Pair your protein with this delicious side dish by Lola Berry

The classic ‘meat and three veg’ meal has gained a bad wrap in the past, often labelled the go-to option for the uninspired housewife. But when it comes to nutrition, piling your plate with a serve of protein and lots of vegetables gets the big tick of approval.

So we’ve asked one of our favourite nutritionists, Lola Berry, to share a great side dish recipe that will reinvigorate a classic meat meal.

Whether you’re stuck for what to have with ‘chicken tonight’ or have been told to “just bring a side” to a social gathering, this healthy recipe is guaranteed to fire up your breakfast, lunch or dinner plate.

Lola Berry’s quirky sweet spud mash

“This sweet potato mash is one of my staple recipes. I have it all the time and usually serve it with something meaty like steak. I always make enough for leftovers so I can use it as a dip the next day for lunch or as an afternoon snack with red capsicum and cucumber sticks!” says Lola Berry.

potatoServes: 4

You’ll need:

  • 3 sweet potatoes, washed and cut into small chunks
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 2 fresh chillies, chopped
  • 1 bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon organic butter
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 coriander sprigs to garnish

What to do:

  1. Place sweet spuds in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat and boil for 10–15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Transfer spuds to a large bowl. Add lime juice, chilli, coriander, cinnamon and butter and combine with a fork, leaving plenty of rustic chunks.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with coriander sprigs

Tip: This sweet spud mash works well with any protein. Add some greens or a salad for an added health kick.

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Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. Along with her position at Sporteluxe, Georgia works as a fit model for global fashion brands including Bassike and Christopher Esber, combining her interest in fashion with her dedication to healthy living. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a burger and wine!