The Bill’s Lisa Maxwell opens her fridge

Lisa, 41, who plays DS Sam Nixon in the Bill, opens her fridge for Closer.

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by Closer Staff |
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Where do you shop for your food ?

I do most of my shopping at Waitrose. I also go to Costco - a cash and carry - to buy huge tubs of sweets!

What are your vices?

Pre-packed food. It's really down to laziness and my busy schedule. There's nothing better than fresh meat and veg, but sometimes I just don't have the time to cook. But my partner Paul is a great chef and he makes sure our five-year-old daughter Beau gets a proper meal. My real weakness is crisps - I pick low-fat ones, but then I end up eating a massive packet.

Is there anything you don't eat?

Dairy really affects my voice and gives me a blocked nose, but I can't resist cheese.

What's your favourite food?

I love Japanese food, especially sushi, miso soup and big tempura prawns.

Tell us about your diet?

For breakfast, I usually have a bowl of porridge with sweetener or a couple of bacon rolls. For lunch, I have salad and some meat. We have lots of tea breaks at work but I avoid the biscuits! Instead I snack on a bagel from home, or grab some Snack-a-Jacks.

'I can't afford to have a hangover, so these days I'd rather have one glass of really good wine'

lisa coffee
lisa coffee

And to drink?

I try to drink water, but I also know I have far too much coffee. With my schedule I can't afford to have a hangover, so these days I'd rather have one glass of a really good red wine or champagne, rather than a bottle of something cheaper.

Nutritionist Kate Cook says:

"It's great to see that Lisa eats a little of everything - this can prevent intolerances building up and provides a wide range of nutrients. Her fridge has lots of healthy options such as lean mince, and hoummos is a great vegetable protein that's low in calories and helps to balance female hormones. Lisa should try home-made fruit smoothies to curb her sweet tooth. As for being partial to a roast dinner, as long as the meat is lean and there's a serving of veg, there's no reason not to indulge every once in a while."

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