Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips

Yes, food should taste good, so we put these chips to the test.

Food Should Taste Good review - tortilla chips
Food Should Taste Good

These tortilla chips provide an extra helping of protein and fiber along with healthful ingredients such as quinoa and flax seeds. They still contain fat and sodium, which are hard to avoid in this kind of snack food, especially without using artificial flavorings or additives. But they are GMO-free, don't have any trans fats and are a tasty alternative to greasier, restaurant-style chips. (Buy from Amazon)

Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips - Pros and Cons

Pros

  • No trans fats, gluten, high-fructose corn syrup, or artificial ingredients
  • Each serving contains 3-4 grams of fiber and 2-3 grams of protein (depending on flavor)
  • Flavor appeals to kids and adults
  • Ingredients include nutrient-rich quinoa, brown rice, flax and sunflower seeds (some varieties)

Cons

  • Like other chips, these contain fat and sodium
  • More expensive than mass-market chips

Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips - Review

I can remember some evenings from my childhood when my mother would arrange a pile of tortilla chips on a plate, top with cheddar cheese, zap in the microwave and call it "nachos." And also call it "dinner." Of course, as a kid this made me perfectly happy, and as an adult I can appreciate that there are days when we just have to stretch the definition of the word "dinner."

But even on those harried days, we still want our kids to consume something nutritious.

Here's a way to serve yours some quinoa, brown rice flour, and flax seeds without hearing "Eewwww! What's that?! I'm not eating it!" Food Should Taste Good multigrain tortilla chips are made from corn, but they also contain the above three ingredients along with oat fiber, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and soy flour.

So they have 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein per ounce. (That compares to about 1.5g fiber and 2.2g protein in a traditional tortilla chip.)

My family and I taste-tested three varieties of Food Should Taste Good chips: the multigrain described above, blue corn, and cheddar. The blue corn chips contain many of the same ingredients as the multigrain, with organic blue corn swapped for yellow corn. The cheddar chips are also similar to the multigrain ones, but they are coated with a powdery cheddar coating made from real cheddar cheese and buttermilk—no fake flavorings. The line also includes many more flavors, including falafel, harvest pumpkin, jalapeno, olive, and even kimchi.

My husband and kids (ages 5 and 8) gave high marks to the blue corn and multigrain chips. They didn't care for the cheddar as much, although I liked it. We all felt that the chips were tasty and crunchy and we couldn't pick out a strong flavor difference from the healthful ingredients. The chips are definitely less greasy than restaurant-style tortilla chips.

Now, of course you shouldn't regularly be substituting these or any other chips for a real meal. They have about the same number of calories as more traditional tortilla chips. But if you or your kids are craving a salty snack, Food Should Taste Good chips are a nice option since they add protein and fiber to your diet. Serve with salsa—look for a variety without added sugar—or low-fat bean dip and you have a very healthy snack. Better yet, add some fresh veggies on the side and dip those too!

Food Should Taste Good also makes kettle-cooked chips, bean chips, brown rice crackers, and hummus.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

P.S. My mom is, in fact, an excellent cook

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