My New Veggie Crisps (gluten-free, dairy-free and yummy)…why I heart Whole Foods

//My New Veggie Crisps (gluten-free, dairy-free and yummy)…why I heart Whole Foods

My newest fav snack

As most of you know, I am always looking for snack I can eat on the run.  I am hardly ever in one place in one day and am notorious for skipping food if I don’t find options I feel good about eating (Ben gets so annoyed about this.  Especially when I get cranky due to hunger).  But, I’m super stubborn – and I don’t eat dairy and try hard not to over-starch, gluten or indulge in sugar – making me very picky and a terrible pain to take out.

But ignoring hunger in the name of “healthy choices” is counter-productive.  Its so important to eat regularly to stabilize our blood sugar and regulate our digestion.  I also found that I lost muscle from my bad habits, and this in turn is very aging (frown).  Remember, a loss of tissue is a sign of aging , and without strong bones and toned muscles, we begin to see excess skin and sagging.

So, I have recently attempted to honor my dietary restrictions as well as graze throughout the day.  While I have taken to packing curried cashews, I was excited to see Whole Foods had new Veggie Chips in their bulk section.

I was a bit wary because: a. they were $5.99 for a pint size amount (they don’t call it “Whole Pay Cheque” for nothin’) , and b. they veggie-ness of them had me wondering if they would taste any good.

To my delight, these dry vegetables were very tasty.  Slightly sweet carrots and taro paired with crunchy green beans and butternut squash pieces were a great treat midday.  I also love how they have a good crispiness to them, making me feel like I am eating junk food potato chips.  But instead of using reconstituted potato flakes, these veggies crisps only use whole vegetables (okay, okay and salt).

The best part is that they are very portable (easily be packed in my purse) – and convenience is key for me.  I don’t even mind paying $5.99 for it.

2012-06-14T16:55:33-04:00 By |Healthy Eating|4 Comments

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  1. Jess *forever addicting* November 3, 2010 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Oh Whole Foods, how I love thee. These veggie chips sound enticing! I’ll have to give them a whirl next time I linger at the bulk foods section (which always seems to happen).

    Healthy, wholesome, and convenient snacks…I hear ya! I try to pack an apple, zip-lock bag full of carrot sticks, or homemade granola with me when I’m out and about, but sometimes it’s easy to rush out the door without my head, let alone healthy snack packs.

    Thanks for sharing this WF snack idea. They look crispy, crunchy, and oh-so delightful.

    • kristen November 16, 2010 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Do you have your homemade granola recipe on your blog? Sounds like something I should do!

  2. Elegantly Eco November 26, 2013 at 8:49 am - Reply

    You could probably get the same effect without salt if you have a dehydrator or perhaps baking the veggies in the oven at a low heat for a longer time.

    • kristen November 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      So true!

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