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Pico de Gallo Chips: Like Doritos, But Healthier

As a kid, I hate to admit it, but I grew up on junk food. Maybe that's why I'm such a freak about it now - too many years of eating crap that make you feel like crap.

Nacho Cheese Doritos were one of my faves. They were a typical afternoon snack when I came home from school - I used to LOVE licking the powdered cheese off my orange-stained fingers. I've long since given those up, but they'll always be one of my fond childhood memories.

While at the health food store, I came upon Pico de Gallo Chips made by Garden of Eatin'. They taste so much like Doritos, but the ingredients are much healthier. Doritos have partially hydrogenated soybean and Cottenseed oil. And nothing says junk food like artificial color - love that Yellow 6. Yum.

Want to see how they compare nutritionally? Then


Doritos
Pico de Gallo
Serving Size 1 oz (about 11 chips) 1 oz (about 7 chips)
Calories 140 140
Total Fat 8g 7g
Saturated Fat 1.5g .5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Sodium 180mg 150mg
Carbs 17g 18g
Fiber 1g 3g
Sugar 1g 0g
Protein 2g 2g

Pick them up if you are headed to a BBQ this weekend!!!

PinkNC PinkNC 10 years
I love my Doritos, but if you all say that they are pretty good, then what they hey. I'll try the other ones too, just once.
Orchid23 Orchid23 10 years
I actually went grocery shoppin last nite, but I think I'll stop by after work today and pick up these chips, they look yummy and me being latin I love me some Pico De Gallo!!! Thanks FitSugar!! :)
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Sounds great! I'll definitely give them a try. I love Doritos, but I need something healthier!
SU3 SU3 10 years
I haven't tried them. I will need to search these out the next time I go food shopping! They sound so much better!!
madison63 madison63 10 years
I stopped by the chips aisle at Whole Foods today and grabbed a bag. They taste even better than Doritos and I didn't get that "bleh" feeling afterwards. Great pick! =)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I love their Blue Chips. These look so tasty. I can see myself taste-testing these really soon!
thehabra thehabra 10 years
" love that Yellow 6. Yum." haha :p
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Yes, valeqt - the ingredients are healthier. There's no partially hydrogenated oil or artificial colors in the Pico de Gallo chips. They also have less saturated fat and less sodium. Plus I think they taste better than Doritos, and they don't turn your fingers orange!
valeqt valeqt 10 years
So the ingredients are healthier.. I guess I'm missing something because besides the fiber not much else looks that different between the labels.
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