Did you know that Americans consume 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips each year and almost $10 billion worth of potato chips are sold in the US alone? You will never see a vending machine that doesn’t offer some brand of bagged chips. It’s the nation’s favorite snack food and it is totally hard to resist that thin slice of potato that is deep fried or baked until crunchy.
March 14 is National Potato Chip Day where people will celebrate the potato chip and its inception in 1853 (yup, chips have been around for awhile!). While it is easy to get carried away with these salty treats, you know how it goes — you think your just going to have a handful, and next thing you know the bag is somehow empty! Celebrate National Potato Chip Day without feeling guilty about all the calories. We’ve got our top five healthy alternatives for your snacking enjoyment!
Happy Potato Chip Day!
Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips
These are better for you because they use coconut oil to fry the potato chips, which is one of the most unique oils on earth. It is 93% saturated and contains nearly 50% lauric fatty acids. The Sweet Potato Sea Salt and Mango Chili Lime are to die for.
Kay’s is gluten-free and have lean soy protein, zero cholesterol, lower carbohydrates, and fiber. The Chili Nacho Cheese version is even better with dip.
Good Health Snacks Kettle Olive Oil Potato Chips
They are 140 calories in one serving. Most other potato chips such as Fritto Lays Ruffles or Classic Lays are around 250 calories per servings!
Snyder’s Eatsmart Naturals Whole Grain Tortilla Chips
A variety of grains and seeds including flax, sesame, chia, and quinoa add flavor and fiber
Cape Cod Original Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
These chips are fried in canola oil, which has a healthier ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s than other oils.