So a few things happened to my taste buds once I had children. I was always one of those people that was a ‘savoury’ person as opposed to a ‘sweets’ person. I loved chips and in particular corn chips. I would love having a packet of Dorritos or CC’s when the mood took me.
But when I was pregnant with my son, I stopped liking salty things. Also, when I did have salt in foods it would make my feet swell and made it uncomfortable. So to deal with this, I stopped eating salty foods altogether.
Now, you might think this was a drastic move. But no, it did make the pregnancy fat foot thing better. It also did something else: I stopped wanting salty foods. Now I cannot actually remember the last time I had a packet of chips and I rarely add salt to my foods.
Good thing too, particularly now that I am on my palm oil detox. In fact I saw a funny ‘ad’ made for Dorritos that I suggest you check out.
By no means is Doritos the only guilty party. Palm oil is found in many products and for chips, anything with a flavour other than simple salt, it is likely to have palm oil. If you want to find out where you can get ‘palm oil free’ or sustainable palm oil products, please look at the links below and take them with you when you go shopping:
Now what do I do when I feel like a salty snack? There are a lot of things that I make at home myself, one of which is Kale Chips. Kale Chips are super easy to make and a great way to get kids to eat green stuff!
All I do it to cut out the hard stems and vain of the kale leaves, then spread it onto baking paper and pop it in the oven on low heat. I spray a little oil on it and add some rock salt. Once one side is dry, then I turn and do the other side. Once crispy, eat and enjoy.
This latest batch even got a thumbs up from my children – who are very fussy mind you!