Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start – BBC2

Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start
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Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start challenges eight families to ditch convenience food and cook from scratch at home, as he believes it will make them fitter, happier and healthier

In this new six-part series chef Tom Kerridge is teaching eight families how to kick-start a healthy eating regime.

Step one is ‘just get cooking,’ and he gives his families some simple recipes to encourage them to step away from the microwave.

His first home-cooked healthy and hearty meal is sausages and mash, but made with mashed suede and sweet potato with sweet onion gravy.

Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start

Give it a go: Peanut chicken with stir-fry noodles

Tom also cooks up an amazing lamb Sunday roast, a simple pasta dish for a child used to convenience food, and a turkey schnitzel for a family stuck in a chicken nugget rut.

Great recipes presented in a laid-back, family-friendly way.

TV Times rating: ****

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