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Cooking recipes

From warming and hearty stews to tasty treats, this selection of recipes are both delicious and healthy.


  • Gladys's beef stew

    With only 5-10 minutes preparation time, this recipe was kindly donated by Gladys from Cambridgeshire.
  • Healthier chips

    Everyone in Julia’s lunchtime groups at Age UK Croydon was amazed at how tasty and quick these were to make.
  • Sheila's soup

    With sweet potato, butternut squash and peppers, it’s quick to prepare and only needs a chopping board and a large saucepan.
  • Spicy fish

    This is a protein-rich dish that can be made in a pan or baked in the oven, plus it's a favourite of Sandra from Age UK Newham.
  • Vegetable patties

    This recipe contains a lot of vegetables, giving you some of your ‘five a day’ and providing vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants to support good health.


  • Winter warmer

    This is a low-calorie, healthy vegetarian dish that can be thick like a stew or thinner like a soup. It's a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
  • Fairly fat-free fruit loaf

    Natural fruit sugars are present in the dried fruit, so there is no need to add any other sugars or sweeteners. No fat is needed as the dates keep it nice and moist.

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