Coconut Fish Chips

Who doesn't love fish and chips? I certainly do, and I don't want to have to pass up on indulging in this favourite of mine just because I'm eating healthily. The sweet potato chips here are not only delicious but are also a wonderful source of slow-release energy, helping to prevent the blood sugar spikes linked to weight gain that can often result from eating carbohydrate-rich foods.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2


  • 400 g white fish fillets boneless and firm
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup almond meal

For Side Salad

  • 2 cups rocket leaves
  • 75 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

For Sweet Potato Chips

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 300 g sweet potato peeled and cut lengthways


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • In two separate bowls, add almond meal and coconut to one, and the beaten egg to the other.
  • Dip fish fillets in the egg mixture, then coat with almond meal and coconut mixture.
  • Place fillets on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, turning once.
  • On a separate tray, place peeled and cut sweet potato chips and coat with salt, rosemary and coconut oil.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • While fish and chips are cooking, make the salad.
  • Once fish and chips are cooked, serve with the side salad.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.