Potato chips are a lunch staple but the sad truth is that many chips are simply not good for us. On top of that, many chips are addicting, making it hard to eat just one serving size. Thedailymeal.com has compiled a list of the healthiest and unhealthiest chips. This list may come in handy as you start thinking about back-to-school lunches.



Ruffles is on the bad side of the chip spectrum, because it only allows chip lovers to snack on 12 chips per 160-calorie serving!


Though the calories are the same (and still slightly scary), Lay’s chips give you three more chips per serving than it’s the worst offender on the list–15 chips for 160 calories.

Kettle Brand

Shockingly, the Kettle Brand chip came in toward the bottom of the list due to its calorie-to-chip ratio. Just because this product boasts a “kettle cooked” cooking method does not mean it accounts for a healthier chip! You can have 13 chips for 150 calories.


miss vickie'sMiss Vickie’s

Though technically Miss Vickie’s chips have vinegar in them, straying slightly from our plain salted chip varieties, due to the popularity of this chip it is worth noting. You can enjoy 18 chips for the same amount of calories in some of the other brands!


The smiling little Utz girl mascot has a reason to wear that grin on her face. You can eat 20 chips (nearly two handfuls) for 150 calories.


The brand that markets itself as the healthy chip actually takes our number one spot for the healthiest chip. Not only does a serving of Popchips amount to 120 calories, but you’re allowed to snack on 23 of them to reach that number.

Read more about the healthiest and unhealthiest chip brands on thedailymeal.com.