Tomorrow is National Potato Chip Day! We're rattling off our favorite chips (and giving you some dips), so you'll be prepared!
Here are some BREAKOUT chips you may not be familiar with...
Cape Cod 40% Reduced Fat Potato Chips PER SERVING (1 oz., about 23 chips): 130 calories, 6g fat, 110mg sodium, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, <1g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
Through a crazy combination of their standard kettle-cooking process and something called "flash-baking," the Cape Cod folks have created perfect-tasting reduced-fat chips. AND said chips come in 100-calorie packs. Somebody needs to give these people a medal! Click here to find the closest bag to you (or here to get some without leaving your computer). The 100-cal packs are hard to find but worth the search.
Quaker Tortillaz PER SERVING (1 oz., about 15 crisps): 130 calories, 4 - 5g fat, 200 - 230mg sodium, 20 - 21g carbs, 1g fiber, 1 - 2g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*
Baked rice & corn crisps... these are really good and fun. Plus, they come in Zesty Guacamole flavor. Guilt-free guac-flavored chips?! Sign us up. There's also a Cheesy Nacho flavor, but we like the guacamole one better!
These things can't decide what kind of snack they are. Popcorn? Tortillas? Corn chips? Guess they're a little of each! Bad name, nice taste, good texture. They come in fun flavors, too -- Sea Salt, Zesty Ranch, and Nacho Cheese. Click here to order online.
Pucci Pizza Snacks PER SERVING (1 oz.): 120 calories, 3.5g fat, 420 - 440mg sodium, 17g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
These brick-oven-baked snacks may not be billed as "chips," but they're chips alright. They come in Classic, Garlic, and Tomato Basil. There's cheese baked into each triangle and, yes, they actually do taste like pizza. So if you like your pizza cold and crunchy, click to order.
Michael Season's Natural Gourmet Baked Multigrain Chips PER SERVING (1 oz., about 18 - 19 chips): 110 calories, 4g fat, 130 - 200mg sodium, 19g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
Do you have a thing for SunChips? If so, you'll PASS OUT when you taste these. They have less fat and fewer calories than SunChips, and they taste INSANELY fantastic. Slightly sweet... very addictive... AHHHHHHHHHHH! Available in Original, Cheddar, and Honey Chipotle. Click here to see where they're sold or here to order online.
Here are some of our favorite crunchy snacks in chip-land. Yes, we eat more than just Baked! Lay's...
Popchips PER SERVING (1 oz., about 19 - 22 chips): 120 calories, 4g fat, 250 - 290mg sodium, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 0 - 2g sugars, 1 - 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
These are our go-to snack when we want some potato chips but DON'T want all the grease and fat that typically goes along with 'em. They come in a bunch of flavors (we're obsessed with Barbeque). Check here to see where you can find them or here to just order some online.
Guiltless Gourmet Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips PER SERVING (1 oz., about 18 chips): 120 calories, 3g fat, 250mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
Oooh, our favorite corn chip swap-out. They're SO much lower in fat than regular tortilla chips, yet they still give you a nice crunch. Good going, GG! And while these are the perfect plain tortilla chip swap, there are a bajillion other flavors to choose from, as well. Click here to track 'em down.
Kettle Brand Baked (a.k.a. Bakes) Potato Chips PER SERVING (1 oz., about 20 chips): 120 calories, 3g fat, 115 - 170mg sodium, 21g carbs, 2g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 2 - 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
These are sturdy, slightly thick, and completely delicious. They're actually nothing like any baked chips you know. In Lightly Salted, Hickory Honey Barbeque, Aged White Cheddar, and new Sea Salt & Vinegar, they taste just like REGULAR potato chips... and good ones, too. Careful not to down the whole bag. BTW, the Lightly Salted ones come in 100-calorie packs.
Dip Recipe Round-Up!
Don't ruin perfectly good guilt-free chips by dunking them in fatty dips. Check out our rockin' dips instead...
Holy Moly Guacamole - The lightest guacamole this side of the Rio Grande... or anywhere else for that matter.
CHEW ON THIS: Friday, March 13th, is FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH. And yes, we just had one last month. Click here to check out our frighteningly delicious good-luck recipes.
Want a snacking buddy? Click "send to a friend" and tell 'em you'll bring the chips if they bring the dip!
Did a friend send you this? SIGN UP NOW & get your very own DAILY Tips & Tricks!
Having mail issues?Click here for an HTML version.
***The PointsPlus® and SmartPoints™ values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe, or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark and SmartPoints™ trademark.
SmartPoints™ value not what you expected?Click here for more info on how the values are calculated, plus more FAQs about PointsPlus® and SmartPoints™ values on our website.
Hungry Girl Inc., 18034 Ventura Blvd. #503, Encino, CA 91316