Healthy Chips: 7 Non-Fatty Versions That Are Tastier Than Kettle Cooked

05/23/2013 09:57 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2015
Seth Bleiler

By Lynn Andriani

These substitutes will fulfill your cravings for salt and crunch -- without a ton of calories.

7 Non-Fatty Chips That Are Tastier Than Kettle Cooked

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