Fuel your inner athlete with Merchant Gourmet and England Hockey

Merchant Gourmetthe UK’s market leader for pulses, grains, seeds and chestnuts, has partnered with England Hockey to launch a competition to visit the home of Great British Hockey and to gain expert insight into nutrition for professional players.

The forty winners will get the opportunity to attend an exclusive hockey event at Bisham Abbey with Dr Rebecca Townsend, Great British Hockey Performance Nutritionist, and Merchant Gourmet’s TV chef and Guild of Food Writers award winning author, Alex Mackay.

The food experts will reveal the secrets to maximising performance, fuelling your inner athlete and will also discuss the importance of maintaining a balanced diet that specifically targets hockey players needs, such as:

  • fuelling
  • recovering
  • immune function
  • injury prevention.

The audience will also be treated to live cooking demonstrations and get the chance to taste some of Mackay’s specialised recipes he’s created with Merchant Gourmet for previous sports heroes. Dishes include:

  • kale, rocket, broccoli and green apple Freekehzotto with mascarpone & basil
  • beluga lentil & salt & lime cured hake tacos/wraps with citrus sour cream, pear, mint and cucumber salsa
  • red & White Quinoa Salad with pineapple & chilli dressing, black beans, tomato, mango, coriander & sweet potato

Dr Townsend said: “Merchant Gourmet pouches provide a simple, convenient, nutritious option for our athletes. They can be consumed on the go as meals for fuelling or recovery around training. They can be eaten hot or cold and can be incorporated into simple, quick meals, making them a great option for athletes on the go”.

Mackay said: “Having worked with Merchant Gourmet for almost two decades, I know that this is convenience food done the right way. Food that is good for you can still be really tasty. I’m excited to work with Rebecca to create flavoursome dishes that suit the demand and specific needs for hockey players and anyone interested in fuelling themselves correctly for sport. We’re ready to show that food, cooking and nutrition can be enormous fun and by taking those initial steps, you can be rewarded with delicious enjoyment.”

Merchant Gourmet is also offering the chance to win 200 ready-to-eat pulses, grains, seeds or chestnut pouches for participant’s local hockey clubs. The ready to go pouches are high in fibre and can even be eaten from the packet.

To enter and be in with a chance of attending the exclusive Great British Hockey and Merchant Gourmet Performance Nutrition event, visit:https://woobox.com/qk25ks

This promotion runs until 9:00am on Friday 1 February, is for UK residents only and is managed by Leathams LTD. Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rulesFor full T&Cs click here.