How to Cook Healthy Chips

One of the leading causes of obesity is consuming deep fried foods. Unfortunately, these kinds of food seem to be the easiest to make and the tastiest of them all. Almost 80% of the population in America admits to over indulging in fries, deep fried onion rings, chips and all other kinds of deep fried foods. The fact that these are available in restaurants and fast food joints all over the world makes them even harder to resist. The aroma of their being cooked will unconsciously see you order for them.

Do you just love fries? You will be interested to know that this is an actual healthy food if cooked the right way. The excess cooking fat that it is cooked in is what makes it an unhealthy food. Potatoes are low in saturated fats, sodium as well as cholesterol. This means that if cooked the right way, your heart and body remains healthy.

Potatoes are also a good source of potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and manganese. These are all valuable nutrients that boost your immune system and provide you with adequate energy. In short, eating fries and any other potato foods can be healthy for you and your family. Combined with vegetables and protein they make the perfect balanced diet. What too many folks do of course is to forget the balanced bit and not have enough variation in their menus.

Philips has found away for fried food lovers to enjoy their favorite snacks without expanding on the waist line or even feeling guilty about it. Philips Air Dryer is probably one of the best kitchen appliances ever invented. This cooking appliance allows you to fry your foods, especially fries, in only a table spoonful of fat; sounds unbelievable but it is true.

It is designed to evenly and thoroughly cook food mostly with hot air instead of fat. The little cooking oil sprinkled over the food along with the hot air is sufficient to cook the food. Most people just love to use this appliance for cooking fries. Now, your kids can enjoy their fries all they want without worrying about obesity. Another thing you can do to make life as healthy as possible is to change to olive oil, take a tip from the Mediterranean diets of Italy and France where its benefits have been enjoyed for centuries.

You’d think that this would make the taste of the food being cooked different but it isn’t. The same old delicious taste of fries is maintained if not made better. You can even go a step further and make your fries as crunchy as you’d like. In this case, you only have to reduce the heat and keep them in there a while longer. The color of your fries will be the same as the deep fried ones. Actually, when placed side to side, you really cannot tell the difference. However, you will differentiate the air fried from the deep fried ones by touching. The air fried ones leave your fingers clean while the deep fried ones leave your fingers oily.

The cooking oil used in deep frying leaves the foods loaded with oil which means that it all ends up in your body. The cholesterol from the oil further clogs up your arteries and put you at risk of heart diesease and other ailments. The excess fat is stored under your skin hence making you fat and flabby. Nothing good comes after eating so much fatty food. If you thought about it , the guilt might make you visit the gym more often , but it doesn’t have to be that way, with the Philips airfryer, chips or fries are no longer your enemy!

Did you know that the Philips Air Fryer cooks your fries with 80% less fat? This means that you and your family can enjoy a plateful of your favorite snack without worrying about excess fat being stored  in your body, or your heart being at increased risk .

Due to the nutritional value of potatoes, you can include it in most of your meals without having a shadow of doubt of what value it adds to your family’s health. Your kids will especially love the introduction of this delicious snack to the home menu. Make things interesting and include fries as a side snack to different foods such as beef stew, pan fried liver, guacamole or even a vegetable stew.

This gives you an idea of what to serve when your kids bring company over to study or even when your friends come over for a visit. You can never run out of opportunities to serve delicious  chips and other foods. In order to make your selection easy. The Philips airfryer comes with a good set of 25 recipes to start you off and you will find new posts on this website, with ideas for what to try in your new and best kitchen gadget.

Written by me back in Feb 2014, first published on 

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