I have a gigantic proclivity for various packaged snacks especially the fried ones that are available across retail stores. Although I enjoy consuming the aforesaid products, I often end up with a feeling of guilt rather than contentment. I am sure many people face this situation on a daily basis.
However, the decision to amend our lifestyle and our eating habits rests with us solely. We have to take an initiative in this direction, if we wish to keep ourselves fit and healthy. This does not mean we give up on eating something we love. But, we have to be judicious with its consumption and search for healthier alternatives.
In my search for these healthy snacks, I have recently stumbled upon those that involve use of kale and quinoa. I had my doubts whether snacks made of these two superfoods would be appetizing enough. But, my apprehensions were not to stay for long. A trial of Kale Chips and Quinoa Puffs made by The Green Snack Co. proved that healthy snacks could be delicious and addictive too.
Here is a glimpse of these snacks from The Green Snack Co.:
1. KALE CHIPS (Cheese & Onion variant):
This comprised of kale that had been made crunchy by neither frying nor baking. A procedure called dehydration, which is a form of air drying is used to arrive at these chips. Owing to this methodology the chips are crunchy yet retain all the minerals and vitamins that kale is packed with. A mild coating comprising of ingredients like cashew, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese, onion & garlic powders, salt and white pepper made the kale flavorsome. Other important aspects of these chips are that they have:
2. QUINOA PUFFS (Saucy Salsa variant):
These are puffed snacks with quinoa being the lead ingredient. Apart from quinoa, other grains used to prepare these puffs include Amranth, Ragi, Soya, Rice and Maize. A salsa season consisting of natural tomato extract, salt, sugar, edible vegetable oil, chilli, garlic and onion adds a nice tangy flavor to the puffs. Consumption of merely a handful of these puffs brought a feeling satiety.
Akin to the Kale Chips, these puffs too are neither baked nor fried and have:
These snacks are currently available in select retail stores in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. More information regarding these snacks can be found on http://thegreensnackco.com/
Do let me know what you think about them.
Till then, HAPPY EATING…
- Regional Indian Food & Travel enthusiast