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Newman's Own Organics Soy Crisps. High Protein, Simple Goodness.

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While in California for the Obesity Help San Ramon Event, I was introduced to these little crispy delights.  Newman's Organics Soy Crisps, and as I realized after I got home - even if you polish off half a bag or more over the course of two plane rides since you had no food - the "damage" done is still only a few hundred calories and a good wallop of protein.  They aren't very dangerous. 

You could use these as a healthier base for dips, I imagined hummus, tabouli and greek yogurt dips while on the plane with my plain crisps.

Maybe you could crush them and utilize them as "breadcrumbs," making a lower carb parmigiana dish, using them to roll meats in, or adding them to meatloaves, meatballs, etc on your food plan.

I had the Cinnamon-Sugar flavor, which were just sweet enough to enjoy alone. 

The texture was reminiscent of a rice cake, but slightly better, more crisp, and the flavor made it more enjoyable.  Knowing that I was getting protein, too, made the snack much more worth it.  (Typically "rice cakes" are a waste of a snack, empty calories, and lots of carbs.)



The crisps are gluten free and made with soy and rice.   They have very little in terms of ingredients, keeping it simple.

From Newmans' Own:

Varieties: Four crisp varieties are available in 3.5-ounce packages: Barbeque, Cinnamon Sugar, Lightly Salted, and White Cheddar.

Ingredients:

Barbeque:
Organic Low Fat Soy Flour, Organic Rice Flour, Salt, Seasoning (dehydrated cane juice, sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, tomato powder, extractives of paprika, natural flavor, spices, citric acid with not more than 2% sunflower oil and silicon dioxide added), Sunflower Oil.

Cinnamon Sugar:
Organic Low Fat Soy Flour, Organic Rice Flour, Salt, Seasoning (dehydrated cane juice, cinnamon and not more than 2% silicon dioxide and vegetable oil added as a processing aid), Sunflower Oil.

Lightly Salted:
Organic Low Fat Soy Flour, Organic Rice Flour, Salt, Sunflower Oil.

White Cheddar:
Organic Low Fat Soy Flour, Organic Rice Flour, Salt, Seasoning (cheddar cheese [cultured milk, salt, enzymes], whey buttermilk, salt, disodium phosphate), Sunflower Oil.

Nutritional Facts:

Barbeque: Serving Size: 1 oz, Calories per Serving: 110, Calories from fat: 30, Total Fat: 3.5g (saturated fat: 0gm, trans fat: 0g), Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 390mg, Total Carbohydrates: 14g (dietary fiber: 3g, sugars: 3g), Protein: 7g

Cinnamon Sugar: Serving Size: 1 oz, Calories per Serving: 120, Calories from fat: 35, Total Fat: 4g (saturated fat: 0gm, trans fat: 0g), Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 170mg, Total Carbohydrates: 15g (dietary fiber: 3g, sugars: 4g), Protein: 7g

Lightly Salted: Serving Size: 1 oz,  Calories per Serving: 110, Calories from fat: 20, Total Fat: 2.5g (saturated fat: 0gm, trans fat: 0g), Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 650mg, Total Carbohydrates: 14g (dietary fiber: 3g, sugars: less than 1g), Protein: 9g

White Cheddar: Serving Size: 1 oz,  Calories per Serving: 120, Calories from fat: 35, Total Fat: 4g (saturated fat: .5gm, trans fat: 0g), Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 290mg, Total Carbohydrates: 13g (dietary fiber: 3g, sugars: 1g), Protein: 8g

I assume I could find these at my local health food store, I will look when I get out to one again.  I bought them at Whole Foods in California last week.  I don't recall seeing them in the regular grocery store here in Southeast Massachusetts - but they could be there.  I typically avoid snacky foods like this, because I assume they are junk.  The reason I grabbed these?  The carb level for a whole serving was 15 grams.  That's my real cut-off, and it works (to avoid hypoglycemia)  if I stay under that amount each time I eat.

  • Product - Newman's Own Organics Soy Crisps
  • Price - $3ish
  • Purchased - Whole Foods
  • Pros - Gluten free, high protein, can eat lots of crisps for relatively small calorie hit, 15 carb for crispy carby snack.
  • Cons - Still eating a carby snack.  Don't fool yourself.  Can lead to the harder stuff.
  • Rating - Pouchworthy.
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