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Do Healthy Chips Exist? Potato Chips vs. Tortilla Chips

By Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D., August 14, 2014 - 1:37pm

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Lisa asks: What is your favorite kind of chip and what do you like to dip it into?


Tortilla chips are actually very healthy because they have poly and mono unsaturated fats, which are healthy fats that are usually plentiful in peanut butter and fish. Of course if you eat too many you'll get all those extra carbs and sodium, so just don't overdo it. But they are MUCH better for you than Doritos or other chips.


06/11/2016 - 5:35am

I love either Santitas or the Bearitos blue corn chips dipped in either Cabot habenero cheese or even better in chevre.


01/06/2016 - 11:53am

I love the santita's chips with either Cabot habanero cheese but even better I like it with chevre.


01/06/2016 - 11:51am

If you consider how chips are eaten with dip, then corn chips must be a winner. I can't think of a healthy potato chip dip, but salsa fresca is certainly good for you, and while high in fat, guacamole is also healthy. Stay away from the queso dip, of course as well as store-bought bean dip. For potato chips, you're probably eating something made with sour cream or cheese, so you 're making a less than healthy snack even more unhealthy!


07/26/2015 - 12:23pm

The potassium in potato chips can be beneficial to those who need more of it in their diet. I find, however, that the preservatives in potato chips can make me ill if I overindulge. Tortilla chips are the healthier and safer option, but there is little to no potassium in tortilla chips.


09/24/2014 - 7:34pm

Tortilla chips have to be healthier. Look at the extremely long list of ingredients in any bag of potato chips. Then look at the ingredients in tortilla chips. Case closed.


09/24/2014 - 6:52pm

Hello? Chips & salsa!!!!


09/05/2014 - 8:20pm

The ones I make myself in my acti-fry!


09/05/2014 - 11:19am

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