I’ve just heard on the radio that it’s National Fish and Chips Day today (5th June 2015), so I thought it would be a great idea to check out some healthy fish and chips meals.
I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of eating fish, but I do enjoy the traditional fish and chips, especially when we go to the seaside here in Lincolnshire.
After searching the internet, I wasn’t overly inspired. Lots of the recipes didn’t look anything like the fish and chips I have at the seaside.
The recipe I liked the most was from Slimming World
Now as some of you reading this will know, Slimming World don’t work on Calories, they work on Syns and apparently this is a good option.
So let’s look at the ingredients
I’m going to do this recipe for just 1 person. On the Slimming World site it’s for 4.
1 cod fillet
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Approx 200 grams Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes
Low calorie cooking spray
15 g dried breadcrumbs
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Beaten egg (2 were recommended for 4 people)
- Place cod in a bowl, add a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper and leave to marinade for 1 hour
- Preheat oven 200c/180F/ Gas 6
- Meanwhile peel the potatoes and cut into thick chips.
- Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook chips for 5 minutes
- Drain the chips and dry on kitchen paper
- Return to the dry pan and shake, to rough up the edges (apparently this makes them crisp when cooked)
- Place chips on a nonstick baking tray, spray the chips and season
- In a bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, parsley and seasoning to taste, lightly beat egg and place into a separate bowl.
- Dip the cod into the egg mixture to fully coat, then dip into the breadcrumb mixture to cover.
- Place the cod on a separate nonstick baking tray
- Cook the chips for 10 minutes on their own
- After 10 minutes, put the cod into the oven and cook everything for a further 15 – 20 minutes
Nice and simple.
I’ve been using an app called My Net Diary to count calories which I’m finding quite useful. As I’ve said in a previous post, I’m not a huge fan of Calorie Counting but I find now and then it’s useful to give you a reality check.
So I thought I’d try to work out how many calories are in this meal, per serving.
Now please take this as a rough guide. I estimate this meal to be around 400 calories
I think that’s pretty good. I’d add pea’s to the meal as well. You could also add a nice side salad.
I had a quick look on YouTube to see if I could find a video of this recipe. I actually found one that was slightly different that looked tasty, so I thought I’d share that too.
I want to point out that I’m not connected with Slimming world in any way. I’m not a member and I’m not a consultant or anything like that, this is just the recipe I liked the most.
So let’s get cooking. If you have an alternative recipe, please share it in the comments below and share your own tips.
If you give this either of these recipes a go then please also let me know what you think.
Happy weight loss