I have to admit, Potato chips are my kryptonite. I can’t have them in the house, and when I do, I eat nearly the entire bag. Sure, I reach for the Kettle cooked, Gluten and GMO free brands but at the end of the day, A potato chip is still a potato chip.
I try my best to make mindful decisions when it comes to the foods that I eat, choosing nutrient dense meals and snacks. but all of that is flung completely out of the window when it comes to Potato chips. They are a low nutrient dense food – high in carbs and fat (not the good kind of fat) and low in fiber and protein – Talk about empty calories!
When I question what it is exactly that I love about potato chips, its all about the crispy saltiness. And when I question what I absolutely don’t love about potato chips, its the feeling that I get when I look down into the empty bag and realize that I completely lost all self control. The inflammation that I get around my waistline and the pain in my joints that I feel the next day is undeniable and makes me feel like a total bag of poo.
So, whats the solution to quenching my desire for a crispy, salty, nutrient rich snack? KALE CHIPS! Don’t roll your eyes, I know that it sounds completely nuts that Kale can compare to your beloved potato chips, but I’m telling you, if you prepare them just right, they DO!
I’m not saying that I will NEVER eat a potato chip again, but with these kale chips hanging around, I really don’t have the craving.