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JPANNELL0 Posts: 140
2/18/13 1:57 P

I have re-discovered jicama! It's sweet and crunchy! Great sliced up or cubed.

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DANISARANAC1 Posts: 261
2/18/13 1:55 P

I just found a recipe for spicy chickpeas on pinterest that I want to try.

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2/18/13 1:54 P

I just recently found snow peas at my grocery store, not exactly chips (not chips at all really), but they're crunchy and only 13 calories for half a cup! I eat them plain, but you could dip them in something?

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2/18/13 1:47 P

Popcorn! One of my favorite snacks is popcorn, so I have cut out calories by making it myself! I don't have an air popper yet, so I've been popping a large pot on the stove with some sunflower oil (it's really not filled with calories, the amount of popcorn I yield vs. the amount of sunflower oil I use makes it to be about 20 calories per cup). I usually season it with a spritz of butter spray (only a spritz, if you start drowning it in butter it gets unhealthy!) and a little seasoning of my choice. My favorites are cayenne pepper, garlic seasoning or Ms. Dash no salt added hot and spicy (I like things spicy if you hadn't noticed). I have a handful of that every now and then and it's delicious!

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2/18/13 1:36 P

Watch the empty calories you eat.

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2/18/13 1:13 P

I hope you're kidding! Chips don't fit very well into a weight loss program. Occasionally, maybe once a week, but not regularly. Try some celery - it's very crunchy.

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KENGABBY Posts: 36
2/18/13 12:59 P

I'll have a few almonds or a piece of fruit instead of chips.

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2/18/13 12:53 P

100 calorie bag of popcorn (if you have somewhere to pop it)...or you can pre-make some air popped popcorn with your favorite topping and pack it with your lunch :)

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2/18/13 10:22 A

I still like my chips also. I do have the Special K chips often. What I do for my chips buy a bag of the 1 oz bags of chips. I limit myselft to one bag. It helps with portion control. I have noticed that once you open a big bag of chips, I tend to eat a lot. But with the 1 oz size bags that are perfect portion control.

JCLAREMONT Posts: 18
2/17/13 9:44 P

Special K chips have 90 calorie packs and I find them to be just enough. The other thing I've been having are Pretzel Crisps - they come in buffalo flavor, jalapeno, everything and a few others. About 110 calories for about 15 and 1.5g of fat.

128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
2/17/13 7:06 A

I have two special K popcorn chips and black bean chips

EASTENDCLAM Posts: 2,183
2/17/13 5:30 A

Apple? Nice crunch and filling.

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2/16/13 11:25 P

Pickles! Salty and crunchy just like chips. I guess be careful if you r watching sodium, but they've gotta be better than potato chips anyway.

Fat free Pringles are delicious!

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2/16/13 4:49 P

Alternative sides:

kale chips
mushroom slices
cucumber slices
turkey bacon
pickles
soup
deviled eggs

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GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,326
2/16/13 1:39 P

Triscuts!


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PATRICIAANN74 Posts: 78
2/16/13 1:33 P

Kale chips are awesome. I've also made zucchini chips. Roasted chick peas are also great for a bit of crunch.

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2/13/13 10:44 P

I like reduced fat Cheeze-Its. You get 29 crackers for 130 calories, plus they have 4g protein and 1g fiber so they help with feeling full.

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2/13/13 10:27 P

Pampered Chef has these awesome plates that you can make your own chips

www.pamperedchef.com/ordering/prod_details
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I am sure you can find them other places as well, but that will give you an idea of what they look like :)



GINGERVISTA Posts: 6,117
2/13/13 10:21 P

Ooooh, I emoticon kale chips! I gotta admit, I'd love potato or tortilla chips, & occasionally I indulge, but eating raw veggies fills me up SOOOOO much more than chips! Just sayin'. emoticon

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2/13/13 9:51 P

pop chips are pretty good and calories are within a good range. I think its like 130 for 18 chips?? My fav are the BBQ ones. also veggie chips are pretty good with salsa.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE Posts: 9,956
2/13/13 9:33 P

baked kale "chips".

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2/13/13 9:31 P

special k cracker chips are only 110 calories for 27 chips!

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2/13/13 9:27 P

So, I've been really good about what I eat. However, I still haven't found an alternative to the convenience and satisfying crunch of chips. I tried more vegetables, but they didn't cut the mustard. I've successfully found a "healthier" corn tortilla chip, and am making sure to only eat 1 serving for 140 calories. But I would love to find a lower calorie option that fills the crunch and convenience I crave.. Any suggestions?

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