Welcome to the ongoing saga of my family and our attempts to eat right, exercise, lose weight and still enjoy life, while also managing the care and treatment of injuries, chronic conditions, and cancer follow-up. Convinced that a healthy lifestyle and reasonable fitness level is attainable by even the most committed of workaholics, couch potatoes, and those with health issues, join us as we explore food and wellness choices, try to put new habits in place, and hold each other accountable along the way. Healthy food can taste delicious and wellness practices need not be burdensome. At least, that is our hope, especially as we share resources with others who are working to be well.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Tasty Substitute

Photo by King Richard
Yesterday morning, after running an errand to the bank, my daughter and I hit the grocery store to pick up some items for the latest household menu plan.  The supermarket was busy (just like every Saturday), the Scan It shopping tools were either gone or unusable due to low charge, and I was starving, having eaten only a small bowl of bran cereal before leaving the house.  Considering that I shopped hungry, contrary to the cardinal rule of budgeting, the damage wasn't too bad, just a hair over $100, with most of the purchases being on sale.

One non-sale item that  decided to buy in order to conduct a taste test:  Snikiddy Baked Fries.  Made by a mother-daughter team, they are gluten free, wheat free, corn syrup free, peanut free, and tree nut free, with no preservatives, no saturated fats, no hydrogenated oils, and no trans fats.  The ingredients are wholesome as well:  cornmeal, potato flakes, sunflower oil, seasonings, etc.  They are a bit peppery but no so much that I couldn't much my way through half a bag while unloading groceries.  My family enjoyed them too.  The bag was gone within an hour of entering my kitchen.  That generally signifies a hit.

Better yet, the nutritional statistics are quite healthy:

Calories:  130
Calories from Fat:  40
Total Fat:  4.5 g
Saturated Fat:  0 g
Trans Fat:  0 g
Cholesterol:  0 g
Sodium:  190 g
Carbohydrates:  20 g
Dietary Fiber:  1 g
Sugars:  1 g
Protein:  2 g

So, if you are in the mood for some good old-fashioned French fries and, like me, cannot afford the fat and calories (10 g and 209 respectively for a side order of McDonalds fries), try Snikiddy Baked Original Fries.  You won't regret it.

Note:  No compensation was received for reviewing and recommending this product.

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