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Healthy Dip Recipe for Chips Veggies

Most store bought dips are loaded with artery clogging saturated fat from cheese, fat and oil used to make them. So, they are loaded with calories. We have a low calorie dip that tastes great!

Like we told you about the healthiest potato chips in India, here’s a healthy, nutritious and delicious dip to go with them! This party dip is simple, low fat and the base of yoghurt helps to reduce belly fat. With the spices, the dip is loaded with antioxidants!

Healthy Chips and Dip Recipe for Parties

Ingredients:
1 cup hung yoghurt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp chopped coriander
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
2 tbsp grated carrot
1/4 tsp mustard powder or 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
1 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
Salt to taste

Cooking method:
Mix all the ingredients very well except the salt together and refrigerate for about an hour at least. Add salt before serving.

Serve this low fat dip with chips, pretzels, bread, vegetables likes carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, celery, artichokes, crackers, etc. This dip even goes well with fruits!

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Which Are The Healthiest Chips?

We all love chips. We know they’re not healthy, but we might as well know which are better than the others and pick the chips that are the healthiest in India. There are many different products in the market, so we considered the leading brands- Bingo, Lays, Uncle Chipps, Kurkure, Senor Pepito and Mad Angles.

Photo- Healthiest Potato Chips in India (sergeygalako@flickr)

For each of them we took a 100 gm sample. Surprisingly, 5 out of 6 had the same calorie content of about 545 calories, the same amount of fat- 34 gms and the same amount of carbohydrates- 55 gms. The one that stood out was Senor Pepito. For a 100 gm sample, they had 440 calories, 18 gms of fat and 66 gms of carbohydrates.

Considering calorie count and fat content, Senor Pepito lead the way. Its protein content was also 20% higher than the others. Even with higher carbohydrate content, since the calorie count and fat content are much lower, the Fitho choice of healthiest chips is Senor Pepito!

Regardless of the calorie count per bag, its important to note that none of these are healthy for you. If you’re hungry, instead of going for a bag of these, go for a fruit. Easily available, they are so much healthier- check out nutrition of apple nutrition, healthy guavas and healthy bananas.

Nutrition info per 100 gms of following:
Bingo: 545 cal, 34 gms fat, 55 gms carbs, 5.4 gm protein
Lays: 544 cal, 33 gm fat, 54 gms carbs, 7 gm protein
Mad Angles: 548 cal, 33 gm fat, 56 gms carbs, 7 gm protein
Uncle Chipps: Similar to above. Calories per 80 gm bag: 430
Kurkure: Similar to above. Calories per 144 gm bag: 785
Senor Pepito: 440 cal, 18 gm fat, 66 gms carbohydrates, 9 gm protein

Note 1: We could not assess saturated fat content, since the law does not require it to be listed.

Note 2: Some of these products are not sold as ‘chips’, but we considered it here, since its often perceived as the same category as potato chips.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo