Thursday, June 14, 2012

Enjoy Life's Fabulous New Snack: Plentils

Plentils are a wonderful new chip/cracker from Enjoy Life that are made from lentils. These things are amazing! I really don't know where to start. First of all, I am always baffled when companies make dairy flavored products with no dairy.  Plentils come in four flavors: light sea salt, margherita pizza, garlic and parmesan, and dill and sour cream...all dairy free! That's just the beginning though, Plentils are free of all top 8 allergens. I should also mention that they have 40% less fat than regular potato chips (we don't really watch our fat around here, but I know it's important to others). I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to describe the texture of these chips. They are light, airy, and crispy...puffed, with little air pockets...very slightly reminiscent of pork rinds. They are hands down one of the best textured gluten free cracker/chip type snacks I've ever had! The other thing that I absolutely love is that they have intense flavor. I have mentioned before how frustrated I get every time we try a new gluten free cracker and find out that it also seems to be salt free. Why can't celiacs have salt??? These four flavors are all salty and delicious, eating them actually feels indulgent. Wow, I just read over this post and am slightly embarrassed by my obvious love of fat and salt, I might as well go all the way and let you know we eat a lot of sugar too. :) Well, anyway, all the more reason why I should be eating healthier snacks like this. Right?

7 comments:

climbinvegan said...

this is really late... but i LOVE LOVE LOVE these... I can't believe they are vegan and gluten free either!!?!?!?!?? oh man... :)


P.S. just stumbled upon your blog.... hello :)

Gratefulfoodie said...

Now, here is the million dollar question: would these taste great with salsa?

FoodAllergyMom said...

They would probably be good with salsa, but I think they'd be even better with creamy dips because of the light texture. My favorite for salsa is a classic gluten free tortilla chip made here in Oregon called Juanita's. They are greasy, salty, light, and crisp just like you get at a mexican restaurant. :)

Katie said...

How about tossing these into a gf Chex Mix recipe? ... since the original Chex Mix included garlic flavored wheat bagel chips. I'd add them after the Chex mix was toasted, since these are already seasoned. ;) I haven't seen these at our stores though.

Jessie McCusker said...

Those sound delicious! Do any of the flavors happen to be garlic free?

FoodAllergyMom said...

Hi Jessie. I'm afraid only the "light sea salt" are free of garlic. They don't have as much flavor as the others, but they are great for dipping!

Jessie McCusker said...

Thanks for checking that! I found them at a local store tonight and am looking forward to giving them a try tomorrow. I bet they will be great with a creamy dill dip.