Once in awhile I crave chips. That salty crunch can be so satisfying sometimes!
Sadly, one serving of chips is astoundingly small. Most of us just break out a bag and begin to munch, but if you actually measure out a portion according to the Nutrition Facts Label, you’ll probably be surprised at its size.
The other day I was munching on my favorite TJ’s Corn Dippers. These Fritos-like chips taste great and have simple, familiar ingredients: just corn, oil and salt. Plus they’re organic and thus non-GMO.
But look how small the serving size is:
Just this tiny handful carries quite the load of calories and fat:
For 160 calories, you could have:
- 6 oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt with 1 cup of strawberry slices
- Bowl of Cheerios with 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- 1 large apple with a string cheese
- Whole wheat English muffin with a pat of butter
And any of the above would be much more satisfying than 10 chips.
So next time you break out a bag of chips, measure out a serving onto a plate and limit yourself to that amount. If you’re still hungry, snack on a fruit or vegetable.