February 2021

New in Nutrition is a place to showcase the new products, books, podcasts, people, places or initiatives that my team and I feel are doing interesting, important or exciting things in nutrition and wellness. I hope it will soon become the go-to place to hear about nutrition news.

If you ever stumble across something new that you think we would all enjoy (that’s related to nutrition), please do drop us a tip-off email hello@ameliafreer.com and we will take a look. Thank you!

1. Book | Feel Great Lose Weight by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Drawing on 20 years as a GP, Dr Chatterjee has created a conscious, long-lasting approach to weight loss that goes far beyond fad diets and helps to find the best solutions that work for you. Helping us to understand the effects of what, why, when, where and how we eat, as well as the root causes of weight gain and an approach that focuses on nourishing our bodies without crash diets or gruelling workouts, this is the sort of sensible, safe and practical weight loss book that I can get behind. And I don’t say that lightly!

Amazon

Waterstones

2. Foodie | Natoora Nationwide Delivery

With a relentless pursuit of flavour, Natoora is well known for sourcing some of the best and most beautiful seasonal produce for the best restaurants (and is a secret source for most of the food stylists I’ve worked with too!). Wonderfully, it is now available for home delivery, nationwide through the new Natoora app. Alongside fresh fruits and vegetables (the selection is amazing), they also provide sustainably-sourced dairy and charcuterie.

Get the app for iPhone and Android.

3. Supplement | Beauty Pie

Although I advocate eating a fresh and varied diet to ensure we are getting all the nutrients our bodies require from our food, there are times that we all need a little something extra. I have been super impressed by the new range of supplements by the beauty members club, Beauty Pie. The range of supplements includes a multivitamin, vitamin D capsule and omega 3 fish oil. These supplements have been bio-engineered by top hormonal nutritionist, Kay Ali and are made without fillers or artificial preservatives or colours. I was particularly interested to try the Bi-omega 3 capsules which contain a high dose of cell protecting omega 3 essential fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by our bodies. I love that these are made from wild, sustainably caught fish and all the other products in the range are vegan.

Beauty Pie are offering one month’s free membership for any level of membership, by using the code AMELIASENTME. Terms and conditions apply, please see the Beauty Pie website for details.

4. Wine | Oranj

Oranj wine is a new online platform that champions natural wines, and offers monthly, sommelier-curated wine boxes for delivery nationwide. Childhood friends, Jasper and Ewin, had originally planned to open a bar celebrating low intervention wines, but unfortunately had to change their plans due to Covid, and so was borne Oranj delivery service. Customers now have the chance to enjoy some of the best natural wines from lesser known producers in the comfort of their own homes.

5. Book | The Origins of Cooking by Ferran Adria

OK, so this is not your average book, and it’s not got an average price tag. But Ferran Adria (of El Bulli fame) has put together a definitive tome of the origins of cooking in association with Phaiden. This would make a very special gift for anyone who loves to cook.

Amazon

Waterstones

6. Plant-Based | Oato Nationwide Delivery

For anyone following a plant-based diet, a good tip to hear about is that Oato (which produces fresh oat milk from British oats, fortified with calcium) now distributes it directly to your doorstep in reusable, returnable glass bottles through Milk & More.  This service is helping to reduce the use of hard-to-recycle Tetrapak’s and is pretty convenient too.

Connect to a milk round here.

7. Publication | The Agricultural Transition Plan

This plan sets out changes to agricultural policy in England from 1st January 2021. The good news is that it promises a generally positive direction for the UK’s agrifood future, focusing on changes to grants and subsidies for farmers that re-prioritise ecosystem protection. We will see how this progresses, but where our food comes from and how it is produced has a big role to play in both our own health, and the health of our planet.

Follow the brilliant @farmstofeedus to stay up to date on these changes.

8. Foodie | Dishoom Vegan Sausage Naan Roll Kit

I am a madly keen Dishoom fan. Do you have their cookbook? I would highly recommend it if you don’t. The flavours they create are just extraordinary. Anyway, excitingly, one of their most-loved dishes is now available to us all to enjoy from the comfort of our homes with their new recipe kit. It arrives at your door with everything required to enjoy two vegan sausage naan rolls, as well as ingredients to make some of their renowned Masala Chai. The kit costs £16, plus delivery. And for every kit sold, Dishoom donates a meal to Magic Breakfast. I’ve made these – and they really are delicious. Nationwide delivery to most of UK mainland.

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