31Fish and chips may not instantly spring to mind when you think of healthy food. If, however, you want to indulge yourself, from a nutritional point of view this dish makes a surprising amount of sense.

Fish remains one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods you can eat. Without the batter, fish is low in saturated fat. A third-party nutrition analysis provider, MenuTrinfo, has determined that a serving of our famous beer-battered fish and chips has a total of 390 calories and 30 grams of protein.

Very little oil gets into the fish because of our quick frying method. Fish and chips are also relatively unadulterated: only oil and batter are added to the original deceptively simple ingredients. Adding a portion of peas increases the fiber content of the meal, but adds another 100 calories.

On average, a portion of fish and chips has around a third fewer calories than other takeaway foods like pizza and around half the fat. If you’d still like to indulge, but want to opt for a lighter snack then choose a smaller item on the menu.

Of course, one of the less tangible health benefits is just how good fish and chips make you feel: they’re comfort food at its very best. So sprinkle on a little salt, slather on the vinegar, and enjoy as a treat with a clear conscience at go fish! near the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach.