Oh My Nosh! Nutrition Coaching

Healthy for the whole family.

I'm just like you- in the past I struggled with maintaining a healthy weight. As I searched for the right diet plan, I became frustrated by the amount of bad science (and flat out lies) out there. Weight loss shouldn't be so confusing!

And if you want the truth, why should you have to fork over thousands of dollars for nutrition counseling? Isn't it crazy that learning to eat well (something I think is a basic human right) is out of reach for the average person?

Well no more. Welcome to the place where calorie counting comes to die. Here, you'll discover what it means to make the best possible choice and put it into action. No dieting, no sad salads- real food for your real life. Food that will have you saying...

"Oh my nosh!"

Finally, a snack food you actually can eat- and a $1 off coupon!

Hearts were breaking all over the internet after my crackdown on Veggie Straws a couple weeks ago (sorry, not sorry). Since then, I've decided I should probably do you all a solid and provide an alternative option that's just as snack-alicious but far more nutritious.

And that you can actually get at a regular grocery store.

Mediterranean Snacks Baked Lentil Chips are by far my favorite snack chip/cracker for those times when I just don't feel like eating another carrot stick. Not only do they come in 7 tasty flavors (my fave is Cracked Pepper), they actually fit the bill for a balance snack. Here's why:

The main ingredients include a flour derived from lentils/garbanzo beans and potato FIBER (as opposed to just the starch as seen in Veggie Straws). These ingredients contribute to the whopping 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein you'll get in a serving of these babies. I say whopping because it's not often you'll get either from chips-- meaning you might actually stay fuller for a little longer!

The serving is a generous 20 chips coming in at 120 calories- 35 of those coming from fat. They're higher in fat than those Baked Lays but the good news is it's unsaturated fat (plus I bet you didn't know beans have healthy fat in them). That and you're still winning in the protein and fiber department. And if you're eating these with a healthy dip (like the Spicy Oil-Free Red Pepper Hummus in the Guide to Nutritious Noshing my clients receive), you probably would not need to eat the entire serving to feel satisfied.

Not to mention a snack with fiber + protein + good fat in the right balance means you're not running for the fridge every ten minutes between lunch and dinner.

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Best part, I have been able to spot these at just about any major grocery store chain. I've even snagged a bag in the gluten-free section at a well-stocked Wal-Mart.

Before I start getting nutritionist hate mail, let me say that these are still not a replacement for good ol' fruits and veggies. But for those times when you're looking for a savory, crunchy fix, these are a decent option.

Want to give them a try? Here's a link to a $1 off coupon for Mediterranean Snacks Lentil Chips. They are a little pricey but that will definitely make you mindful of those portion sizes! Speaking of portion sizes, make sure you portion these out in a separate bowl before you dig in- otherwise you may find yourself eating the entire bag (they're that good).

Have you tried Lentil Chips before? If not, what do you think about them as a snack alternative?

 

 

 

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