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Diet Friendly Chips

Diet Friendly Chips in a Bowl

Potato chips were invented at Saratoga Springs, New York in 1853 when Commodore Vanderbilt complained to his steward that he made his French fries too thick, the steward who was a little put out, sliced some potatoes as thin as he could, placed them in boiling grease and served them. Needless to say the Commodore was delighted.

Potato chips have come a long way since their inception! We now have many healthier options to choose from and best of all, they get tastier and more satisfying as the "chip makers" continue to improve and jazz up their products.

Following are the best of the best diet-friendly potato chips - chips that won't chip away at your hard-earned (or dwindling) waistline.

Terra Yukon Gold Potato Chips Terra Yukon Gold Potato Chips Yogurt and Green Onion Potato Chips
These have a great crunch. The taste and texture are just like full fat chips.
Per serving: 130 calories, 5 grams fat.

Glenn's Sour Cream and Onion Soy Crispy Wispys
Nice airy texture, like a mini rice cake - but steer clear if you don't like onions.
Per serving: 120 calories, 3 grams fat.

Frito Lay Baked Lays Potato Chips
Good potato flavor, with just enough salt. These are a bit dry, so try serving them with a low calorie dip.
Per serving: 110 calories, 1.5 grams fat.

Kettle Brand Krisps/Low Fat Hickory Barbecue Gourmet Baked Potato Chips
Authentic barbecue flavor. Some may find these a bit too spicy, however.
Per serving: 110 calories, 1.5 grams fat.

Terra Yukon Gold Salt and Pepper Potato Chips
Tastes like a home made potato chip. Great peppery flavor, but are a tad greasy.
Per serving: 130 calories, 5 grams fat.

Home Made Chia Chips

How about making some uber healthy homemade chia chips? Chia Chips are easy to make, easy to eat, and densely packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients.

You will need: Cooking spray, or virgin coconut oil, for greasing pan
Chia gel, the amount of your choice (below)
Optional: Sea salt, herb seasoning, or other flavoring

Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Spray a clean baking sheet with a light coat of cooking spray or a thin layer of virgin coconut oil. For each chip, spoon a teaspoon sized amount of the chia gel onto the prepared cookie sheet, three inches apart. Transfer the pan to the oven. Leave the pan in oven for 12 hours or overnight. The finished chips will resemble potato chips. Make as many as you want to make.

Optional: Sprinkle with salt and/or seasoning of your choice before serving.

Chia gel: Take 1-cup cool water and 1-1/2 tablespoons chia seeds. Pour the water into a sealable plastic or glass container. Slowly pour chia seeds into water while briskly mixing with wire whisk. Wait 3 or 4 minutes then whisk again. Let the mixture stand about 10 minutes before whisking again. Seal the container and store mixture in the refrigerator for up to two weeks to use as needed. Whisk before using. Note: Soaking in water will soften the chia seeds, but they will still be slightly crunchy.

How to Rescue Stale or Soggy Chips

Note that this will work for crackers, too. Preheat the oven to 300-degrees. Spread the chips or crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about five minutes. Allow to cool, then seal in a plastic bag or container.

Did you know?

It takes many pounds of potatoes to produce a single pound of potato chips. Although one large, 200 calorie potato is nutritious and satisfies your hunger, some people opt instead for a pound of potato chips -- about 2,400 nutritionally poor calories -- at one sitting.

March 14 is National Potato Chip Day.

See also: The Top Four Peanut Butter's

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