Pop Chips, can’t say that I will. OK, so here’s the scoop. Recently I heard a fitness expert who I respect and admire, therefore will not be named; recommend Pop Chips. Many of you who have been reading my blogs for a while realize that I love potato chips as much as the next gal. Actually my two favorite vices might be potato chips and ice cream. Sometimes together in fact, just kidding.
I love potato chips, I always have but I mean real potato chips. When this fitness expert recommended Pop Chips I immediately investigated. As many of you know, I use myself as a guinea pig for you. Pop Chips are marketed as being healthy, all natural, non-fried chips. Well you can imagine my excitement.
Alas I must be candid. I purchased a couple of varieties, ate a small bag on Saturday and on Sunday morning I had a stuffy nose, scratchy throat and of course I was sneezing. This is a usual reaction of mine when a food item is not 100% clean and natural. I must admit I am a bit confused, perhaps it has something to do with the dehydrated potatoes, I am really not quite certain. Since I am not sure why I had this reaction the next day, here is my thought. I think I’ll stick to Lay’s. Yeah, you heard me, I said Lay’s. Why? Because I recommend the real thing. It’s called moderation my friends. So take it from me, if you have a craving, have a handful of the real thing and walk away. In fact, when you’re thinking about snacking please oh please think about the real thing. Don’t misunderstand, I am certainly not advocating eating fried food all the time, but if you love potato chips as much as I; choose one day a week and give in to your craving. But remember, just a handful.
When you are thinking about snacking and decide you’re going to be a little naughty, just exercise moderation. Allow me to remind you that there are many options of the real thing. Some of my favorites are:
- Lay’s original potato chips (not baked)
- Terra Chips (all types)
- Blue potato chips (one of my personal favorites)
- Tostitos corn chips
- …and many more
Obviously you get the idea. A little snacking is not going to harm you, so take my advice, reach for the real thing but take a handful and walk away from the bag. Sorry Pop Chips, I really thought I was going to recommend you. I did have high hopes.