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Healthy Lunch off- Its all wrapped up!

4 September 2018

A Co. Antrim woman has clinched the Healthy Lunch Off competition crown, with a unique healthy wrap creation, perfect for summer adventures on the go. 

The quirky competition created by leading convenience retailers, SuperValu and Centra and public transport provider, Translink, invited budding foodies across Northern Ireland to get creative and come up with a unique and healthy lunch recipe. It also encouraged people to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors by packing a picnic and hopping aboard the bus or train to one of Northern Ireland’s many beauty spots. Two finalists were shortlisted, with the final winner being chosen by public vote. 

Lorraine Surgin from Ballynure, Co. Antrim devised a mouth-watering ‘Meditteranean Metro Wrap’, filled with hummus, spinach leaves, sun blushed tomatoes, roasted peppers, scallions, olives and feta cheese in a soft tortilla wrap. After a public vote, she has been named the winner.

Lorraine takes home a cash prize of £500 along with Translink travel ticket vouchers.  Her winning Mediterranean Metro Wrap will also be served in participating Centra and SuperValu delis from September 3rd.

Commenting on her win, Lorraine Surgin said: “I was on holiday when the call came through to say that I was a finalist, and I just couldn’t believe it. I’m even more delighted to find out that I have won. 

“I’m such a foodie and it will be great to see my lunch served up in selected SuperValu and Centra delis across Northern Ireland. It’s a healthy and tasty option and I hope that other people are going to enjoy it as much as we did.”

In second place was Barbara Campbell from Coleraine’s Cajun Chicken Wrap, a spicy combination of sliced chicken fillet, shredded iceberg, sliced tomatoes, scallions, light Cajun mayo, seasoned with black pepper in a tortilla wrap. 

Desi Derby, Marketing Director, SuperValu & Centra said: “Congratulations to Lorraine – our well-deserved winner of the Healthy Lunch Off competition. Her ‘Mediterranean Metro Wrap’ is an appetising healthy lunch option, which we are sure will be a hit with our customers.”

Ursula Henderson, PR Manager, Translink also commented: “There is nothing better than packing a picnic and taking a day trip somewhere in Northern Ireland by bus or train, and Lorraine’s recipe is a great healthy option that can be enjoyed on the go. As the summer draws to a close, there’s no better time to make the most of public transport and explore our local beauty spots.”



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