Crunchy, sweet, salty, repeat! Does that sound familiar? If so, these dried beet chips could be a great snacking solution for you. Beets are naturally sweet, but being a root vegetable they aren’t fruit at all. Beetroot provides lots of nutrition like vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, iron, and it’s a rich source of folate and manganese. It also contains thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, choline, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and selenium. The beet makes a great chip, but most beet chips out there are baked or fried with added oils- which disqualifies them from being a wise snacking solution. But, since Crunchies are freeze dried, you are getting 100% whole beets- whole food with minimal or no added ingredients- our favorite kind!
The Bottom Line on Crunchies Dried Beet Chips
Would I Recommend It? Yes, this can be a great crunchy solution and with minimal negative impact that usually comes from processed crackers or fried or baked vegetable chips.
Would I Buy it Again? I think I would personally only use this as one component of a better put together snack. So, yes, I would buy it again and see how I could get creative!
Final Thoughts: I am not sure eating this right out of the bag is the absolute best way to get value from this snack. You can certainly do that, but due to the fact they are freeze dried, you might find that a 1/3 cup portion (as specified on the package) will leave you feeling a little empty and betrayed, thus causing you to possibly eat the whole bag. With that, I would use these chips as a base for little canapés, topped with things like hummus, cucumber, avocado, and-or mango- something along those lines. Although one portion is pretty low calorie at 35, those calories deliver quite a bit of sugar. So adding a topping of hummus and diced cucumber, for example, to each chip would be ideal, while still staying within a snacking caloric range. If you would happen to gobble down an entire bag, you would be under 100 calories, but you would have consumed 20g of sugars, not ideal, albeit from whole foods. So, I say enjoy these, but try to get out of the habit of eating anything like this straight out of the bag. Slow down, get creative, and see what you can do to infuse more nutritional variety and fiber into each bite!