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9 Better-For-You Potato Chip Swaps

Potatoes are definitely America’s favorite vegetable. And, generally speaking, we like our potatoes fried. According to the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, the potato chip was invented in 1853 and has been America’s number-one snack food for more than 50 years. In 2011, Americans ate 1.5 billion pounds of potato chips — that’s about four pounds per person. And while there’s nothing wrong with potato chips once in a while, there are some healthier chip alternatives on the market. But whatever you choose, how much you eat still matters. “While some alternative chips may offer more varied nutrients and special ingredients like flax or chia seeds, at the end of the day, a snack food is a snack food. Whether you’re eating bean chips, carrot chips or potato chips, you still have to watch portion size, calories and sodium,” says Caroline Kaufman, M.S., RDN, nutrition expert and blogger at CarolineKaufman.com. Here are nine better-for-you chip options and how they compare over typical potato chips. To read more click here!