Blurred Lines: Cracker, Chip or Popcorn?

IMG_4126The battle for your snack food dollar is on but are these specially “crafted” combinations healthier?  Lentil and popcorn chips and vegetable crisps are blurring the aisle of where the crackers stop and the chips begin.  While these snacks have been historically shunned as one of the least healthy options, does the introduction of  beans, popcorn and dehydrated vegetables make them a healthier alternative?  You decide by checking out the comparison below.

 special k  saltines  popangles vegie straws  Costco Multigrain  scoops
28 gram serving Special K Chip Saltines Popcorners Veggie Straws Foods Should Taste Good (Costco) Tostitos Scoops
Calories 112 118 130 130 140 140
Carbohydrate 20 20 22 15 18 19
Protein 2 3 2 1 2 2
Fat 4 2.5 3 7 7 7
Saturated Fat 0 0.5 0 1 0.5 1
Cholesterol 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sodium 205 285 170 290 80 120
Fiber 3 1 0 1 2 1
Snacks

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Bottom Line:  Read the nutritional label.  Sometimes it just boils down to a mountain of sodium, a dash of vegetables and a whole lot of processed hype!



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