My Day On Two Plates
This is possibly my least favourite section of The Sunday Age's Life magazine (you know, the chicks' bit). Are the people they select for this column for real? Apparently everyone in Australia starts their day with pro-biotic organic yoghurt, topped with raw muesli and fresh fruit. So who's buying all the sugary cereals I see lining the supermarket shelves?
It's not that hard to put together an ideal (and sort of truthful) 'Day On A Plate.'
My Best Day
Breakfast: bowl of natural yoghurt, topped with a handful of toasted muesli, extra pepitas and almonds; freshly squeezed orange juice
Lunch: tuna salad with chopped tomato, spinach & rocket leaves, hard boiled egg, squares of Edam cheese and hunks of sourdough bread, with olive oil and lemon juice dressing
Afternoon snack: uneaten carrot sticks and apple filched from children's lunchboxes
Dinner: pumpkin risotto; square of dark chocolate (for the antioxidants)
My Worst Day
Breakfast: bowl of Fruity Bites, white toast with butter and peanut butter; two coffees; tea
Lunch: French toast and bacon, plus scraps left on children's plates; tea
Afternoon snack: little bag of chips; tea
Dinner: meatballs with oven chips and creamy faux-Ikea gravy; half a Krispy Kreme doughnut; two glasses cheap champagne; lolly pinched from child's party bag
Might I venture to suggest that, like most people, my typical day comprises a little from column A, a little from column B? Surely no one, even the dancers, professional athletes and personal trainers who, according to this feature, make up the bulk of the population, is perfect all the time?
The only DOAP that I could relate to this year was the one by the comedian — and I got the impression we weren't supposed to take him seriously. Come on, Sunday Age: get real!