Chips are one of the most popular types of snacks—and they can also be tough to resist, as it’s almost impossible to stop at just one. While traditional potato chips made through the standard frying process usually wouldn’t be described as a healthy snack, there is a wide variety of chip options that can be part of a healthy diet (obviously, when consumed in moderation as an occasional treat).
Luckily, you can select healthy chips made from lots of different ingredients, from sweet potatoes to fruit, so there’s something for everyone—including those with food sensitives or dietary restrictions.
Here are some healthy chips you should definitely try.
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12 Best Healthy Chips
Jackson’s Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips with Avocado Oil
Each serving contains 150 calories, 9g fat, 150mg sodium and 16g carbs
You can’t get much simpler than this—these sweet potato chips from Jackson’s contain just three ingredients: sweet potatoes, avocado oil and sea salt. They may have a tiny ingredients list, but they have big flavor! This original flavor is great, but if you want something different, be sure to check out their Carolina BBQ or Spicy Tomatillo varieties, which are packed with a robust taste.
Terra Exotic Harvest Sea Salt Chips
Each serving contains 130 calories, 6g fat, 140mg sodium and 18g carbs
One look at these distinctive chips from Terra and you will know right away these aren’t just your average, boring chips. Their eye-catching color palette is due in large part to their healthy ingredients, including vegetables like kabocha squash and blue potatoes.
Utz No Salt Added Potato Chips
Each serving has 160 calories, 10g fat, 5mg sodium, and 15g carbs
You would typically assume a traditional potato chip has a high sodium content and you would often be correct—but not in this case because these tasty chips from Utz have no added salt, keeping their sodium content low. Like all Utz chips, they are made with simple, high-quality ingredients. Also try some of the other delicious Utz varieties, including The Crab Chip, the Grillo’s Pickles Chips and the Salt & Pepper Chips.
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Each serving has 170 calories, 7g fat, 0mg sodium and 25g carbs
With no added flavorings, these original Plantain Strips from Artisan Tropic have naturally sweet goodness. Artisan Tropic has a variety of Plantain strips, along with an assortment of Cassava strips, all of which are made from high-quality ingredients sourced from farms in Colombia. Among the most popular choices are the Barbeque Plantain and Jalapeño Cassava.
RIND Peach Chips
Each serving contains 90 calories, 0g fat, 0g sodium and 21g carbs
Here’s a chip option that not only tastes great but is a choice you can feel good about for other reasons as well, because RIND uses a significant amount of rescued produce, helping to eliminate (literally) tons of food waste. This new peach variety is bursting with the sweet, natural goodness of peaches—and just peaches, because that’s the only ingredient. Other RIND chip varieties include orange, apple and kiwi.
Siete Lime Grain Free Tortilla Chips
Each serving contains 130 calories, 7g fat, 130g sodium and 19g carbs
Thanks to a squeeze of lime, these tortilla chips from Siete have just the right amount of kick without being overpowering. They are grain-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly. Perfect for enjoying some delicious guacamole!
Barnana Organic Himalayan Pink Salt Plantain Chips
Each serving contains 150 calories, 9g fat, 60mg sodium and 17g carbs
Plantains are a great source of fiber, and these chips from Barnana are a tasty treat you can enjoy without any guilt. They are made with 100% coconut oil along with just two other ingredients (plantains and Himalayan pink salt), which means you won’t get a bunch of unhealthy stuff you want to avoid.
Popchips Sea Salt & Vinegar Chips
Each serving contains 130 calories, 4g fat, 230mg sodium and 21g carbs
Popchips are never fried and are made using a healthier pressurized process that means significantly less fat. This Sea Salt and Vinegar variety has the perfect amount of bitterness you seek from salt-and-vinegar chips, but with a much healthier nutritional profile than you would typically find with other brands.
Spudsy Vegan Ranch Sweet Potato Fries
Each serving contains 140 calories, 7g fat, 290mg sodium and 19g carbs
Okay, technically these are called fries and not chips, but they provide the satisfying crunch you want from a chip-like snack, along with a rich, tangy flavor. Spudsy is known for their #savethespud initiative, using “imperfect” sweet potatoes that would otherwise likely be discarded. These sweet potato fries are grain-free and free of the most common allergens.
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Each serving contains 120 calories, 3.5g fat, 180mg sodium and 20g carbs
The newest addition to the Pop Bitties line of air-popped sweet potato chips, these Maple & Sea Salt chips deliver a sweet, savory taste. They are great on their own but also make a perfect “scooper” for your favorite dip.
Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips
Each serving contains 130 calories, 7g fat, 230mg sodium and 16g carbs
Even the most vegetable-averse person will have a tough time saying no to veggies when they are as delicious as these chips, which are made from healthy ingredients like spinach and tomato. They are kosher, gluten-free and have no artificial flavors or preservatives.
LAY'S Baked Original Potato Crisps
Each serving contains 120 calories, 3.5g fat, 160mg sodium and 22g carbs.
Baked chips tend to be a healthier alternative to fried varieties because they have less fat, and LAY’S says their original baked chips have 65% less fat than a regular potato chip. The brand’s chips have an iconic taste, so this is a way for you to enjoy the flavor you love while still watching your fat intake. They have an assortment of flavors including Barbecue and Flamin’ Hot.
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