In Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start episode 4 – Tom shifts the focus onto their health – using his recipes as inspiration to get his gang eating more fruit and veg. Tom’s brother Sam and his family come for lunch. Sam’s not a big veg fan so is an ideal candidate for road-testing one of Tom’s tasty veg-packed recipes – spicy beef lettuce cups. Tom stages a family cook-off with his brother, with niece Peyton as the judge. Tom explains the key to a delicious stir fry is to prep all the ingredients in advance, as the cooking part only takes a couple of minutes.
Chris and Kerry are sporty types, yet despite looking healthy, they’re worried that their reliance on eating out and convenience food isn’t doing them much good. Kerry has breast cancer and is hoping that eating Tom’s recipes rather than processed food will give her the vitamins her immune system needs to keep her healthy. Chris wants to help by cooking fresh meals but he finds the process of learning to cook frustrating. Tom invites them to his kitchen to cook gremolata fish with posh tartare sauce, a healthy version of fish and chips. Tom’s banana choc ices are a healthy and easy-to-make alternative to bought ice creams.
Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start episode 4 – Be Healthy
Tom visits the Loveday family at home. They struggle to eat healthy meals as a family because meat-loving dad Tim doesn’t like fruit and veg – but they are concerned that Tim’s fussy eating could encourage bad habits among their children. He helps Tim and wife Claire cook his Russian salad, and shows them how to roast root veg before combining them with peas, lettuce and a punchy dressing. Tom then challenges Tim to eat vegetarian food for a week.
Tom asks the whole gang to keep track of their fruit and veg intake across a week. To help the families eat their five (or more) a day, Tom provides plenty of recipes. His Italian-style tuna and fennel wraps are a tasty and nutritious alternative to a classic tuna mayo sandwich.
Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start episode 4 recipes:
Banana choc ices
Blended banana and yoghurt makes a naturally good inner layer for these classy choc ices, topped with mixed nuts, coconut flakes or freeze-dried raspberries. Each serving provides (minus the toppings) 137 kcal, 2g protein, 17g carbohydrates (of which 16g sugars), 7g fat (of which 5g saturates), 1g fibre and trace salt.
Spicy beef lettuce cups
Get stuck into Little Gem lettuce leaves filled with roasted minced beef and crunchy, spicy stir-fried vegetables. A great sharing dish for parties. Each serving provides 407 kcal, 35g protein, 31g carbohydrates (of which 12g sugars), 14g fat (of which 4g saturates), 7g fibre and 1.8g salt.
Gremolata fish with tartare sauce
Keep a careful eye on the gremolata crumb as you grill the fish for this posh fish and chips to get the topping to just the right crispness. Each serving provides 517 kcal, 41g protein, 53g carbohydrates (of which 5g sugars), 14g fat (of which 2g saturates), 7g fibre and 1.4g salt.