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I have a bit of a tortilla chip addiction. They've always seemed healthier to me than potato chips, so I never thought of them as really bad for you (plus I eat them with good stuff like black bean dip, quac, or salsa) but lately I'm concerned that I could be sabotaging myself.<br><br><br><br>
I get the Snyder's of Hanover brand which is only 4.5 grams of fat per serving, but I'm wondering -- do you think one (or sometimes more!) servings a day is too much??? I can't really get into most of the baked chips because they're so thin and have no flavor.<br><br><br><br>
Is there a more natural, healthier chip out there, or some other way I could be eating my favorite dips??? Or am I just worrying about nothing?
 

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Worrying about nothing! Totally healthy, good dip choices. Keep up the excellent snackage. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I am addicted to tortilla chips, too! I know several people who have a problem with them. I would say, look for a brand with a healthier kind of oil, and don't eat so many that you are eating an unbalanced diet (like me, with the tortilla group!)
 

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I get organic tortilla chips. The brands that I've got had healthier oils, such as sunflower oil, and soybean oil. They also use sea salt. I think the brand I get usually is called Plockey's or Plocky's. They are very good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Have you ever tried Guiltless Gourmet's blue corn chips? They are baked but I really like them. They have 2 grams of fat and make a nice alternative.
 

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I love the Guiltless Gourmet chips. My faves are the yellow and the red corn chip. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> Before I went vegan, I used to love the Mucho Nacho ones.
 

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I don't think snacking on something a day will hurt. Just make sure it doesn't become a bag a day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I've been eating the baked ones, but you already mentioned that you don't like those so I guess they won't work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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newmans own organics makes really good ones. they probably have the same amount of fat as the higher fat ones though, like 8 grams or something. they just arent made with hydrogenated oils.<br><br><br><br>
soy chips/crisps are really good, but to me they have enough flavor on their own without dips. for dips i use corn thins which are fat free, and mostly crackers like bran a crisp, or rye or flax crackers.<br><br><br><br>
but you sound like youre into tortilla chips cause you just like tortilla chips, and in that case, if the enjoyment comes from the flavor, just enjoy them i'd say. if you try and replace them with something you dont like as much, youll only still crave them. and if that happens whats the point of snacking.
 

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Baked pita chips dipped in hummus or a soy 'cottage cheese' and salsa blend could work on days you want a change. you could try to flavor the pitas with garlic salt or other herbs for a kick.
 

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There a baked tortilla chips available.<br><br>
Otherwise, get or make some soft corn tortillas and toast them in the oven until crispy.
 

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Thanks for all the help guys! I think I'll try the Newman's Organics, since they may be just a smidge healthier. And all the other ideas are great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Garden of Eatin' has good chips with interesting varieties (I like the ones with pumpkin seeds!), but they're expensive.
 

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Have you ever tried soft tortillas? Just warm them up and use them to grab whatever dip or salsa you have. I love them this way. Especially if the torts are fresh, homemade ones. You can buy some good organic handmade, fresh tortillas at Trader Joe's for example, or health market. If you have a Ma and Pop-kinda Mexican market around, they most likely make them fresh daily -- YUM! If you buy these, bakiing them to crispy will be much more flavorful than storebought tortillas that you bake too.
 
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