Hungry Girl Goes... Beyond Potato Chips!
When it comes to crunchy, salty, guilt-free snacks, there are so many options out there. Expand your food horizons!
Simply 7 Hummus Chips
Light, crispy and truly unique! These chips don't exactly taste like hummus, but they do taste amazing (kind of like Bugles). They're made from chickpea flour (chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus), and they come in delicious flavors — Sea Salt, Spicy Chili Pepper, Tomato Basil and Roasted Red Pepper. P.S. If you can't control yourself around a multi-serving bag of chips, the Sea Salt flavor comes in single-serve bags. Yay for portion control!
Each 1-oz. serving (about 30 chips) has 130 calories, 5g fat, 18 - 19g carbs, < 1 - 1g fiber, 2g protein, and a PointsPlus® value of 3 - 4.
Enjoy Life Plentils Crunchy Lentil Chips
The lentil is one legume that typically doesn't get much love, so it's nice to see it's made its way into mainstream snacking! In Light Sea Salt, Garlic & Parmesan, Dill & Sour Cream and Margherita Pizza (pizza chips!), these light 'n puffy squares bring something new to the chip table. Find 'em at select grocery stores nationwide. And look for Grab & Go packs with about 100 calories each!
Each 1-oz. serving (31 pieces) has 130 calories, 6g fat, 17 - 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 4.
Good Health Natural Foods Veggie Stix
These colorful crunchy sticks are kind of addictive — luckily, there are single-serving packs. (Total lifesaver!) A lot of veggie crisps out there are pretty high in the stats department, but these are 100 percent guilt-free. FYI, a serving of these won't count as a serving of veggies, but they're still an awesome chip swap!
Each 1-oz. serving has 130 calories, 4.5 - 5g fat, 18 - 20g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Popchips Tortilla Chips
Tortilla chips have joined the popped party! Popchips rock, and the new tortilla versions are to die for! They're like a lighter version of Doritos, and the flavors are great — Nacho Cheese, Ranch, Salsa, and Chili Limón. Chip chip hooray!
Each 1-oz. serving (about 6 chips) has 120 calories, 4g fat, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
These aren't super new, but they're definitely worth buzzing about. The bean-based chips are filling and packed with good-for-you stuff like whole-grain rice, healthy oil and seeds. They've got a nice amount of fiber and protein too!
Each 1-oz. serving has 140 calories, 7 - 8g fat, 14 - 15g carbs, 5g fiber, 4g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3 - 4.
Kellogg's Special K Popcorn Chips
What do you get when you cross puffy popcorn with crunchy chips? These crispy little superstars! They come in Butter flavor and Sweet and Salty flavor — perfect for movie munching.
Each 28-chip serving has 120 calories, 2 - 2.5g fat, 22 - 23g carbs, < 1g fiber, 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
DIY Baked Kale!
Make your own chip-like snack with kale, which has a PointsPlus value of 0! Just place kale leaves on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil nonstick spray. Spritz leaves with the nonstick spray, and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 425 degrees until crispy, 5 - 8 minutes. Eat up!
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