I'm on day 11 of the whole 30, and doing great, feeling great, not really craving anything, etc. Then yesterday I was famished on the way home from work, popped in the supermarket near my bus stop and made an awesome vs. dangerous discovery. I ate pretty much a whole bag of this deliciousness on my walk home:
Ingredients are listed as: A seasonal mix of root vegetables (sweet potato, parsnip, batata, taro, yuca), canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, beet juice concentrate (for color), salt
Obviously it was carbtastic, and the seed oils weren't helping the old omega 3: omega 6 ratio.
But as a splurge once in a while... what do you all think?
The canola/safflower/sunflower/frankenstein n-6 oil is way less than optimal, but should you desire to eat sweet potato/parsnip/batata/taro/yucca chips, why not try making them yourself at home? It's really easy, I promise.
If you're going to cheat, go all the way. IMHO, justifying something as paleo-ish only going to encourage you to eat them more often than a recognized cheat food. You're not really doing yourself any favors eating those over regular chips.
There are a few semi-paleo chips (TJ's makes one fried in olive oil instead of seed oil), but like Potato Avenger said, why not just get slicing and fry your own chips in beef tallow or coconut oil? Still a calorie-fest, but not a PUFA-filled one.
These Chips are my kryptonite as well. They are ridiculously good. It is hard not to eat the whole bag. I think as long as you only eat them occasionally you should be alright. In the meantime, Kale chips with Himalayan pink salt and vinegar. Bamn.
Take an extra fish oil cap, and brush it off. The worst thing you can do after a binge is stress yourself out about it. Stress is an even bigger cause of inflamation and disease than the occasional splurge. Your body will recover as long as you don't do it too often. If you want to learn more about the stress-disease link you should read "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" I am in the middle of it right now.
I have lately started relying on these as my carbs for lunch (I put them on my salad) but I know they are not Paleo, so I wrote to Terra Chips and explained our predicament and asked them to make a version in some other acceptable oil. But one email is not enough so please all of you, write to them as well!