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Communions at Relish Bettystown

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We are now taking bookings for Communion lunches in our Bettystown Café.  Let us look after your special family day – menu below.  Call (041) 041 981 3344 for more information and bookings.

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Mother’s Day 2018

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We are now taking bookings for Mother’s Day in our Bettystown Café.  Show your Mom you really appreciate her and treat her to a delicious lunch.  Lots of tasty dishes to choose from – 2 courses & coffee are €22.00 and 3 courses and coffee are €25.00.  Call now – (041) 981 3344.
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New Lunch Menus for Relish Bettystown

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Check out our new lunch menus available at Relish Bettystown. Our weekday menu is available from Monday to Friday from 12 to close and our weekend menu with a two-course lunch for just €22 and three courses for €25.

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Relish just earned a 2017 Certificate of Excellence

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Delighted to announce that Relish Cafes & Foodhall have earned a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.  The Certificate of Excellence honours hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service.

Our thanks go to our lovely customers and as always to our staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide excellent service.

 

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Highlanes Special

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Darren_SMAvailable at our Highlanes cafe, a spinach chicken, and wild mushroom tower special! In this photo, you will see it’s been cooked by Darren our trainee chef!

Cooking something this tasty,Darren is well on his way to becoming an excellent chef!

Try it for yourself today at our Highlanes cafe.

Local Fitness Champion – the 6 week journey!

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Local Fitness Champion – the 6 week journey!

It’s hard to believe that we’ve come to the end of Jennifer’s 6 week Fitness Challenge. Jennifer really throw herself into this challenge – even with 3 small children, a very busy schedule and a lead role in the local Panto!  Jennifer managed to fit in classes and plan & prep her meals. As you’ll see from her before & after photos, Jennifer’s body changed over the 6 weeks – she managed to decrease her body fat percentage by 6 %, lose inches and firm up. Mostly Jennifer is delighted with how she feels, she has so much more energy and feels that she can cope with her busy life with less stress & tiredness.

Here’s Ant’s feedback:

“Our local fitness champion Jennifer McMahon has just completed her 6 week programme with ourselves & Relish Cafes and we are happy with how she got on.

Jennifer is a very busy mum who has a full time job and also busy rehearsing for her part in the panto, Snow white in Drogheda. Although she struggled to get as many sessions done as she or we would have liked her results are amazing. She stuck closely to the food while doing 2 to 3 sessions per week.

Anyone who trained with her will tell you she is a very strong motivated person who helped push others while in our classes. Some even thought she was a trainer!!

Although weight loss wasn’t her reason for doing this she still managed to drop nearly 6% body fat during the 6 weeks and quite a few inches from the areas she wanted while keeping her weight balanced.

Congratulations Jennifer. You look amazing. Be proud of your blood, sweat and tears over the last 6 weeks and hopefully see u back in 2017”.

Thanks Ant!

We’d like to thank Jennifer for being such a good sport and for committing to our challenge fully.  We’d also like to say a very special to Ant Morgan and his incredible team at AMPT Fitness.  Ant has been an incredible support to Jennifer over the past 6 weeks – thanks Ant, we have really enjoyed working with you on this programme.

We hope that following Jennifer’s fitness and eating plan has encouraged and given you information and ideas for your own fitness plan. If you have any questions for Jennifer, you can send us an email to marketingatrelish@gmail.com or just send us a PM on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RelishCafe.ie

Enjoy Christmas and Best Wishes for a Fit and Healthy 2017!

 

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Local Fitness Champion – Eating out can still be healthy!

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Local Fitness Champion – Eating out can still be healthy!

relish-cafe-jennifer-lfc-southgate-bettystown-mealsAs part of her Local Fitness Champion, Jennifer eats breakfast in our Southgate Café and dinner in our Bettystown Café each week.  At Relish Cafés we like to give our customers plenty of healthy choices as well as catering to many special dietary options (many Gluten Free).  Last year we were worked very closely with local Fitness Guru and Nutritionist, Ant Morgan from AMPT Fitness in Southgate, to develop our Nutritionally Balanced (NB) range.  See more about our NB range here.

Jennifer had dinner in our Bettystown Café.  Jackie, our Bettystown Manager recommended the Chef’s Special, which was Seabass, which she found delicious.  Jennifer is trying to incorporate more healthy fish into her diet, which is high in protein, low in fat and full of goodness.  As part of her nutrition programme, which was put together by Ant Morgan, she is allowed 1 ‘cheat meal’ per week.  Jennifer decided to have a dessert after her dinner in Bettystown, which she found light but indulging and thoroughly enjoyed it!  Well deserved after all her hard work this week.

We hope that her fitness and eating plan will encourage you and keep you motivated. If you have any questions for Jennifer, you can send us an email to marketingatrelish@gmail.com or just send us a PM on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RelishCafe.ie

 

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Colouring Competition

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Over the Halloween – Mid Term Break, we ran a Colouring Competition in all 4 of our Cafés.  We had SO many AMAZING pictures to choose from and it was so hard to pick winners. Thanks to all our wonderful customers who took part! Here are all our winners: Liam Halligan, Ava Brannigan, Claire Rock, Jack White, Allie Smith, Erin Townley, Alisha Coleman, Aoibin Killen, James Dunne, Caillin Cusher & Conor Maguire – well done to you all.

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Local Fitness Champion – Jennifer’s Boxercise & Abs Class!

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Local Fitness Champion – Jennifer’s Boxercise & Abs Class!

Here’s a video of our Local Fitness Champion, Jennifer after her first Boxercise & Abs class at AMPT Fitness in Southgate.

Boxercise is an exercise class based on the training concepts boxers use to keep fit. Classes can take a variety of formats but a typical one may involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punchbags, press-ups, shuttle-runs and sit-ups. Most boxercise classes are aimed at men and women of all ages and fitness standards. As no class involves the physical hitting of an opponent, it is a fun, challenging and safe workout.

Abdominal Training – the importance of strengthening the abdominal (or “abs”) cannot be overemphasized. The functions of the mid-section include flexion, lateral flexion and rotation of the torso as well as flexion of the hip. Collectively, the muscles of this region keep the abdominal organs compressed and assist in forced expiration (as during vigorous exercise).  Therefore, virtually all sports require the use of the abdominals to some degree. In addition, having a strong mid-section will remove stress that tends to build up in our lower backs from being sedentary.

We hope that her fitness and eating plan will encourage you and keep you motivated. If you have any questions for Jennifer, you can send us an email to marketingatrelish@gmail.com or just send us a PM on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RelishCafe.ie

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Local Fitness Champion – Jennifer’s Protein Breakfast Smoothie.

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Local Fitness Champion – Jennifer’s Protein Breakfast Smoothie.

relish-cafe-lfc-breakfast-smoothie-1-logos relish-cafe-lfc-breakfast-smoothie-2-logosOur Local Fitness Champion, Jennifer started drinking Protein Smoothies in October at the start of her fitness plan, which was put in place by local Fitness Guru and Nutritionist, Ant Morgan of AMPT Fitness in Southgate.

But just what are the benefits of Protein shakes?

You may get the impression that they’re only for bodybuilders. It’s true that high-protein shakes can help develop lean muscle mass, which is a benefit, but it’s also true that shakes can encourage fat loss, increase satiety, deliver essential nutrients and even improve metabolic activity.  Here are some benefits broken down:

Muscle Gain

Regularly strength training and upping your daily protein intake by 0.2 to 0.4 grams per pound of body weight per day if your objective is gaining lean muscle. Retaining muscle mass and getting an adequate amount of protein is particularly important for women as they age and their risks of osteoporosis and joint problems increase. If you strength train and eat protein daily, you don’t need shakes to retain or gain muscle. However, if you don’t eat many protein-rich foods, drinking an occasional shake can help you get enough of the nutrient.

Fat Loss

Using a protein shake as an occasional meal replacement may help you lose more weight and fat than you would by following a reduced-calorie diet. According to the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” high-quality proteins are more satiating than either carbohydrates or fats, and they may have the ability to improve the body’s metabolism. Additionally, a study that appeared in the journal “Nutrition & Metabolism” in 2008 stated that obese women and men lost more fat when they drank two protein shake meal replacements per day and followed a low-calorie diet. Subjects who adhered to the diet without the shakes lost less total body fat and more lean muscle mass. The study did not take nutrient deficiencies or diet balance into account, however. Unless you have approval from your doctor, do not replace more than one meal daily with a protein shake.

Nutritional Benefits

Homemade shakes and even commercially sold shakes that are made from fresh fruits, vegetables and natural proteins deliver essential vitamins and minerals without sacrificing taste. Protein from shakes or food is classified as an essential nutrient, meaning it performs tasks that are necessary for your body’s daily functioning. For example, the USDA states that proteins build and repair skin, blood, bones, muscles and cartilage.

Considerations

Protein shakes can be healthy additions to many women’s diets, but they’re not for everyone. If you get enough protein by eating whole foods, you don’t need to supplement with shakes — especially shakes that are high in sugar or artificial ingredients. Getting too much protein can actually be dangerous, as Mayo Clinic dietitian Katherine Zeratsky notes that it may increase your risk of heart and kidney problems, diverticulitis and nutrient deficiencies. Adding protein to your diet will also add calories, which may lead to long-term weight gain. Before you include shakes in your regular diet, check with your doctor.

We hope that her fitness and eating plan will encourage you and keep you motivated. If you have any questions for Jennifer, you can send us an email to marketingatrelish@gmail.com or just send us a PM on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RelishCafe.ie

More posts to follow soon!