The following two products are a-mazing! They were both briefly mentioned during the very first week of the launching of my blog.
Garden Sea Salt Veggie Straws, by Sensible Portions.
They’re not potato chips, but sure do replace that crunchy chip craving without adding the fat-laden guilt.
Garden Veggie Straws have non-GMO ingredients, have no trans fats, 0 cholesterol, have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and have 30% less fat than most potato chips. A 1-oz bag is only 140 calories and 7 grams of fat. Spinach, tomato, potato, and beetroot make this snack a healthy choice.
Here’s another, healthier potato chip replacement. These wonderful snacks only have 1 or 2 recognizable ingredients. That’s why I love them. The Cinnamon Apple Chips (our favorite) have 2 ingredients – apples and cinnamon. The Banana Chips are simply bananas and nothing else. The sweet flavor is built in so there are no added sugars. If that doesn’t convince you, how about this – – they’re gluten-free, use non-GMO ingredients, have 3-4 grams of fiber per serving, and 0mg of cholesterol and sodium. Unlike chips, they’re baked, not fried (eliminating the saturated fat) and they have no preservatives.
I will not confirm or deny my involvement in eating an entire bag of Apple Chips, but these things are so guilt-free that if I was so inclined to eat an entire 4 oz bonus-size bag (the equivalent of 6 apples) of these tasty snacks, I would only be eating 385 calories, 0 g of fat, 0mg of sodium, and a whopping 14 g of fiber. Try that will a 4 oz bag of plain potato chips and you will be packing on 640 calories, 40 g of fat, a measly 4 g of fiber and a whopping 680mg of sodium.
Side Note: Dip the Banana or Granny Smith Apple variety in peanut butter and watch your tastebuds rejoice!