A New Gluten Free Snack!

Written by Todd

Topics: Appetizers and Snacks

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Lentil Chips

I’ve been on what I like to call the “Athleta Girl” diet for the past month which involves a lot of salad and not much in the way of new recipes for this site.  If you aren’t familiar with the Athleta brand or the girls in the catalog, let’s just say that they are all extremely fit and seem to live an active lifestyle.

One of the tricks of this diet is to cut out a few pictures from the catalog and stick them on the fridge.  Every time I start to make something or grab a snack, I have to ask myself if the girls approve.  It’s kind of silly, but it really does work.

Another trick is to find really tasty snacks that aren’t very calorically dense.  In this quest I stumbled upon a chip and a dip that make a great appetizer and are actually pretty good for you too!

Ingredients Used:

  • Trader Joe’s Baked Lentil Chips – Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  • Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip

That’s it! A serving of the Lentil Chips is about 22 chips for total calories of 120, 2.5 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein.  2 tbsp of the dip has 30 calories and 2.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of protein.

If you want to be extra healthy, skip the chips and use baby carrots instead!


What’s your favorite gluten free snack?

3 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Nina says:

    Please please please list product ingredients when you are blogging about it.
    People with celiac disease or other allergies are varied and need to know if a product may also contain milk, corn, soy, nuts, oats, etc. etc.

    Thank you very much,

    • Shani says:

      Hi Nina –
      Thanks for the comment. The problem is that ingredients have the potential to change and would hate to post the wrong information. I would recommend that you check the label every time you go to the store. Even things that I eat on a regular basis I continue to check the label all the time just to make sure I don’t get sick.

  2. Sandra Derendy says:

    Hi Trader Joe,
    I am a faithful TJ shopper but can’t help but wonder when you are going to create some gluten-free, yeast-free high survival foods like:
    1) gluten-free, yeast-free pizza crust
    2) gluten-free, yeast-free tortillas (the rice ones you currently sell
    are tough and leathery) and the yellow corn ones have too high a
    glycemic index ( the blue-corn ones were good but the local TJ store
    has stopped carrying them due to a sourcing problem)
    3) gluten-free, yeast-free refrigerator biscuits (the kind you take
    home, break open the cylindrical container, and bake)
    Please get back to me asap if you can.
    Best Wishes, Sandra Derendy

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