Potato chips? Tortilla chips? This year why not change the play and serve bean chips at your Super Bowl 50 party. Many are healthier than those old standbys, and they’re tasty, too. Recent Consumer Reports’ tests looked at 32 brands of vegetable, kale, and bean chips for taste and nutrition. Many of the bean chips came out on top.
They’re higher in protein and fiber than potato chips and corn chips. That may mean bean chips are more satisfying, so you’ll eat fewer of them. One top pick: Beanitos White Bean with Sea Salt Chips. Compared with Ruffles potato chips, they have 20 fewer calories, 3 fewer grams of fat, and 105 fewer milligrams of sodium per 1-ounce serving. And they have six times the fiber and twice the protein. Our testers rated them very good for taste. Try bean chips with this healthy edamame dip, and maybe you’ll say goodbye to potato chips for good.
1 8-ounce package of shelled, ready-to-eat edamame (about 1 ½ cups)
1/3 cup cilantro leaves
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
¼ teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
Put the edamame in the food processor and pulse several times. Add cilantro and pulse again. Add remaining ingredients and process the mixture until smooth. Serve with bean/hummus chips and/or sliced vegetables.
Makes 2 cups; 48 calories and less than 1 gram of fat per 2-tablespoon serving.
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