Friday, July 1, 2011

Corazonas Healthy Potato and Tortilla Chips Review & My Crunchy Recipes + GIVEAWAY!--Ends July 22, 2011

Who doesn't love potato or tortilla chips?  The only problem is most are loaded with bad fats, excessive  sodium, and calories.  I honestly do try to steer clear of them for those reasons  and how they help to put on the pounds.  However, I discovered a fantastic replacement for chip hunger with healthier Corazonas potato and tortilla chips that I was sent for this review and giveaway.

The Corazonas potato chips have 40% lower fat content than regular chips.  Their tortilla chips have 18 grams of whole grain and both varieties are infused with plant sterols that are proven to lower your bad (LDL) cholesterol.  Read more about the health benefits of their chips here.

Now you wonder something so healthy could it taste good?  Corozanos didn't shortchange in the flavor department in any of the flavors I sampled from their potato chips in Parmesan Peppercorn, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Italiano 4 Cheese, and Spicy Rio Haberero.  In the tortilla chips, I tasted Squeeze of Lime, Black Bean & Cheese (Yummy favorite), and the Lightly Salted.

Sure, you can enjoy any of the healthy chips straight out of the bag without guilt.  Nonetheless, I wanted to show you how else to enjoy these fabulous products and entice your kid's as well to eat what they may not like (such as their veggies) with a few good recipes I made with use of these products.

The first recipe will become a family favorite for ease of preparation.  Adding the flavored Corazonas Italian 4 Cheese Potato Chips  turns quiche in an exciting new direction with a crunch, which kid's really enjoy.

The second recipe is perfect for when you have leftover chili and need to reinvent.  Besides, being the perfect quick summer meal, this dish is scrumptious.  The whole family will gooble this one up and demand more.  

The last recipe is a great way to fool your kids into eating their veggies with this Crunchy Veggie Casserole.  Trust me, and you stick their least favorite inside and add my simple sauce and crunchy topping and those reluctant eaters will clean their plates.

My Crunchy Quiche!

1/2 bag of Corazonas Italian 4-Cheese Potato Chips, broken into small pieces
1-1/2 cups milk (I like one-percent )
3 eggs
14.5 oz. can of green beans, drained
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
unbaked  10" pie crust  to fit your quiche pan. 

Prepare my Oil Pie Crust for flaky, no fail crust first or any pie crust to fit into greased quiche pan.  Turn on your oven to 400 degrees.

Next, place your drained green beans at the bottom of your shell, shredded cheese, then broken chips over the cheese.

Mix your eggs with your milk, basil and pepper to combine well.  Pour this mixture over the ingredients in your quiche pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.

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My Crunchy Quiche

A piece of my Crunchy Quiche

My Disappearing Crunchy Chili Salad!

leftover chili (or cook a batch to have onhand)
1-1/2 cups of lettuce, cleaned and torn into small pieces
1 cup of Cheddar Cheese, shredded (I like sharp)
1/2 bag of Corazonas Black Bean & Cheese Tortilla Chips, broken into small pieces
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
3/4 teaspoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix your oil, vinegar, pepper,salt, and sugar together for your dressing.  Pour over the shredded lettuce.  Add some to each plate, then add some your reheated chili to each plate, next some broken chips and then  layer some shredded Cheddar over each dish.  You can eat or zap them for a extra few seconds in the microwave to melt through. 

My Crunchy Chili Salad

Crunchy Veggie Casserole!

1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 cup of Velveeta Cheese
3 large potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
10 carrots, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 bag of Corazonas Slightly Salted Potato Chips

Precook your sliced potatoes and carrots until almost done when stabbed. 

Mix your cornstarch with your cold milk and thicken on your stove with the Velveeta Cheese until you get a creamy cheese sauce of your desired thickness.  Add salt and pepper.

Layer your potatoes and carrots and add cheese sauce between the layers.  Top with the broken Corazonas Slightly Salted Potato Chips.

Reheat in your microwave for a minute or two to heat through until bubbly.  Serve immediately.

Here's my Crunchy Veggie Casserole
*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free product so that I may express an opinion.*  

You can buy Corazonas online or find a store near you here.

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This giveaway ends July 22, 2011 at 12 PM Eastern Standard Time. The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.