Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sometimes I feel guilty when I let myself indulge. I don't have to feel guilty when I eat the new healthier snacks from Frito Lay. All of their snack chips have 0 grams of trans fat per serving. My favorite chips are salt and vinegar. yum!
Here's why Chips aren't as bad as you think:
Frito-Lay snack chips start from simple ingredients – potatoes or corn and healthier oils. These ingredients are simply prepared – sliced potatoes, ground whole corn or cornmeal cooked in a blend of healthier oils, like sunflower and corn oils, with salt sprinkled on.
Healthier Oils: Frito-Lay snack chips are cooked in healthier oils such as corn, sunflower and soybean oils. Like olive oil, these three oils are high in unsaturated fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), lower in saturated fat and have 0 grams of trans fat.
Sodium: Believe it or not, most Frito-Lay chips have less sodium than a slice of bread and serving of Cheerios. Chips taste salty because the salt is on the surface of the chip, making it the first thing you taste.
Whole Grains: For those looking to add more whole grains into their diet, Frito-Lay's SunChips multigrain snacks are made from a blend of corn, oats, rice and wheat and have 18 grams of whole grains in each one ounce serving.
Portion Control: Frito-Lay has introduced the Singles line - pantry-friendly packs of single-serve bags to help consumers manage their portion size. The Singles line offerings include Lay's, SunChips, Cheetos, Fritos, Doritos and Rold Gold brands. Frito-Lay also offers SunChips, Cheetos and Doritos snacks in convenient 100 calorie portion packaging to take the guesswork out of portion control.
In a 10 oz bag of Lay's, there are about:
4.5 medium potatoes
7 tsp oil
0.7 tsp salt
For more information visit License to Snack.
Would you like to win a basket full of yummy snacks from Frito Lay?
The basket Includes:
Lays Singles/Portion control
(Just like the picture)
To Enter just leave a comment telling me about your favorite snack.
Contest ends December 15.
Posted by Sandra at 5:37 PM