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Has anyone seen a new brand of "chips" called Beanitos? They looks pretty good (from a label standpoint) but I'm worried about tricky ingredient descriptions. Here are the ingredients in order:
Whole Black Beans, Whole Grain Rice (Brown and/or Long Grain White), Pure Sunflower Oil, Guar Bean Gum, Sea Salt.

Here's how they are made according to their website:
We always start with whole beans, then carefully sort, wash and cook the beans in small batches. Next we combine them with whole-grain rice, adding whole brown flaxseed to the pinto chip recipe to create special dough. Then it’s shaped and cut into tasty round chips. Our chips are baked, then flash-fried in Sunflower Oil and finished with a light dusting of sea salt or natural Non-GMO seasoning.

What do you think? I've tried one and they're really good and crispy. Sure would like for them to be good for me as well.

Wes
Oklahoma City, OK
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Hi Wes,

Thanks for posting.  Everything in the chip sounds good except for the flash frying in sunflower oil.  Sunflower oil is a polyunsaturated oil--the type that is the most unstable when heated.  At frying temperatures, the oil molecules react with oxygen and form free radicals.  Free radicals are pretty nasty--they create bad cholesterol and can damage your cells.  Consuming them over a period of time can eventually lead to cancer.  This is why most fried foods are so unhealthy.

Sunflower oil can be a healthy oil IF it is expeller pressed and not used for cooking.  Sunflower oil is best used as a salad dressing oil and should be stored in a cool place.

I truly wish that chip making companies would start using heat stable saturated oils like coconut oil.  That would make a truly healthy chip.  I have yet to find one yet!  I make my own tortilla chips at home using organic corn tortillas, tossing them in a bit of coconut oil, and baking at 350 until they're crispy, about 15 minutes.

You can find a recipe for here on the forum.  Go to the Recipes category and look for the post titled Zesty Corn Tortilla Chips

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Dee

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Thanks, Dee. I appreciate the quick response and I was afraid that the flash frying would be the kicker.

I want you to know that I bought The Science of Skinny about a month ago and absolutely love it. There's so much knowledge there that I've had to go back and read it a couple of times. I'm a science geek so it's all right up my alley.

My wife and I are really enjoying the challenge of healthier eating and we have a three year old who's making the journey with us. So far he's been great. Kids aren't near as spoiled as we are, it seems. He's happy to eat more vegetables.

Thanks again.
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Hi Wes,

Thanks so much for letting me know how you're enjoying the book.  I'm glad to hear that your wife is also on board and that you are both enjoying the challenge.  And it is so refreshing to hear that your three-year old is learning to appreciate eating vegetables!  

I was watching a show on TV where a chef was preparing a meal for a group of kids at an after-school center that Michelle Obama was involved in.  She asked him to use vegetables from the garden in a way that the kids would eat them, so he mixed steamed cauliflower into the mashed potatoes.  He just mashed it all up together and seasoned it in the same way as mashed potatoes.  The kids loved it, even though beforehand many of them said they didn't like cauliflower!

These types of recipes work great for adults too! 

I'm just curious, how did you learn of the book and what prompted you to get it?

Thanks again for posting.

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Dee 

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You know, Dee, I've been trying to remember exactly how I came across your book. Somehow it came up in a search on amazon.com but I cannot remember why I was looking or what I was looking for. I grew up in the Baptist church and am now somewhat Presbyterian so there must be some sort of providence involved. Just kidding.

I've been trying to live a healthier lifestyle since I found out I was going to be a father. A few years ago I gave up beef and pork in an effort to improve my health and lose a little weight. Mostly just hoping the change would make me more aware of what I was consuming. I started running and have enjoyed that immensely. We have a wonderful marathon here in Oklahoma City to support our Bombing Memorial and there's a strong running/health community to go along with it.

Anyway, when I saw your book and read a few reviews I was beyond intrigued so I got a copy. Since then I have been advertising for you just about wherever I go. Bought my mom a copy, told some people at church about it and sent them an amazon link. I even got a copy for one of the youth kids at the church where I'm the youth director. Not to be too dramatic, but I think this information is critical and must be shared. You're doing wonderful things here.

Thanks again.
Wes

P.S. We have a couple of Sprouts Markets in our town. Do you still make appearances? If so, are you coming to Oklahoma City any time soon?
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Hi Wes,

I hope you're doing well.  Thanks for sharing my book with your community.  Keep spreading the word!

I do still make appearances, and have traveled quite a bit this year, but as of this moment I don't have any plans to come to Oklahoma City.  I am glad that Sprouts has opened some new stores there.  I have a great cross-promotional relationship with them, so maybe sometime in the future I'll be able to travel there.

My best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy holiday season.

~Best,
Dee

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I think I found a healthy chip. Actually my wife found it at our local Sprouts market.

The brand is Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods. The chips are Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. The ingredients list simply
Potatoes,
Coconut Oil
and Sea Salt.

They are, as you would expect, delicious. A little pricey at $2.79 for about 5 or 6 ounces but a nice splurge. They didn't last long considering we are a household of chip-aholics.
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