I’m happy to announce that we have made it through our first week of Back to School!
Admittedly, this time of year can get a bit chaotic since the ages range so much in our household, we always have a million things going on at once. Happily, our freshman made it through his first week at his new High School, our 8th grader made it through her first week of her last year in middle school, and our Pre-K survived his school week as well! With so much going on, different schools, schedules, and all the other craziness this time of year may bring, sometimes my own schedule gets to be a bit of a whirlwind and time flies! No matter what these kids eat for breakfast or lunch, they always come home after school ravenous. Of course, they’re going to want something to munch on while they do their homework or before they do their chores, so sometimes I like to prepare a little something special for them to eat at their leisure until dinner is ready. A few weeks ago I received some Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips to review, and I thought this would be the perfect occasion! Although Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips are not a replacement for real vegetables, it sounded like a great crunchy snack to serve with some fruits and veggies for a fun and tasty after school snack.
|I received one bag of Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips in Barbecue Flavor and one bag of Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips in Garden Ranch Flavor to review.|
I’ve always been the type of person to reach for some chips and dips as my go-to snack. Even though it may not be the healthiest thing to do, there’s something about the crunchy savoriness of chips that satisfies my snack needs. Of course, through the past few years I’ve looked for healthier alternatives. We’ve tried multi-grains, baked, pita and veggie chips. I’m always open for new options, and originally when I heard about the Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips I thought I’d put together a quick dip for them. Honestly though, these don’t need it. Ever since our shipment arrived with these two bags my kids and my husband have been dying to dig in and try them. I told them I was saving them, so when the kids came home from school to see these alongside fresh fruit and vegetables they were very happy!
As I was preparing the snack tray for them, I scoped out the ingredients, nutritional content and packaging. Initially, I was intrigued by the Multigrain Sweet Potato chips in Barbecue flavor. It sounded like it would have just the right amount of sweet and savory that I love in a barbecue chip. Looking through the ingredients list, I was impressed that the ingredients weren’t filled with all those words you can’t pronounce. Although the calories were similar to that of a regular potato chip, the calories from fat are significantly less. The taste definitely did not disappoint. I would describe it as similar to the baked chips out there in the barbecue flavor, but the sweet potato add a more complex element.
As for the Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips in Garden Ranch flavor, the ingredient list was similar in that everything is easy to pronounce and the nutrition information was similar to the others. I didn’t think I’d like these as much as the others, but I was pleasantly surprised. I honestly couldn’t pick which flavors I liked better.
|RiRi, RoRo, and D-Man enjoying their after school snacks!|
My husband’s immediate response, was “These are pretty good, we should start buying these.” Score!
RoRo took a bite and exclaimed, “Mmmm!”
D-Man didn’t say much, he just kept grabbing more and crunching away, same with RiRi.
Once the kids all began their homework and chores, RoRo even snuck in our pantry to chomp on the little bit of chips we had left. I think it’s unanimous in our house that we’ll be buying these again!
Are you interested in trying either of the Green Giant™ Veggie Chips flavors? Now that we’ve tried them, we’re interested in the other two flavors that are already out! Do you think your kids would be interested in munching on these?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.