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How many calories in an average UK bag of chip-shop chips?


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This is not the type of food I normally eat, but I am going to a social event tomorrow evening culminating in a bag of chips each, and the good old internet has declared there can be anywhere from 300-1,100 calories in the humble bag of chips from the chippy... I'm guessing teh truth is around 700-800, but 1,100??? Really??? I'm reluctant to eat that much in what would be a 'snack' !!

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Chips go by weight. Usually about 30-50 grams per serving. If you don't know how much that is, you need to get a food scale and measure it out because it's very deceiving.

Although you really shouldn't be eating them in the first place. Try kale chips, or veggies and homemade quacamole instead.

Chip shop is another name for Fish n Chips. Check for chips. Kunda like Buffalo Wings Chips...not same calories as buffalo wings.
Original Post by carmenxox:

Chips go by weight. Usually about 30-50 grams per serving. If you don't know how much that is, you need to get a food scale and measure it out because it's very deceiving.

Although you really shouldn't be eating them in the first place. Try kale chips, or veggies and homemade quacamole instead.

Thank you for the advice, but that's just it, I don't eat that kind of thing uaually, but this walk is ending at the Fish and chip shop, and everyone gets a bag of chips ( like really thick french fries without the salt!) I'm in Northern UK - we don't know what a kale chip IS round here, let alone where to buy them :-)

I guess I'll share a bag with my son, that way I look like I'm joining in without being rude.

Original Post by mrswilsonscat:

 we don't know what a kale chip IS round here, let alone where to buy them :-)


Kale is a leafy green vegetable. Kind of like a cross between spinach and broccoli. Very nutrient dense, quite possibly the healthiest vegetable you can eat.

You don't buy kale chips, you MAKE them! It's easy. Just get a bunch of kale, pull the leaves off the fibrous stems. Rinse. Dry. Spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly drizzle or spray with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and spices. Pop in the oven @300 degrees for about 20-30 mins or until crispy. Voila.

You can buy kale chips at health food stores but usually they are full of unecessary ingredients, extra calories, and cost 10x more than if you were to just make them yourself.

Thanks Carmen, - sounds really good; spinach is one of my favourite things!

SmileCoolOriginal Post by mrswilsonscat:

Thanks Carmen, - sounds really good; spinach is one of my favourite things!

Just fyi it's much more fibrous and bitter than spinach. It's not very pleasant to eat raw, it's a lot tougher and more similar to cabbage. 

HOWEVER if you massage and marinate it with some oil, salt, and acid (like lemon juice or balsamic vinegar) it helps to break down the fibrousness of it, and makes for an absolutely deliscious and unique salad unlike anything else you may have tried before-- I LOVE kale salad!!!

Google "massaged kale salad" and you'll find tons of recipes.


 

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