So you’re throwing a dinner party or trying to pack a healthy lunch, but every major chip brand out there seems to be full of nasty preservatives and additives. MSG, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup — you name it. It stinks, and it's annoying wasting your time looking over the ingredients, right?
And even when you spend the time, sometimes it’s tough to know which brands are non-GMO chips and which ones are just "organic" without really backing it up.
We've matched up the most common snack foods with our favorite non-GMO project verified chip alternatives or healthy snacks for each!
If you do a bit of digging, there are healthy and delicious alternatives for every snack you love. That includes non-GMO potato chips and non-GMO corn chips, we promise.
So give these organic and non-GMO snacks a try instead, and provide healthy and delicious snacks for your next get together or lunch!
Swap Ruffles for Kettle Brand Potato Chips!
Kettle Brand launched their line of natural, non-GMO potato chips all the way back in 2012... and America hasn't been the same since. Their crunchy texture, health-conscious ingredients, and fun flavors have made them a staple in households across the US.
With varieties such as New York Cheddar, Buffalo Bleu and Maple Bacon, how could you not give these chips a try?
Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, sea salt.
Swap Fritos for Trader Joe's Corn Dippers!
Who doesn't love Trader Joe's? I mean come on. It's so popular that people even cross the border from Canada to the U.S. just to go shopping.
And it's easy to get why. Their corn dippers are super tasty and way better for you than Fritos.
Organic Corn, Organic Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt.
Swap Doritos for Squeaky Pops!
Low calorie, non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, kosher, no artificial ingredients, delicious — we loooove Squeaky Pops.
White Rice Flour, Chickpea Flour, Salt, Whey, Cheddar Cheese [(Milk, Salt, Cheese Cultures, & Enzymes), Salt, Disodium Phosphate and Annatto Extract], Natural Flavors, Buttermilk Powder, Onion Powder, Yeast, Paprika, Turmeric, Lactic Acid, Garlic Powder and Sunflower Oil.
Swap generic butter popcorn for Quinn Snacks Microwave Popcorn!
Mmmm... Quinn Snacks Microwave Popcorn is so much better for you than regular microwave popcorn! You feel lighter and less greasy, but still get that delicious popcorn fix you need when settling down for a movie. They have a bunch of delicious flavors including sea salt and buttered as well.
Organic popcorn kernels, high oleic sunflower oil, butter powder (cream, salt, buttermilk), and sea salt.
Swap Tostitos for Garden of Eatin’ Sprouted Blues Corn Tortilla Chips!
Apart from the pun-tastic name, these tortilla chips are the perfect, non-GMO addition to your house party. Just make some guacamole or salsa and voila! You’ve got a healthy and delicious party snack.
Organic blue corn, expeller pressed canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, organic sprouted grain and lentil blend (organic brown rice, organic green lentils, organic quinoa), organic gum acacia, sea salt.
Swap Lays or Ruffles for Wicked Crisps!
Just as the name implies, Wicked Crips are wickedly delicious and GMO-free to boot. They have a bunch of cool flavors, including:
- Red Curry Hummus
- Roasted Garlic and Asiago Cheese
- Spinach Parmesan
- Spring Vegetable Medley
- Sweet Potato Souffle
- Cheesy Cheese Pizza (kid-approved!)
And how cool is that branding?
Sweet Potato Crisp (Rice Flour, Pea and/or Potato Starch, Corn Flour, Pea and/or Potato Fiber, Dried Sweet Potato, Sugar, Salt, Dried Beets, Paprika, Turmeric), Sunflower Oil, Souffle Seasoning (Sugar, Brown Sugar, Maltodextrin (from IP Corn), Honey Solids, Gum Arabic, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors (including Vanilla). Allergen Info: This product is produced in a facility that processes products using soy.
Swap Cheetos for Beanitos' Baked Crunch Mac n' Cheese
I have a soft spot in my heart for Cheetos, I'll be honest. But when I found Beanitos I couldn't believe how good they were! And the texture/experience is spot on. You'll never look back, believe me.
Cooked Navy Beans, Long Grain Rice, Sunflower Oil, Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Whey Powder, Buttermilk Powder, Salt, Annatto Extract (Color), Sea Salt, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Black Pepper, Tapioca Flour.
Swap regular pretzels for Quinn's Classic Sea Salt Pretzels!
This is number two on the list of Quinn! They just make wonderful products, so keep an eye out for that name. And if you're a serial pretzel snacker, then you should really look into these sea salt pretzels. They are dangerously delicious.
Whole Grain Sorghum Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour*, Potato Flour, Potato Starch, Organic Palm Oil**, Salt, Cane Sugar*, Xanthan Gum, Organic Honey*, Apple Cider Vinegar*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin.
Swap Ritz for Back to Nature's Classic Round Crackers
It's hard to beat having round club crackers and dips at a get-together, but that doesn't mean you have to buy Ritz or other brands packed with GMOs. Try Back to Nature's Classic Round Crackers instead!
Enriched Wheat Flour, Safflower Oil, Raw Sugar, Brown Rice Syrup, Leavening (Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin.
Swap Goldfish for Annie's Cheddar Bunnies
Wanting to relive your childhood or give your child a healthier option? Trade Goldfish for Annie’s delicious Cheddar Bunnies. It may take a bit of convincing to get your kid to eat bunnies instead of fish, but you should be able to win them over!
Organic wheat flour, organic expeller-pressed sunflower oil, salt, organic cheddar cheese (pasteurized organic milk, cheese cultures, sea salt, enzymes), organic yeast, organic cultured whole milk, organic paprika, organic nonfat milk, organic annatto (for color), organic onion powder, organic celery seed powder, enzymes.
Bonus: Swap Slim Jim for Chomps!
CHOMPS (that’s us!) make our healthy, protein-packed meat snacks with just a few of the best, natural ingredients — humane and sustainably sourced meats, and none of the bad stuff! They aren’t chips, but if you’re looking for non-GMO, healthy satiation and deliciousness, then they're for you!
- Whole30 approved
100% grass-fed beef, water, sea salt, encapsulated lactic acid, celery juice, black pepper, red pepper, garlic powder, coriander, and stuffed in a beef collagen casing.
Well, there you go!
10 delicious non-GMO chips or snack options for you to try out. You really can’t go wrong — just pick what sounds good to you and make it happen.
Really though, if you start swapping any of your snacking habits for the options above, you're bound to start seeing a difference in your life! And, you may even notice a reduction in your cravings due to the lack of MSG! It’s a win-win!