Side Dishes

Simple side dishes can make a meal so much more interesting see our suggestions below for healthy side dishes to accompany all sorts of meals.

Sweet Potato Chips

A simple recipe to make your chips a little more interesting and they are cooked in the oven which keeps the fat content down.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 People


  • 2-3 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil Try rapeseed or Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 200C/180C for Fan oven/Gas Mark 6
  • Peel and slice the potatoes to create wedge or chips shapes, which ever you prefer
  • Mix together the oil, spices, salt and then coat the chips thoroughly, I use my hand to make sure the chips are fully coated
  • Cook for 20-25 mins


If you prefer your chips a little firmer try chilling the sliced chips in the fridge for at least an hour before coating and cooking them.

Indian Spiced Slaw

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 5


  • 300 g law-fat natural yoghurt
  • 350 g red cabbage (Shredded)
  • 80 g Kale (Shredded)
  • 2 Red Apples (cored and grated)
  • 2 large carrot (grated)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • For the topping
  • 4 tbsp . Pumpkin Seeds
  • 4 tbsp . Sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp . flaked almonds
  • 3 tsp . Garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp . Oil


  • Make the topping; pre-heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Put the Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, 1 tsp Garam masala and ½ tsp of turmeric in the hot pan and pour over the oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until the almonds are golden brown.
  • To make the dressing, put the yoghurt and remaining 2 tsp. of garam masala and ½ tsp if turmeric in a large bowl, the season to taste with salt and pepper and stir well.
  • Add the cabbage, kale, apple and carrot to the bowl and toss together. Sprinkle over the topping