4 scrumptious meals you need to try


Are you tired of the same recipes on rotation? Then get into the mood for food with these scrumptious summer meal ideas from Mindful Chef


The time for summer salads and outdoor barbeques may be drawing to a close, but there's still plenty to get excited about. With super greens and sensational salads perfect for any season.

Juggling everyday life can get in the way of finding, not just the time, but inspiration to cook up a mid-week storm. Food box group and Vitality partner, Mindful Chef, aims to make healthy eating easy by reducing the mental workload of making delicious, nutritious meals.

“You don’t want to be spending too long in the supermarket and you don’t want to be spending too much of your time, meal planning or cooking, and I think Mindful Chef solves all three of those problems,” the group tells Vitality Magazine.

Not only does it reduce the dreaded weekly supermarket visit, “the kids can get involved on the cooking side as well.” And with the flexibility of switching up your subscriptions, it is perfect for couples and individuals that are always on the go.

And with a range of recipes to choose from, with gluten-free, dairy-free, keto recipes – you name it, there’s something to suit all needs.

Now, back to the recipes... it’s time to plate up and dig in!

Harissa Squash with Quinoa & Rocket Salad


Ideal for a mid-week meal, this butternut squash dish only takes 45 minutes to get onto the table. Basted in harissa and maple syrup, it's guaranteed to spice up any week night dinner. Fibre-rich quinoa and peppery rocket add to this meals nutrition value and is served over tenderstem broccoli. 

Find more about this recipe on Mindful Chef.

Cambodian-style King Prawn & Black Rice Salad


Tiger prawns are the star of this bright and bold salad. Marinated in immune-boosting ginger and garlic, for a burst of flavour that packs a punch, the prawns are nestled alongside juicy fresh mango, for a hint of sweetness, mint, tamari, chilli and lime dressing that makes this meal sing. 

Visit Mindful Chef here for more on this recipe.

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Boats


This healthy twist on the traditional fajita will have your kids going crazy. Romaine lettuce boats act as the tortillas of this table pleaser, along with free-range chicken and sweet potato fries that are packed with essential vitamin A. Why not add a winning side of avocado salsa to finish off this masterpiece. 

Explore this recipe on Mindful Chef.

Mediterranean Black Lentils Salad with Avocado 


Full-of-fibre beluga lentils make up the base for this vibrant veggie salad. Tossed in a sundried tomato and black olive sauce, it's a vitamin-packed powerhouse thanks to a combination of juicy peppers, tenderstem broccoli and rocket. Avocado also adds a creaminess to the dish. 

Want to add some flavour into your diet? 

At Vitality, we’re all about encouraging our members to make small positive lifestyle choices that can make a big impact to their lives.

Vitality members have seen a positive impact on their diet in the first year of engaging with the Vitality Programme, with 95% continuing to improve*.

As a Vitality member, you can receive either a £5 or £10 weekly Mindful Chef discount by getting active. You must have a qualifying health insurance or life insurance plan.

Terms and conditions apply.  Sign up to Mindful Chef here or visit vitality.co.uk to find out more.

*Vitality data 2023
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