Snapea Crisps…Thinking healthy and acting green?

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The hubbs, the little, and I have been snacking on Snapea Crisps for a while now, but recently tried the Ceasar flavored variety and can’t get enough! Only $1.49 at Trader Joe’s but also available at Whole Foods Market, Ralphs and other grocery stores, they are addicting.

My daughter has been a fan of cheese puffs since I can remember, but they don’t usually offer much nutrition. Finding healthier snack alternatives is always tricky. Snapea Crisps have the same texture and airy crisp feel that a cheese puff does while being a veggie snack.

What I love even more is that the producers of this “snack salad” support farm to table. They even created the website “Farm to table” (www.farmtt.com) which offers a chance to connect with others looking to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

******IMPORTANT UPDATE

If you’re looking for a healthier snack option the whole family will enjoy, DO NOT RUSH TO REACH FOR THESE!

Since writing this post I have stopped buying these snacks. I learned that the Ceasar variety contains yeast extract which is basically MSG in disguise. Both varieties are also made with corn oil which, most likely than not, comes from genetically modified corn. Sad that even a product with only a few ingredients, sold at reputable “health food” stores, is still not a guarantee. Read those labels carefully and research the company!  Our family now enjoys the occasional edamame with some sprinkled salt or a bowl of peas tossed with olive oil and a little salt. 😉

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Off to check them out – thanks.

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  2. They are delicious….my boys eat these up!
    Thanks for hopping with us!
    Spunky Real Deals
    http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com

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  3. My boys love these as do I!
    Thanks for hopping with us at Spunky Real Deals!

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  4. Posted by Ara on March 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    These are not as good for you as you may think. Eating veggies with hummus is much better or dehydrated veggies. These are essentially potato chips. Remember if they come from a plant eat them, if it’s made in a plant don’t

    read an article about them here:
    http://smallbitesnutrition.blogspot….ea-crisps.html

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    • Thanks so much for bringing this up. You’re absolutely right. A few months back I thought of adding an update to this post but got caught up with the holidays and work. So here goes! 😉 I actually stopped buying these a while back but mostly because they contain corn oil (my daughter is sensitive and I’m going to assume it’s GMO corn) and yeast extract…known to basically be MSG in disguise. Yes, ideally I would love my whole family to eat strictly real and plant-based foods, but in our household we are not too militant. Like most families, we reach for the occasional packaged, convenient food. There are actually some reputable brands out there and as the movement for safer and healthier food practices grows, there’s a some positive light that many food manufacturers will start meeting the demand . I continue to look, sample, research and compare, and of course share. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing…and getting me to update the post. 😉

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  5. Posted by Mari on May 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Another note, these are not, as I imagined, whole baked peas. They are ground up peas mixed with ground rice, oil, salt, etc. and formed into pea-shaped pieces, then baked.

    The product’s website states they are 70% peas. so that means 30% rice, salt, oil, etc.

    Still healthier than chips…

    Source: http://harvestsnaps.com/whats-inside

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