Category Archives: Baked Lentil Chips

Healthy Snacking

Why Snacking is Good For You

Guest Article Written By: Virginia Cunningham It is not even midday and you are feeling that mid morning slump. Your energy is low, your concentration is… what concentration?… and you are honestly just counting down the minutes until it is lunchtime. The reality is, food is not only supposed to be eaten for its tastiness (although that is a very good reason to eat food), but also to keep you going! Food is fuel. Our bodies need fuel and it is okay that our bodies need fuel every few hours to get through the day. In fact, snacking in between meals has … Read More

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Reader’s Digest: Turn Snacks into Meals

Snacks for Supper! 30+ Fun Recipes That Turn Snack Foods Into Meals We were so excited to discover this unique article written by Perri O. Blumberg with additional reporting by Rachel Hofstetter.  Add a little out-of-the-bag thinking to your favorite packaged snacks and you’ve got dozens of recipes for fun desserts, party food, and more. Mediterranean Snacks was featured in slide number 7: Dinner Dishes: Loaded Tortilla-Free Nachos  For spin on regular nachos, layer kettle-cooked chips (They’re thick enough to hold up under melted cheese) with cheese, refried beans, shredded chicken and whatever toppings you like for crunchy, corn-free nachos. … Read More

Yogurt Hummus Dip

Want to make your hummus creamier without added calories from lots of oil? Toni, has the solution! Her recipe won our recent Facebook Recipe Contest, and it uses yogurt to make hummus creamy and smooth, without adding fat. Try this delicious hummus dip for your next party or gathering! To receive updates on future contests and prizes from Mediterranean Snacks, become a fan on Facebook: Yogurt Hummus Dip Serves 6 as an appetizer or snack, or 4 as a ‘side dish’ … Ingredients: Chick Peas, Whole – 3 Cans Plain Cultured Yogurt – 1/2 – 3/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive … Read More

Get Active This Autumn!

Autumn has begun, and there’s no better time enjoy the outdoors with family and friends!  Celebrate autumn weather and build fitness with these simple activities. Plan a hike to enjoy autumn foliage!  Hiking is an inexpensive, natural activity with great benefits for cardiovascular, muscular, and mental health.  You can find hiking trails in your area by searching the web.  Some of our favorites search engines are:   www.trails.com www.localhikes.com www.gorp.com From challenging overnight hikes to leisurely woodland strolls, there’s a hiking trail for everyone. Visit an Orchard to pick fresh fruits and berries.  Fresh-picked produce tastes far better than anything … Read More

4 Keys to a Healthy Snack

When snack time hits, it can be hard to tell what’s healthy and what’s not.  What criteria should we use to find “gold” among the nutritionally-bankrupt “garbage” that rules the snack aisle? Lists of “The Best Healthy Snacks” are unhelpful.  Healthy choices just aren’t that simple. The ability to make healthy snack choices must be learned.  We (and our kids) need to understand why certain snacks are better for our bodies.  Knowing the components of a healthy snack enables us to choose snacks creatively without compromising nutrition.      Serving Size – Check the serving size first!  Good snack choices … Read More

Helping our Kids Choose Healthy Snacks

As parents, we all want to encourage our children to embrace healthy habits that will prepare them for a lifetime of wellness. With childhood obesity continuing to rise, it’s more critical than ever that kids learn to be healthy and consciously make choices that are good for their bodies. Recent studies have shown that unhealthy snacking habits are one of the primary culprits in childhood obesity. The problem is not so much the “junk snacks” that are prominent in school cafeterias, television commercials, and vending machines as the quantity of snacks consumed. Many children are snacking so frequently that researcher … Read More

Baked Lentil Chips Recognized as Top Trend

June 30, 2010 – Boonton, New Jersey – Baked Lentil Chips are one of the hottest, healthiest snacks on the market, as Trendspotters recognized when they named them in their list of the Top Five Food Trends from the Summer Fancy Food Show. It’s no accident that Baked Lentil Chips have become a top trend.  Mediterranean Snack Foods launched Baked Lentil Chips because consumers are searching for new, healthy snack options that pack balanced nutritional value without skimping on taste. “We’ve seen the truest confirmation of this in the overwhelming demand for our product,” said Vincent James, President of Mediterranean … Read More

Baked Lentil Chips in the New York Times

Baked Lentil Chips were featured in today’s New York Times Dining & Wine section!  Click the photo below to read the full article. Gluten-free, healthy, and amazingly delicious, Baked Lentil Chips are this summer’s must-try snack.  Enjoy them with salsa, hummus, or spread for a refreshing treat.  Use our store locator to find a store near you and pick up a bag today!                 

Free Giveaway – Baked Lentil Chips!

We’re excited to announce an opportunity to win an assortment of our delicious, all-natural Baked Lentil Chips!  Our Sea Salt Baked Lentil Chips were recently selected as a Silver Finalist in the 2010 sofi™ Awards. The sofi™ Awards recognize excellence in specialty foods and beverages and are a coveted industry honor.  To celebrate, we’re giving away a free case of lentil chips every week from now until July 2nd! Baked Lentil Chips are the first snack to deliver the great taste and healthy benefits of lentils.  They are all natural, 100% gluten free, and have 4 grams of protein and … Read More

America Loves to Snack – 5 Reasons Why You Should Too!

The days of super-sized meals have come and gone and colossal entrees are rapidly being replaced by pint-sized culinary creations.  From fine dining to McDonalds, snacks are the hottest items on every menu.  Menu items including the word “snack” have grown 170% since 2007.  McDonalds has expanded its line of snack wraps, Starbucks now offers button-sized petite cookies, and Dairy Queen is mixing up mini blizzards.  Some trend-watchers say the sudden popularity of snacks is just a passing fad, driven by an American obsession with all things miniature.  However, it is more likely that this change reflects that Americans are … Read More