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Potato Chips Hack: How to Make Healthier Shaker Chips With 4 Ingredients or Less

By HL | Food Hacks

Jan 13
Healthy potato chips hack

If you love potato chips as much as we do, you’ve probably tried the myriad flavors that are available out there. Sour cream n’ onion, kyushu seaweed, and any of the spicy ones are our favourite. (But really, we don’t remember any chips that we didn’t enjoy.)

But, potato chips are not exactly our best friend if we’re trying to eat healthy or stay in shape. Apart from being high in fat, store-bought potato chips also tend to be highly processed.

That’s especially true for the flavored kinds.

Highly processed potato chips

Technically, all you need to make potato chips are potatoes and oil. But, if you look at the ingredient list on the back of your favourite potato chips, you’d be in for a surprise.

Chances are you’re going to see a long list of ingredients, and unless you’re a chemist, you may not recognize many of them.

We highly recommend that you read nutrition labels to be aware of what you’re putting into your bodies. And… what a coincidence! Here’s the perfect learning resource:

2-Step Nutrition Label Checklist. Read nutrition labels like a pro!

Of course, we’re a forward-looking bunch, and we’re not just going to tell you to “don’t eat this”, and “don’t eat that”. So here’s a convenient hack to get great-tasting potato chips, without any of the funky chemical ingredients (which may or may not be harmful, but why take the risk, right?).

Here’s what you need for this super simple procedure:

Step 1: Grab a bag of unsalted potato chips. Look at the ingredient list, it should only say potatoes and oil.

Step 2: Prepare your favourite flavors. We’ve combined the best of two worlds — spicy and seaweed-y.  Here’s a list of what we used:

  • 1-2 pinches of salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of nori flakes (Japanese seaweed)

 

Step 3: Add the desired amount of the selected ingredients into the bag and shake till the chips are evenly coated with flavored goodness.

Why do this?

Being fitness and nutrition professionals doesn’t mean that we only eat clean, and that we’ll say no to our favourite unhealthy foods.

The truth is that our choices are not just limited to:

  1. eat (insert unhealthy food)
  2. do not eat (insert unhealthy food) 

 

There’re always small ways that we can make our eating habits a little healthier.

Source: Center for Consumer Freedom

 

If we believe and follow everything that the news tell us, then there wouldn’t be anything healthy left for us to eat. But at the same time, we don’t want to look back in regret thinking “OMG I shouldn’t have eaten so much of that cancer-causing chemical”.

Now, this small hack is not going to help you lose any weight, because you’re still consuming the calories from the fat in oil, but at least you’re familiar with ALL the ingredients that’re in your potato chips.

 

What flavors are you gonna create for your own healthier shaker chips? Let us know in the comments below!

2-Step Nutrition Label Checklist. Read nutrition labels like a pro!

About the Author

Hi, I'm HL! I like to call myself a foodie, but Glo is always quick to remind me that I'm actually a glutton. Anyway, I love food (I think you can tell by now), and I'd love to share with you what I learnt about them on this blog!