August 01, 2021

Deb Lamb, husband Paul and their very spoiled moggies Charles and Maurice are in the middle of a move from Christchurch to Nelson. She has just left her job as a chartered accountant ahead of relocating north and is looking forward to a nice, long break as she takes the summer to regroup before rejoining the workforce next year.

A typical morning at my house is… go to the gym, come home, have a flat white then have our Te Atatu Toasted Paleo Blend.

My favourite Te Atatu Toasted cereal is…Paleo Blend.

I love Te Atatu Toasted cereal because…We started CrossFit about seven years ago and did a paleo challenge. Getting paleo-friendly cereals was difficult at the time so was really excited when Clare had a paleo variety. Our days of paleo eating are long over but we still try to eat healthily. The huge bonus of the Paleo Blend is it tastes fantastic. I love getting the hint of passionfruit or nuts or coconut and really love the crunchy texture. This is my favourite breakfast and the only cereal I would ever eat. 

I eat it with… Puhoi Valley's Raspberry & Boysenberry Compote Authentic Greek Yoghurt and whatever fruit is ripe in the garden or supermarket in summer; pomegranates are my favourite to have with it.

The best thing about signing up for a subscription to Te Atatu Toasted is…I don’t have to think about it, it just arrives when needed. If we are going away, we can skip a month. The subscription portal is easy to use - I really struggle with online subscriptions, logging in, password resets etc and have never had a problem with Te Atatu Toasted’s website or subscription portal. 

If I’m not eating cereal for breakfast, I’m having…if we go out for brunch I will have avocado smash, pancakes or waffles. 

Other boutique NZ food brands I love include…. Pic’s Peanut Butter

My next holiday will be…a trip round the lower South Island for about three weeks leaving this Friday (since Oz has become a bit of a risk!)

My favourite restaurant or café is…Bunsen in Christchurch is my new favourite but my regular favourite is Black Betty Cafe. 

I believe the key to good health andwellbeing is…the 80/20 rule. I try to be 'healthy' Monday to Friday, then relax over the weekends. I try to minimise sugar, get a variety of exercise five times a week (yoga, power, ride and CrossFit) and try to be aware of stress so I can work to reduce or remove whatever is causing it. I used to think, ‘One day I will be slim/fit/strong etc,’ but now I know achieving my health and wellbeing goals is a journey. There is no arrived! Health and wellbeing will always be a work in progress for me! 

My goal for 2021 is…working on my health goals. There is no better place than Nelson to regroup, reprioritise and understand what is important. I hope to do more yoga, walks and relaxing.