Loyal readers will know that I love Mexican food of all kinds. A while back, I was looking for an alternative to traditional tortilla chips. I tried all kinds of different chips and a number of different brands. When I took my first taste of Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips, I knew I had found my new favorite chip.
The sweet potato chips are just one variety in their line of interesting chips, including kettle cooked sweet potato chips. I’ve tried several varieties, including the blue corn (yum!), lime, and multigrain, but the sweet potato chips are the best. I love these chips. The chips are all natural, light, crisp, and delicious. They have the slightly nutty flavor of sweet potatoes, but with just a hint of cane sugar and salt. Delicious!
The chips are sturdy, a great size for dipping, and delicious with nearly any topping. I love them with Mexican food and by themselves as a cracker. I love chips, and the Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips have just enough nutritional value to make me feel completely justified eating chips every day. All Food Should Taste Good chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, have zero grams trans fats, and are certified Kosher. Plus, all varieties are enrolled in the non-GMO project and many varieties are certified vegan. What’s not to love?!
Looking for the perfect healthy black bean soup to eat with your chips? Try my favorite crock pot recipe (hint – no soaking the beans). Check it out on Fitness-Love.
All of your suggestions were just the motivation/kick in the pants I needed to get back on track. And, as one friend pointed out, I do have this very public forum to which I can hold myself accountable. I’m sure the shame of having to report on my junk food consumption or speed work slacking in a public way would be highly motivating.
So, I’m back on the wagon. It’s a taper week (bad timing to want to get back on the wagon, I know), so I went to the gym instead of running last night. Ah, the gym. I am not a huge fan of my gym. The best thing about it is that it’s cheap and has a decent selection of cardio equipment. The downside is that it’s cheap and has a decent selection of cardio equipment, so it tends to be the place that not-too-serious exercisers flock. I decided to do one of my usual workouts – 10 minutes on each of the five cardio options available to me (elliptical, treadmill, recumbent bike, spin bike, and regular bike). As I looked around at the people texting while walking on the treadmill at what could only be described as a leisurely pace, the scrawny guy sitting on the leg press watching TV, and the college girls laying on the ground pretending to be stretching, I had a realization. I’m not really off the wagon. I’m not really slacking on my workout regime. My running mileage has been high, I’ve been practicing yoga, I’ve been doing my strength training. Yes, sticking to my training plan and doing my speed work is important, but I have been running and working out. That’s pretty good.
Feeling a little bit better about my fitness, I decided on Subway for dinner. I got a nice, healthy sub, and some pickles. Yum. I had some of my most favorite, totally healthy, sweet potato chips from Food Should Taste Good. All of you must try these chips. They’re delicious, healthy, taste good alone or with dips, and are made of sweet potatoes.
A totally healthy day. Yay!
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, one of the best holidays for me and my fellow Mexican food lovers, today’s Friday Favorite is a food – Chipotle’s guacamole. I know it’s only el cuatro de Mayo, but I’m celebrating early. I love Mexican food and I LOVE Chipotle’s guacamole. I think they make the best guacamole. Ever. I suppose I could tell you about how guacamole has healthy fats and minerals and all sorts of good for you stuff, but I don’t really care about any of that. It’s delicious. Yum.
Photo courtesy Chipotle
Want to make it yourself at home? Try one of these great recipes (which really do taste just about like the real thing).
YumSugar (note: has an instructional video)
Or, this version:
Chipotle’s Signature Guacamole Recipe
2 large ripe Hass avocado, peeled and pitted
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
1 jalapeño chili, seeded and chopped (I have heard serrano is better, but I suppose it’s personal preference)
1/2 tsp. salt (Chipotle uses Kosher)