All in a day's work: Sean the Accountant
Sean the accountant
I work from home so have open access to the fridge and pantry all day. I try to avoid snacking but I find I do need something between main meals. My girlfriend bakes so there’s usually something sweet in the tins. I am at the computer most of the day but try and get out to the gym or for a walk every day to keep things moving.
7.30am 3 pieces of Vogels toast with honey and peanut butter, black coffee with ½ tsp honey.
8.30am Black coffee with ½ tsp honey.
10am Bowl of fruit salad plus a slice of ginger loaf. Black coffee with ½ tsp honey.
1pm Leftover roast chicken and stuffing made into sandwiches with 4 pieces wheatmeal bread (no butter or salad, I like my sandwiches straight up).
5.30pm 2 beers and about ½ cup roasted peanuts.
7.30pm 1 duck leg, 3 medium-size potatoes cooked in the duck fat, steamed beans and carrots, 1 beer.
9pm Slice of gingerloaf, warmwith scoop of vanilla icecream. We don’t usually have dessert, this was a just because we wanted to see what the gingerloaf was like hot… It was good!
Nadia Lim’s quick nutritional fix
Try avocado as a healthy and delicious spread on your sandwiches they are full of healthymonounsaturated fats that are good for your cholesterol, and switch to wholegrain bread which is much higher in fibre than wholemeal. The beers and roasted peanuts make for a very high calorie after-work “snack”. If having peanuts, get them dry-roasted and unsalted so they are not too high in fat and sodium, and measure out only a couple of tablespoons to snack on (as peanuts are pretty high in calories). Duck fat, while ultra delicious, is very high in saturated fat (the fat that is not good for our cholesterol) so should be used only very occasionally.