Not all crisps are deep-fried and laced with additives. Here are the leanest (and tastiest) varieties
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The Protein Works Veggie Super Crisps £1.50 theproteinworks.com Folate is your reproductive system’s best friend, and these GMO-free crunchers are full of it. They’re waistline-friendly too – a bag contains just 0.1g of fat, so you’ll be more likely to put your libidoo to good use.
Tyrrells Parsnip Crisps £2 ocado.com If you struggle to enjoy crisps in moderation, it’s time to embrace the parsnip variety. The reason? They’re rich in fibre, which fills you up and reduces snack cravings. Tyrrells also ensures its veg retaretains starch, to reduce ce the amount of oil it t soaks up.
Kettle Sweet Potato Chips £2 waitrose.com It might be a starchy carb, but sweet potato actually helps to regulate blood sugar – and keep flab at bay – thanks to its high levels of insulin-metabolising adiponectin. Kettle also bakes its chips hips rather than fryingng thethem so you avoid the he extra cocooking- oil caloricalories.ries.
Pret Crisped Kale £1.50 pret.co.uk Cooking vegetables destroys vital nutrients, which is why Pret’s crisped kale is dried and seasoned rather than fried or baked, prprovidingg maximum antioxidants and flavour – plus a bonus 3g oof welcome muscle-musclebuil buildingilding protein. flflav
AND THE WORST…
Doritos Cool Original Packing 199 calories into a 40g bag is an achievement in itself. Throw in glucose syrup, high levels of processing, a worryingly nonspecific “cheese powder”po and a vavariety of flavour enhancersen and you’veyo got plenty of reasonsre to steer clear.