Chips and fat go hand in hand. But all is not lost! There are ways to reduce the fat content in your chip bag. Just follow our easy ‘teaspoon’ guide, then make the healthier choice.
How do you like your potato chip? These tasty snacks come in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavours, along with cooking options – baked, fried or air-popped.
Chips can be a high-kilojoule snack if you’re not careful. Many brands are packed with fat, including unhealthy saturated fat. And they’re also salty. Plus, fancy flavours tend to contain lots of additives like artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.
Because chips are so high in kilojoules, a serve is considered to be the size of a small snack pack (25g), or about 11 chips!
To choose the healthiest chip and reduce the fat, especially saturated fat, look for those made with canola rather than palm oil and opt for baked or air-popped rather than fried.
To give you an idea of just how much fat you may be eating from your favourite bag of chips, we’ve compared the amount of fat in a 25g serve of these popular brands to teaspoons of butter. So, how many spoonfuls are in your chip bag?
Natural Chip Company sea salt chips 9g fat per 25g = 2.3 teaspoons butter
Healtheries sea salt & balsamic vinegar potato Pop Bites 2g fat per 25g = 0.5 teaspoons butter