Food For Thought: Kettle Chips

We have been brought up on deliciously crispy, thin, pale-yellow and exceedingly salty, potato chips, quite literally. And that’s quite an image that conjures up every time anybody mentions ‘crispy potato chips’. Because that’s exactly the way potato chips should be- subtle, and tasting only of potato and salt.

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Enter Kettle chips India. Defeating the usual standards for potato chips preparation, kettle chips are churned out in batches rather than at one go in a continuous flow machine. There were days when kettle chips were produced within four walls of the ‘mom’s kitchen’. Today, the innovation of the late has been channelled by commercial manufacturers and has been put to use for commercial dividends.

The ‘batch’ method is one of the major things that set kettle chips apart from the normal chips. The idea is to cook potato chips slowly under low heat and pressure settings. Presumably, the cooking process is carried out in a large kettle; whether a kettle is used always or not is a question of preference. Potato chips are cooked in small groups, huddled together from drying till frying process.

It’s hard to entertain the idea of gobbling down potato chips that don’t look like them at all, and that’s the problem with kettle chips. Thicker in texture and punctuated with potato peels to lend an unusual texture, kettle chips somehow don’t fit the bill. Unlike the normal potato chips, these are not doused in salt and have a golden-ish colour that is largely a result of the caramelization of natural sugars.

A flip side to the chips that have been infamously labelled ‘unusual chips’ have one great thing to offer- crunch. And crunch is something that we all pine for, isn’t it?

To some, the very texture ad semblance of kettle chips might be repulsive and odd, yet, that they are relatively healthier and offer a taste of the unconventional is good enough to have them tried.

Cook Light And Eat Even Lighter

A diet rich in nutrients and balanced well coupled with physical activities is no doubt the foundation of good health. While bad eating habits are detrimental to your health, good eating habits help you maintain significant health and fitness. For those concerned about the weight issues, eating healthy is the key. Healthy eating revolves around including high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, rich fats, vitamins, minerals and water in optimum quantities while minimizing the processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol. Eating in a controlled and smart manner assists the body to function smoothly and reduces the risk to various diseases. But what if an expert advices you some easy sandwich recipes to aid you in eating healthy?!

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Yes a sandwich which is healthy, mouth-wateringly delicious and makes you full!

While many think sandwiches are ideal for lunch and other light eats, the versatility which they have offer make them great for dinner too. Healthy-toppings on wheat-grain bread with a tangy sauce like a pizza pasta sauce complete and compensates for all your nutritional requirements. Here is how you can prepare a healthy sandwich:

-Healthy Bread Please!

Though white bread in moderate quantities is healthy but you can also choose from high-fibre whole wheat bread, multi-grain bread or high protein bread.

-Look for high-quality protein

The nutritional requirements of an individual vary from others and may depend on factors like sex, age and region. In addition to this the taste and flavors also differ from person to person. All you need to do is consider the taste and requirements. Blend these two well and you have discovered for yourself, your own personalized easy sandwich recipe. For good proteins you may pick from turkey, chicken, ham, hummus, peanut butter, cashew butter, tuna fish salad and chicken salad amongst others.

-Cheese them cautiously

True that cheese adds to the fat content but these also contain a great deal of calcium. You can pick from a variety of soft and hard cheese which have their particular benefits. Hard cheese is relatively low on fat so is a good option to add to your sandwich.