A few months ago, I discovered my new favorite chip! Let me explain…
If you know me at all, you know that I love nachos. And not just any nachos, my nachos have to be ULTRA-cheesy, served with a side of guacamole and involve purple corn tortilla chips. Yes, my nacho chips must be made with purple corn.
A few months ago, while shopping at my local corner market, I stumbled upon Mystic Harvest Purple Corn Tortilla Chips. I read on the packaging that the chips were made of all-natural, non-GMO ingredients and contained no trans fats, hydrogenated oils or preservatives, PLUS they were purple. I was sold!
When I arrived home, I had no choice but to put the Mystic Harvest chips to the test. It’s a hard life, the life of a nacho lover ;)
These chips are the PERFECT size, texture and saltiness and remained intact regardless of that fact that I threw them into a big tote and walked 1.5 miles home with them. One of my biggest disappointments when I get home from the grocery store is when a bag of chips consists of small, broken fragments. Broken chips do NOT make for good nachos!
All-natural, non-GMO ingredients, perfect texture and saltiness AND very few broken chips. Purple chip Heaven, my friends. But wait, there’s more!
Mystic Harvest Purple Corn Tortilla Chips also have healthy antioxidants and a high ORAC score.
What is an ORAC score? According to Wise Geek: “An Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score is a test tube analysis that measures the antioxidant levels of food and other chemical substances. If a food has a high ORAC score, then it means the food is high in antioxidants. The antioxidant’s strength is its ability to eliminate oxygen free radicals. With the ORAC score, a higher score means the food is better at helping us fight diseases such as heart disease and cancer.”
These purple corn tortilla chips have an ORAC score of 6,000 – This is higher than red wine or blueberries! For more information about the health benefits of purple vegetables, check out Mystic Harvest’s website.
Contrary to what I once believed, a girl cannot consist on nachos alone. So today, to accompany these healthy chips, I bring you a healthy Mango-Jalapeño Salsa!
Sweet, juicy mangos, creamy avocado, spicy bites of jalapeño and crisp red onion will make it seem like summer is finally here. At least in your mouth ;)
Mystic Harvest chips are sturdy enough to pick up a big ol’ scoop of this salsa and their slight saltiness perfectly complements this sweet, yet spicy summer salsa.
- 1 mango, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 small jalapeño, finely diced
- 1 avocado, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
- Juice of 1 lime
Mix all ingredients together and top with lime juice. Serve with Mystic Harvest Purple Corn Tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Healthy salsa, healthy chips, now all we need is a healthy dose of Vitamin D from the summer sun!
What is your favorite healthified “unhealthy” food?
**Disclaimer: Mystic Harvest provided me with a few bags of their purple corn tortilla chips. All opinions and views expressed on Olives ‘n’ Wine are my own.**