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Sea salt, kettle-cooked, even pickle-flavored — we've got your cravings covered.
ByJaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN
It's hard to resist a bag of crunchy, salty chips — especially when that 4 p.m. craving hits. These tasty chips options all stay under 200 calories, 2g saturated fat, and 200mg sodium per serving — plus no additives or extra ingredients.
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Boulder Canyon Totally Natural Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
The "fried" but "not-too-oily" taste of Boulder Canyon Totally Natural chips won over many tasters in our latesttest. The chips had just the "right amount of salt" to send our tasters to "chip heaven."
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Red Rock Deli Lime & Cracked Pepper Potato Chips
These deli-style chips straddle the line of crispy and crunchy perfectly, with other unusual flavor options like red curry coconut and pink Himalayan sea salt.
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Late July Snacks Organic Sea Salt & Lime Tortilla Chips
Crunch on these restaurant-style tortilla chips cooked with sunflower oilwhen you're in the mood for amargarita.
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Popchips Yes Peas
Popped instead of fried, these addicting chips use green and yellow peas in place ofpotatoes and pack 6g protein per serving.
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Deep River Snacks Original Sea Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Embrace a full-fat chip! There's only a one-gram difference in total fat between the original and reduced fat versions of these Deep River chips, so whichever one you choose makes a good snack.
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Bare Baked Crunchy Beet Chips
Swapping in beets for potato or corn chips amps up both theflavor and thefiber. One serving of these colorful crispshas 8g, almost a quarter of what you need per day.
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Brandless Sweet Jalapeño Lentil Crisps
Or sneak some legumes into your snack break. This pulse-based chip has quite the kickthanks toadded jalapeño and cilantro.
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Kettle Foods Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips
When you're looking for big flavor, pick chips that use real food ingredients, not synthetic ones. Baked crisps aren't necessarily better than fried kinds, either, as they often include more sodium and highly processed additives.
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Deep River Snacks Mesquite BBQ Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Barbeque fans, try these seasoned crisps made with mesquite, brown sugar, and paprika — plus notes of exotic spices for an added boost.
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Lay's Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat Original Chips
You can get this Lay's reduced-fat chip at almost any grocery store or gas station. There's 443mg of potassium in a serving, which makes them a pretty decent snack.
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365 Everyday Value Dill Pickle Potato Chips
The next time you're at Whole Foods, pick up a bag of tangy chips that taste just like a crunchy deli pickle. Adventurous eaters, take note.
Courtesy of Wise
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Wise Original Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
These full-fat chips totally fit the bill. They're cooked in small batches, which means they use less oil (literally, because the batches are smaller) and the less oil you use, the lower the fat content.
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SkinnyPop Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Popcorn Cakes
Got a sweet tooth? Try eating a handful of these crisps for dessert or using them as a topping on Greek yogurt. Whenever you're looking to satisfy that candy craving, look for snacks that (ideally) stay under 6g of sugar and 250 calories per serving.
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Popcorners Sea Salt Popped Corn Snacks
There's only 2.5g of total fat and no saturated fat in these tasty, air-popped corn chips. They're also a great option for gluten-free snackers.
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Beanitos White Bean Hint of Lime Skinny Dippers
The lime makes these an ideal spicy-salsa delivery system.
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Simply Lay's Sea Salted Thick Cut Potato Chips
These Lay's chips are cut thick so they're crunchier than most crisps. There are only three ingredients too: potatoes, sea salt, and sunflower oil.
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Cape Cod Original Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Cape Cod chips scored points for the "excellent crunch." However, tasters picked up on an "oily taste." Nevertheless, some thought these chips would be good with dip.
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Simply Ruffles Sea Salted Reduced Fat Potato Chips
One bite of these Ruffles will give you serious nostalgia. There's only 0.5g of saturated fat, because they're fried in vegetable oil. Trendier chips will use peanut oil or coconut oil, which are actually higher in saturated fat.
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Kettle Foods Organic Sea Salt Original Potato Chips
If you like the extra crunch of kettle-cooked chips, these are a smart pick. They're organic and only have 1g of saturated fat per serving.
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Simply Tostitos Black Bean Chips
Some taste testers said these bean chips taste like refried beans, and they're so good they don't need a dip. They also have 4g of protein, so they'll keep you fuller longer than regular tortilla chips.
Courtesy of Terra Chips
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Terra Chips in Exotic Harvest
If you're looking for an interesting twist on the classic potato chip, these are made of carrot, kabocha (a Japanese squash), and naturally blue potatoes. They taste sweet and salty, and come in at 130 calories a serving.
Courtesy of Good Health
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Good Health Olive Oil Kettle Chips with Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt
There's a little more spice in these peppery crisps than your usual potato chip, and they're cooked in 100% olive oil.
Courtesy of Beanfields
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Beanfields Pico de Gallo
There's 5g of fiber in these bean chips. They also have salsa "built in," so you don't need to add anything to dip 'em.
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Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Black Bean Chips
These multigrain bean chips are packed with fiber and have real nutty flax seed, sesame seeds, and quinoa.
Courtesy of Terra
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Terra Chips Taro Chips
Taro is another great potato alternative, and it's pretty much spot-on in terms of texture and taste. These have no saturated fat and only 110mg of sodium.
Courtesy of Beanitos
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Beanitos Garden Fresh Salsa
Made from wholesome navy beans, rice, and actual cheddar cheese, these Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved chips are super snacks. They've earned our Emblem because they contain beans and whole grains, without added sodium, saturated fat, and artificial flavors.
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Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDNA registered dietitian with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, Jaclyn “Jackie” London handled all of Good Housekeeping’s nutrition-related content, testing, and evaluation from 2014 to 2019.