Making a decision in the supermarket today is an exercise of patience.
There are an increasing number of packaged products, all of which are marketed to people who do not have much time to accurately calculate nutritional information. (So if there are 280 calories per serving and the bag says there are about 4 1/2 servings per bag, then …)
So grab something that looks good and good for you. But later, take a closer look and ask yourself, "Is that healthy at all?"
If that's you, then you're in luck.
Welcome to" Is this healthy at all? "where we are Take a packaged snack product and ask a registered nutritionist this exact question.
Then we will try the product and share the experience with you.  First chicken fries.
The product: Wilde thin & crispy chicken chips, barbecue
The nutrition: ] Per serving of 15 chips (2 servings per bag) 170 calories, 7 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates ( 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 10 g fat
The Ingredients: Chicken chips (natural chicken, tapi okamehl, coconut oil, black pepper, garlic (powder), spice mixture [coconut palm sugar, tomato powder, sea salt, onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, natural smoke flavor, citric acid, spices]
Is that healthy at all?
" I would definitely not consider these chips as a high quality source of protein, "says Abby Langer, RD, one Toronto-based dietitian. "That is, do not eat them as a protein source with meals."
"Despite the concept of making chips of meat and starch, they are not terrible."
"The calories seem to be comparable to potato chips, and the protein is higher, all in all, I think this product is a good snack if you like chips."
"But nothing breaks down here on earth – it i This is just another ultra-processed option based on the protein / no-grain wave. " And the cassava root? "It's just a grain-free starch, no fiber, it's the equivalent of white flour."
Is that good at all?
Taste: At first glance, there is a pleasant, sweet-salty BBQ pop coming straight from the grid. I do not recognize light or dark meat. Still coconut. Not tapioca either. The next BBQ taste comparison is Pringles, which is not bad.
Texture: Crunchy, but also crumbly. A good potato chip crunches and then melts. Crunch chicken chips, then splinter and then pebble in nature until you finally swallow some kind of coarse-grained paste, which is a bad thing.
Aftertaste: Ah There is the tapioca meal, which I have admittedly never had, but can only guess, because it has the starchy, heavy feeling of similarly dense fruit and vegetables.
Somewhat healthier than potato chips as a snack; as a snack a little less tasty than potato chips.
Paul is the food and nutrition editor of Men's Health.