A MOTHER and son have teamed up to help a popular Bury nightspot tmake a healthy contribution to the town’s lunchtime trade.

Paul and Deborah Aspin are hoping Propaganda will become as well known for their super green boxes as their weekend nights out.

Proteins, salads and seasoning are their simple but effective recipe for success, with chicken, king prawns, Asian steaks, poached salmon, grilled halloumi, jackfruit and falafel version all on offer.

Paul, who has been running the Silver Street venue for more than three years, said: “We have been doing really well on Fridays and Saturdays but we wanted to attract more people during the week.”

For mum Deborah, who worked in human resources for 20 years, healthy eating has been a way of life for as long as she can remember.

And it’s her invaluable input which has formed the backbone of the new menu.

“It’s been more of a lifestyle for me, since probably just after Paul was born,” she told the Bury Times.

Snack pots, smoothies and flatbreads are also on offer for time-conscious town centre workers.

Their green box salads come in Asian, mixed leaf, hot veg and noodle varieties, with different Himalyan or Chinese salt and pepper, Cajun and jerk seasonings.

Paul added: “It’s been a team effort from all the staff, who are all quite young and eat healthy, and train regularly, and could offer some advice.

“We’ve also been asking around at the local gyms and getting feedback about what works and what might need changing.

“I’ve been in hospitality all my life, from the age of around 15, from washing pots to working in kitchens, becoming a head chef then starting to branch out as an operations manager. I still do a number of outside catering contracts.”

The Propaganda team is now looking to spread the word around town centre businesses about the new health bar menu after having already built up a bit of a loyal following locally with their initial deliveries.