Favorite Find: Healthier fix next time you crave chips…

by Kristine on February 22, 2012

in Blog, Favorite Finds, Food Products

Happy Wednesday! Mid-week already!  This isn’t exactly a “new” Favorite Find, but I haven’t posted about it before.

I’m no stranger to Popchips. I first discovered them at a friends party.  They were served instead of chips. Brilliant!  Not fried, and crunchy chip-like taste.  Then, I started seeing them in stores. I’ve bought the big bag from Costco before in the BBQ flavor.  I think I got them for camping.

So here and there, I’ve mentioned Popchips and how delish they are, and a great alternative to chips when you crave them.

Then, I get this unexpected package in the mail, from the Popchips people!

Aww, thanks guys!  (Chip-chatting…how cute is that!)

I got to try a few flavors I hadn’t before, Sour Cream & Onion, Cheddar & Salt & Pepper

Sienna was in there like a dirty shirt, wanting to dig in asap.

(Don’t know why I didn’t think to tidy my disastrous kitchen before taking pics.  Ah well, let be honest, that’s how it normally looks! 😉 )

The Verdict?

The first flavor we tried was the Sour Cream & Onion, and I must say, it was our overall favorite.  I barely had 3, and she hogged the rest 😉 Sour Cream & Onion is normally one of my favorite chip flavors, so it was no surprise it was my fave.  Hubby liked the cheddar a lot, but he is also a cheddar chip fan.  Me, not so much.  None of them were bad, it totally just depends on your personal preference.

The salt & pepper would be a good substitute for a cracker. I bet a goat cheese and cranberry spread on top would be very good!

When she came up for air, she showed off the bag…

Ingredients/Nutrition:

Here’s the link if you want to take a peek at the ingredients. It varies with each flavor.  As of August 2011, their products are certified gluten-free, so that’s great too!

Nutrition wise, they are a TON better than regular chips as 1 oz (22 chips) has 120 cals, 4 g of fat, 20 g carbs.  Definitely a better alternative if you need a chip fix.  Of course, we all know there are healthier snacks out there (whole foods), but sometimes you need a chip, and this fits the bill!

Where to Buy?

I’m pretty sure this can be found in most major grocery stores in the US/Canada.  I’ve seen them everywhere.  Some stores carry more flavors that others though.

QUESTION: Have you tried Popchips?

See you tomorrow with a new recipe!

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    I had these at a party once and loved them! I had the salt and vinegar flavour and they were completely addictive. I wish a box of them would show up on my doorstep lol!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Yeah the salt and vinegar are good…nice and vinegar-y. It sure was a nice surprise.

  • http://runningtotheaisle.blogspot.com Destini

    I LOVE LOVE popchips. I was in the states not too long ago and picked up the Chili Lime…my fav. I stock up on these every time they are on sale.

  • http://twitter.com/eatspinrunrpt Angela

    Wow, what a great find! I haven’t tried Popchips yet but I know I’ve definitely seen them around. I’d be all over those salt and vinegar ones!

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