When folks first meet me, they always want to know how much I work out and whether I ever eat anything bad. I always tell them I train every day and that while I typically eat more lean meats and vegetables, I do enjoy hot, crispy fries and a well-made bread pudding or crumble — with everything in moderation.

As a Brit, I grew up with bangers and mash. To cut down on the fat, I’ve swapped chicken sausage for pork and half-and-half for heavy cream. Since I’ve included a variety of peppers to add both color and nutrients. Work out, eat right, and have fun. A quality life is about balance!

What You’ll Need:


Sauté pan

Large pot

Kitchen knife Spoon

Cutting board


Electric beater



1 tsp grapeseed oil

2 lbs chicken sausage (instead of traditional English or Irish)

24 oz Guinness beer

1 medium onion, diced ½–1 each sliced green, red, and yellow peppers (to add color and vitamins)


6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into

1-inch chunks

1 large white onion, diced

1 cup shredded white cheddar

4 tbsp butter, cut into cubes

½ cup half-and-half (instead of heavy cream)

Serves 6