How to make fish ‘n’ chips healthy
We all love our favourite treats that are really unhealthy. Treat yourself to homemade fish ‘n’ chips with a selection of healthy ingredients. Making British favourites totally guilt-free and low in calories. And it’s quick and easy to make.
Healthy homemade British fish ‘n’ chips for one
Cooking time may vary but allow up to 30 minutes.
Pre heat oven at: 200C / 392F
Sweet potato fries ingredients:
- 1 sweet potato
- Pinch of salt and pepper or paprika
- Olive oil or fry light
- Recommend using a vegetable peeler
**keep the peelings – see our other recipes**
Method for the sweet potato fries
- Peel the sweet potato and put the peelings aside.
- Cut into thin strips and lay on a baking tray that is lined with foil.
- Coat the fries evenly with fry light or olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for approximately 30 mins, turning them every 10 minutes.
Homemade crusty fish ingredients
- Fillet of fish (I used Basa but you can use haddock, salmon or cod)
- 1.5 tablespoon flaxseed
- 0.5 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Pinch salt and pepper
Method for homemade fish crust
- Mix the olive oil, turmeric, flaxseed and seasoning in a bowl. This is your crust.
- Place the fish on a baking tray covered with foil.
- Cover the fish evenly both sides with the crust ingredients and wrap.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the fish.
Ingredients for traditional homemade mushy peas
- 150g frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Handful of fresh basil (or dried herbs)
- Pinch salt and pepper
How to make traditional British mushy peas
- Boil or steam for about 10 to 15 mins then drain.
- Add a little olive oil, fresh basil (or dried), seasoning.
- Hand blend or use a potato masher.
Why not serve your fish ‘n’ chips on baking parchment giving a feel of the British bygone era. Don’t forget a wedge of lemon!
What are the benefits of these using theses ingredients
- Basa fish is low in calories, contains omega-3 fatty acids and is rich in high quality protein.
- Basa fish promotes healthy heart, builds muscle and boosts overall health.
- Sweet potato is good for fibre, vitamin A ,minerals and a healthy gut.
- Olive oil is healthy in monounsaturated fats.
- Turmeric increases your body’s antioxidant activity.
- Flaxseed nutrients include antioxidants, fibre, protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) or omega-3.
Recipe credit: Healthy James Living
Photography credit: Lesley on Instagram @FoodBombKitchen