Substitute yam chips for potato chips
Deep fried potato chips can contain from hundreds to thousands of calories, depending on the size of the chip as well as the portion size that you indulge in. Don’t forget to add the calories that come with the sauce that you dip the chips into!
Preparing yam chips
Consider preparing yourself a reduced portion of oven-baked yam chips instead of the regular potato chips. Simply peel and wash the yams, drizzle with some oil and sprinkle with some seasoning before baking in the oven.
Difference in flavour
Yams tend to hold much more flavour that potatoes and are a great source of vitamin C and B6. You could save yourself from hundreds of calories, so give it a try – you may find yourself opting for this substitution much more often!
Consult a professional
Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.
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