Good choice, Bad choice: potato chips

Updated Aug 12, 2014

Grocery stores and healthy-choice restaurants may not be an option when hunger strikes on the road. While browsing through the gas station aisle for different snacks, one of the most temping choices is a bag of chips, because they’re crunchy, salty and easy to eat at the wheel.

Good choice: Sun Chips Original

Bad choice: Lay’s Classic Potato Chips

Calories and Fat: The Classic Lay’s chips have 150 calories and 10g of fat compared to the Sun Chips’ 120 calories and 6g of fat.

Difference: When looking for the healthiest chip in last minute situations, choose the Original Sun Chips over the Lay’s Classic chips. Per serving size of 15 chips, Lay’s has 30 more calories and 4g more fat than the Sun Chips, as well as 180g sodium versus the Sun Chips 120g. They’re also made with whole grains, which may help you feel full longer.