bianca, 31, news director
how do you eat?
i work long & unpredictable hours so i need to be organised to ensure my health doesn’t take a back seat.
i plan my meals at the start of the week with one big shop.
i have learnt i won’t cook if i am tired & there is nothing in the fridge. peanut butter on toast & instant soup become “suitable” options when the wheels fall off.
what do you eat?
overall my diet is pretty good, but it is based around being convenient. for example, i start every day with a freshly blended fruit juice.
after my big weekly shop, i chop up apples, oranges, carrots, ginger, beetroot, celery & baby spinach. i put a mixture of each into snap lock bags & pop them into the freezer. then each morning before work i grab a bag from the freezer, empty it into the blender with a cup of water for 45secs, and it’s done!
we keep emergency meals in the freezer too – frozen veggies & noodles – so if we come home super hungry there is not temptation to cop out.
i don’t diet but i don’t eat lollies, avoid frizzy drinks & deep fried food.
i also have a weird quirk where my body doesn’t properly digest sharp foods (like rice crackers, chips & popcorn) so i stay away from those.
i love good quality fresh fruit – especially mangoes in summer & peaches in winter. i also adore good quality fresh seafood – particularly salmon & prawns.
i drink a lot of tea. i have a handmade tea tin at work that contains my favourites of chai, peppermint, strawberry, ginger, & lemon & chamomile.
i have a massive weak spot for freshly baked treats. i usually head to the markets on the weekend & pick up some goodies. my all-time favourites are lemon meringue tarts, chocolate brownies & banana bread. they make the perfect afternoon tea while enjoying a good cuppa on the back deck.
i would love to have more time to experiment & be creative with different foods. i also need to drink more water.
friday august 15
i was up 5.30am and at work by 7am so i had breakfast on the run. it was all hands on deck until about 5pm so i didn’t get a chance to leave the newsroom and ate lunch at my desk. i spent the evening unwinding at home, on the couch with my husband, planning weekend adventures.
day on a plate
fresh fruit juice
toasted ham & tomato sandwich
six dried apricots
roast lamb on mashed sweet potato
a tim tam & cup of tea on zymil milk