While shopping at BJ’s today, I was looking for a chip alternative to put in Mya’s lunch, and I came across these. Skinny Fries. While you know, I really prefer not to eat packages foods, sometimes, there are places I use them. Mya’s lunch is usually a sandwich on whole wheat or Ezekiel, 2 pieces of fruit, a homemade dessert, and a crispy snack along with organic juice or almond milk. I was a little hesitant to purchase these because, in my experience, most of these type “fries” are really oily and have ingredients I would not eat. However, once I read the ingredients and nutritional fats, I thought they were worth a try.
My review… They are great! Light, airy, crispy, not at all greasy, and just the right amount of sea salt! Here are my pros and cons.
Pro: A short ingredient list-
Pro: You can eat 65 fries per serving! This is what a picture of one serving looks like. It’s a lot!
Pro: Did I mention this huge bag was only $4.59! Once I brought them home and had Mya approve them for taste and texture, she kept asking me for more, I broke them down into snack packs for her lunch. If I leave them in a big bag, everyone will get there hands in them, and a serving turns into three. To avoid that problem, I make my own lunch snack packs. The mini bags I used held about 32 fries, or half a serving. That is about 55 calories and less than than 1 gram of fat! This large bag made 27 snack packs. That is a great value and a guilt free snack. That breaks down to $.17 for one of my half serving bags!
The only con is that I wish they were organic. I am glad I got them, and I believe they are a much better chip alternative. BJ’s only carried the Classic with sea salt, but they come in many flavors. I hope to try them all, except the ones with cheese!