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Five Potato Chips to Eat and Five to Avoid

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.

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  1. Wow the ones to avoid are all of my favorites who knew, thanks for sharing. Good post.

  2. ouch…i’m crazy over pringles…..

  3. Now I have learnt to discriminate between potatoes, a very good post, love to read about my favourite things, even if I shouldn’t have some.These are things to remember.

  4. good post here…
    luckily Lays Original is in the good list, as this is the only brand I heard among those good ones mentioned, and I find this is nice, however, I hardly eat titbits, maybe when offered to me
    :)

  5. Great information!

  6. I’m a big fan of SunChips myself. Thanks for the info!

  7. I like these too but we call them crisps. I usually go for the ‘lite’ ones which have fewer calories and less fat. A very helpful article.

    Christine

  8. That’s good to know. Thanks for sharing this valuable info.

  9. This is a very informative share Johnny:)

  10. Good Post

  11. thank you.

  12. I love Sun Chip, and it’s probably the only one that I will eat if I want snack..Thanks CA for the info!

  13. I like eating potato chips. After reading your article, I’ll be more careful on what to eat and not what to eat. Great post and clicked you “liked it”

  14. I can’t eat potatoes in any form or fashion and I love them, especially potato chips and potato salad.

  15. Oh i love Pringles, though I can do without potato chips.

  16. I like chips but why is it they take some of the fat out and chuck it full of sodium? We just can’t win!

  17. Nice Writing and sharing Good & informative Piece. Thanks and Cheers.

    Sunita:

  18. Nice to read your Article, Keep writing more about it. Is is really Gracefully and very well written skill. Thanks for sharing.

    Sara

  19. I never even pay attention to the serving size. How many people actually count out the chips? Well I don’t eat any of those so I guess I’m good but on the other hand I might end up eating more of the lower cal ones.

  20. good post Thank you!

  21. “Dang..the chips I like to eat aren’t healthy” …. can we do the survey over????? :)

  22. That was a good piece of information. I read that Lays potato chips contain MSG (monosodium glucomate) and hence should be avoided. Is that true?

  23. I like Lays chips. Been avoiding potato chips lately though.

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