Fridge raider: Tamzin Outhwaite reveals her food secrets

TV star Tamzin Outhwaite, 51, on her eating habits

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by Closer staff |

How much do you spend per week?

I order through Deliveroo as it feels like you’re only getting what you need. For the four of us [partner Tom Child, plus her daughters Marnie, nine, and Florence, 13, from a previous relationship], plus my dad is with us, I spend between £250 and £300.

Describe your daily diet…

I never feel like eating in the morning. And if I have breakfast, I’m hungry again at 11am. The exception is if I’m filming and there’s catering on set. For lunch, I have a salad and rice or pasta, plus lots of veg or salad. We all eat our evening meals at different times, whenever we’re hungry. But we all sit down together on a Sunday, either for a roast or my chicken marinated in honey and soy sauce with rice, peas and broccoli.

Do you snack?

I eat a lot of fruit but at least it’s not refined sugar. If I’m on set and low on energy and someone brings round snacks, I’ll have some, but I don’t buy them for the house.

Is there anything you refuse to eat?

The only food I would refuse is tripe. I’ve pretty much tasted everything else!

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tamzin's fridge ©marco vittur

What would you cook to impress?

Teriyaki salmon with cooked vegetables.

Comfort food?

In winter, shepherd’s pie or spag bol. I’m an over-eater so my portion control isn’t great. I went to the Body Camp in Ibiza a few times and learnt how much you’re supposed to eat.

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Verdict

nutritionist Juliette Kellow says, “Not eating breakfast works for some people. The key is to make sure you don’t end up snacking on fatty or sugary foods mid-morning.

“Tamzin’s fridge contains a lot of salty ingredients like anchovies, capers and pesto – herbs, spices, garlic and citrus fruits are good for flavouring food without adding salt.”

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