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We can’t be the only ones who have wondered why potato chip bags are only partially filled, right? Well, we have the answer to that burning question… you’ll have to read on though!

It’s after dinner, our favourite show is on the television and we’re curled up on the couch with big ol’ bowl of chips. Before we know it, we’ve finished almost a full bag!

Today is the day to celebrate North America’s favourite snack food.

Potato chips are regularly served as a side at barbeques, birthday parties and pretty much anything involving watching the TV. Over 1.2 billion pounds of chips are eaten per day, with an average person consuming up to 6 pounds a year. If you ask us, that’s a lot of unnecessary trans-fat and sodium that is being consumed, unfortunately, this can lead to high blood pressure and weight gain. Two things the average health-conscious person wants to avoid.

Funnily enough, potato chips weren’t even created on purpose.

In 1853, a customer at a restaurant kept complaining that his potatoes were too soggy, so the chef took it upon himself to play a prank on the customer and deep fried thinly sliced potatoes. Turns out, the customer loved them and these new found chips were added to the menu.

Potato chips weren’t flavoured with anything but salt until the 1950’s when Joe “Spud” Murphy started creating seasonings to change up the taste. It began with barbeque, salt and vinegar and cheese and onion. Now, chips come in many different flavours that were inspired by meals! Fried Chicken and waffles, Steak and eggs or fish and chips just to name a few.

If you’re craving some of those whacky flavourings, why don’t have the real thing instead?

Here are some LFLC recipes that are also potato chip flavours around the world!

Low-Carb Cheeseburger

Doesn’t a low carb burger sound better than a bag of potato chips?

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Instead of a sodium-filled bag of crisps, make this nutrient-dense mac and cheese made with cauliflower!

If you do feel the urge to snack on something crunchy and chip-like, we have TWO healthy chip recipes made with vegetables that you can enjoy today or any other day! As normal potato chips give you little to no nutrients we recommend replacing them something that is beneficial for you and your entire family.

Zucchini Chips

Zucchini is an excellent low carb replacement to pretty much anything, including chips! This recipe is simple with only two ingredients, but feel free to add some sea salt and other seasonings to make it your own!

Roasted Radish Chips

If you want to boost your immune system and lower your cholesterol levels all while enjoying a crunchy snack, you need to make these Roasted Radish Chips. This recipe only takes 15 minutes to make so you don’t need to worry about spending hours in the kitchen.

Now to answer that burning question about why you are buying mostly air when you purchase a bag of chips: the space is necessary to prevent them from breaking!

Happy healthy snacking!

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