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Eat Well with M&S Food and the Northern Ireland teams 

We’re proud to have partnered with the Northern Ireland football teams to help you Eat Well, Play Well. Keep reading to see what some of the players chose as their healthy food picks, from a protein-packed salad to overnight oats.

Eat Well, Play Well with the Northern Ireland football teams
Northern Ireland legend Stephen Craigan and his Eat Well top pick

Northern Ireland legend Stephen Craigan

Craving a curry but looking for a healthier choice? Look no further than Northern Ireland legend Stephen Craigan’s top pick – our Lamb Rogan Josh. This flavour-packed curry stars tender pieces of marinated lamb in an onion-based sauce, carries our Eat Well flower and is high in protein, which contributes to muscle mass.


Northern Ireland Men’s Team

Going with his gut, Josh Magennis is a fan of our Good Gut Raspberry Kefir Yogurt, which contains billions of live cultures, a source of calcium and is high in protein.

Conor Hazard has worked out the tastiest way to get extra protein into his diet with our High Protein Choco Powder. It features a healthy mix of finely milled chia and linseeds, date, maca and cacao powders - ideal for topping muesli and granola, stirring through yoghurts or added to smoothies.

Our High Protein Apple Crumble Overnight Oats offer Jonny Evans a strong start to the day and are his Eat Well top pick. Made with thick Skyr yoghurt, broad bean protein and chia seeds, they contain a whopping 18g of protein to fuel him through training.

Northern Ireland legend Stephen Craigan and his Eat Well top pick
Three Northern Ireland footballers and their Eat Well picks

Northern Ireland Women’s Team

Marissa Callaghan is a fan of our High Protein Beef Meatball Pasta after training. This beef and pork meatball meal fills her up and provides plenty of fibre and protein for recovery.

Another fan of our High Protein range, Sarah McFadden would grab our Naked Katsu Salad as a quick and easy recovery snack! It’s packed with marinated sliced British chicken breast, roasted turmeric cauliflower rice, toasted sesame seeds and a creamy katsu dressing and contains 26g protein.

Simone Magill picks our High Protein Chicken Shawarma as her favourite go-to meal after a match. It’s full of smoky higher-welfare British chicken, roasted onions, lentil tabbouleh and a red pepper sauce. The tasty and easy dinner option is Eat Well and contains 36g protein as well as two of your five-a-day.

Northern Ireland Men’s Team

For a healthy and satisfying post training meal, Trai Hume opts for the M&S Count on Us Thai Green Curry.

Matthew Kennedy's top Eat Well pick? Our Healthy & Balanced Mexican Style Burrito Bowl, which is high in fibre and two of his five-a-day. This tasty Mexican-style burrito bowl is filled with sweetcorn, sweet potato, black beans and zesty lime rice with a sour cream and chipotle sauce.

Our Popped Potato Chips are a great snack and are Conor McMenamin’s top pick for when he’s on the go! “Popped” not fried, these satisfying snacks are Eat Well and high in vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Three Northern Ireland Men’s Team players and their favourite Eat Well products