The hubby LOVES his chips no matter how carb conscious we are. It’s his weakness. Not only does he love them but like most people, adhering to the actual serving size is near impossible. Because of this we started looking for a chip of a “lesser evil” for him.
While I’m not opposed to having yummy crunchy snacks in the house, I lean toward homemade snacks like my homemade granola because most store bought snacks have too many ingredients that I don’t like or for that matter can’t even say.
It’s taken time and lots of experimenting with different brands, ingredients, flavors, etc. But through all of that, we not only found a “lesser evil” but we found a chip that’s not evil at all!
(For the record, I am not being compensated in any way shape or form for these reviews, this is just my honest opinion)
Behold our Gluten Free Chip Discovery!
These chips not only solve the healthy ingredient preference but also the “serving size” dilemma and each of these 2 brands of chips are Gluten Free.
Our first favorite chip discovery is from Van’s. Our favorite flavor is Nacho Nacho Man. This chip has so much going for it. The stats might not leave you thinking these are very tasty but let me tell you – THEY ARE AWESOME! They do not taste like cardboard, they have awesome flavor and are airy and light. Check out these stats and you’ll be thinking “how can something with stats like that be yummy?”:
- Loaded with brown rice, oats, millet, quinoa and amaranth
- 18 grams nutrient rich whole grains
- Gluten Free Certified
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- No hydrogenated or GMO oil
- Corn Free
- Cholesterol Free
Impressive stats huh? What even better is that the whole bag is 5.5 ounces so by the hubby’s standards equals “1 Serving Size per Hubby“. So if your snacking gets away from you, it could be way worse.
They cost a little more than the typical potato chips but we look at them as a once in a while treat. They are way better than any fattening, greasy, hydrogenated oil laden potato chip, not only nutritionally but they taste awesome!
We savor these and eat them slow because they are so good. They melt in your mouth. They also have a BBQ version too.
Our second favorite chip discovery is by Simply 7. We absolutely love these Cheddar Quinoa Chips. They have a different texture than the first chip. They are firmer and the texture reminds me of a bugle chips, remember those?
I love the nutritional stats of this chip too.
- Gluten Free Certified
- Non-GMO Project Verified (nothing genetically modified)
- No Trans Fat
- No Artificial Colors or Flavors
- No Preservatives
- 9 grams of protein
This bag is a little smaller at 3.5 ounces which again falls into the “1 Serving Size per Hubby”. They have an awesome crunch and are super satisfying. Strong enough for your favorite Greek yogurt dip too.
Neither one of us are gluten sensitive either, which goes to show that you don’t need to limit your choices just because it’s labeled gluten-free. There is no taste sacrifice with these chips. Delicious is delicious.
There you have it. The clouds have parted. Now go do a victory lap around the house with a bag in each hand, speaking in tongues because you can have your chippity chips again!!