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Potato chips have always been a weakness of mine, and since joining a gym 2.5 months ago, I have been trying to avoid eating them. Last night though, I really wanted to have some chips with my veggie burger and salad. As a compromise (with myself), I decided to try Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips, Salted flavour.

 

Ingredients: potatoes [with the skins on!], safflower and/or sunflower oil, salt.

 

Nutritional Facts: According to my bag, a serving of 30-32 “Salted” chips (just over 1/3 of the bag) has 170 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, and 190 mg of sodium. Interestingly, the Kettle Brand website does not list a “Salted” flavour, only a “Lightly Salted” flavour. According to the website,  a serving of 20 “Lightly Salted” chips has 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 135 mg of sodium.

 

Pros

  • Less fat (than fried chips)
  • Less sodium (than fried chips)
  • Large serving size 
  • Short list of natural ingredients 
  • Strong potato flavour
  • Nice crunch (though not quite as crunchy as a fried Kettle chips – which is actually  plus for me)

 

Cons

  • Not organic
  • Still junk food (albeit healthier than some junk food)

 

For more on baked potato chips, check out this CTV “[Baked] Potato chip taste taste” video.

 

To make your own potato chips, try this recipe for “Microwave Potato Chips“.

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I just read the “Let’s Talk Favorites” post on Gluten-free is life, and thought that I would try to write my own favourites list. Here it goes:

*bold typeface denotes a favourite product in a category, but all products listed are ones that I enjoy*

Bread
  • El Peto Multi Grain Bread
  • Kingsmill Flax Seed Bread

Cold Cereal

  • Nature’s Path’s Mesa Sunrise (everyday cereal)
  • Nature’s Path Crispy Rice (everyday cereal)
  • Envirokidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs (sweet treat)
  • Envirokidz Koala Crisp (sweet treat)
  • Enjoy Life Very Berry Crunch (granola!)

Cookies

  • Ginger Snaps from Heartwood Bakery (a local restaurant)
  • Enjoy Life Soft-Baked Cookies (I’ve yet to pick a favourite flavour)
  • Glutino Zebra Dreams
  • Envirokidz Animal Crackers Vanilla
Crackers
  • Want-Want  Superslim Brown Rice Crisps (Black Sesame)
  • Mary’s Gone Crackers Onion
  • Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins Smokehouse
Hot Cereal
  • Bob’s Redmill Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal
  • El Peto Apple & Cinnamon Cream of Rice Cereal
Pasta
  • Gogo Quinoa Spaghetti
  • Gogo Quinoa Amaranth Penne
Tortillas
  • Food for Life’s Brown Rice Tortillas
  • Corn Tortillas (any brand)
Snack Bars
  • Enjoy Life Soft and Chewy Coco Loco Snack Bars
  • Enjoy Life Soft and Chewy Very Berry Snack Bars
  • Glutino Apple Breakfast Bar
Waffles
  • Nature’s Path Buckwheat Wildberry Waffles

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Glutino Cinnamon French Toast

Glutino Cinnamon French Toast

Pros

  • Nice hint of cinnamon
  • Gooey texture reminiscent of French toast
  • Gluten free and vegan!
Cons
  • Expensive (here in Halifax, Nova Scotia it costs almost $6.00 for 6 measly slices)
  • High in fat (18 grams per 2 slices)
  • Needs to be baked – not toasted or fried
Final Thoughts
I thought that this product was alright: it was okay slathered in pure maple syrup, but it was pretty bland on its own. If the cost was not so prohibitive, I would probably buy it on occasion.

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