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Old 03-08-2012, 09:14 PM   #11
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Kale chips!
Yes! Also, microwave potato chips. Labor intensive, but so good. I heavily dose them with Kernal Seasons sour cream and onion sprinkle, they ALMOST taste like Lay's.
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Kale chips!
Lisinopril!

I am a salt lover. Salt on everything.

128/70. My blood pressure.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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Yes! Also, microwave potato chips. Labor intensive, but so good. I heavily dose them with Kernal Seasons sour cream and onion sprinkle, they ALMOST taste like Lay's.
That's one of the things I like about the kale chips - so much less work than homemade potato chips.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #14
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That's one of the things I like about the kale chips - so much less work than homemade potato chips.
We can't find kale around here! Upping the search. I've been wanting to do these for so long, may have to grow them.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #15
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I don't buy or eat chips very often, but I kind of like these. They're made of beets and sweet potatoes and are fairly low sodium.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #16
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This is what just kills me. If I, I think these things are too salty, what else is there. Yes, I can buy the Terra brand if I go out of my way to go to a gourmet store, which I really don't mind doing. I will say it cuts down on impulse buying. Right now I have three partial bags of various kinds of chips that will probably meet the garbage man next week. It just seems weird that if I think it's too salty, what are people raising their kids on? I do not remember them being that salty when I was younger.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #17
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Gotta say I've never understood the salt "thing." From the time I was a teenager or before, I just didn't do salt. My Daddy, who was a general physician, always said I would never need to go on a salt-reduced diet because I already ate that way.

Then, because of the times, I wasn't exposed to chips, etc. and fast food. I grew up in the '50s and those things just weren't readily available, especially in rural areas where I lived. As a result I didn't acquire a taste for them.

Now...salt isn't part of my cooking repertoire. That's not to say I don't cook with salt. Usually, I use half the salt as recommended by a recipe and go on from there.

For those who sit a our table, we have a salt shaker they can use to add additional salt, if necessary. So far, after many years, the table shaker is rarely used. Perhaps our guests are exceptionally well-mannered or they are satisfied with the way our foods are salted.

No matter. It's just how things are at our table. We wouldn't be offended if someone turned the salt shaker on its end and went to town.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #18
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Gotta say I've never understood the salt "thing." From the time I was a teenager or before, I just didn't do salt. My Daddy, who was a general physician, always said I would never need to go on a salt-reduced diet because I already ate that way.
A credible study indicates the affinity for salty taste is formed in infancy. It is not innate, as the taste for sugar. The key foods were crackers, bread, and breakfast cereal, foods with considerable added salt. By six months, infants for whom those foods were heavily represented in their diets preferred 1% salt solutions in water (salty as chicken noodle soup) and 2% solutions (very salty to adults) to water with no added salt. Infants who did not use those foods were either disinterested in the salt solutions or rejected them. While the effect persisted as they aged (understandable, since diet likely didn't change), it was not permanent. People change their preferences in time on a low salt diet.
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I guess what I'm getting at is that I thought I was a salt-o-holic. One time I made Thanksgiving dinner, one of the few times a year when I throw caution to the wind. I really thought I'd probably used too much salt, yet two of my guests salted, and I mean really salted, everything. I wasn't insulted, just wondered. You've got to be kidding. (they are in poor health now, have no idea if that has anything to do with it, but they're much younger than I). It's just that, if I, who loves salt, thinks this is way too salty, well, what? I'm 57, and was raised with all the stuff we're talking about; jarred baby food, etc. It's just disgusting that I have to go to a gourmet store to get potato chips. I don't want them salt-less, just not so salty that it is the only flavor.
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I don't want them salt-less, just not so salty that it is the only flavor.
That is why, in order to for snack lovers to get a salty taste as they munch and crunch, a lot of salt must be used in order for you to get that salty crunch when you bite down. A lot of untasted salt goes down to your stomach. It's how it has to be in the world of snack chips.
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