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firemedic0816firemedic0816 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
Been craving chips. What is a low-calorie chip option or substitute?
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  • LietchiLietchi Posts: 186Member Member Posts: 186Member Member
    Lay's oven-baked chips have less calories than regular ones ('only' around 400kcal/100gr - regular chips are nearly 500kcal/100g I think.)
    Personally I also love lentil chips (mine are also around 400kcal/100gr) and rice crackers (there are many types, not all are lower calorie than regular chips).
  • kristen8000kristen8000 Posts: 682Member Member Posts: 682Member Member
    Eat regular chips, but only eat a serving size. The good Kettle Ones I have in my pantry are only 140 calories for 1oz. Weigh them out, enjoy them. Don't go back for more. Problem solved.
  • NovusDiesNovusDies Posts: 6,358Member, Premium Member Posts: 6,358Member, Premium Member
    None of them work for me when I am specifically craving chips. They only work if I want a salty snack. I just leave some calories in my budget for regular chips off and on.

    You should still try them though and really want them to work for you. Some things will work and some things will end up on your no compromise list.

  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,796Member Member Posts: 7,796Member Member
    Been craving chips. What is a low-calorie chip option or substitute?

    Yes. Baked / air fried home cut french fries. 100cal in 100g RAW potato.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,983Member Member Posts: 25,983Member Member
    English chips or American chips?

    I love these.

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  • MikePTYMikePTY Posts: 3,686Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,686Member, Premium Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Been craving chips. What is a low-calorie chip option or substitute?

    Yes. Baked / air fried home cut french fries. 100cal in 100g RAW potato.

    Air fried??? 😮
  • whitpaulywhitpauly Posts: 1,259Member Member Posts: 1,259Member Member
    English chips or American chips?

    I love these.

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    Me too! Or if I'm craving a specific chip like Cheetos or lays I just buy the tiny bags for kids' lunchboxes
  • yayamom3yayamom3 Posts: 888Member Member Posts: 888Member Member
    I love the Quest chips, but only eat them occasionally because they are expensive. Veggie straws are only 130 calories/serving and they really satisfy my salty/crunchy craving. Also, if I go the regular chips in moderation route, I like to eat black pepper kettle chips (the Clancy's brand at Aldi is my favorite). I love black pepper, and it's strong enough that one 140-calorie serving is all I need.
  • Crafty_camper123Crafty_camper123 Posts: 1,436Member Member Posts: 1,436Member Member
    Popcorn. Skinny Pop is a good brand. 150 per 28g of popcorn. Which according to them is 3 3/4 cups worth.

    Otherwise, a snack size baggie of the type of chip you are craving is a good strategy. Gets the craving out of the way while keeping one from eating half or the whole family size bag.
  • apullumapullum Posts: 4,818Member Member Posts: 4,818Member Member
    If it MUST be a potato-based snack, then I like Popchips.

    If you just want a salty/savory snack, then I like Pop Art popcorn. They have interesting flavors--nori sesame is my favorite, but I like everything I've tried. 28g is somewhere from 110-150 calories depending on the flavor. http://www.popartsnacks.com/index.php?route=common/home

    I also like these gigantic corn/cheese puffs, especially the asiago black pepper ones: https://www.worldmarket.com/product/fuller-foods-asiago-&-black-pepper-serious-cheesy-puffs.do. They make other flavors too. 150 calories for 30 grams.
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 7,469Member Member Posts: 7,469Member Member
    English chips or American chips?

    I love these.

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    OP reportedly is from Texas, so I'm thinking American chips (crisps).

    I vote for (salted) popcorn as a crunchy, salty lower-calorie alternative.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,796Member Member Posts: 7,796Member Member
    MikePTY wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Been craving chips. What is a low-calorie chip option or substitute?

    Yes. Baked / air fried home cut french fries. 100cal in 100g RAW potato.

    Air fried??? 😮

    Yeap. Since air fryer is a convection oven, as you know by now, why not? ;)
  • astridthevikingastridtheviking Posts: 109Member Member Posts: 109Member Member
    Regular potatoes, cut thin, baked in the oven without any oil.
  • Sunshine_And_SandSunshine_And_Sand Posts: 1,314Member Member Posts: 1,314Member Member
    I usually just eat regular chips but weigh them out so I know I’m getting the exact amount I account for in logging.
    I do like the baked ones, but they don’t have the same taste as regular chips. I also like the veggie chips/veggie straws. Again, not exactly like the regular chips but still good.
  • kimny72kimny72 Posts: 14,494Member Member Posts: 14,494Member Member
    If I'm craving the fatty/salty -ness, then no substitute will do, and I will on that rare occasion allow myself maintenance calories and have some real chips.

    If I just have that crisp salty munchiness, I like Pop Chips in just about any flavor (though they're hard to find around here sometimes) or Quaker Rice Chips in cheddar. Baked Lays would be a distant but still viable third.
  • cnjg6677cnjg6677 Posts: 144Member Member Posts: 144Member Member
    La favorite corn chips 70 calories for 28 grams
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 20,780Member Member Posts: 20,780Member Member
    When I walk into the store and have an odd craving for potato chips, I know I'm premenstrual, and get one small (like an ounce) bag of Lay's Original. It's funny, this only happens once per month.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,371Member Member Posts: 4,371Member Member
    Microwave oil free chips.

    Thinly slice a potato with a mandolin or food processor. Lay out in a single layer on a large plate lined with silicon coated baking paper and season. I like vinegar flavoured salt. Zap 6 minutes on high in the microwave. Remove any that are golden brown and zap stragglers at 1 minute intervals being careful that the margin of error between golden brown and burnt is narrow. These harden to a crisp when they cool.
  • kali31337kali31337 Posts: 891Member, Premium Member Posts: 891Member, Premium Member
    When I'm prepping properly, I usually have baked zucchini or sweet potato chips in my house somewhere. I make them at home so I know what is in them and they satisfy that crunch craving that I usually want. I also do apple chips when I want something sweet and crunchy...

    But like other's said, if you want proper chips then fit a single serving into your calorie allotment and keep on going through your day.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Posts: 1,491Member Member Posts: 1,491Member Member
    I love veggie straws. 130 calories for around 60 pieces.
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