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4 Healthy Party Snacks That We Just Can’t Stop Eating

Don’t let a junk-food craving derail your healthy lifestyle. We taste-tested healthy party snacks just for you. (OK, maybe for us, but mostly for you.)

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Chew on these facts before you pick up healthy party snacks!

A 50-gram serving of cheese puffs (25 to 30 puffs) has 310 calories, 23 grams of fat and 380 milligrams of sodium. Plain potato chips are only slightly better: 280 calories, 18 grams fat, 330 milligrams sodium. So we found options that, while not exactly health foods, cut at least half the fat-but still taste good.

If a packaged snacks are not your thing, then maybe one of these party app recipes will work for you.

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Healthy party snacks: Multigrain chips

Made with whole-grain flours, they have great crunch and a spicy taste. A 50-g serving (29 chips) has 240 calories, 9 g fat and 240 mg sodium. Pass the bag!

Maybe it is time to step up your nacho game, with this lactose-free recipe. 

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Healthy party snacks: Spiced tortilla chips

We tried baked organic corn chips coated with chili, paprika and turmeric spices. The heat builds as you munch (yum!). A 50-g serving (32 chips) has 210 calories, 5 g fat and 360 mg sodium. No salsa required.

But if you do want guac, this recipe has loads of healthy fats. 

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Healthy party snacks: blue potato chips

“Wow” is what we all said when we bit into these thick chips made from blue potatoes. They’re satisfying, yet are the lowest-sodium chips we found. A 50-g serving (21 chips) has 230 calories, 9 g fat and 90 mg sodium. We’re already hooked.

If you haven’t heard of blue potatoes, then you might not know about purple sweet potatoes. No, they are not an urban legend.

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Healthy party snacks: Baked cheese puffs

These may have a neon-bright orange colour, but they’re so yummy and crunchy you’ll conveniently forget all about that. A 50-g serving (60 pieces) has 230 calories, 9 g fat and 430 mg sodium. You might even want
to lick your fingers.

If you want to stick to the real deal, know that this is how many calories are in the cheese you eat. 

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Originally Published in Best Health Canada