Fat Busting Facts: Are You Ready for Some Football?
March 16, 2007 12:49pm CST
Tortilla Chips & Salsa vs. Potato Chips & French Onion Dip Chips and dip are a must have snack for football season, but before you start the mindless munching, you might want to know just what you're shoveling in. The traditional favorite of potato chips and onion dip could be a major diet buster. 1 oz. of potato chips contains 150 calories and 10 grams of fat. That tasty onion dip? Two tablespoons contain 50 calories and 5 grams of fat. Ouch! You might want to try some chips and salsa instead. 1 oz. of baked tortilla chips contains 120 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. And salsa? That spicy contender is a diet touchdown with 8 calories and 0 grams of fat per two-tablespoon serving. You make the call -- just remember, no double dipping!
• United States
18 Mar 07
Tortilla chips and salsa are my favorite. Tortilla chips have more fiber than any other chip, and take more to chew them, so you feel more satisfied. Salsa comes in so many flavors now that you can have a different one every day of the week. Read the label, you can find salsa's with no added sugar and minimal amounts of salt. The tomato based salsa is a great way to get lycopene, a cancer fighting food substance, found in red fruits and veggies.