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.
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!