July 1, 2011

Hot off the press: Latest news from your local Chippie

I’m in Western Australia this week visiting my home town of Perth and discovered yesterday a clever healthy option for fast food snacks: Fit Chips.

Nutritionists recommend that hot potato chips are only eaten sometimes because they are high in fat and calories. So, two Mums in Perth set about to make a healthier alternative by using canola oil and specialised ovens that blast the chips with hot air instead of deep-frying them.

Fit Chips make a healthier alternative to the regular chip because they have 35% less calories and less than half the fat of regular chips, either from a take-away shop or the frozen ones from the supermarket.

Also, because they’re made with canola oil they have only a quater of the saturated fat of regular chips which makes them a good choice for people looking after their heart health (that’s all of us, right?). Fit Chips also have alternative shaker toppings so you can reduce the amount of salt. As a low-salt alternative you can choose salt-free shakes of cracked pepper or red chilli flakes.

Even though Fit Chips are lower in fat, calories and salt, it is still a good idea to have them only sometimes. If you’re looking for healthier everyday snack ideas check out my post on healthy snacking.

Find out more at http://www.fitchips.com.au/

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