chicken Quinoa

Spicy Cajun Chicken Quinoa

This protein packed dish is super healthy and perfect for a healthy dinner.

Read more
The Great British Summer

The Great British Summer

What makes a great British summer? This year and last sport had a lot to do with it, but for us it's always about the food. We share our favourite summer foods - and how to give them a healthy twist. It might be raining but it can still taste like summer!

Read more
Sports Nutrition 101 – The Bas...

Sports Nutrition 101 – The Basics Part 2

In this second part of our article looking at some basic sports nutrition we're looking at amino acids. We all know protein is important for training but find out why it's not just for muscle growth and repair.

Read more
Italian Herb Baked Spinach Chips

Italian Herb Baked Spinach Chips

This healthy snack recipe is quick, easy and a nice alternative to kale chips or your regular packet of crisps. Try experimenting with different seasonings and let us know your favourite!

Read more
Cricket Tea – Nutritional or j...

Cricket Tea – Nutritional or just Traditional?

Tea is a sacred time in any cricket match - but is that afternoon cuppa a nutritional addition to a sports nutrition programme? Or is it a tradition that no longer fits with the physical demands of the game?

Read more
Sports Nutrition 101 – The Bas...

Sports Nutrition 101 – The Basics Part 1

We're going back to basics on sports nutrition, with a quick guide to the many different roles amino acids play in the body. As well as fuelling muscle growth and repair they help protect against the stress of exercise - and play other important roles.

Read more
Beetroot and Ricotta Salad wit...

Beetroot and Ricotta Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

Salads are great all year round but particularly in summer. They can be eaten as a lunch, side dish or just a healthy snack and there is so much variety! However, it is easy to get stuck in the same routine and not experiment. If you're looking for something different why not give this Beetroot and Ricotta Salad with Pomegranate Molasses a go? Its super easy to make and packed with flavour and nutrients.

Read more
August Healthy Snack Star Bran...

August Healthy Snack Star Brand: Braw

It’s time to announce our August Healthy Snack Star Brand. Star brands are vital to us at The Nutribox because we love what our suppliers do and think it is important to share their stories with you! We know you enjoy learning where your Nutribox snacks have come from and find out more about the lovely people behind them.

Read more

The Nutribox July Newsletter

Welcome to this month’s edition of The Nutribox News! In this monthly newsletter we’ll share what you’ve been telling us this month, what's being going on in nutrition and health news and also give you the chance to appear on our website!

Read more
Breakfast – still the most imp...

Breakfast – still the most important meal of the day?

Is breakfast really still the most important meal of the day? We explain why we think it is and what you can do to make it part of your daily routine.

Read more
Sweet Potato Kebabs

Sweet Potato Kebabs

Here at The Nutribox, we love sweet potatoes! They are readily available, inexpensive, delicious and nutritious. Find out more about sweet potatoes and how to make these fabulous sweet potato kebabs here.

Read more
Training – To Eat or Not to Eat

Training – To Eat or Not to Eat

We all have our favourite sports nutrition habits, particularly when it comes to mixing our carbs and protein pre and post training. But it's not just what we eat that matters - the timing of our sports nutrition snacks and meals matters too.

Read more
Help yourself make healthy cho...

Help yourself make healthy choices

How do you help yourself make a healthy snack choice when it's the middle of the afternoon and you need a little something to keep you going? New research from the Netherlands believes it has found at least part of the answer!

Read more
Tale of Two Diets

Tale of Two Diets

Is there a magic formula that defines a healthy diet? And if there was, what would it look like for sports nutrition? We've got two different diets for you to look at - can you work out which one is the diet of a champion?

Read more
Watermelon Pops

Watermelon Pops

It’s scorching hot and we’re all in need of refreshing healthy snacks to keep us going and hydrated. This could be the easiest recipe you will ever follow but it's an innovative idea you may not have yet thought of.

Read more
How do genes make you fat?

How do genes make you fat?

Genetics research has uncovered links between the code that dictates all aspects of our physical function and obesity. So how do you work out if those healthy snacks you're eating are helping you manage your weight, or if your genes are working against you?

Read more
Healthy Snacks - Your Healthy ...

Healthy Snacks - Your Healthy Ingredient Checklist

Would you rather do your tax return or work out what's a healthy snack? Apparently the tax return is the easier task! Find out more about the key ingredients people look for in food to help them decide.

Read more
Top 5 Tips – Making Your Plate...

Top 5 Tips – Making Your Plate a Healthy Eating Plate

I get asked a lot what makes a healthy diet - when you're making choices about which healthy snacks and meals to eat there is a confusing range of guidance and advice available. This healthy eating plate picture can make a really useful guide - find out how.

Read more
July Healthy Snack Star Brand:...

July Healthy Snack Star Brand: Juice Master

We love helping you discover new snacks and you've told us you like to get to know the producers and the values that led to them developing their healthy snacks. So this month, like every month we feature a Star Brand which we tell you more about - and of course we include their delicious snacks in your Nutribox for you to try for yourself.

Read more
Eating fat - does it make you ...

Eating fat - does it make you fat?

We used to think that gaining weight was a simple equation - eat more energy than you use in a day and you'll not lose weight. But we now realise through scientific research that what we eat can make a difference too - all calories are not created equal!

Read more
Picture guide to a Vegan diet

Picture guide to a Vegan diet

Sometimes a picture can say a thousand words and this great guide to the vegan diet highlights the key aspects to think about and foods to include to ensure a healthy balanced diet

Read more
Healthy Snacks for Guts and Glory

Healthy Snacks for Guts and Glory

So you go to the gym, you read the fitness magazines, you follow their diet advice...but are you still feeling you're not performing at your best? It may be due to your gut bacteria not performing at their best.

Read more
Being Paleo or Buying Paleo?

Being Paleo or Buying Paleo?

Paleo - long popular in nutritional therapy circles and now increasingly being talked about in personal training communities. But do you get the health benefits by following a list of have and not have foods, or is it about a deeper understanding of the principles behind the paleo diet and lifestyle? When you're working out what paleo snacks and meals to eat, this question matters!

Read more
Gluten free snacks - are they ...

Gluten free snacks - are they really gluten free?

If you're following a gluten free diet because of a diagnosis of celiac disease you face different choices about how far you go with gluten free than if you're doing it through dietary choice. Do you know how gluten free you need to be?

Read more
Why healthy snacks affect body...

Why healthy snacks affect body weight

Apparently we're all getting heavier, but some research suggests we're actually eating less. How can we explain the contradiction? Weight loss is a complicated picture - but we've tried to make it a bit simpler to help you understand what's really important in defining a healthy snack.

Read more
Vegetarian Bean Chilli

Vegetarian Bean Chilli

Fancy trying this delicious vegetarian bean chilli? Find out how here.

Read more
Getting Started with Healthy E...

Getting Started with Healthy Eating: Guest Post By Laura Agar Wilson

Laura from Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish is one of our favourite bloggers. She has kindly written a guest post for The Nutribox all about how to get started with healthy eating.

Read more
Live-well tip: Get more active...

Live-well tip: Get more active, more often

According to research studies, sitting for long periods of time can put you at risk of dangerous illnesses. Find out how you can stay active easily at work here.

Read more
Top Foods For Runners

Top Foods For Runners

Which foods should runners be eating? Find out here.

Read more
Food of the Week: Cherries

Food of the Week: Cherries

It's June and that means cherries are in season! This is great because they're tasty and full of nutritional benefits.

Read more
Gluten Free Snacks Don't Mean ...

Gluten Free Snacks Don't Mean Fun Free

Celiac disease and humour - being gluten free and having fun are maybe not two things you'd put together but this is exactly what this blog is all about. Whether you're following a gluten free diet or not this American blog is an entertaining read.

Read more
Paleo - half baked or sunny si...

Paleo - half baked or sunny side up?

There are two sides to every story – and every diet. This article from Scientific American takes and anti-Paleo view - but does it help you make up your mind whether this is the diet/lifestyle for you?

Read more
The Vegan Soapbox – Ethical Ch...

The Vegan Soapbox – Ethical Choice or Moral Dilemma

To be vegan or not to be vegan divides opinion - on the grounds of the evidence for health, ethics, and animal treatment. Will this article change your mind?

Read more
Three Top Tips for Informed Ea...

Three Top Tips for Informed Eating

Do we underestimate how much we're eating - yes according to recent research. But are we worrying about the calories or the content, and does it matter?

Read more
Let them eat cake!

Let them eat cake!

Want to make a healthy version of a chocolate cake in less than 5 minutes that makes a great energy snack? The recipe is here!

Read more
Top 10 Tips for Competition Nu...

Top 10 Tips for Competition Nutrition

You know that your training nutrition affects competition day performance - these top 10 tips help you focus in on the healthy snacks you need on race day

Read more
Live well tip: Go for garlic!

Live well tip: Go for garlic!

Your weekly tip to keep you healthy and happy! This weeks live-well tip is to go for garlic!

Read more
Top 10 foods high in magnesium

Top 10 foods high in magnesium

Magnesium is a very important mineral - in our bodies there is only one other mineral, potassium, that is as prevalent in our cells.  It's used in hundreds of processes in the body from energy production to bone formation to detoxification and muscle relaxation.  It's also used to make adrenaline so if you're having a stressful day -...

Read more
Stuffed Peppers on the Barbie

Stuffed Peppers on the Barbie

If you're planning a barbecue this weekend, why not provide a vegetarian option? These stuffed peppers we found on BBC Good Food are simple to make and great for vegetarian guests.

Read more
Food of the Week: Broad Beans

Food of the Week: Broad Beans

It’s June, which means broad beans are beginning to come into season. Find out why we love broad beans here.

Read more
June Star Brand: The Frank Foo...

June Star Brand: The Frank Food Company

We want you to get to know the people behind the wonderful brands we work with. So this month, like every month, our boxes will feature a different Star Brand. This is where we find out more abut how the makers started up, why they make what they do, and why it's important to them to create only the most deliciously nutritious products.

Read more
The Stress of Dieting

The Stress of Dieting

One of the benefits people enjoy on a Paleo diet (as our nutritional therapist Ann can verify) is weight loss.  There are many mechanisms by which this may occur.  But after the first few months have gone well, what is the impact of staying on a Paleo diet for the longer term? This fascinating article   describes th...

Read more
Perfect for a picnic - raw sna...

Perfect for a picnic - raw snack, vegan snack

The sun has come out and it feels like summer is finally here! If you’re looking for a new idea for a picnic this week this vegan snack delivers a raw food treat !  Mix up your berries for whatever is seasonal and catches your eye!  As well as tasting good, the berries in this raw snack could have some healthy benefits&n...

Read more
Berry-licious healthy snack!

Berry-licious healthy snack!

We all like some simple instructions that we can follow easily though it’s not always clear which healthy snacks deliver the best nutrition.  Eating tasty summer fruit like blueberries and strawberries feels like advice we can all get on board with!  And research suggests  some of the compounds found in those...

Read more
Food, glorious gluten free food!

Food, glorious gluten free food!

If you’re just embarking on a gluten free diet or have been living with it for years,  these 11 tips  are a great reminder of just how many food options we have without gluten!  There is a definite trend in gluten free diet advice that is moving away from the doom and gloom of what we shouldn't eat, to opening up ...

Read more
Great energy snacks - post-tra...

Great energy snacks - post-training

Counting calories isn’t always the best way to go  but we liked these snack suggestions because they manage portion size realistically and are all tasty and nutritious ideas.  When you're exercising regularly pre and post training nutrition is important - your body needs to have the right fuel for your training se...

Read more
Healing food?

Healing food?

So can foods really heal our injured muscles after training?  What role does our pre and post training nutrition really play in supporting recovery and repair? There is no miracle cure but eating foods that contain the nutrients our bodies need for growth and repair makes logical sense.  This article  focuses on those key n...

Read more
Live-well tip: Eat less salt.

Live-well tip: Eat less salt.

Even if you don’t add salt to your food you may still be eating too much, as about three quarters of the salt we eat is already in the food we buy. Do you know how much salt is too much?

Read more
Top 10 Tips to Beat Fatigue

Top 10 Tips to Beat Fatigue

Could you benefit from more energy to get you through the day? If yes, why not check out these ten top tips to beat fatigue!

Read more
How much sugar?!

How much sugar?!

These jumbo size drinks are an extreme – but it can be really hard to work out what does make a healthy snack....

Read more
Fat - the Good and the Bad

Fat - the Good and the Bad

There are a huge range of fats and oils available for cooking – but do you really know which oils you should be using in which ways, and what to look out for to avoid the damaging fats?  Fat is a really important component in a Paleo diet but this helpful poster can answer all these questions whatever diet or lifestyle you follo...

Read more
Veggie Iron Sources

Veggie Iron Sources

One of the big concerns about a vegan diet is not getting enough iron  but is this justified?  Looking at all these great veggie sources of iron – not necessarily.  There is some basis for the concern - the form of iron that is found in vegan and vegetarian sources is different to the form found in meat and it can be har...

Read more
Does gluten free snack mean he...

Does gluten free snack mean healthy snack?

We know that many individuals have to go gluten free  because they have coeliac disease but the growth in this market is from a much wider population base. Are gluten free snacks really more healthy?  Like most questions about healthy snacks and food – it depends!  Buying gluten free snacks may help vary the grains in your di...

Read more
Know your energy snacks

Know your energy snacks

You know some snacks keep you going all morning but others will have you reaching for chocolate biscuits – it’s all about blood sugar balance .  The folks at University of Sydney pulled together this great chart so you can see really easily what will keep you feeling fuller for longer.  We guess they didn’t know about the hea...

Read more
Sprint cycling - Giro d'Italia...

Sprint cycling - Giro d'Italia style!

When you consider the energy requirements competitive cyclists face in races like the Giro d’Italia, it’s not surprising that the standard rules of nutrition don’t apply for those of us training regularly in energy-intense sports.  Pre and post training nutrition really can make the difference between success and failure - because...

Read more
Healthy Eating Week 2013

Healthy Eating Week 2013

With eye-catching headlines  ('cheese comes from plants' and 'fish fingers are made of chicken' seem to be the favourites this morning!) Healthy Eating Week 2013 is here!  This week of activities, organised by the British Nutrition Foundation, is designed to help school-aged children understand more about food and a heal...

Read more

The Nutribox May Newsletter

Welcome to this month’s edition of The Nutribox News! In this monthly newsletter you'll find customer feedback, what's hot and also have the chance to appear on our website! Our May Star Brand is Pulsin', you can find out how they got started and why we love them on here. You and Your Nutribox We don’t often get the chance to meet our c...

Read more
The Worst 5 Gluten Free Mistakes

The Worst 5 Gluten Free Mistakes

Whether you’ve cut gluten out of your diet because of a coeliac disease diagnosis or personal choice, it can be a real challenge to eat a truly gluten-free diet.  There are common misconceptions about which grains contain gluten (it’s more than just wheat) and gluten can be a hidden ingredient in anything from stock cubes to tinned soup.&nb...

Read more
Iron man (or woman)

Iron man (or woman)

Want to find out how to maximise your iron absorption from vegan food? Read on!

Read more
Diet Drinks - The Healthy Option?

Diet Drinks - The Healthy Option?

Think you’re choosing a healthy snack option if you drink diet fizzy drinks?  This rather graphic evidence  suggests not!  The office vending machine rarely offers healthy snack choices.  To make sure you’re not stuck get healthy snacks delivered direct to your desk, with a box of Nutribox snacks !

Read more
Feeling wide awake......at 3am?

Feeling wide awake......at 3am?

Waking up in the middle of the night? There are many reasons why it can happen - and managing blood sugar through the day is one of the ways you can prevent it.

Read more
Creatine - New Research

Creatine - New Research

Creatine is a popular focus in research - this latest study suggests safety concerns are unfounded in healthy men.

Read more
Bugs, bugs, glorious bugs!

Bugs, bugs, glorious bugs!

If you follow Paleo you won’t be surprised to hear that the UN has endorsed some old fashioned eating this week – insects

Read more
Sugar In Our Diet

Sugar In Our Diet

While fat has often been (wrongly) vilified as a dietary baddie, nutrition and medical professionals and the media are slowly shifting their focus and putting sugar under the health microscope. Can something so sweet really be bad for us?

Read more
National Vegetarian Week: Nut ...

National Vegetarian Week: Nut Roast

It is the last day of National Vegetarian Week and to celebrate we have been posting a different vegetarian recipe for you to try each day. We hope you have enjoyed discovering dishes you haven't come across before and have given some a try.

Read more
National Vegetarian Week: Warm...

National Vegetarian Week: Warm Lentil and Halloumi Salad

It is National Vegetarian Week and to celebrate we will be posting a different vegetarian recipe for you to try each day. We hope you will discover dishes you haven't come across before and are excited to try.

Read more
National Vegetarian Week: Tex-...

National Vegetarian Week: Tex-Mex Burrito

It is National Vegetarian Week and to celebrate we will be posting a different vegetarian recipe for you to try each day. We hope you will discover dishes you haven't come across before and are excited to try.

Read more
National Vegetarian Week: Moro...

National Vegetarian Week: Moroccan Chickpea Soup

It is National Vegetarian Week and to celebrate we will be posting a different vegetarian recipe for you to try each day. We hope you will give these different dishes a try and find something new to add to your regular repertoire.

Read more
Caffeine - Keeping you going A...

Caffeine - Keeping you going AND keeping you sane?

If you believe that even a bad cup of coffee is better than no cup of coffee at all (thank you David Lynch for the quote) then you’ll not be surprised that research suggests caffeine offers a range of health benefits. It's not just for athletes - research suggests that drinking caffeine may help reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease in later life.

Read more

Five New Nutrition 'Rules' for Runners

There are no shortage of rules and regulations and guides telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat when you’re training, particularly if you’re running. But what works for one person doesn’t always work for another, and both the quantity and type of training will affect your nutritional requirements. We've published our top tips for a training diet. These are not designed to be a definitive set of rules for what you must eat (and not eat) but hopefully provide some useful ideas to help you plan the nutrition component of your training plan.

Read more
National Vegetarian Week: Onio...

National Vegetarian Week: Onion and Potato Tortillas

It is National Vegetarian Week and we thought that would be a good excuse to share a different vegetarian recipe every day. We hope you will try out some new recipes and let us know how they turn out for you.

Read more
Make Mine Paleo!

Make Mine Paleo!

Got a hankering for your old favourite comfort foods from pre Paleo diet days? We’ve found five great recipes for some favourite foods, all designed to keep you on the Paleo wagon.

Read more
I would go vegan but....

I would go vegan but....

I would go vegan but.....There are many reasons why people choose not to, or think they can't, follow a vegan diet. This article goes through some of the most popular excuses and tries to dispel some of the myths.

Read more
National Vegetarian Week: Five...

National Vegetarian Week: Five-a-day tagine

It is National Vegetarian Week and to celebrate we will be posting a different vegetarian recipe for you to try each day. We hope you will discover dishes you haven't come across before and are excited to try.

Read more
National Vegetarian Week: Crun...

National Vegetarian Week: Crunchy Courgette, topped with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goats Cheese

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week we are posting a different vegetarian recipe for you to try each day.

Read more
When Does Training Become Over...

When Does Training Become Overtraining?

While exercise is good for health and a great stress relief, too much training on top of other stresses can be damaging. This review article explains why

Read more
Caffeine - It's Not Just About...

Caffeine - It's Not Just About Coffee

Caffeine is used as a pick-me-up, to support endurance training and a coffee or tea break is part of British life. But be aware your daily cuppa might not be the only source of caffeine in your diet!

Read more
Vegfest UK Coming to Bristol!

Vegfest UK Coming to Bristol!

Only a week to go until Vegfest UK arrives in Bristol!

Read more
Coeliac UK - Gut Feeling Aware...

Coeliac UK - Gut Feeling Awareness Week

It’s Gut Feeling Awareness week at Coeliac UK this week, the charity that provides information and advice for people diagnosed with coeliac disease.

Read more
The Picture Guide to Paleo

The Picture Guide to Paleo

Sometimes it can be hard to explain what's in and what's out when you're following a Paleo diet - this great picture provides an entertaining and useful guide!

Read more
Snack Trends

Snack Trends

We would never have expected a major food manufacturer like General Mills to write blog content that would be relevant for The Nutribox but we were pleasantly surprised by this summary of the key trends  they see in how people are eating, and snacking.  It would appear our habits are getting healthier with more fruit and vege...

Read more
When more calories is better

When more calories is better

Very low calorie foods can have low nutritional value – when we're choosing snacks for your Nutribox we focus on the nutritional content rather than the calories. Find out why!

Read more
Reconstruct your diet

Reconstruct your diet

With so many different diets and training programmes out there and contradictory information about what’s healthy and what’s not, it can be difficult to work out what should be on your weekly shopping list if you want to achieve the right pre and post training nutrition.

Read more
Blogs we love!

Blogs we love!

At The Nutribox we’re always looking for new ways to be inspired and we’ve found lots of inspiration from blogs. We love blogs because they are full of personality, a great way to share ideas and a brilliant way to come across new things. In this blog post we have listed some of our favourite blogs which we think you might like- so check them out.

Read more
Do men and women fatigue diffe...

Do men and women fatigue differently?

Far be it from us to get into a male vs female gender debate, particularly when it comes to sports performance, but this article from Cycling Weekly discusses some research that takes a different perspective. Your fatigue and recovery might not only be about your choice of energy snacks and pre and post training nutrition.

Read more
The sports drink debate

The sports drink debate

If you do any sport regularly you probably have your own views on what’s the best training programme and the best sports nutrition. Are sports drinks the way to go, a convenient means of getting the energy and nutrition you need during a race, or should you rely on your own snacks to fuel your race?

Read more
May Star Brand: Pulsin'

May Star Brand: Pulsin'

Our Star Brand for this month is Pulsin so we're going to be introducing you to the people who started the company and find out why they got passionate about providing healthy snacks. We only work with suppliers who can provide snacks that pass the taste test - you've told us you agree Pulsin definitely manage that!

Read more

The Nutribox March/April Newsletter

In this monthly newsletter you can find out more about the snacks and suppliers we include in the Nutribox, and our health theme for the month. As always we’ll feature customer comments and product ratings and a seasonal recipe.

Read more
National Bread Week & National...

National Bread Week & National Garlic Day

As it's national bread week and today is national garlic day, we thought we'd share with you a delicious recipe that combines both in a tasty healthy snack.

Read more
April Star Brand: The Ludlow N...

April Star Brand: The Ludlow Nut Company

Every month we introduce you to one of the great brands we work with to bring you healthy snacks. This month we're talking to our star brand about how they started, why they make the healthy snacks they make and why it's important to them to create only the most deliciously nutritious products. Meet Aprils' star brand - the Ludlow Nut Company!

Read more
Sport and Health  - Looking Be...

Sport and Health - Looking Beyond The Obvious Connections

Ann recently had a great day out at ‘Getting The Balance Right’, a seminar organized by Optima Life and FirstBeat, two companies working at the heart of heart rate variability (HRV) testing. We know you all know doing sport probably makes you healthier – don’t worry, that’s not what this article is about!

Read more
Healthy Hot Cross Buns

Healthy Hot Cross Buns

The supermarket shelves are full of hot cross buns right now, but if you'd prefer a healthy alternative to the shop-bought variety, why not try this delicious recipe (which can be adapted for those of you needing a gluten free snack or are following a Paleo diet too!).

Read more
The Bitter Truth About Sugar

The Bitter Truth About Sugar

It’s been a hectic time for Dr Robert Lustig recently, a pediatrician from the US who has been in the UK this month presenting at conferences and making numerous media appearances talking about his views on sugar. Is sugar really the poison he says it is and what does this mean for your diet and choosing healthy snacks?

Read more
Weight Management and Blood Su...

Weight Management and Blood Sugar Balance

Healthy snacks can impact blood sugar balance, and that in turn can affect body fat storage, interesting to consider if losing weight is on your mind. Understanding how you eat and what you eat can affect blood sugar balance might help you understand why your best efforts to eat a calorie controlled diet and lose weight might not be working as well as you would like. Find out what blood sugar balance is, how it works and why it’s important in weight loss.

Read more
March Star Brand: Ombar

March Star Brand: Ombar

We want you to get to know the people we work with who provide the healthy snacks for your Nutribox. This month, like every month, our boxes will feature a different Star Brand. In this section we ask the makers how they started up, why they make what they do, and why it's important to them to create only the most deliciously nutritious products. Hear Jim from Ombar tell his story here.

Read more

The Nutribox February Newsletter

In this monthly newsletter you can find out more about the healthy snacks and suppliers we include in the Nutribox, and our health theme for the month. As always we’ll feature customer comments and product ratings and a seasonal recipe.

Read more
The Vegetarian Diet

The Vegetarian Diet

Horsemeat and vegetarianism in the same sentence? Who would have thought it! But an increasing number of people are choosing to exclude meat from their diet following the processed meat scandal of the last few weeks. Is a vegetarian diet more healthy than one that contains meat? Read on to find out!

Read more
The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last few weeks it’s that whether we like it or not, we really don’t know what’s in our (ready meal and other manufactured and processed) food. But would we really be healthier if we ate more like our Stone Age ancestors? The Paleo movement thinks we would – read more about it and make up your own mind!

Read more
Ann experiments with a Paleo D...

Ann experiments with a Paleo Diet.

Ann, our nutritional therapist, is never afraid to give new food ideas a try. This week she started to experiment with a Paleo diet. This diet is supposed to replicate what our stone age (paleolithic - hence the name) ancestors ate.

Read more
Live-well tip: Have variety in...

Live-well tip: Have variety in your diet

Variety is an important factor in a healthy diet. Find out why and how you can easily have more variety here.

Read more
Shrove Tuesday- Pancake Ideas

Shrove Tuesday- Pancake Ideas

It's Shrove Tuesday today which means pancakes are the order of the day! Try these delicious recipes...

Read more
February Star Brand: The Gorge...

February Star Brand: The Gorgeous Chocolate Heart Company

We want you to get to know the people behind the wonderful brands we work with. So this month, like every month, our boxes will feature a different Star Brand. This is where we ask the makers how they started up, why they make what they do, and why it's important to them to create only the most deliciously nutritious products. We then share their stories with you!

Read more
Live-well tip: How to monitor ...

Live-well tip: How to monitor if you are getting your 5 a day.

Finding it difficult to know if you're managing to get 5 portions of fruit and veg a day? We have a simple solution for you.

Read more
Seasonal Vegetable: Purple Spr...

Seasonal Vegetable: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

This is one of Ann's favourite vegetables - not only does it taste delicious healthy snack, it is colourful vegetable with many nutritious attributes.

Read more
Holidays are good for our health

Holidays are good for our health

As we come to the end of January amidst stormy weather and short grey days it's lovely to daydream about holidays.  Kuoni have recently completed an interesting research project with Nuffield Health  that proves holidays are good for our health, helping to reduce stress levels, blood pressure and giving us the tim...

Read more
Why did The Nutribox go gluten...

Why did The Nutribox go gluten free?

Ever since we started The Nutribox we’ve been debating whether to go gluten free. Read on to discover our reasoning for making sure all the snacks in The Nutribox are made from gluten free ingredients...

Read more
Live-well tip: Eat avocados

Live-well tip: Eat avocados

Avocados can be made into a range of healthy snacks - and come in their own handy packaging! What will you do with an avocado today?

Read more
Winter vegetable side dish

Winter vegetable side dish

This month’s recipe is for a quick vegetable side dish that would go with anything from a bit of chicken to a baked sweet potato. It’s great for using up leftover veg in the fridge and makes a quick healthy snack for lunch or dinner, great if you're gluten free or doing paleo diet.

Read more
New Year New You?

New Year New You?

Are you counting the days until February so you can ditch the worthy but uninspiring resolutions and get back to eating and drinking normally? Find out how to survive January and how to make realistic steps toward healthy eating in 2013 in our latest blog article. How are you going to make healthy snacks part of your healthy change this year?

Read more
On the twelfth day of Christma...

On the twelfth day of Christmas…..

We hope that you have an enjoyed these alternative tastes in the lead up to Christmas day. We hope you enjoy a very merry Christmas, and even though the turkey isn’t even in the oven yet, we wanted to share some of our favourite ideas to turn those delicious Christmas dinner leftovers into healthy snacks and tasty treats for boxing day and beyond.

Read more
On the eleventh day of Christm...

On the eleventh day of Christmas….we brought out the Brussels

We get the brussel sprouts out at Christmas, but may forget about it once we get past 25th December. While it's probably not on your list of healthy snack favourites, it can bring great flavour to dinner!

Read more
On the tenth day of Christmas…...

On the tenth day of Christmas….we remembered the last time we had turkey

Turkeys, like puppies, are not just for Christmas. This lean poultry meat is available all year round – as boned pieces and fillets, in sausages and minced. If you follow a Paleo diet it's probably a staple for you but so many of us only eat turkey on 25th December. It is a versatile meat to include in your culinary repertoire all year round, offering a lower fat alternative to red meat and a change from chicken.

Read more
On the ninth day of Christmas…...

On the ninth day of Christmas…..it was time to go dancing!

Christmas parties are a celebration and never forget how good a workout an hour or so on the dancefloor can provide! And if you’ve been presented with platters of canapés and snacks at the start of the party you might need throw some dance moves to work off those extra calories. So how do you choose the healthy snacks when presented with an array of festive party food?

Read more
On the eighth day of Christmas...

On the eighth day of Christmas…..it was time to think about stuffing the turkey

The food advertising on our TV and computer screens in December is full of pictures of delicious golden roast turkey filled with stuffing. Usually not gluten free, and not really a healthy snack. The combinations of sage and onion and pork or apricots and chestnuts are without doubt delicious but how do you make sure you don’t end up with a stuffing that’s stuffed full of salt and cereal rather than wholesome veggies, herbs and spices, and good quality meat?

Read more
On the seventh day of Christma...

On the seventh day of Christmas…..we made special Christmas flapjacks

Dried fruit and nuts are Christmas staples that add a festive flavour. Flapjacks are straightforward to make, and present an excellent opportunity for you to get creative in the kitchen and invent a recipe that combines your festive favourites. Find out how to make your own version of this healthy snack

Read more
On the sixth day of Christmas…...

On the sixth day of Christmas…..ready for another glass of mulled wine?

The smell of warm mulled wine can be quintessentially festive – evoking images of roaring fires and comfy armchairs. But not only does mulled wine obviously have a significant alcohol content, it can also contain a lot of sugar. Find out how to make your own mulled wine with more flavour and less sugar here. It's not quite a healthy snack but it is a healthier alternative!

Read more
On the fifth day of Christmas…...

On the fifth day of Christmas…..one glass too many of mulled wine?

Christmas and New Year offer a great excuse for a party, and spending time socializing with family and friends. Have you over-indulged though? Here are some tips to help you help your liver...

Read more
On the fourth day of Christmas...

On the fourth day of Christmas….it was time to buy presents!

Food gifts are a firm favourite for Christmas and there is a huge selection available – everything from olive oil to chocolates to dried insects (honestly, yes). So how do you ensure that your food gifts don’t just taste great, they can make a positive contribution to health and wellbeing too?

Read more
On the third day of Christmas…...

On the third day of Christmas….my true love bought me (raw) chocolate

We love raw chocolate here at The Nutribox.  Long gone are the days of hard crumbly bars that bore no resemblance to the creamy milk chocolate they were trying to emulate.  A whole new generation of raw chocolate manufacturers are proving just how smooth, creamy and delicious it can be without piling in sugar and milk. So when you’re...

Read more
On the second day of Christmas...

On the second day of Christmas…..bring us some figgy pudding!

On the second day of Christmas…..bring us some figgy pudding! Christmas cake and pudding can be wonderfully rich, packed with dried fruits and nuts. But the cake mix that goes in there too can contain a lot of butter and sugar find out how to make a more nutritious but still delicious version here…raw and gluten free!

Read more
On the first day of Christmas…...

On the first day of Christmas…..it’s time to break out the mince pies!

Mince pies are a definitive taste of Christmas but all the buttery pastry and sweet mincemeat can be bad news for our waistline and our energy levels. We would never suggest you cut out these tasty treats (we want to eat them too!) but there are a few ways you can make them healthier...

Read more
Blood Sugar Balance

Blood Sugar Balance

Our energy levels can fluctuate during the day – but do you sometimes feel this happens in extremes? Full of beans one minute, ready to fall asleep on your keyboard the next? What we eat and how we eat during the day affects our energy levels. Keeping blood sugar balanced can be a way to help balance energy levels. This article explains how different foods can impact our energy levels and suggests three little changes you can make to keep you firing on all cylinders all day.

Read more
When is a snack a healthy snack?

When is a snack a healthy snack?

How would you define a healthy snack? It’s what The Nutribox is all about so we did a comparison between our snacks and vending machine snacks to see how easy it was to work out from the information on the label. Read on for our results, and 3 simple tips to help you evaluate the health value of the snacks you’re eating.

Read more

Stay in touch