Archive for July 17, 2010

Saturday’s Ramblings

I was going to come up with a clever title for this post, but none of it really goes together, so I thought, forget it! I’ll just say what’s on my mind!

First of all, I have to confess, I LOVE tortilla chips. Love. I hardly ever buy them, because I can’t trust myself with a huge bag just sitting in the kitchen. I know it’s only a matter of days before the bag is empty, and I wonder how I ate them so fast… This got me wondering, how come tortilla chips don’t come in single serving bags? (And no, Doritos don’t count.) You can get pretty much everything else in single servings bags. Cookies, potato chips, pretzels, etc. But today, as I was strolling down the snack aisle at Whole Foods, I came across Garden of Eatin’ Popped Tortilla Chips! If you haven’t tried Popchips, I must say, they’re pretty good! In general, I’m not a huge potato chip fan, but these are pretty good, and they’re not too bad nutritionally. (They’re “popped” not fried!) So I was intrigued at this new tortilla chip. And better yet, a whole bag is only 3 servings! Perfect!

These guys are delicious! They’re crunchy but light, and they don’t have that greasy fried taste.  They’re great dipped in salsa, (I picked up some Trader Joe’s Chipotle Salsa) or on their own. They are a tad salty (ok, more than a tad, but I tend to like salty chips. These are just, very very salty) but it’s not overpowering. I’d recommend these chips for sure! (And even if you ate half the bag at once, it would still be less than 200 calories! And they’ve got some fiber in them as well!)

Yum!

Has anyone watched Food Inc? I watched it a few months ago and thought it was incredibly interesting. Now I’m watching “The Future of Food” (which is available to watch on Hulu for free!) This one is focused more on the agriculture industry, but it’s still kind of interesting. I also just finished reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, and now I’m reading a book called Food Politics. In Defense of Food was a much easier read… Food Politics is much longer, and much more… technical, but I’m trying to finish it, because I think the message is interesting. It’s focused a lot of food marketing, and how the government plays a role in everything. I’m not sure I’d recommend it, but I would definitely recommend In Defense of Food. Do you guys have any other nutrition/food related books or documentaries you like? I’m always up for suggestions!

One last thing, I recently updated my Blogroll page, so be sure to check it out. There are some really great bloggers on there!

Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend!

-LLV

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