And we are back! We missed y’all so much but the week off was certainly needed. But onto to today’s blog.
For our Foodie Monday back, I wanted to do a little something different for you. I have a snacking problem. Well it’s not really a problem because it’s good to have small snacks between meals to keep your metabolism going, but yes I LOVE SNACK TIME!
Usually I have a rice cake, almonds, hard boiled egg, or some type of veggie (maybe with a little hummus to dip). But sometimes you just crave something crunchy or sweet, and it has taken me a while to find a few delicious and healthy snacks to put in my rotation. Just an FYI, I love chips so it shouldn’t surprise you that two of my choices are salty snacks.
Simply 7 | Lentil Chips, Sea Salt
These chips are so delicious, I happy sighed the first time I ate one. They are really light and airy and have major crunch. They are kind of like a healthy version of Munchos potato crisps (if you remember those). They satisfy my salty craving and since they are made with lentils they actually keep me full for a while.
We created Simply7 because of a distressing trend we noticed in our local grocery stores: food made with ingredients that most people don’t recognize and can’t even pronounce. Go to your pantry and see if your favorite products pass this test: Can you name the natural source of each ingredient? Do you know what you are really eating? Can you pronounce the ingredients on the label?
I decided to create a company that makes sure that every ingredient in our products is not only natural but is SIMPLE. I also wanted to show people that simple ingredients are actually exceptionally delicious.
I don’t have a place in my pantry for healthy products that taste like cardboard, so I don’t expect you to have to sacrifice taste either. We took these principles and established the 7 core standards that our company stands behind. Hence, our Simply7 name:
- Clean Ingredients
- No Added Preservatives
- 0 Grams Trans Fats
- No Artificial Colors or Flavors
- Gluten Free
- Simple ingredients
- Simply Delicious
Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips
So when I saw these at the grocery store, my initial thought was, cooked in coconut oil…hmmm…that has a strong flavor. I walked away and then went back to the aisle realizing I love the flavor of coconut so why not try these. Boy was I glad I did. I picked up the Blue Heirloom and Sweet Potato chips, both were amazing. If you don’t like the taste of coconut, don’t get these, if you do like the flavor GRAB yourself a few bags. The balance of the flavor of coconut oil and the saltiness of the blue heirloom chips was amazing. Then the flavor mix of the sweet and salty of the sweet potato chip was perfection paired with the coconut oil flavor. Coconut oil is an amazing product and it has so many uses and health benefits, so even though these are potato chips, I don’t feel so guilty eating them since they are cooked in coconut oil. They are a must try.
Our mission is to encourage self-discovery by providing educational and information resources that empower them with knowledge about traditional fats, nutritional density, and the provenance of the food they purchase and how those purchasing choices affect the entire supply chain.
The GFB | Gluten Free Bites
Every once in a while I will crave a sweet snack. I must admit, I have to stop myself from giving in to the urge to run to the vending machine to buy a chocolate bar. That’s where The GFB comes in to save the day. I found these one day while I was shopping at a TJ Maxx and was about to eat my hand while waiting on line for so long, LOL. The first flavor I tried was the PB&J, and it was amazing, it really was a little ball of crunchy PB&J. The next flavor I tried was the Dark Chocolate Hazelnut; it was more than I hoped for and got rid of that chocolate craving. It was almost Nutella-esque in flavor, YUM.
We make healthy snacks much like you would in your own kitchen, only in slightly larger quantities (and a little more frequently). It all starts with a scale and a mixer for our ingredients. Then several dedicated employees watch carefully to ensure that each recipe comes out just right. The results speak for themselves: the tastiest healthy snacks on the market today.
Better yet, if you know of any yummy healthy snacks tell us what they are, we love trying new things!