See below about commercial chips and them being mainly corn or potato starch -- that's fascinating, BUNNYUNE --, let's say. But, sure ... if you make your own chips and they're just dehydrated or roasted vegetables with a little oil for crispiness ... why not count them as a serving of vegetables? Especially homemade sweet potato, beet, or kale chips.
But there's a part of me -- snarky Wednesday me -- that thinks, if one has to worry about whether vegetable chips count as a vegetable, one is already asking the wrong question and should not be worrying about veggie chips but about getting more fresh or frozen vegetables into the diet.
I just googled the ingredients for "Veggie Sticks" and the first ingredient is potato starch, followed by dehydrated potato and oil. They're barely food. Sorry. You'll still better off eating an actual vegetable.
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