Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My new favorite healthy snack - Pop Chips

Despite my best attempts to lead a healthy lifestyle, I fall into old gluttonous ways every so often.  I'm not ashamed to admit that there was a point in time where I could sit down and eat an entire bag of Doritos.  Or eat an entire tray of brownies.  Heck, I probably still could.  But I've tried to curb my unhealthy eating habits so that I can provide better fuel for my body since I'm training to run a full marathon in the spring.  (Cleveland Marathon or bust, baby!)

During my most recent visit to Whole Foods, I came upon a huge display of Popchips, the all natural, non-fried, non-baked potato chip alternative.  (Think Munchos, but not nearly as bad for you)
I love all things barbecue flavored,  but generally can't eat them because they contain red dye, something I'm really allergic to.  But since Popchips are all natural, they use naturally colored "red things" like tomatoes to make the chips reddish orange.  Genius, huh? 

These little airy chips didn't let me down.  They pack a great crunch and a nice barbecue flavor, and at only 120 calories per serving (19 chips) with 4 grams of fat, they really do make a great relatively healthy snack.  With flavors like salt and vinegar, sour cream and onion, and cheddar, these little chips could easily take the place of their non-healthy cousins in my cupboard.  If you're trying to start off the new year with "healthier ways," you should give these chips a try.

What are your favorite relatively healthy snacks? 

1 comment:

  1. These look great! My favorite snack is apples and peanut butter - and my site is http://www.snack-girl.com/