Readers of my ‘Return 2 Slender…Second Helpings’ bariatric cookery book will know that I have 3 delicious recipes when a snack attack comes on and only a quick crispy fix will do…my Microwave vegetable crisps/chips; Crunchy dippers or sliders; and Baked salami poppers….all great with dips, salsa or just plain and simple.
I devised the recipes because I couldn’t find something off the shelf, ready-made that satisfied my tastebuds, held up well nutritionally and came in a convenient form.
Well now there is…The Food Doctor Crsipy Thins have just been launched which bring taste and health to the crisp/chip/snack market. They are made from 50% soy and 50% corn and contain less than 99 calories per bag. What impresses me is the high level of protein (25%) and fibre they contain, whilst also being 50% lower in saturated fat than standard fried potato-based crisp/chip snacks.
There are 4 standard 23 g bag varieties:
Mild Korma – flavoured with cumin and mild curry spices
Sweet Chilli – aromatic with a subtle tinge of Far Eastern cuisine
Spicy Chipotle – flavoured with smoked chillies and paprika
Hot Wasabi – not for the faint-hearted…these thins make you sit up and take note (and I now rate my favourite!)
And to complement the packs for one, there is also an 85g family or sharing bag made with 5 grains (whole wheat, corn, rice, oats and barley).
All of the range are pressed and popped, not fried or baked so they are never greasy. They would make a great lunchbox addition for serving with hummous or another pate or spread.
In terms of nutrition on average they are about 99 calories per bag, have about 5.7g protein, about 1-2g sugars and about 3g fat (of which only 0.2g is of the saturated kind).
I’m tempted to say (so I will) that these crisps/chips should come on prescription from the Doctor!