[Recipe] Calamari Steak with ‘Special’ Sweet Potato Chips

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A delicious healthy recipe commissioned from Sleekgeek Success Story turned Coach,  Sylvia Frank (read more about her here).

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.



  • Quality Protein
    • 125g calamari steak
  • Vegetables
    • 1 cup broccoli spears or pieces
    • 1/2 tomato
  • Smart Carb
    • 1/2 a medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into chips
  • Healthy Fat
    • 10ml coconut or olive oil
  • Herbs, Spices, Extras
    • Pink grinding salt
    • Black grinding pepper
    • Whole celery seeds
    • Mixed herbs
    • Spray and cook
    • Water for boiling brocoli
    • 1 tablespoon raw coconut flakes
    • Half a lemon

Ingredients are based off the Sleekgeek Food List, combined together using the Sleekgeek Healthy Meal Template, and portioned out with the Sleekgeek Portion Control Guide.


  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Small pot
  • Frying pan
  • Small oven tray
  • Spatula
  • Strainer


  • Heat oven to 180’C. Peel and slice half a sweet potato into thin chips. Rub them with half a tsp oil. Season to taste.
  • Place the sweet potato chips in a single layer on an oven tray and pop them in the middle of the oven to bake.
  • Rinse off your calamari steak and pat dry.
  • Score the steak (slice into it in 1 cm intervals, but not all the way through.)
  • Season your calamari steak with salt, pepper, lemon juice (to taste), celery seeds and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Put your pot on to boil and add a pinch of salt.
  • At this point add your tablespoon of coconut flakes in a little dish onto the oven tray and turn your chips at the same time.
  • Drizzle a half a tsp of olive oil over the half tomato and season with salt, pepper and mixed herbs.
  • Add the remaining oil to your frying pan and heat at maximum temperature.
  • Pop your broccoli into the boiling pot of water to boil for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Put your calamari steak into the hot pan and sear for 1 minute and 30 seconds each side. Take off the heat. (Calamari needs to be cooked at a high temperature very quickly if it is to stay tender.)
  • Put your half tomato in the hot pan and fry for a minute each side.
  • Drain your broccoli while the tomato is frying.
  • Remove your chips and coconut flakes from the oven.

To Serve

  • Simply dish up your piece of calamari steak onto a plate.
  • Add your broccoli alongside it.
  • Arrange your chips onto the plate and sprinkle the toasted coconut flakes over them.
  • Add your tomato.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges.

Side note: Calamari is full of protein, very low fat and negligible carbs. If seasoned well and cooked properly it is a delightful source of lean protein!

This recipe is carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

See the FULL Sleekgeek Nutrition Guide here (it’s free).