Irish Sports Star – David Gillick’s Recipes

David Gillick studied at the Institute of Technology in Dublin before he moved to Loughborough to become a professional athlete in 2006. He first specialized in running the 400 meters, which he won in 2004 and 2007 at the European Indoor Championship. In 2007, Gillick also set the record for Irish Indoor at the final and due to his good form, he finished 6th at the World Championships. At the Berlin World Championships, he ended up in 6th place.

Gillick’s other passion is food and he was asked to partake in Ireland’s Celebrity MasterChef and remained a favourite to win until the very end when he did win the trophy. He joined the TV3 Team after winning and fans can now purchase his cookbooks. One of the greatest meals in his cookbook is the Chicken and Spinach Wraps. Get ready and start cooking with David Gillick.

Spinach and Chicken Wrap by Ireland’s MasterChef David Gillick

David Gillick understands that lunch can be challenging, especially since most people have only limited time to prepare food, which calls for something that is both quick and healthy and doesn’t require a lot of cooking.

Gillick believes that every, whether its breakfast, lunch or supper should be great tasting, look appetising and offer a balanced between several food groups. Personally, he loves wraps, they healthy, quick to make and much lighter than ciabatta or paninis, and once packed full of greatness, they are also much tastier. With the Spanish and Chicken Wrap, the healthy fats are offered via the avocado puree which also makes the wrap appetising and moist, it is also a great meal when you use homemade coleslaw and turkey.

Spinach and Chicken Wrap Ingredients

Serves 1

½ of a ripe avocado
1 wholegrain wrap
1 tablespoon tomato purée
1 teaspoon garlic purée
150g of cooked chicken, small handful of sliced spinach
½ of a red pepper, chopped
50g sliced mozzarella
Several fresh and chopped basil leaves
1 teaspoon olive oil

Mash the avocado in a bowl by using a fork, then add the garlic purees and tomato and make sure it is mixed well. Take the wrap and spread it with the avocado in the centre of the warp once it is laid out on a surface. Add spinach and chicken to cover the warp and complete by added sliced mozzarella, diced pepper and chopped basil. To ensure great taste drizzle some olive oil before folding up the wrap tightly. Before serving the warp can be cut diagonal or in half and served either on its own or with a healthy green salad.

David Gillick’s cookbooks are available and published by Mercier Press and apart from healthy meals it also features a fabulous selection of delicious desserts such as the Ricotta, Strawberry and White Chocolate Tart that requires only 30 minutes chill time in the fridge, while his protein balls are a great lunchbox filler and favoured by many athletes.

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