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Offline coppercone2Topic starter

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alternative chips/puffs
« on: February 11, 2023, 07:18:14 am »
I noticed that on food health websites, the alternative snack foods based on things like lentils have a much higher rating for food quality.

For instance:
https://www.fooducate.com/product/Wise-Onion-Rings/1CE6E5D6-E10A-11DF-A102-FEFD45A4D471

vs
https://www.fooducate.com/product/Trader-Joe-s-Lentil-Rice-Snacks-Sour-Cream-Onion-Rings/6234C06F-F7AD-7EE3-45A4-B32CF23F56D8

I don't have the trader joes brand, but I bought lentil+ onion rings today, and I gotta say the taste is very similar, and it seems like a worth while switch to make.

I noticed there are alot of options (while non are probobly very healthy) that seem to be a good alternative to corn/potato chips. I feel like if you really wanna enjoy these snacks, along with the dip, making any kind of substitutions is probobly a good idea. I feel like over the years it would make a difference, if you are willing to pay. Like those ways onion rings with cheese wiz vs those lentil rings with cheese whiz, its a solid F instead of a hole in the paper I think.

But some of these alternative options are not necessarily better, like you can make a good argument that the potato chip is superior to a pita chip, because its actually a vegetable, if salt is moderated (if they are cooked with the same process). baked v baked or fried v fried.

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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2023, 06:49:26 pm »
I got some lentil puffs/crisps once, quite tasty.  A bit pricey, which is kind of the problem of course; potatoes or corn, and soybean or canola or corn oil, are just so cheap.  Have also had curry flavor something or other which were nice, check an Asian grocery I suspect?

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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2023, 05:41:37 pm »
I got some kind of crispy beets to try out.

They also have those vegetable puffs (which are not as healthy as you would think however) that are pretty good.

I also noticed if I eat like.. alot of cheetos or something, its very easy to get a stomach ache later. The alternative products do not produce the same effects in similar quantity. I am pretty sure after many years that if you decide to have a bag of chips for dinner at 1am, the 'health product' alternatives = less heart burn, stomach ache, etc... could also have to do with manufacturers being more mindful about salt content or additives like dye.

Fruit chips (banana) are delicious but quite caloric, plantain chips are actually similar to potato chips in flavor. I would bet though that banana chips might have more nutritional value then potato chips (vitamins, minerals, etc).

Same with the popcorn chips, while generally unhealthy I think they provide more energy and less of a heavy feeling if you consume too many as a meal compared to potato chips. Like I notice more and more that consuming more then what used to be a 25 cent bag of typical chips (i.e. lays) leads to digestive upsets. Those are more like rice cakes.
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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2023, 03:14:54 am »
You could make your own using potato, sweet potato or other similar vegetables:

https://feelgoodfoodie.net/recipe/oven-baked-potato-chips

Add any spices you like such as paprika, chilli, cumin, or even dried herbs.
 

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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2023, 06:18:59 am »
the sour cream and onion lentil rings are better then the BBQ ones. I don't like BBQ chips in general but if you had to try one get the sour cream and onion because that deep tang and stuff you get from BBQ chips is not as present. I think they just don't season them as heavily
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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2023, 12:30:39 pm »
Well as an agricultural student, I can tell you that this is obvious to me. First of all, lentils are leguminous crops and all legumes are nutritious. specifically for lentils, they're very high in potassium, fiber, and folate. we all know how effective potassium is in lowering high blood pressure. Fiber is very effective in our overall digestive system. And folate is effective in healthy cell growth and it's nutrient plays a special role to women in pregnancy as well as their babies.
 

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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2023, 03:17:30 pm »
Wonder if this is GPT.
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Re: alternative chips/puffs
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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2023, 04:13:57 pm »
they get into our threads and start spamming !
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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2023, 04:36:54 pm »
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they get into our threads and start spamming

spam puffs


    1 can spam
    1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    1 cup baking mix, such as Bisquick
    1 teaspoon water
    1/4 teaspoon chilli powder

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the spam Cheddar cheese, baking mix, water and  chilli powder
    Grease a baking sheet.
    Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
    Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.

 

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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2023, 04:56:32 pm »
I bought some Trader Joe's Crunchy Curls to try: "A Tasty Lentil & Potato Snack".

I liked them more than other crunchy curl snacks I have tried.

The ingredients list is unusual for an American processed food product:
- Lentil flour
- Potato starch
- Soybean oil, Safflower oil and/or Sunflower oil
- Salt

And that's it. No flavor enhancers, texture modifiers, antioxidants, preservatives, color, or any other strange things. Quite refreshing, actually.
 
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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2023, 05:16:14 pm »
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they get into our threads and start spamming

spam puffs


    1 can spam
    1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    1 cup baking mix, such as Bisquick
    1 teaspoon water
    1/4 teaspoon chilli powder

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the spam Cheddar cheese, baking mix, water and  chilli powder
    Grease a baking sheet.
    Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
    Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.

is this real? maybe with a dak ham
 

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Re: alternative chips/puffs
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2023, 02:13:06 pm »
Fried pork rinds all the way!!!!
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