Healthy Snack for School Parties: Sweet Potato Chips
|May 14, 2012||Posted by Stacy under Healthy school snacks|
Need a healthy snack idea for a classroom party? I adore just about every chip flavor from Food Should Taste Good. But with 175 percent of the daily value for Vitamin A and 3 grams of fiber per serving (about 1 ounce or 15 chips), the kettle cooked Original Sweet Potato Chips really take the cake. They contain just three ingredients: sweet potatoes, sunflower oil and sea salt. They’re certified vegan and gluten free. And at 140 milligrams, the sodium content isn’t off the charts.
In case you’re curious, here’s a little more about how they’re prepared, courtesy of Food Should Taste Good:
“We start with domestically sourced, high quality sweet potatoes. We then slice them directly into high quality sunflower oil, one batch at a time. Our sunflower oil has a higher percentage of monounsaturated fat than traditional sunflower oil and is free of trans fat and cholesterol. The sweet potato slices are cooked at a lower temperature than traditional potato chips and are stirred by hand throughout the process.”
While the chips may not have sent them into the same kind of nirvana as, say, Pringles or Barbeque Lays, my kids happily devoured them and clamored for more.
The sweet potato chips also come in flavors such as Barbeque, Salt & Vinegar and Salt & Pepper (a tad spicy for my kiddos).
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