Mama is super excited about the launch of Sam Wood’s new cookbook. As a seasoned member of the 28 program, I know first hand how amazing the food is, and I’m lucky enough to be able to share with you a sneak peak of what’s in his gorgeous new book.

Serves: 4  
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

1 zucchini, grated
1 small sweet potato, grated
2 handfuls of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons psyllium husks
35g coconut flour, sifted
1 tablespoon coconut oil

100g smoked salmon
2 avocados, mashed
freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, cut into wedges


Sweet potato is an excellent natural carbohydrate, rich in fibre and when combined with protein and good fats from eggs and avocado, it’s great for blood sugar control.

Mix together the zucchini, sweet potato, coriander and beaten eggs in a large bowl, then add the cumin, psyllium husks and coconut flour and mix together really well to form a nice, thick batter.

Divide the fritter mixture evenly into eight pieces and use your hands to shape each into balls.

Melt the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the fritters and flatten slightly with the back of
a spoon, then cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through and golden and crispy on the outside.

To serve, divide the fritters among plates and top with the smoked salmon and mashed avocado. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

Nutritional info: Energy 1293kj, Calories 309cal, Protein 12g, Fibre 14g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 5g, Carbs 26g, Sugar 12g.

These recipes are an edited extract from 28 by Sam Wood published by
Hardie Grant Books. RRP $39.99. Photography: © Chris Middleton

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