Suitable snack?

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Darla

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Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 12:34
I found a yummy little snack at the Bulk Food store... Spicy Plantain Chips. They are deepfried in Canola oil and don't have any sugar! I'm wondering if they would be a suitable replacement for my long lost friend, the potoe chip??
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Darla

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Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 12:35
That's Potatoe Chip! Surprised)
Darla
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Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 12:37
what are the ingredients...that is what you have to look at...if you post them i will look at it...
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Spherionette

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Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 15:03
I honestly don't see why not...unless there's more than just those ingredients in it. I would read the ingredients because even sugar alcohol is bad for the South Beach Diet. Doubt
skinnysoon!

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Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 16:35
My personal opinion is No Sad - plantain chips are like banana chips, and since the plantain is from the same family as the banana I don't think its an adequate snack if you are trying to stick to the diet.
sararay

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Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 16:54
Yea, sorry, I would have to agree with skinnysoon. Plantain is in the same family as a banana. Check the carb content. That is why packaging can be tricky. "No Sugar Added" does not mean low-carb. Dried fruit is quite concentrated in carbs.


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sararay

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Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 16:19
I was thinking about this post and I thought about a great diet food: Jicama. It is also known as a "Mexican Potato" or a "Chinese Potato". It is really low carb because it is mostly fiber. It has 2.5 net carbs in 1/2 a cup raw, lots less than potatoes. You can eat it raw or fry it like potatoes. It is sweet and crunchy raw, dip it in ranch. You could also slice it thin and fry it, or if you're doing low fat, spray it with cooking spray and bake and salt it. It can also be used instead of water chestnuts in chinese cooking. You can marinate it in lime juice and sprinkle chili powder on it.

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blueyedmerle

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Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 16:55
Jicama...what a great idea..make a nice dip out of yogurt and spices...umm or just use salsa!Smile
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lorik

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Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 17:00
Ok, call me crazy ya'll but what does Jicama look like and is it at the local grocery stores??? It sounds pretty good!Very Happy
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blueyedmerle

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Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 17:09
Smile It's round and brown and easy to peel with a vegi peeler. You might find it over by the brocoli or brussel sprouts at you local supermarket.Just ask the produce manager if your store carries it.Smile
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Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 18:05
LOL I read"It's round and brown and easy to peel with a vegi peeler. You might find it over by the broccoli " on another page and said to myself, Jicama!
I thought it was a riddle Laughing
sararay

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Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 18:29
It looks like a giant radish. And for those counting calories it is only 45 calories for 1/2 cup. That is insane! So munch away. Oh, and it's pronounced like "hick-ama", LOL.

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lorik

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Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 18:34
Thanks guys... I will look for this! See, I knew I learned something new everyday, LOL
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