Trying to lose weight and making healthier eating choices can be difficult. I think most everyone has cravings for their favorite junk foods from time to time. Let’s face it, no matter how much you want to lose weight, sometimes a piece of fruit just does not satisfy your cravings. It can also be hard to eat healthier if you are hosting or attending gatherings with family and friends and everyone else is eating “normal” food.
I am learning how to make healthier, lower calorie and lower fat versions of some of my favorite snacks and sweet treats like this low fast Sloppy Joe Dip made with ground turkey and fat free cheese. I really do not like many fruits, but I have learned that adding some cinnamon and vanilla or fat free whipped cream helps me enjoy fruit and still keeps it healthier. Eating smaller portions, regardless of what you are snacking on is also helpful. Also, when I feel like I may be hungry or craving something, I will drink a glass of water or soy milk and wait at least thirty minutes. This way I can tell if I am really hungry or if I am just having a craving or maybe just thirsty.
There are some snacks that you really just cannot make on your own though. Chips are a great example. I love a certain cheesy flavored tortilla chip that is not the healthiest snack choice if you are trying to lose weight. I try to just avoid them, but there are times you just need that salty, crunchy snack!
As I have been looking for healthier snack options, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Green Giant had a giant surprise of it’s own – new, healthier Veggie Snack Chips! They are made from real veggies (would you expect anything less from Green Giant?), are naturally flavored and have 40% less fat than regular potato chips.
Green Giant has 3 flavors available right now: Zesty Cheddar, Sweet Potato & Sweet Potato with Sea Salt. One serving of the Zesty Cheddar has 140 calories and 7 grams of fat. The Sweet Potato chips have 140 calories with 6 grams of fat per serving. They are also multi-grain and have 10-17 grams of whole grain per serving (depending on the flavor).
The Sweet Potato Chip with Sea Salt would be great for anyone who loves regular potato chips. The Zesty Cheddar is my absolute favorite though as it took care of those cravings for my favorite cheesy tortilla chips.
To celebrate Green Giant’s giant surprise, they have been asking fans to share their own hidden talents on their Facebook page. You can see some of the hidden talents they have found on this Youtube video.
Do you have a hidden talent? There are many crafty & diy things I can do that probably would surprise most people if they knew about them. In fact, I hope to share more of those ideas and tutorials on my blog in the coming months. You can share your own hidden talent here: https://www.facebook.com/greengiant/app_129779140529140 or f you have a talented child or family member you can share their talent instead.
Have you tried the Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips yet? What do you think about them? I would love for you to leave a comment below and share this post with your friends! If you haven’t tried their new chips yet, here is a coupon for 85 cents off your next purchase. I look forward to enjoying these healthier Veggie Snack Chips when I am craving chips to help me stay on track with losing weight.
— Misty Kearns (@ceoofmeinc) March 11, 2013
Disclaimer: Thank you to The Green Giant™ for being a sponsor. Show the Giant your surprise talent at www.facebook.com/greengiant (All opinions and pictures are my own unless otherwise noted and were not influenced by the sponsorship.)