Healthy, West African & Wise™

Put your health first without losing your heritage.

Discover why certain chronic health conditions are becoming increasingly common in people of West African origin, and how to prevent and manage these health conditions. Learn healthy tips for cooking the foods you love and enjoy, and get advice for healthy and savvy shopping while avoiding cultural stumbling blocks to good health. Try the sample recipes and take control of your portion sizes with the handy guide to what a portion size looks like for different food groups.

  • Making healthier choices when eating out – no matter the cuisine.
  • Practical steps for overcoming barriers to being physically active.
  • Sample recipes with nutritional analysis.
  • Portion size guides for West African foods…and much, much more.

Healthy, West African & Wise™ Food Guide

Discover and enjoy the health benefits of West African foods when you make them part of your healthy eating plan!

Written as a companion to Healthy, West African & Wise™ and containing profiles of 80 foods that feature in the West African diet, this unique book provides invaluable nutritional information and highlights little-known but fascinating facts about each food and its use in West African cuisine.

Harness the nutritional power of West African foods to benefit your health today.


Awards & Endorsements

The innovative concept and content of the Healthy, West African & Wise™ book series has resulted in a number of awards and endorsements, including:

Innovator of the Year 2011

The British Female Inventors and Innovators Network (BFIIN) Awards in collaboration with the British Invention Society (BIS).

Best in the UK Award, African Category

Gourmand World Cookbook

Meet the Author

Angela Tella, award-winning author of Healthy, West African & Wise™ and the accompanying Healthy, West African & Wise™ Food Guide is a Human Nutrition & Dietetics honours graduate of King’s College London.

As an entrepreneur and registered dietitian, Angela has helped her many clients achieve their diet and lifestyle goals. In her Healthy, West African & Wise™ series, she empowers people from West African communities to prioritise their health without losing their heritage in the process.

Drawing on her extensive expertise and experience of West African nutrition, lifestyle and culture, Angela gives readers practical, evidence-based advice and culturally-relevant tips to discover and enjoy the health benefits of West African foods as part of a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Angela has also written:
  • Waste Less, Save More, Eat Well Recipe Book, Sainsbury's, January 2018.
She is also contributing author to:
  • Manual of Dietetic Practice, 5th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, June 2014.
  • Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Wiley-Blackwell, March 2012.