Location: St Mary's University College, Twickenham
are ALL crisps bad for you?
i like to consider that i have a pretty healthy diet, but i having one particular dietry vice: crisps. i know that most crisps are pretty high in saturated fat, but i have discovered kettle chips. i looked at the nutritional anlaysis on the back of the packet and they have a very low saturated fat content compared to other crisps because they are cooked in pure vegetable oil. i know that crisps apart from the high fat content aren't great anyway (high in salt etc) , but considering these kettle chips are high only in unsaturated fat (and can be an okay source of vit E and potassium), would others agree that are an okay thing to eat sometimes????
I take it you are on the other side of the pond, since in the US the crisps are chips (and the chips are fries). I don't know how the ingredients might different, but here the issue is more that crisps are full of transfats . . . and the vegetable oil would not make a difference there, I don't think. (Is the vegetable oil listed as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated?)
If you would like to try some healthy "chips" try Baked Lays. They a large variety of in Canada - Doritos, Tostitos, Original Flavor and I think Sour Cream and Onion. Pretzels are also a good healthy snack - I buy Organic ones that have wholewheat flour. Popcorn is also healthy - good fibre and high in iron.
Hey tdot I am Canaidian as well from Toronto. I love snacking on Quaker Rice mini's. They come in so many different flavors and they are low cal/fat/carbs. I actually like them better than chips, and so do my kids!!!