Crunch! Pop! Crackle! No, it's not a fight scene from the original Batman TV series. Those are the glorious sounds of what you find in the chip aisle. But danger lurks there in the form of fatty, fried goodies. Never fear. Hungry Girl is here with guilt-free picks.
Popchips Barbeque Potato Chips
PER SERVING (19 chips): 120 calories, 4g fat, 250mg sodium, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 1g protein
What Are They? These chips are innovative -- they're popped (not fried), so they taste great without all the oil. Clever!!!
Why We Love 'Em… Although there's no shortage of BBQ-flavored chips out there (even guilt-free ones), these are on a whole different level. Just the right amount of tanginess and crunch. Delicious!
More from Hungry Girl: Onion rings covered in Barbeque Popchips!
Baked Classics Vanilla Frosting Multigrain Crisps
PER SERVING (one 1-oz. bag): 120 calories, 4g fat, 60mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, 2g protein
What Are They? The newest flavor from Baked Classics, these crisps are layered in a light coating of vanilla-frosting flavor.
Why We Love 'Em… They didn't look like much when we opened the package, but when we took our first bite, WOWEE! These really do taste like yummy vanilla frosting! Need we say more?
Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips
PER SERVING (1 oz., about 18 chips): 110 - 123 calories, 2 - 3g fat, 26 - 250mg sodium, 19 - 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 2 - 3g protein
What Are They? These are our go-to guilt-free tortilla chips. Why? Because they're just so crispy and come in eight impressive varieties.
Why We Love 'Em… Flavor, flavor, and more flavor! The Chipotle chips are fantastic (a bit hot and sweet). The Mucho Nacho ones are awesomely cheesy. And we also enjoy the Yellow Corn (both salted and unsalted) and Spicy Black Bean varieties. YUM!!
More from Hungry Girl: Chicken coated in tortilla chips!
Special K Sour Cream & Onion Cracker Chips
PER SERVING (27 chips): 110 calories, 2.5g fat, 230mg sodium, 22g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g sugars, 2g protein
What Are They? Don't let the name fool ya. These are just Popchips copycats. Not sure where the cracker part comes in, but they still taste great.
Why We Love 'Em… Sometimes sour cream & onion chips can be a bit overpowering in flavor, but these have just the right amount of zip. And 27 chips per serving is insane (in a perfectly wonderful way)!
Cape Cod 40% Less Fat Potato Chips
PER SERVING (1 oz., about 18 - 23 chips): 130 calories, 6g fat, 110 - 220mg sodium, 18g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 0 - 2g sugars, 2g protein
What Is It? Through a crazy combination of their standard kettle-cooking process and something called "flash baking," the Cape Cod folks created perfect-tasting, reduced-fat chips.
Why We Love It... We wish they had more flavors, but the three that they have (Original, Sea Salt & Vinegar, and Sweet Mesquite Barbeque) are fantastic! The taste is identical to the regular chips in our opinion, so you won't miss the fat... Promise!
Michael Season's Baked Single-Serving Chips
PER SERVING (1 bag): 100 calories, 2.5 - 3.5g fat, 160 - 180mg sodium, 15 - 18g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 1 - 3g sugars, 2g protein
What Are They? Gluten-free, wheat-free baked chips that have 70% less fat than potato chips... which is great and all if you can stop after one serving. But we can't -- so these single-serving bags are perfect!
Why We Love 'Em… Portion control always makes up happy. And the amazing taste kicks cravings to the curb.
100-Calorie Bags Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips
PER SERVING (1 bag): 100 calories, 2.5 - 3g fat, 110 - 170mg sodium, 16 - 17g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 0 - 1g sugars, 2g protein
What Are They? Portion-controlled chips in three flavors: Sea Salt, Aged White Cheddar, and Sea Salt & Vinegar.
Why We Love 'Em… They're sturdy, slightly thick -- totally unlike the baked chips you know. And they taste freakishly identical to regular fried ones but have 65 percent less fat.
More from Hungry Girl: DIY 100-Calorie Packs!
Genisoy Roasted Garlic & Onion Soy Crisps
PER SERVING (17 crisps): 100 calories, 2g fat, 280mg sodium, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars, 7g protein
What Are They? We've been fans of Genisoy's snacks for years. These baked crisps are made from a blend of soy and rice; they pack a whopping 7 grams of protein into each serving.
Why We Love 'Em… These are awesome as a stand-alone snack or topped with cheese, shrimp, tuna, etc. And crushed, they make a TERRIFIC topping for a slimmed-down green bean casserole. (Forget those crunchy fried onions!)
Snack Factory Original Deli Style Pretzel Crisps
PER SERVING (11 crisps): 110 calories, 0 fat, 330mg sodium, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 3g protein
What Are They? These fat-free crisps basically look like a giant tank came and steamrolled over regular pretzel twists. Awwwww...
Why We Love 'Em… For some reason, these taste WAY better than regular pretzels. And they are perfect for dipping and spreading with guilt-free Hungry Girl favorites like light cheese wedges by The Laughing Cow.
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