Cutting Calories

Traditional fish and chips in paper.It’s not so much particular meals that are at fault for being high in fats or calories – it’s more about the quantity or the way something is cooked. If you want to have fish and chips why not make your own? I had some delicious salmon with a pumpkin seed and breadcrumb crumb topping. It was well seasoned and delicious and served with two vegetables and a few matchstick style chips.

Another option could be to buy a really fat piece of white fish from the local fishmonger and chop the fish into large fish finger sized portions. You can then crumb it with your own home made crumbs – you don’t need many just enough to sprinkle on top. You can also add parmesan cheese for additional flavour. Serve with a few sweet potato wedges, spiced up (if you like spicy!). Chop the potato into wedges and brush on flavoured oil – it can be spicy or herby/garlicky or you can use toasted sesame oil if you like that flavour. They cook really quickly in a hot oven (approx 12-15mins). Serve alongside a big salad to fill you up.

A large fish and chips could be up to 1000 calories but the option above could less than half that amount. make your own tartare sauce from natural yogurt, capers and parsley.


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