Thursday, October 4, 2012
Is it possible to become addicted to a potato chip? Well I may need rehab!
Before I began my healthy eating lifestyle potato chips were one of my favorite snacks. I stayed away from them completely because I felt there was no healthy alternative that was palatable for me. I hate the baked chips and am leery of the chips fried in Olean, so I just stayed away completely.
While wondering around the supermarket on day I stumbled up Good Health Kettle Style Avocado Oil Potato Chips. My first thought, these couldn’t possibly be good…avocado oil not so sure about that. Being the foodie that I am, and the fact they were on sale, I decided to try them. I bought the Sea Salt and Barcelona Barbecue flavors (on sale 2 for $5). Even after getting them home I was still hesitant and let them sit in the cabinet for a few days. I finally decided to take them to work with me to eat with my sandwich. Love at first bite and they are good for you too, I am in heaven.
I started with the Sea Salt flavor and it was absolute perfection. The chip was hearty and crisp but not as hard as some other kettle chip brands I have tried. You absolutely do not taste any avocado flavor and there is no after taste. I watch my salt intake due to high blood pressure and have become very sensitive to too much salt. Each serving of these chips come in at around 100mg of salt per serving and it is the perfect amount of salt for the chips. The next day I tore into the barbecue flavor and it did not disappoint. The chips have the right amount of barbecue flavor again without being too salty.
These potato chips are kettle cooked in all natural pure avocado oil. The Avocado is an amazing fruit full of anti-oxidants, monounsaturated fat (“the good fat”) and loads of nutrients. By cooking the chips in all natural avocado oil, Good Health Natural Foods harnesses the energy of the "good fat" in Avocados that is helpful in reducing LDL cholesterol while maintaining HDL cholesterol levels important for a balanced diet. The mild flavor of Avocados provides no funny after taste and leaves room for great flavors, like Chilean Lime. Cooking the chips kettle style ensures a hearty, crispy chip, which is what I love when it comes to potato chip eating.
Who is Good Health Natural Products? “Based in Greensboro, NC, Good Health® Natural Products, Inc. is a leading innovator in the natural and organic markets producing healthy snacks such as Olive and Avocado Oil Potato Chips, Veggie Stix® and the new HUMBLES™, a baked hummus chip. Good Health® Natural Products has developed a reputation for healthy living and creativity that has always resulted in products that are beyond ordinary! The company began with Veggie Stix® pioneering the veggie snack category of consumer foods. Next came the revolutionary Olive Oil Potato Chips (another first of its kind) providing the consumer a delicious source of mono and polyunsaturated fats.
Why We Exist: We believe that individuals should have the right to live healthier lives if they so choose. We believe that this right can only be exercised if people have access to affordable, all natural, superior performing and healthier-for-you products, products that Good Health is committed to creating in order to realize the vision of a world in which one can make the best choices for themselves and their families.” http://www.goodhealthnaturalproducts.com/
Good Health has developed proprietary technology to kettle cook potato chips with avocado oil without transferring high fat content resulting in 30% less fat. Each serving (of the 5 oz bag) has 140 calories, 7 grams of fat (Saturated fat 1g), Sodium 115 mg, and no cholesterol. They also use all natural seasoning in their other flavors.
I must say the only caveat I have with these chips is that I can’t stop eating them. I am not proud of this, but I ate the entire 5 oz bag. Hence, my reason for rehab! Good Health Snacks are widely available at health food stores including Whole Foods, most supermarkets, even Walgreens and of course online at Amazon and Drugstore.com.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do…
Posted by Wholistic Health at 12:22 PM