There are potato chips that are healthy to eat and some you should avoid. This article will discuss which potato chips to eat and which to avoid.
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Potato chips are really good. I love to eat potato chips. Unfortunately, not all potato chips are good for you. There are some that have a lot of calories, fat, and sodium. Some potato chips contain MSG which should be avoided anyway. In this article, I will tell you which potato chips you can eat and which to avoid. I’ll start with the potato chips you can eat first.
Potato chips to Eat:
- Tostitos Natural Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
The serving size is six chips. They have 140 calories, six grams of fat and 140 mg sodium. I don’t know how these taste because I have never had them before. I have had had tortilla chips, but not this kind. Maybe they will taste the same.
- Baked Tostitos Scoops
The serving size is 14 chips. They have 120 calories, three grams of fat and 125 mg sodium. You can fill the scoops with something wholesome like salsa or bean dip. I eat them plain. It is fewer calories.
- Sunchips Original Multigrain Snacks
The serving size is 15 chips. They have 140 calories, six grams of fat, and 120 mg sodium. I have had these before and they are pretty good.
- Lays Baked Original Potato Crisps
The serving size is 11 crisps. They have 120 calories, two grams of fat, and 180 mg sodium. These potato chips have fewer calories and fat than most chips, but they do have a lot of salt. You should be careful with these chips.
- Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided Twists Pretzels
The serving size is 8 pieces. They have 110 calories, one gram of fat, and 230 mg sodium. Like the Lays Baked Original Potato Crisps, they have a little bit of calories and fat, but they do have a lot of salt.
Potato Chips To Avoid:
- Cheetos Puff
The serving size is 13 pieces. They have 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, 370 mg sodium. Since these have a lot of salt, you’re better off switching to the crunchy puffs. I would avoid either one because they both have MSG.
- Fritos Scoops
The serving size is 10 chips. They have 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 110 mg sodium. Scoops have three times the fat as the Tostitos Scoops. You’re better off eating Tostitos Scoops. I like Fritos Scoops so this one will be hard to give up.
- Lays Classic Potato Chips
The serving size is 15 chips. They have 150 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 180 mg sodium. This has the same amount of salt as the Baked Lays, but they have 30 more calories and eight more grams of fat. This is going to be another bag of chips that are hard to give up because I eat these too. I guess I will have to stick to the Baked Lays instead of this one.
- Pringles Original Potato Crisps
The serving size is 14 crisps. They have 160 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 170 mg sodium. These are another brand that will be hard to give up. They are really good.
- Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn
The serving size is 1 ounce. They have 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 290 mg of sodium. You would think by the name that these would be good for you. Clearly, the name is just a name going by the amount of calories, fat, and sodium they have.
These are all I have. Hopefully some of your favorite potato chips are on the “eat” list and not on the “avoid” list. A couple of my favorite chips are on the “avoid” list so I guess I will be saying goodbye to them. I hope this article will help you decide which potato chips to eat and which to avoid. In a future article, I will tell you about the cookies you can eat and avoid.