Potato chips

| October 19, 2012

Potato chips are one of those snacks that everyone knows they probably shouldn’t eat, yet do anyway. They can be greasy and too salty, and yet we can’t get enough. With baked and reduced fat chips becoming more and more popular, though, healthier options have been appearing. Here are some of them.

Pringles Light Original

Calories: 70
Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 160 mg
Carbohydrates: 15 g

Baked! Lay’s Original

Calories: 120
Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 135 mg
Carbohydrates: 23 g

Kettle Brand Sea Salt Baked Potato Chips

Calories: 120
Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 135 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g

Kettle Brand Sea Salt Reduced Fat Potato Chips

Calories: 130
Fat: 6 g
Sodium: 160 mg
Carbohydrates: 19 g

Kettle Brand Unsalted Potato Chip

Calories: 150
Fat: 9 g
Sodium: 5 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 g

Different flavors may change the nutritional values slightly, particularly with the salt.

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily nutritional intakes are: Fat – 65 g; Saturated Fat – 20 g; Cholesterol – 300 mg; Sodium – 2400 mg; Potassium – 3500 mg; Carbohydrates – 300 g; Fiber – 25 g; Protein – 50 g.

Consult a nutritionist or doctor for more information on your personal recommended daily nutritional intake.

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