Today I tasted lower salt potato chips. Let’s face it – most of us love chips because they’re crispy, crunchy, and salty. If I didn’t know these chips contained less sodium, I would never have guessed. They also had a more pronounced potato flavor, maybe because the salt wasn’t masking the potato.
Lay’s Lightly Salted potato chips have 90mg of sodium per 1 ounce serving. I know what you’re thinking – who eats just one ounce? You can – if you serve a portion in a bowl, or purchase a 1 ounce package and eat mindfully. The regular chips have twice as much sodium – 180mg.
Full confession: I used to love salt. I would eat celelry just so I could load it up with salt. Instead of sugar, I sprinkle salt onto my grapefruit. Over the past few years I’ve made a conscious effort to eat less salt, and I’m proud to say I now eat celery with no salt (but I still sprinkle just a bit on my grapefruit).
I like the new lightly salted chips, and while I don’t make chips a regular part of my food choices, I’ll certainly look for these in the store whenever I decide to purchase chips.
My take away message: make small, simple, good-tasting changes in your food choices and you’ll inch your way toward better health.