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SkinnySubmission: Trader Joe’s Lentil Chips


for chip mongers like me, it’s crunchy and delicious…but better for you than tortilla chips. plus the tangy flavor leaves you more satisfied!

-Isabella, 24, Research

Editor’s note: These chips are gluten-free and trans-fat-free. They have 120 calories per serving and are low-fat, with only 2.5 grams of fat (4% of your daily recommended amount). Each serving contains 220mg of sodium, less than 1 gram of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.

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SkinnySubmission: PopCorners

When I was first informed about this website in the middle of October, I was instantly intrigued. After graduating college in 2009 and waitressing for a good year and half-two years while hitting the pavement everyday looking for what my friends and I would refer to as a “big girl job” I didn’t really worry about what I was consuming because I would run around a restaurant 5 days a week, 5-9 hours a day and it wasn’t really a huge concern. However, once I got my first “big girl job” in October, I found myself wanting to snack because I was bored sitting at my desk.

A good friend of mine sent me this link and I was instantly addicted. Now when I go shopping every two weeks for snacks, soup, Diet Coke, and cat food for my fatty cat (who needs a skinnycat blog), I tend to look for low-calorie goodness or ways I can make my classic choices a little bit lighter.

While I was in my hometown of Poughquag I ventured into a little deli which housed a shelf full of gluten-free items. On that shelf I stopped when I got to a product called PopCorners. “The New Shape Of Popcorn,” the catchy phrase underneath the title, states that they take a new shape.  These awesome little triangles are delicious and come in 5 flavors: sea salt, white cheddar, kettle corn, cheesy jalapeno, and butter.  I picked up a sandwich and a bag of the butter flavored PopCorners and set out for my next doctor’s appointment. To my amazment these “chips” taste just like a bag full of movie theater butter popcorn…yumm…cannot beat that!

We've seen popped corn, and popped collars, but popped chips! What will they think of next...

The best part is, they are only 120 calories and 3.5 grams of fat for 1 ounce, or 28 grams of these “chips” and they fill you right up!  Plus, you have the crunch of a real chip and the softness of popcorn so it is like you are eating a surprise within each different bite! My gluten-free co-worker has found my stash and cleaned me out! Guess I will be on the hunt for some more PopCorners! This time, I think I will try the white cheddar ones considering I LOVE white cheddar popcorn; however, I do not love the 10 grams of fat that are in a lunch sized bag…

So to all my fellow Skinnyoffice-rs out there, give ’em a try and let me know what you think!

Happy New Year to everyone!

–Alison, 25, MVP Health Care