Sur­viv­ing the Silly Sea­son with Lynne Mc­granger!

We in­ter­viewed, star of Sum­mer Bay and the Hellofresh Din­ner Di­aries, Lynne Mc­granger on how she stays in shape and main­tains a bal­ance dur­ing this time of the year.

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Silly sea­son is fast ap­proach­ing! What’s your favourite part of this time of year?

Ev­ery­thing! I’m usu­ally in Eng­land, but Paul and I will be spend­ing Christ­mas in Sydney this year! We’re look­ing for­ward to catch­ing up with my sis­ter, friends and fam­ily - just chill­ing and en­joy­ing a nice Aussie Christ­mas.

How do you keep life in bal­ance?

I try to walk about six to seven kilo­me­tres a day and I also try not to overeat. I love my food and wine and Christ­mas is no difer­ent. Luck­ily, I don’t have a sweet tooth so I don’t overindulge in desserts.

What’s your go-to din­ner when you’ve had a busy day film­ing?

I’d say an omelette! I love eggs, and there’s al­ways spinach, mush­rooms, cheese and ham in the fridge. That’s my go-to quick din­ner for my daugh­ter and I.

Hellofresh has been a life­saver, it’s made us more ad­ven­tur­ous with our eat­ing and it’s so con­ve­nient, we love it.

How does Hellofresh fit in around your ever-chang­ing sched­ule?

It’s ex­tremely handy, there’s al­ways three or four nights a week where my whole fam­ily are home to­gether and it means we don’t have to think about din­ner. We can just look at the lovely recipe cards and choose which one we’ll have tonight. If I’m cook­ing, Paul’s on chop­ping as I hate the chop­ping - none of us are very good cooks! Hellofresh has been a life­saver, it’s made us more ad­ven­tur­ous with our eat­ing and it’s so con­ve­nient, we love it.

How has Hellofresh changed din­ner­time for you and what’s your favourite recipe?

Well, I sup­pose it’s amped din­ner­time up for us! I’ve al­ways been a chops and broc­coli girl, so it’s helped us dis­cover difer­ent types of eat­ing that aren’t dif icult to cre­ate. There are so many recipes I love - if I had to pick one, it’d be the zuc­chini and cheese frit­ters (pic­tured bot­tom right), with a side of lovely green salad.

You and Johnny Rufo have been driv­ing around in the Hellofresh Kombi for a while now - who’s the better cook?

I’d love to say it’s me. But I reckon it’s Johnny with his Ital­ian blood, he’s just a nat­u­ral. He’s prob­a­bly the better cook be­cause of his Nonna, and in­flu­ence from his dad’s side of the fam­ily.

Who cooks the Christ­mas feast in your fam­ily?

No­body! I usu­ally go to my best friend’s place in Eng­land, who does the whole she­moz­zle! I had Christ­mas at my place four years ago, it was so stress­ful and I said never again! My go-to would be a Cae­sar salad, prawns, and every­one brings a plate. I haven’t got the patience to do the whole feast!

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