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Snack Food Alternatives

Potato chips are arguably the most popular classic snack food, but sometimes even they get boring if they are the only kind of snack you eat. Trying something different can make for happy taste buds and will prevent you from getting sick of eating the same thing all the time. So, what are the best chips when potato is simply not an option?

Tortilla chips.

Also called corn chips, these popular game-day snacks are salty, crunchy, satisfying, and come in a variety of flavors and colors (e.g. the purple ones that many people may not know are made from blue corn). You can eat them with guacamole, salsa, and/or sour cream. Alternatively, you could melt various kinds of cheese onto them, top it with olives, peppers, ground beef, etcetera, and turn it into a plate of nachos (mmm, nachos). 

Tortilla chips are delicious by themselves, but they have a base flavor that means the possibilities are endless. For instance, when making nachos, there are dozens of cheeses to choose from: mild cheddar, smooth asiago, spicy pepper jack, and more. Do you want vegetarian nachos, or are you a meat lover? Ground beef is certainly not the only option for nachos; go ahead and try pulled pork, moist and spicy pieces of chicken, and try hot sauce for an extra kick! Then choose your veggies: jalapeños, hot banana peppers, mild bell peppers, and just about anything else you can think of. That’s the beauty of corn chips, after all.

If you’re just looking for a game-day or movie-night snack, go with the classics—guacamole, salsa, sour cream—or be adventurous and try some bold dips for the first time. Travel over to here for some great party dip ideas. This recipe is beautiful, bright, and goes wonderfully with tortilla chips.   

These versatile chips are made by several brands and come in about as many flavors. While the original flavor is the most popular, this article is about trying new things, so why not stick with the theme? Tostitos offers a large variety of their product, including fire-roasted chipotle, toasted southwestern spices, and three cheese queso. Additionally, they offer their own line of dips which are sure to brilliantly complement your choice of tortilla chips.

So whether it’s game day, movie night, or you are simply out of dinner ideas, tortilla chips are a versatile food that are appropriate in almost any situation!