You know how Lay’s has that saying, “Betcha can’t eat just one?” Well, there’s another contender for that slogan, and it’s Simply 7 chips. They’re downright addictive. Like, so addicting I’ve banned them from my cabinets because I apparently lose all self-control around them. (Hey, you have to know your triggers!)
Usually it’s the sweets that call to me, but these lightly flavored delicate little chips made with no trans fat, no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, no gluten and no GMO ingredients, were calling my name—over and over again. They come in six flavors: Hummus Sea Salt, Hummus Tomato Basil, Hummus Spicy Chili Pepper, Lentil Sea Salt, Lentil Creamy Dill and Lentil Bruschetta. While some are certainly better than others (Lentil Bruschetta and Hummus Spicy Chili Pepper take top taste-test honors in my book—although the other varieties are good for those with palates that aren’t as game for spicy and/or overly flavored foods), they’re all just so airy and easy to nibble on. Like, too easy.
With 50 percent less fat than potato chips, these Simply 7 chips are far better for you than regular potato chips. A one-ounce serving of about 30 chips has just 130 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein. And the ingredient list on each of them is impressively easy to pronounce and understand (chickpeas, flour, garlic powder, olive oil—I know what those things are!). They’re also made of beans—lentils and chickpeas—rather than potatoes. You know how we like our bean chips…
You can buy Simply 7 chips at most natural food stores, or order a 12-pack that includes two bags of each flavor for about $35. The 12-pack is perfect for a party, where there are plenty of people to gobble them up—which is exactly how I plan to enjoy them in the future (mindfully and with good company).
Like I said, portion control and a little self restraint is a must around these. At least for me it is. Are there any all-natural snacks that you can’t just eat one of? Tried Simply 7 hummus or lentil chips before? Share! —Jenn