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Healthy Living Platform

We bring people together to help them create healthy and sustainable lifestyles and to achieve the changes that matter

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Do you have a new baby?

Finding time to cook for yourself and your family will be hard when your baby is so young. If you need help, we’re here for you.

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Healthy Living Platform

LEAP into Healthy Living

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About

We are partnering with Lambeth Council to pack and deliver food parcels for shielded and isolating residents, as well as people who are struggling.

We are cooking at our Healthy Living Kitchen at Southwyck Community Centre. We are making deliveries to people who have recently had a baby, people who live locally and need help with accessing food, and young people who normally receive free school meals.

News

Food Ambassadors wanted for African Caribbean Carnival

We are looking for 2 x Food Ambassadors to provide food and a family cooking activity. Where? The LEAP…

The Story so far with LEAP

Healthy Living Platform was thrilled to feature as part of a series of videos with our partners: Lambeth Early…

Community Gardener Wanted!

  We are looking for a fantastic freelance gardener, with community gardening and teaching experience, and the knowledge to…

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Food Ambassadors

Are you interested in being part of a team of Food Ambassadors, supporting those in your community to access healthy, affordable and tasty food?

Our work in numbers

120

People fed each week

120

Bags of food per week

1000

volunteer hours to date

29

Food Ambassadors

Better together

LEAP into healthy living

Healthy recipes, free fruit & veg, and fun activities like yoga and Zumba for you and your little ones (age 0-3).

Our mission

Health

Promoting healthy lifestyles is at our core. Encouraging, training, informing, supporting. 

Activities

We offer activities which promote the health and wellbeing of everyone in the community.

Sustainability

Our projects are self-sustaining. For the community, by the community.

Community

The neighbourhood is the beating heart of our project. People having control of their own wellness. 

We believe

We believe that greening our environment and working towards healthier lifestyles are great ways to bring people together and create real social change. Our team has set up community gardens, started cooking projects and food businesses, and redistributed tonnes of surplus food. We have seen the benefits of creating communities of people who do things together to look after themselves, their families and their neighbours.
As health costs rise and government funding declines, there has never been a greater need for people to do things for themselves, to look after their own wellbeing. Also, the recent surge in awareness of the urgent need to address climate change means there is a massive willingness in our communities to take action. We are passionate about improving our environment and know that we can feel healthier and even have fun as a result.

Recipes

Here are some of our healthy and delicious recipes

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  • breakfast
  • dessert
  • main
  • preserves
  • salad
  • side
  • snack
  • soup
Mini chefs – spinach and banana muffins

Sweetened with fruit, these healthy spinach and banana muffins are a great choice for babies and toddlers.   Ingredients   Makes 6 1 ripe banana, mashed 50g spinach, blended into a purée 60ml oat milk 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 40ml sunflower oil 75g wholemeal plain flour 40g oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 50g raisins (optional) You will also need six cupcake cases.   Method   Preheat your oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Line a muffin tin with six cupcake cases. Mash a ripe banana in a large mixing bowl. Mix 50g spinach purée with...

Plantain cake

This cake is naturally sweetened by very ripe plantain, banana and coconut. The inspiration for this cake came from Patricia, food ambassador who had made a similar cake to share with participants for her birthday.    Around 10 portions   Ingredients   220 grams of flour (can use spelt, wholemeal, self raising or a mix) 2 large very ripe plantain plus 1 extra for decoration 1 very ripe banana 80 millilitres of plant based or dairy milk 80 millilitres of any oil, such as sunflower, melted coconut, rapeseed 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon of baking powder Half...

Homemade vegan gyoza

One of our food ambassadors – Islay – taught parents how to make these gyoza from scratch, at our Cultural Cook Ups at the Woodfield Pavillion. Our participants had such fun making the dough, and it is extra healthy because it is made using wholemeal flour and not processed. However if you don’t have the time (or inclination!) to make it you can buy wonton or gyoza wrappers in many Chinese and Asian food shops. You can use any filling ingredients you like for these, and add in different flavours such as chilli and fresh herbs (coriander, mint and thai...

We have lots of ideas for healthy cooking on a budget