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Summer coming to an end can be a troubling time for all of us. Why should we have to cope with Ireland's gloomy, cold seasons once more? It doesn't seem fair.

What can be the best stress reliever during difficult and chaotic moments in our lives? Food, obviously.

Deliveroo has revealed how the return to school and end of August can affect our food preferences, and we're not one bit shocked at the rise in alcohol orders during September.

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Summer 2019 is leaving us behind *pause for sobbing* and it's time to ditch the bikinis for uniforms and work clothes. According to Deliveroo, healthy orders significantly increase in September…what?

The alcohol orders rise by 14 percent as we realise that exams and essay deadlines are back in our lives once more.

The end of summer has broken our hearts, but at least we got to enjoy Love Island and let our pasty skin tones get a tad bit more…red? There were glimmers of sunshine and plenty of rain showers, but it was a good time all the same.

As the nights become shorter, we're less likely to stay out dining late or visiting Dublin's best beer gardens, but Irish adults still need some vino to take the edge of the darker September evenings.

Back-to-school season means that rather than venturing out in dark, dreary weather, it's much easier to order a Prosecco Fiabesco from DRINK! or a Coors Light from Herlihy’s instead on Deliveroo. 

With the end of summer comes the end of the 'beach bod' goals. The month is associated with changes and positive progress, with healthy food orders rising by 22 percent last August.

From salads and falafels and miso salmon to super-sub sandwiches, Sprout and Co and SuperSubs see a rise in Deliveroo orders during the month of September. Look at you go, gals. 


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September is also seen as a 'new beginning' time of the year, but we all dread the darker nights accelerating from here until December. It's depressing as f*ck.

The darkness weirdly makes us feel more tired at an earlier time, which means that Deliveroo orders start coming in earlier in the evenings too. 

Last year, the average order time in June was 8:01pm, whereas by the time September rolled around, the average order time was at 7:34pm. Mad what the sky can do to us, isn't it?

So we’re making some new changes with the addition of salads and other healthy orders, but then we need a drink as a result. It's safe to say that September has us in a state of total flux.

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Who feels like turning on the oven and baking a heavy, hot dish? Nope, us neither.

Quick to make, fresh and healthy, salads are pretty much our go-to meal at the moment, and with today being probably the hottest day of the year (or at least that's how we feel), we can't really see ourselves making anything else for dinner. 

If they include enough carbs, a tasty dressing and some protein, salads can be a perfectly balanced meal for your family. Try some of the recipes below

1. Ham and pasta salad



2. Quinoa, beans and feta salad



3. Chorizo, cherry tomato and onion salad



4. Spring cabbage, apple and prawn salad



5. Harissa chicken with chickpea salad


6. Irish crab, avocado & mango salad



7. Pineapple, avocado and black bean salad


8. Chicken pesto salad



9. Wild rice salad


10. Scallop, pine-nut and lemon salad


11. Freekah salad with beetroot and feta



It's the salad bar with the serious following – and now Chopped has branched out from its city centre, Ballsbridge, Baggot St, and Fairview locations to another site in Rathmines.

Suffice to say from now on it will be giving Dublin 6-based folk some incredibly delicious lunch options, but right now it's practically a riot down there.

Why? Well, because at the moment salads are being given out FOR FREE.

The offer extends until lunchtime (1pm) so if you happen to be in the area, you need to elbow your way in pretty much immediately.

After 1pm, all purchases for the rest of the day are a wholly tempting half price. 

For anyone who misses out – there is some further good news, however: Tallaght and Sandyford will also be getting their own outlets very soon.

Hurrah for salad!


New Year, new you. That’s what we hear year in and year out. But we reckon there is nothing wrong with the you from last year, so keep doing her!

Meanwhile, we are trying to wean ourselves off the last of those Roses, even the Orange and Strawberry crèmes that litter the end of the box are starting to look appealing…

To help us in our time of lacking will power and skin breakouts, we’ve devised some salads that will help nourish us and not taste like we’re force feeding ourselves grass.

For each of these salads, simply combine all of the 'dressing' ingredients together before drizzling it over the salad ingredients. 

1. Simple prawn salad

1-2 handfuls of iceberg lettuce
6-7 cooked and cooled king prawns
¼ cucumber

1 tbsp. Greek yoghurt​
1 tsp. ketchup
​1/2 tsp low fat mayonnaise
1/2 tsp tabasco

2. Chicken zest salad

1-2 handful of baby spinach
1 grilled chicken breast
Seeds of one pomegranate

Juice of one lime
1/2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

3. Goat's cheese salad

1 handful of rocket
1 handful of baby spinach
2-3 round slices of goat's cheese
5 walnuts

1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. balsamic vingear
1/2 tsp. fresh or dried thyme
1/2 tsp. honey

4. Super salad

2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 handful of kale
1 carrot, grated
1/2 avocado
4-5 blueberries
5 strawberries
100g cooked quinoa
2 tsp. pumpkin seeds
2 tsp. sunflower seeds
1 tsp flax seeds

Juice of one lemon
1 tsp. olive oil

5. Classic Caprese salad

1 handful of rocket
4 slices of mozarella
2 sliced tomatoes 
Fresh basil, torn

Balsamic reduction