As a HUGE thank you to our ‘ALMOST’ 2013 Facebook followers in 2013 … We are giving away an amazing PaddyO’s Power Pack to kickstart your new year!
To enter all you have to do is LIKE this & we’ll pick a winner next Monday!!!
200g Paddy O’s Granola
100g cheddar cheese, finely grated
2 tbsp finely chopped chives
¼ tsp paprika
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 180C (350F / Gas Mark 4).
(Huge thanks to Sharon from www.blueberrypie.ie)
It’s May, and you all know what that means … It’s fresh mint season!!! – oh you didn’t know? Jokes, neither did we until we checked out what’s in season through the bord bia website, seen here.
Here are the 8 amazing reasons why Mint Tea is so beneficial:
1) First, and foremost, it is known for its ability to soothe the digestive tract
2) Helps relieve heartburn
3) Is a detoxifier
4) Helps cure skin rashes
5) Suppresses appetite
6) Relieves flatulence
7) Helps with Nausea
8 ) Helps cure gallstone problems
There is a little rumour floating around the internet that it can also reduce unwanted hair for women!
So grab your tea pot and head into your garden, or local supermarket and get a bunch of mint leaves and start feeling GREAT!
A recipe idea:
- Rinse tea pot with hot water
- Before adding the mint leaves – crush them gently with your hands
- Then fill with boiling water
- Allow the leaves to infuse for about 3-5 minutes … and enjoy.
(image from Pinterest)
The secret to weight loss, says Kathy Freston, is crowding out – not cutting out!
“When you gradually add nutrient dense, fibre rich foods you quite simply run out of space in your stomach.”
Basically making the ‘club bouncers’ at the entrance of your stomach ask junk food for some ID.
“It is recommended that women should get at least 25g of fibre per day with a 2000 calorie diet, and men should be looking at 35g.”
Paddy O’s Granola is an amazing source of fibre & Iron – as it contains fibre fueled flakes, seeds, sultanas & apricots!
Okay let’s talk Apples:
- New research @Cornell has shown that apple peels have potent antioxidants & growth blocking effects on breast cancer cells. wow!
- Apples also have antimutagenic & anti-inflammatory effects and may even enhance our immune systems to flush out the badness before it even starts.
This is why Paddy O’s is looking to add a new flavour to our brand and apple is looking like quite a serious contender in the fruit ring.
We will keep you updated!
Sources found here:
We at Paddy O’s had a wonderful time filled with catching up with friends and exercise.
We thankfully did not suffer too much from the festivities, but if you cannot shake that headache here are a few fun facts and tricks… for next time!
Firstly what is a hangover?
A hangover is a combination of dehydration, a toxic alcohol by product, and a depletion of vitamin A, B & C. Research has shown that as we progressively climb the age ladder, things in the hangover department get worse. As we age our livers stop producing and releasing an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase, which breaks down the alcohol, and this is what makes us feel not on our A – game the next day.
So, some tricks to counter the next day ‘B – loos’.
- Before you sleep drink as much water as you can handle – this will help your liver process things.
- Before you head out if you don’t have time to whip up a meal why not have a bowl of Paddy O’s Granola? This will help line your stomach
- Have a banana, seriously amazing as they are high in sugar and potassium
- The next day reach for a fresh drink Orange juice for
- Or vegetable juice, try carrot, beetroot and pineapple
- Or hey, coconut water?
TAKE IT EASY
- Be kind to your body, after a little sleep in, head out and enjoy the day with a nice walk and take in the fresh air.
Hello! I have just returned from such an interesting four day trip to Beijing, China.
What prompted the visit was that I wanted to check out the Granola market, check out the country I have read so much about in the Irish Times, and also to visit my girlfriend who is currently living there because of her work. It was a whirlwind of a trip, and I managed to fit in a lot of roasted duck eating, managed to meet a few people in the hotel F&B industry and even got to climb the Great Wall of China, and much to my delight tobogganed down.
What a country! It is so different to how I imagined. It is so industrial yet with pockets dispersed within the city which still reflect the ‘old China.’ Yes, the crowds are true and when we took the metro the one evening I was blown away by how many people could actually fit onto a train. Imagine us on the train in between armpits, holding desperately onto our belongings. On the first night in Beijing I went to a bar called Atmosphere, in the China World Trade Center, it is on the 80th floor and overlooks the entire city. The lights of Beijing were astounding and what made it even more special was the tail end of Chinese New Year fireworks which were going off, lighting up the city. On another night we went to a vegetarian restaurant called, Pure Lotus, which serves all of China’s delicacy in a tofu form. Yes, we had roast tofu duck, and stewed tofu meat. Teppanyaki (although not Chinese) was also on the menu, can you imagine it was all you can eat and drink – and we did just that!
Breakfast in Beijing is very much a savory affair, and I saw many Chinese picking up a ‘Guangbing’ (an egg pancake type thing with meat inside) from the local street vendors. Imagine when China starts to change their tastes, and start adopting the westernised style breakfast of milk and granola as their breakfast choice?
Needless to say that my chopstick skills are in tip top form and my Beijing Roast Duck wrapping is of enviable quality. I urge everyone who has a chance to visit China to go and experience the different flavours and culture that is in direct contrast to the rolling green of our Emerald Isle.
Got some great pictures of me and my girlfriend on the Great Wall with a bag of PO’G which after the trek along the wall was a welcomed snack at the end.
Hey! I was reading an article of the 7 power foods, they are:
- Cruciferous Veg (broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower that vibe)
All delicious, and can all be easily bought in Ireland FRESH!
“What makes them super? Few calories, little sugar or salt plus lots of soluble fiber, nutrients and health-boosting phytochemicals, and not a drop of guilt should you overindulge!” – They might as well be describing Paddy’s O’Granola.
As we have no added salt, sugar and you can indulge without a drop of guilt because it is PACKED with fibre!
I would like to add, an additional 3 Super foods and these are:
- Oats (for a slow release of energy)
- Cranberries (overall amazing)
- Apples (I am addicted, love them!)
(Go here to see the original article on the Super 7 Food)
Have a fantastic and healthy day!
Happy New Year to you all, and I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas time. Judging from the bathroom scales we really did too!
Like many of you, I have made some New Years resolutions. Some I know I will keep, and some … well, you know.
Two of these resolutions I am determined to keep alight this year are to eat even healthier than last year, and shake up my exercise regime to include high intense boxing. Exciting!
My New Year saying this year is, ‘even when you think you have hit empty, there is always, ALWAYS, 30% left’.
Disclaimer: you should probably not use my mantra when your petrol tank is beeping at you.
I hope you have a wonderful granola filled year, and hope to catch you all at the many exciting events I am attending this year, I will keep you posted!