Healthy Chips

September 24, 2008 | By | Comments (0)

Chipsandbags2 It’s fall and it’s tailgating time, so I’m always on the lookout for some healthier snack options for pre- and post-game munching. Members of our staff recently sampled several flavors of FoodShouldTasteGood chips.   This company was founded on the premise that food should not only taste good but also be good for you, so their chips are all natural without preservatives or artificial flavors, and also contain healthy ingredients such as flax, sesame, and sunflower seeds.

They are trans fat and cholesterol free , have about 6 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber per serving. The chips are also gluten free.  Most of the flavors have about 80 milligrams sodium per serving, although the Buffalo flavor has 270 milligrams. A serving, by the way, is about 10 chips.

So how do they taste?  We had a mostly positive reaction from our group with everyone agreeing that the chips are great with dips because of their sturdy, cracker-like texture. We also liked the nutty flavor provided by the whole grains and seeds.  We sampled all of the seven flavors, and here are a few of our comments:
Buffalo:  "spicy flavor explodes in your mouth." "Yum!  I’d pair them with a cheese dip."
Sweet Potato (pictured in bowl on left):  "Like them, although they don’t have a strong sweet potato flavor." "More like a corn chip with a slight sweet potato taste."
Chocolate (pictured in bowl on right): "Interesting. Not as sweet as I thought a chocolate corn chip would be." "You can taste the cocoa."  "Would be good crushed on top of ice cream or crushed as a base for a pie."  "Fabulous with Peanut Butter Dip!"
Multigrain: "My favorite. I liked the nutty flavor of the chip on its own. Would be great with a salad."
Olive: "Would love this with a goat cheese dip."

If you’re looking for a more wholesome chip to serve with dips and sandwiches, these chips do taste good and are more interesting than plain chips. But don’t go overboard.  Just because they’re made with wholesome ingredients doesn’t mean that you can throw portion control out the window.  If you eat only 10 chips, you’re still getting  6 grams of fat and 140 calories, which is not that much different than regular tortilla chips.

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