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Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?

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If you're trying to sneak more vegetables into your-or your kid's-diet, swapping regular potato chips for veggie chips or sticks may seem like a healthy substitution. But nutrition experts say some of these ostensibly good-for-you snacks are just junk food in disguise.
“Those veggie sticks are super popular at my six-year-old's kindergarten, but they're really no better than potato chips,” says Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at the Ohio State University Medical Center. “They have very small amounts of spinach or tomato paste, but they're still a deep-fried food, and they're not going to...
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