Everyone, well almost everyone loves fish and chips. But anyone else feel sunken but the batter wrapped around the fish, which leaves that heavy bloated feeling.
I love making my “healthy” version of fish and chips with my bbq’d salmon, sweet potato fries (roasted in paprika) and blitzing peas with some butter and horseradish. The results are so satisfying, yet cheap and so simple. It will take you under 30 minutes in the kitchen and a perfect dinner that you and the kids can have any night of the week. Serve with wedge of fresh lemon and dollop of horseradish sauce.
Tip* if you don’t have a BBQ, do not panic, just use non-stick frying pan or griddle pan
Why it is good for you?
Salmon (has to be wild caught Atlantic salmon) Tassie salmon is farmed and full of lots of nasties. It is a great source of omega 3 (EPA and DHA – for brain development and function for vision, learning ability, coordination and mood. They reduce the stickiness of the blood, control blood cholesterol, fat levels, improve immune function and metabolism, reduce inflammation and help maintain water balance) which are definitely essential in your diet. The smaller the fish, which are from cold waters are much better for you, they contain higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids which will help every cell in you body, they are rich in protein, niacin (great for depression), vit B12 (nervous system), magnesium (sleep) and zinc (immunity). Oily fish (such as wild caught salmon) are rich in vitamins A and D. Omega 3’s will help with body inflammation (injury, skin problems etc), it will encourage the body to fight infection and will also help your peepers! Substantial amounts of “good” fish will help you sleep better, aid with depression, PMS symptoms, bone and tissue repair and so much more.
Horseradish is a pungent root vegetable which is family to the radish. It is full of healing benefits, most commonly used to help relieve cold-flu symptoms and to help with hayfever type allergies. A great decongestant, antibacterial and also used as an antiseptic. It has properties which help stimulate good digestion which works well with rich and oily foods. Hence, it is often sided with oily fish or roast beef.
Sweet potatoes are high in the antioxidant beta carotene, the goodies lie close to the skin, so be sure to keep the skin in tact, if you don’t buy organic fruit and veggies, ensure that they are washed well in apple cider vinegar to help rid of some of the pesticides. Sweet potatoes are also high in vitamin C, low GI (slow release energy), vitamin A for your eyes and skin, glutathione will also help beat infection and boost immunity. High in potassium which is a good mineral for heart health as well as maintaining fluid balance within the body.
Peas are great cheap little numbers that are full of good alkalinising greens, having them as part of your diet will ensure some extra fibre. They are also a good source of vitamin A, K (anti-coagulant), folate (also known as B9) which is great for so many functions including acne vulgaris, ADHD, ageing, alcoholism, anaemia etc.
Hope you enjoy