I love a little snack during the evenings. Pop on the latest series of Orange Is The New Black whilst chomping down on a packet os crisps. Perfect. The trouble is, it doesn’t really go hand in hand with No Count on Weight Watchers. I don’t often want to use my points up for crisps, preferring to use them for something with more of a nutritional value.
The Crispy Discovery
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll already know that my best friend is a Weight Watchers leader.
Tor’s mother is law is also doing the No Count plan. Jean (the mother in law) and her friends often share brilliant recipes and discoveries that help them on their way to success. Anyway, I digress. I popped round there earlier and Jean was sharing out these crisps. Crisps on no count??? She’d made them. Obviously, I’m very aware that crisps are made from potatoes and potatoes are no count, but they’re usually fried. Fried foods are not great. Great tasting, yes. Great for our waistline and our health? No.
I’ve made my own crisps before in the oven, using potatoes and a variety of vegetables. They were delicious but they were such a fanny about to make.
These crisps are delicious. Just the variety that I would choose in a shop, like kettle chips. Jean talked me though how she made them and she tells me they’re microwaved. Not fried. Yaasssss! You can enjoy up to 75g for 1 SmartPoint of them if you’re counting, or just enjoy if you’re doing No Count. I’ll get straight to how to make them now because, let’s face it, that’s what we all want to know.
I use olive oil and my preferred variety of salt is pink Himalayan but you can use any. Also, I really find a mandoline slicer so much easier than a peeler – FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A MANDOLINE SLICER, GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
I’m sure you can try this recipe with vegetables also, for example, beetroot, parsnips, carrots and sweet potatoes. I think I’ll experiment with seasonings at some point too.
Please note – 75g is the raw weight of the potatoes and. fun fact, new potatoes are the best ones to use, purely because they’re lower in points than normal large potatoes therefore, you get more for your money, as it were 😉
I’d love to hear how you get on with making these crisps, please do share in the comments.
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