Calories in Apple Chips

by Nina K.

Apple chips may seem like a sensible choice if you're trying to lose weight, but the truth is that this processed fruit product may not be much better for your waistline than the potato chips you're likely trying to avoid. Made with oil, packaged apple chips can be high in fat, and they often contain added sugars as well. For lighter apple chips, make them at home in the oven using lean ingredients.

Calorie Count

The exact calorie content varies by brand, but apple chips may contain 140 to 150 calories per ounce, depending on the flavor. In comparison, 1 ounce of plain potato chips contains about 158 calories. Homemade apple chips can be much easier on the waistline. A recipe from "CountryLiving" uses apple, lemon juice and a light dusting of sugar. One serving, which consists of chips from half an apple, is just 50 calories. Trade the sugar for cinnamon for an even healthier treat.

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About the Author

Nina K. is a Los Angeles-based journalist who has been published by USAToday.com, Fitday.com, Healthy Living Magazine, Organic Authority and numerous other print and web publications. She has a philosophy degree from the University of Colorado and a journalism certificate from UCLA.