Ella’s food solution for… Chip lovers


I know chips are a big comfort to lots of people. That crisp exterior and soft interior is a texture some are not willing to sacrifice – have no fear, you don’t have to. There are chip varieties which provide much more benefit to your health and much less to the sluggish, greasy after party. 

Many restaurants have started offering sweet potato alternatives to the standard potato wedges which is of benefit to us because sweet potatoes have lots of health benefits, aiding digestion, immunity and they help to regulate bloody sugar levels. Also, they taste delicious! 

Another variation to the good old chip is butternut squash wedges. This is what I made at home with this lovely green salad of green beans, leaves, tomatoes, and sautéed courgette. Butternut squash is also beneficial to your digestive system and as well as being a good source of vitamin C, it is one of the world’s richest sources of vitamin A, contributing towards good eye health and beautiful clear skin. I baked mine with extra virgin olive oil, pepper, and rosemary until they looked like this – brown and rough on the outside and totally tender on the inside. This should take around 35-45 minutes. 

As always, it’s good to make your wedges at home where you can control the amount of oil and you can bake them in the oven. When ordering any variety of ‘chips’ out, it’s likely that they are deep fried.


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