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Hungry Girl Today: 3.13.09
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 -- POINTS® 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.
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 -- POINTS® 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!
Corners Popped Corn Tortillas
PER SERVING (1 oz.): 130 calories, 3 - 3.5g fat, 170 - 260mg sodium, 20 -
22g carbs, 0 - <1g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 2 - 3g protein -- POINTS® value 3 - 4*
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 -- POINTS® 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 -- POINTS® 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...
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 -- POINTS® value
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. And click here for a buy-
one-get-one-free coupon -- hurry, it expires 3/15/09!
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 -- POINTS® value 3*
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 -- POINTS® value
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. Oooh,
and click here for a coupon!
Dip Recipe Round-Up!
Don't ruin perfectly good guilt-free chips by dunking them in fatty dips.
Check out our rockin' dips instead...
Amazing ATE-Layer Dip - Eight layers of deliciousness. Woohoo!
Crazy-Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip - You'll never look at the restaurant
stuff the same way again...
Nacho-rific Cheese Sauce - Cheese? Yes, please! This sauce tastes WAY
higher in fat and calories than it is.
Creamy-Good Eggplant Dip - All that veggie goodness and no oily nonsense.
Holy Moly Guacamole - The lightest guacamole this side of the Rio Grande...
or anywhere else for that matter.
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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
Want a snacking buddy? Click "send to a friend" and tell 'em you'll bring the
chips if they bring the dip!
*The Points® 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 Points® registered trademark.
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