Replace Potato Chips With These 10 Healthy Alternatives

July 28, 2015   6 Comments

Everyone has their favorite treat. I happen to love potato chips.

Potato Chip Alternatives

A reader sent me an e-mail asking for ideas to help her stop eating them. Fortunately, I had thought a lot about this topic.

My first line of defense for overindulging has been to buy Cape Cod 40% Reduced Fat Kettle Cooked Chips. For one serving of 140 calories, you can eat 19 chips. I like the flavor and the crunch (and they taste the same to me as regular chips).

BUT, this reader wanted to move on from potato chips and I hear her. I like to crunch on vegetables whenever possible when eating a snack but raw vegetables aren’t enough to satisfy a potato chip craving.

Some of the ideas below take a little more work than opening a bag of chips, but it is worth it for your health, right?

  1. Sliced cucumbers with salt on the side for sprinkling
  2. Carrot sticks and hummus
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  4. Elegant, Easy, and Under 100 Calories
  5. Turn Dull Beans Into A Potato Chip Replacement
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What do you eat instead of potato chips? Please share.

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Have you ever tried Quest Protein Chips? I really like the Sea Salt & Vinegar flavor and they have 20+ grams of protein and only 5ish grams of carbs. They really satisfy the salty and crunchy cravings for me!

My friend makes really good Spicy and smokey sweet potato chips. SO GOOD! She bakes them.

Hi Lisa, my fav is roasted brocolli...and I roast it until it's crunchy on the florets...I typically toss with some EVOO, salt, pepper and maybe another savory spice for total deliciousness and it does satisfy the salty urge which is my vice, sweets not so much. Hope all is well.

I like numbers 1 & 2. So easy to do ...

I've recently discovered the crackers called Nut Thins. They are sooooo crispy and satisfy my urge to crunch, thus replacing chips for me. I would share the nutrition info but don't have a box at home right now.

Potato chips are certainly tasty, but they can also be high in fat and calories. There are certainly some healthier potato chips on the market! Also, snacks such as popcorn can be considerably lower in fat and calories.

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