Let's face it, kids (and adults, for that matter) love potato chips. The implosion of salty, greasy goodness with every satisfying bite makes this lunchtime side dish and snack hard to resist. But, like so many mouthwatering treats, potato chips are not the healthiest to munch on.
Potato chips contain 155 calories, more than 10 grams of total fat and 149 milligrams of sodium per ounce (about a dozen potato chips). And a 2011 study discovered that eating an entire bag of potato chips will make people fat more quickly than almost any other food.
But as the classic potato chip falls on hard times in the concerned parent community, there are crunchy—and healthier—alternatives to keep your kids smiling while munching.