Cant Cook Wont Cook with Experiment 26.2

06 January 2016

Cant Cook Wont Cook with Experiment 26.2

Signed up to a New Year of healthy eating and exercise?

Perhaps you need help with your recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner to ensure you stick to your resolution?

The organisers of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon are here to help you as they have teamed up with Official Partners, Linwood’s and White’s Oats to offer all our participants healthy balanced meals that you will enjoy in the New Year and towards your training for our 35th year

As part of our Health Month in February, the Experiment 26.2 Team will be competing in a “Cook-off challenge” to try out these recipes whilst testing their culiniary skills in the kitchen…BUT we need your help – we want you to select what recipes to prepare from the choices below;

Breakfast – Fresh Bircher Muesli with Fruit / Mixed Berry and Oat Breakfast Muffins / Pre workout Pancakes / Gorgeous Granola

Lunch – Oat cakes / Cheese and Onion Stuffed Oat Pancakes / Raw Super Food Protein Salad

Snacks – Blackberry and Raspberry Granola Bars / Honey Oat Cookies / Linwoods Chocolate and Beetroot Superfood Muffins / Protein and Energy Coconut Bliss Balls

Dinner – Oat Cakes with Scrambled Eggs / Oat and Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Caesar Salad / Chia Seed Cauliflower Pizza Base

A maximum of two recipes from each meal time will be selected and our team will prepare these live for you at St. George’s Market mid February– so no excuses for you not to try them yourself at home afterwards.

To vote for your favourite recipe, please sign up to our Facebook page before Friday 30th January 2016 and cast your vote. One lucky person will win a Hamper kindly donated by White’s Oats and Linwoods

Danielle McBride, Brand Manager highlighted;

‘White’s is delighted to be involved in the Can’t Cook Won’t Cook Experiment 26.2 which promises to be a fun and energetic event in showcasing the versatility of Oats. Oats are a wonderfully nutritious and healthy ingredient providing a slow release of energy throughout the day, and are high in fibre and protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer; perfect if you’re training, trying to shift a few pounds after Christmas or simply wanting to eat more healthily.”

“Linwoods are proud to be a sampling partner of the 2016 Deep Riverock Belfast City Marathon as we believe that one of the key aspects of marathon preparation is undoubtedly diet and nutrition.

By taking part in the cook-off challenge as part of Health Month, we hope to show participants how they can incorporate our healthy super foods range into any meal at any time of the day for a nutrient packed pick me up” stated Louise McManus, Linwoods.

The benefits of regularly eating oats has been well recognised but as we know not everyone likes starting their day with porridge, so along with Linwoods we’re going head to head to demonstrate just how easy it is to incorporate oats into a variety of delicious nutritious recipes throughout the day’.

Don’t forget you can sign up to enter the Marathon Run, Wheelchair Race, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk or Fun Run now at

Be part of our history and stand along with 16,000 others at the City Hall to celebrate our 35th year.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is also sponsored by U105, ASICS, Daily Mirror, Translink, Athletics Northern Ireland, Tayto, Podium 4 Sport, White’s Oats, Centra, Belfast Live, Linwoods and Belfast City Council.

The 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is organised by Belfast City Marathon Ltd, in partnership with Athletics Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, the Department for Regional Development, Newtownabbey Borough Council, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Translink.  The official charity for 2016 is Mencap.

Mencap NI urge everyone to #doit4mencap by running, walking, wheeling or relaying to help local children and young people with a learning disability get the best start and fulfil their potential.

By completing a marathon challenge, you’ll help more children attend their early years intervention nursery at the brand new Mencap Centre in 2016.

Even more local children with a learning disability will benefit from a new holiday play project, whilst hundreds of young people with a learning disability will have space to meet friends and form lifelong relationships.

You’ll also fund vital support services for hundreds of parents dealing with the reality of a learning disability diagnosis – make it easier for them.

For more information please contact Mencap on 028 90 691 351 or by email: