Sweet potatoes & coleslaw

by | Jan 7, 2017 | Main Meals, Salads

Eating healthily whilst trying to conceive needn’t mean spending hours on food preparation. Sometimes simple twists on classic comfort food dishes can work just as well. If you love coleslaw, you must try making this simple recipe, as shop bought versions often contain trans-fats which negatively effect fertility. By choosing sweet potatoes over the usual white variety, you are giving your body more fertility boosting nutrients and less sugar. The coleslaw adds fibre and is packed full of antioxidants.


Serves 2 

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1⁄2 bunch thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Sea salt

For the coleslaw:

  • 1 small carrot
  • 1⁄2 fennel
  • 1⁄2 beetroot
  • 50g white cabbage
  • 50g red cabbage
  • 3 radishes
  • 1⁄4 red onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1⁄2 handful fresh soft herbs (i.e. mint, fennel, dill, parsley and chervil), leaves picked and chopped
  • 50ml natural yoghurt
  • 1⁄2 tsp mustard
  • Sea salt & pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Place on a baking tray and cook for 1hr with the thyme and garlic.
  3. When it is cooked through (crispy on the outside and soft in the middle). Take out of the oven, slice through, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle over the thyme leaves and garlic with a pinch of salt.

Whilst these are cooking prepare the coleslaw…

  1. Shred the carrots, fennel, radishes, beetroot, with a sharp knife, or you could use the julienne slicer in a food processor.
  2. Place shredded vegetables into a mixing bowl.
  3. Slice the cabbage and onion as finely as you can and add to the bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix half the lemon juice, a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, the chopped herbs, yoghurt and mustard.
  5. Pour this dressing over the veg and mix well.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and the rest of the lemon juice.

On Saturday 25th July, Rosie’s partner Andy tragically passed away. He wasn’t ill and his passing has come as a devastating blow to all of his family and friends. Rosie will be taking compassionate leave to look after their children. She hopes to return to private practice when her children start school in September.

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