I love my snacks...don't you? Between mid-morning snacks, mid-afternoon snacks, and 'after the kids are in bed' snacks, I really do quite a bit of snacking throughout the day! :) However, the key to these snacks is to choose snacks that are healthy. Instead of drinking a pop, grabbing a bag of chips or reaching for the cookies, I try my best to eat foods that are healthy, nutritious AND satisfying!
My most recent discover in the world of healthy snacks has been the delicious air-popped Smart Fries from Gourmet Basics. They are a combination of fries and chips and are delicious! Our first taste of Smart Fries definitely wasn't our last as the bags of Smart Fries that I had stored in the food pantry disappeared in no time! Gourmet Basics is a company that has made a commitment to provide families with innovative healthy snacks. Until recently, Smart Fries were their only air-popped snack product on the market, but that is changing! A second air-popped snack product is now available as well - Pop Rings, All Natural Flavored Onion Rings!
So, let's zone in on these Smart Fries a little more and find out what these crunchy, flavorful and healthy snacks are all about. They are made with Low-Fat, All-Natural, high quality ingredients. Smart Fries contain only 1.5 grams of fat per serving and are 100% natural with no artificial additives, no MSG, and 0g trans fats. While Gourmet Basics is busy coming up with healthier snack foods, they are also busy making sure that each of their products has that natural, wholesome, homemade taste that we all love. There are nine great flavors of Smart Fries available, and there's definitely something to suit everybody's taste buds.
We tried three of the flavors from Gourmet Basics and enjoyed all of them - though we did have one that stood out as a favorite for us! The first bag we cracked open was Smart Fries Cracked Pepper and Salt. This one had great flavor - and just enough 'zest' from the black pepper to make them a little bit spicy! We did enjoy them, but generally we are not one of those families who really goes for spicy foods...so I think after a bag full we had had enough black pepper for one night! ;)
Another great flavor was the Smart Fries Garlic and Rosemary. This one was full of savory goodness and basically was a blend of roasted garlic, rosemary and fine herbs. Yum! We *may* have had a little bit of 'garlic breath' after these, but they were so delicious that it was worth it. And finally, our third flavor, and our favorite was Smart Fries Classic Sea Salt. Yes, we fell in love with the 'classic' one. I have always enjoyed "plain" chips, so I guess it was just natural that I would also enjoy the simple, classic version of Smart Fries. Light, crunchy smart fries, lightly sprinkled with Gourmet Sea Salt Flakes...it really hits the spot!
Other flavors of Smart fries include Honey BBQ, White Cheddar, Jalapeno Trio, Vinegar Splash and more. They are a great alternative to chips or other more unhealthy snacks. They are easy to throw into the van for a long trip or enjoy while watching a movie after the kids have gone to bed. The possibilities are endless, and the great thing is that Smart Fries are a snack that you won't have to feel guilty about eating. :)