healthy_eatingWhen you’re losing pregnancy weight, finding a variety of interesting, easy to prepare lunch options to include in your healthy eating plan can be a challenge when you’re short on time or ingredients.
This quick, delicious lunch option is a great alternative to sandwiches or wraps, and uses common ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and fridge.
You can make several substitutions if desired, as other vegetables like spring onions, zucchini, peas, grated carrot and cauliflower would all work well in this recipe.
For a touch of added flavour try adding a clove of crushed garlic to the mix or try taking out the chilli to make it kid friendly.


  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 small brown onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon wholemeal flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • cracked pepper
  • 1 tomato, cut into cubes
  • 1 cucumber, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced finely
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-fat Greek yoghurt
  • A few sprigs flat leaf parsley, finely sliced


  • Combine the grated potato, onion, wholemeal flour, pepper and egg in a bowl using your hands.
  • Form the ingredients into flat patties and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a griddle or non stick flat pan and once hot, fry the patties for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Once the patties are cooked, place on a plate and top with yoghurt, cucumber, chilli, tomato and parsley.
  • Finish with a little cracked pepper and serve immediately.

Serves: 2. Calories per serve: 325

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