Part of my healthy-ish philosophy is that there is no food that is 100% off limits. Being healthy is about knowing your body and making the best decisions you can. And a decision that I make once in awhile is to eat potato chips. But if I'm going to eat potato chips, I hold them to two very important criteria: 1. they must have a 'normal' texture (if you've ever forced down Baked Lays, you know what I'm talking about) 2. they must not be a diet-food. I'd also prefer for my potato chips to have some kind of nutritional value. Sounds like high standards, right?
There are two brands of chip that I highly recommend. The first is Cape Cod's 40% Reduced Fat Chips. These chips are kettle cooked with the perfect amount of salt - they are fairly thick cut and sooo crunchy. You'd have absolutely no idea that you are eating something that isn't full fat. In terms of calories you are looking at about 130ish calories for 24 chips - not bad, not bad.
My most recent chip discovery is Avocado Oil Potato Chips from Good Health Natural Foods. I LOVE THESE CHIPS. They are absolutely delicious, with just enough sea salt - and no grease at all. I also like the health benefits of avocado oil (avocados have been called the world's most nutritious fruit). These are great on their own, but don't overwhelm the sandwich you're eating either. In fact, I think they'd go great with a GuS Dry Cola. These also weigh in at a little over 100 calories per serving, and cost about $3.00 a bag (well worth the price).
What kind of chips are you eating lately? When it comes to chips - do you go diet, or just indulge your cravings?