Plant based chefs from Worksop say it’s important to focus on a healthy diet post lockdown

A Worksop healthy food service is encouraging people to count the minerals in their food instead of the calories and wants to help promote a plant based lifestyle.

By Laura Andrew
Thursday, 30th July 2020, 5:00 pm

Stephanie Henry is a passionate cook from Carlton.

She and her husband run the business Fighting Fit Kitchen, which is a plant based food service.

Stephanie, aged 32, said: “We are very enthusiastic about health and fitness.

The Fighting Fit Kitchen family.

Stephanie was previously a deputy headteacher and says she would frequently see children coming to school with energy drinks and chocolate.

She decided to retrain as a nutritionist and hopes to spread her knowledge to help people live a better lifestyle.

“I have always enjoyed cooking and the food we prepare for our clients is what we also eat naturally at home,” she continued.

Fighting Fit Kitchen can cook up to 300 meals in one day.

“Everything is as healthy as possible, we use no bad fats and everything is gluten-free.”

All the food that Fighting Fit Kitchen makes is plant based and there are no processed ingredients.

The business has been going for three years and the couple hopes that now many people are starting to think about changing their habits post lockdown that they will benefit from added clients.

One of Stephanie's children enjoying a healthy treat.

“The energy that you get is great.

“When I first switched I noticed that my bloating and bad digestion problems were gone.”

Stephanie prepares all of the meals in her kitchen which has received a five star hygiene rating from the health and hygiene inspectors at Bassetlaw District Council.

She cooks around 300 meals a day from breakfast, lunch, dinner to snacks, and puddings.

All of their meals are completely plant based.

Stephanie believes that Fighting Fit Kitchen is different to other food services on the market because they focus on micronutrients.

“People go on about macronutrients but at the end of the day that’s not what's going to help make you feel better,” she said.

“It's the vitamins and minerals that are measured in micronutrients which make the biggest difference.”

Stephanie says she makes a quiche that contains all the micronutrients a person needs for one day.

“You should be looking at your food and asking what benefits will this give me,” she continued.

“If the answer is none then you should not be consuming it on a regular basis.”

The family-run business offers seasonal menus for customers to choose from and people can collect their meals from the couples’ home or have them delivered for an additional cost.

Following the new government weight loss campaign the business says that they support their decision to encourage the public to make healthy choices.

Stephanie said: “It’s a good call, all of us have had a few too many treats during the last few months.

“I would say diet is more important than exercise, to begin with.”

You can find out more about Fighting Fit Kitchen on their Facebook Page here.

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