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Clodagh McKenna’s Health Tips For January 2016


by Holly O'Neill
08th Jan 2016
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To celebrate all things wellness, Arnotts is hosting a series of in-store events celebrating mental and physical health, happiness and overall wellness this January. To kick start Wellness Week, well known chef Clodagh McKenna from Clodagh’s Kitchen at Arnotts will host a live complimentary healthy cooking demonstration in Arnotts’ Miele Kitchen on Thursday 14th January from 6.30pm to 9pm. Clodagh will be sharing some of her favourite healthy recipes and delicious diet friendly dishes to help keep those healthy eating resolutions on track. Booking is essential, simply log onto the Arnotts blog http://whatson.arnotts.ie/RSVP to book your seat.?We spoke to Clodagh McKenna about how to keep our diet in check this January after the Christmas binge, and what her favourite healthy food options are.

What super-foods do you think will be big this year?
Seaweed, it’s the most powerful food that we have on this planet. It contains all the minerals that our body needs and has the highest number of vitamins, minerals and trace elements of any other food group.

What do you rely on to eat when you’re on the go?
Vegetable juices, I love them. I make a batch every morning with spinach, cabbage, lemon, apple, celery and cucumber, and then I bottle them.

What foods are good to keep your immune system up over January??
I like to grate or thinly slice raw root vegetables and serve them lightly tossed in a vinaigrette. I think eating vegetables in season is good for your immune system. I also take a magnesium supplement and fish oils.

What lunch/dinner options would you recommend for people eating healthily in January?
Spices are a great metabolism booster, cayenne and turmeric especially. So I like to marinate chicken in these spices and serve with spiced quinoa and chickpeas. I also love make a Moroccan style chickpea soup. The Moroccan chicken dish on the menu in Clodagh’s Kitchen in Arnotts is popular with customers as a healthy option.

What’s your favourite comfort food to beat the January blues??
Chili, I make it with silver side or sirloin, cut into small chunks, pancetta, chorizo and some dark chocolate. (Check out the recipe here on Clodagh’s website here!)

What healthy snacks do you recommend for those trying to cut out sugary foods in January?
I eat an apple when I get a sugar craving or a piece of good quality dark chocolate.

What’s your favourite healthy breakfast option?
Smashed avocado with lime, mint, chili with a poached egg.

What should we eat more of this January?
Seaweed!

If you had to pick three items to snack on during the day that aren’t too bad for you, what would be your choice?
Good quality dark chocolate, almonds, and apples.

Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh will be running a Wellness menu in Clodagh’s Kitchen in Arnotts during Wellness Week at Arnotts. Check out her wellness menu below;

?WELLNESS MENU?
Green Vegetable Juice:?spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, apple and spirulina?
Power Me Salad:?ribboned raw beetroot, fennel & carrot, kale, purple sprouting broccoli, & spinach tossed with? a spirulina, chia seed and lemon dressing and toasted almonds?
Aromatic Chicken:?roast chicken marinated in warm spices served with a pomegranate jewelled aromatic chickpea and couscous, drizzled with harrisa and mint yogurt

On Thursday 21st January Arnotts is hosting ?Meet the Wellness Experts? from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. The panellists will include nutrition expert Philly McMahon, Dublin footballer and Fitfood Ireland founder, beauty expert Laura Bermingham from TV3, fitness experts Niall O Callaghan and Dave Kenny both from Kathryn Thomas’s Pure Results Bootcamp and mindfulness expert Allison Keating from the bWell Clinic. The panel will be hosted by TV personality Kathryn Thomas, owner of Pure Results Bootcamp.?Customers will enjoy complimentary smoothies and healthy treats from Fitfood Ireland and there will also be plenty of wellness giveaways on the night.

From 14th to 21st January, Arnotts will also showcase four wellness zones located across the store. Each zone will take customers on a wellness journey through sleep, fitness and nutrition.

  • Sleep Zone: Will showcase a wellness bedroom. A quiet space to try out Sleep Spa IKOOl beds by Kaymed which are designed to promote healthy, rejuvenating sleep and general wellbeing
  • Fitness Zone: Will showcase all things fitness related at Arnotts, from Fitbits to yoga mats and all other key fitness essentials
  • Nutrition Zone: An area with live juicing and appliance experts on hand to take you through all the appliances you need to begin your healthy lifestyle
  • Mindfulness: Channel your inner self in the mindfulness zone to discover a more balanced approach to life

To further encourage customers to enjoy healthy lifestyles, selected Arnotts restaurants will be offering healthy and nutritious alternatives throughout the Wellness Week period. Arnotts is encouraging customers to use #WellnessWeek to share their health-related initiatives.

Book your tickets to Clodagh’s complimentary Healthy Eating Cookery Demo here.?If you’d like to win a front row seat to Clodagh’s cookery demonstration, just comment below this post with your 2016 wellness resolution.

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