Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Posted by Thomas Dzomba
I discovered a great new snack a few weeks ago - perhaps you have already tried them. They are Plentils, made by Enjoy Life. Gluten free, dairy (and casein) free, soy free, and free of 6 other common allergens, they are light, crispy, and delicious.
Pictures from www.plentils.com
The base for these chips is lentil powder. Enjoy Life touts Plentils as "Chips with Benefits", and it's easy to see why. Lentils are a food high in protein, dietary fiber, and folate while low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and sodium. They are also a good source of essential minerals such as iron and manganese. A single serving of Plentils is a whopping 31 pieces (28 g), with an estimated four servings per bag, and only 130 calories per serving, and 6g of fat with no saturated fat. By comparison, a single 28 g serving of Lay's original potato chips (about 14 pieces) is 160 calories, with 10 g of fat with 1.5 g of saturated fat.
As you can see there are four varieties I have only tried two - the margherita pizza and the dill and sour cream. While I enjoyed the margherita pizza (a favorite of three of the kids) I (and my 3rd child) absolutely loved the dill and sour cream chips. In both cases the flavors meld together nicely - there is nothing really overpowering. And as I mentioned the chips are light and crispy.
If you find these in your local grocery or natural foods store, please give them a try. They are really good. I hope I get a chance to try the other two varieties soon.
For more information go to www.plentils.com or www.enjoylifefoods.com.
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