Sunday, November 28, 2010

Snacking on exotic vegetable chips

Here's my latest favorite healthy snack -- zesty tomato-flavored exotic vegetable chips by Terra.

Flavored with tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and celery, it's a nutritious and flavorful alternative to greasy potato chips. 

Each bag contains a interesting mix of colors, textures and tastes, with root vegetables such as taro, sweet potato, yuca (cassava),  batata (Cuban sweet potato) and parsnip.

All the chips in the bag tasted good, but my favorite of the bunch is the one flavored with beet juice, which causes it to have an autumn red color. I found it a bit sweet and nutty -- and very addictive.

Unlike the usual bag of chips, this one's more filling for some reason, just enough to stimulate taste buds and satisfy hunger pangs.

The only downside, in my opinion, is that a bag of Terra's exotic vegetable chips is a lot more expensive than its unhealthy counterparts, just like most items in the organic food section. 

It costs P259 at Healthy Options, quite pricey compared to imported chips sold for P100 to P150.

But hey, it's okay to splurge once in a while on snacks, right?