Sunday, October 27, 2013
If you love chips like my family does but want to make sure you get the best bang out of your calories then I suggest you look into a new snack called Eat Your Vegetables chips by a great company called Snikiddy Foods. First of all I LOVE the story behind this company.
Snikiddy was founded in 2006 by a mom (Mary Schulman) and her mother. And what does Snikiddy actually mean? Well it is a shorten way to say persnickety which means choosy or picky. And Snikiddy Foods has picked only the healthiest of ingredients for this snack chip. The first ingredient in Eat Your Vegetable chip is navy beans which is followed by other veggies like kale, sweet potatoes, and carrots ~ just to name a few. They are non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and don't contain MSG. These chips contain Vitamin A but not much sodium. They are available in 5 flavors: Sea Salt, Sea Salt and Lime, Jalapeno Ranch, Italian Herb and Olive Oil and Sour Cream and Onion. I personally found the Sea Salt and the Sour Cream and Onion to be our favorites. They are full of flavor and even quickly became a favorite of the kids.
13 chips in considered a serving of vegetables and count as 1 starch and 1 fat. The fiber content is pretty darn good considering most chips don't offer any fiber - with these chips you get 3 grams of fiber per serving. Now I am not suggesting we all turn to these chips for our vegetable source...I will always suggest consuming fresh veggies however if you are going to grab a chip for that crunchy craving this is a great option. As always, moderation is the key. Keep mindful of how much you eat and I like to suggest getting some snack-size zip-lock bags and portion out the chips so you are keeping track of portion sizes.
You can find these healthy chips at local retailer such as Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market and many more stores. You can also order them online at Amazon. Be sure you visit their website so you can sign up for a free coupon too!
Until next time...
Founder - Total Nutrition Technology