A north-east fish smoker which has been delivering grocery boxes to locals in isolation has teamed up with the Rowett Institute to include healthy recipe cards in its packages.
The team from Aberdeen University’s human nutrition unit would normally be cooking food for research study volunteers, but with everyone working from home, they have decided to create the cards instead.
They will be placed in the grocery boxes Sutherland’s of Portsoy have been distributing to the community to give people ideas on what to make.
Dr Julia Mitchell, from the Rowett Institute, said: “The recipes provide cooking and nutritional information that can be changed and added to depending on what you have in your fridge, freezer or cupboards.
“While they are going out with the grocery boxes delivered by John’s team, the recipes are also available for everyone to view or download from the Rowett website.”
With the infrastructure in place from their usual door-to-door fish van sales, John Farley decided Sutherland’s of Portsoy would sell the boxes in an effort to boost healthy eating during lockdown.
He said: “The elderly customer base we have serviced for years appreciate being able to access protein, plant and pleasure from one box, but for me working with the Rowett to mitigate waste of both product and packaging is equally as important.”
Recipes are available on the Aberdeen University website. For information about the boxes, call 01261 842448.