Sunday Funday: Curried Sweet Potato-Crusted Fish with POPCHIPS & GIVEAWAY!

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This may come as a shocker, given the fact that I make no secret about how much I love food, and specifically, eating food. But the fact is, I’m not much of a snacker.

That’s barely true, actually, considering I eat at least 6 times per day. At least. But I’m pretty predictable with my snacks and tend to stick the same things. (Reason #5743907534 I don’t do “daily eats” posts – you’d be bored to tears!) Another thing about my snacks is that they need to be filling and nutrient-dense. I need more than a handful of baby carrots or some stupid cereal bar that’s going to leave me biting my nails in 30 minutes waiting for the next feeding time. Certainly not a bag of chips I mean air I mean chips.

And that’s not to say I don’t like chips. I’m not that crazy. I certainly like chips, when at a party or watching a game, especially when there’s a dish of edamole or hummus nearby. At times like these it’s apparent that I actually *love* chips.

Another food I love is sweet potatoes. So when popchips offered to let me try their new Sweet Potato Chips, who was I to say no?

If you’ve never tried popchips, here are a few fun facts:

  • popchips are literally popped. Not fried, not baked, but popped up with a little heat and pressure, a process which allows its makers to stick to a few wholesome ingredients and make sure each chip is full of flavor.
  • There’s nothing too bad about about popchips. Just a handful of all-natural ingredients that won’t leave your fingertips covered in grease and won’t leave your thighs looking full of, well, grease.
  • Those bad guys like msg, hydrogenated oils, preservatives, and fake colors that make us want to steer clear of lots of other processed snacks? They’re not here. Not a trace. Popchips are all-natural.

Additionally, there are a few great things about popchips Sweet Potato chips that make them extra special.

  • Sweet potato chips obviously way harder to resist than regular potato chips. Or is that just me?
  • popchips sweet potato chips are the only variety that is gluten free!
  • popchips sweet potato chips are one of a few flavors that are vegan.

And just so you know, they taste great too. My husband, less a creature of habit than me, was happy to pack bags of sweet potato popchips to take with his lunch, but I knew I could find another way to enjoy them.

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To make a quick and easy sweet-potato crusted fish, just do the following:

  1. Place a wire baking rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Crush a snack-size bag of popchips in the food processor and pour them onto a plate. Sprinkle in some curry powder and mix it up.
  3. Spoon some coconut flour onto a second plate, and beat an egg in a medium bowl.
  4. Dip each piece of fish (I used a barramundi, a firm white fish) into the coconut flour, then the egg, and finally the sweet potato chip crumbs.
  5. Place the coated fish on top of the baking rack.
  6. Bake in a 375°F for about 12-15 minutes, or until fish is opaque in the center (give or take a few minutes, depending on how thick your fish is.)

Sound good? I know. I bet it would be great with chicken or tofu too! Want to try it out for yourself? You’re in luck. My pal at popchips has a snack pack of sweet potato popchips for one of you too. If you’d like to get your hands on it, just leave me a comment, or a few!

  • Tell me what your favorite all-natural snack is
  • Follow popchips on twitter
  • Like popchips on facebook
  • Share this quick & easy recipe on pinterest and mention the giveaway in your pin

Giveaway Rules:
No purchase necessary. The contest will close on Wednesday, March 7th at 11:59pm EST, at which point a winner will be chosen via random number generator. Winner must reside in the continental United States and supply a valid email address in the commenting form. Winner will be contacted and have 4 days to respond, at which point s/he forfeits the prize and another winner will be chosen. Winner will provide name, email address, shipping address and phone number and give me permission to supply this information to the sponsor of the giveaway items.

Disclosuure: Sweet potato popchips were provided to me at no cost, but the opinions in this post and the recipe shared are my own.

As always, thanks for reading and good luck!

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99 Responses to “Sunday Funday: Curried Sweet Potato-Crusted Fish with POPCHIPS & GIVEAWAY!”

  1. 1

    Tara — March 4, 2012 @ 8:14 am Reply

    My fav all natural snack is a spoonful of homemade nut butter on an apple!

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    Kelsey @ The Secret Life of Kelsey — March 4, 2012 @ 8:19 am Reply

    My fav snack is a big juicy HONEYCRISP APPLE! :)

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    Kelsey @ The Secret Life of Kelsey — March 4, 2012 @ 8:20 am Reply

    I follow Popchips on Twitter! – @Christianqt07

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    Kelsey @ The Secret Life of Kelsey — March 4, 2012 @ 8:20 am Reply

    I like Popchips on Facebook!

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    janet @ the taste space — March 4, 2012 @ 8:37 am Reply

    My very simple snack is a handful of nuts.. I am so boring. ;)

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    Marcie — March 4, 2012 @ 8:58 am Reply

    My fave all natural snack is raw almonds

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    Marcie — March 4, 2012 @ 9:00 am Reply

    Like on FB

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    Marcie — March 4, 2012 @ 9:03 am Reply

    Twitter follower of Popchips

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    Carmen — March 4, 2012 @ 9:06 am Reply

    Definitely fruit!

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    Katie — March 4, 2012 @ 9:18 am Reply

    I love roasted almonds for a snack. It’s amazing how satisfying they are!

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    amy marantino — March 4, 2012 @ 9:30 am Reply

    air-popped popcorn

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    Jane H — March 4, 2012 @ 9:43 am Reply

    Apples and peanut butter :)

  13. 13

    Marnely Rodriguez — March 4, 2012 @ 9:44 am Reply

    Love hummus and celery!

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    Marnely Rodriguez — March 4, 2012 @ 9:45 am Reply

    I follow them on Twitter

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    Marnely Rodriguez — March 4, 2012 @ 9:57 am Reply

    I like them on FB

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    Mary — March 4, 2012 @ 11:03 am Reply

    I love PopChips as a light snack but have had a hard time finding them since I moved to a small California farm town from Chicago. Sweet potato ones sound awesome!

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    Mary — March 4, 2012 @ 11:04 am Reply

    I follow them on Twitter!

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    Emily P — March 4, 2012 @ 11:16 am Reply

    banana + PB :)

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    Emily P — March 4, 2012 @ 11:17 am Reply

    i follow them on twitter

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    Mb — March 4, 2012 @ 11:37 am Reply

    sweet potato fries i think! homemade, of course.

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    Ilene — March 4, 2012 @ 12:19 pm Reply

    A bunch of almonds.

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    Bonnie K — March 4, 2012 @ 12:40 pm Reply

    I love air-popped popcorn, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with grated parmesan.

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    Bonnie K — March 4, 2012 @ 12:41 pm Reply

    I follow popchips on twitter.

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    Bonnie K — March 4, 2012 @ 12:42 pm Reply

    I like popchips on facebook.

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    Rebecca — March 4, 2012 @ 12:43 pm Reply

    My favorite all-natural snack is popcorn! It’s always so good with nutritional yeast, Himalayan pink salt + all-purpose seasoning!

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    Rebecca — March 4, 2012 @ 12:44 pm Reply

    I’m following popchips on twitter! @rebeccaablock

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    Rebecca — March 4, 2012 @ 12:44 pm Reply

    I “like” popchips on facebook!

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    Rebecca — March 4, 2012 @ 12:45 pm Reply

    I pinned about this giveaway! http://www.pinterest.com/rebeccaablock

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    Kimberly Owens — March 4, 2012 @ 1:24 pm Reply

    You’d be surprised at the healthwashing of Pop Chips: http://meghantelpnerblog.com/2012/01/17/friendly-correspondence-pop-chips/

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      Cara — March 4, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

      I’m actually not terribly surprised. But I guess it doesn’t bother me very much because I don’t interpret any of their promotional statements as claims that popchips are a “healthy” food (ie, have nutritional value) but rather that they are just “not as bad” as some other snack foods. I hope my readers get the message that I don’t promote making a habit of consuming processed snack foods, even ones like these. But once in a while? Not a huge deal.

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    Kristin — March 4, 2012 @ 2:25 pm Reply

    I really love carrots…I love how sweet they are.

  31. 31

    Dolce — March 4, 2012 @ 3:49 pm Reply

    My favorite all natural snack is a banana dipped in peanut butter:)

  32. 32

    Dolce — March 4, 2012 @ 3:49 pm Reply

    Following Popchips on twitter!

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    91% Chocolate Lover — March 4, 2012 @ 5:17 pm Reply

    I saw the sweet potato popchips one day and grabbed them right away. I had loved the barbecue flavor, but sweet potato is definitely the best flavor of popchip! And my favorite all-natural snack is an easy one…Greek yogurt! So creamy…mixed with frozen blueberries, frozen walnuts, raw cacao nibs, and some cinnamon puffins

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    Tara — March 4, 2012 @ 5:52 pm Reply

    My favorite all natural snack at the moment is an apple cut up, sprinkled with stevia and cinnamon, and microwaved for 1:30 to 2:00. Instabaked apples.

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    Tara — March 4, 2012 @ 5:53 pm Reply

    I liked their FB page!

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    Tara — March 4, 2012 @ 5:53 pm Reply

    I am following on twitter!

  37. 37

    Tara — March 4, 2012 @ 6:03 pm Reply

    I pinned it!

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    Rebecca — March 4, 2012 @ 6:09 pm Reply

    My favorite snack is cold cut up pineapple!

  39. 39

    Mary Lynn — March 4, 2012 @ 6:14 pm Reply

    Definitely have to try these! I’m an apple and almonds an king girl – simple and satisfying.

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    Haley @ Health Freak College Girl — March 4, 2012 @ 6:38 pm Reply

    i love snacking on walnuts and fruit :

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    Haley @ Health Freak College Girl — March 4, 2012 @ 6:41 pm Reply

    follow popchips on twitter!

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    Haley @ Health Freak College Girl — March 4, 2012 @ 6:41 pm Reply

    i like popchips on facebook as well :D

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    Corisa — March 4, 2012 @ 7:03 pm Reply

    Pop Chips are an awesome healthy choice of chips, but my favorite all-natural snack is hummus with carrots !

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    Taylor — March 4, 2012 @ 7:24 pm Reply

    I’m not much of a snacker too but if I do snack it’s usually on an apple or some grapes!

  45. 45

    Laurel Cedarblade — March 4, 2012 @ 7:29 pm Reply

    i’m a twitter follower!

  46. 46

    Laurel Cedarblade — March 4, 2012 @ 7:29 pm Reply

    I like popchips on Facebook!

  47. 47

    Laurel Cedarblade — March 4, 2012 @ 7:29 pm Reply

    fresh fruit, chopped veggies, and popcorn are my favorite snacks!

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    Kerstin — March 4, 2012 @ 9:20 pm Reply

    How fun they make sweet potato now! Sounds like such a fun and tasty fish crust. My favorite snacks tend to rotate a lot but I’m always up for some Greek yogurt!

  49. 49

    Sarah L — March 5, 2012 @ 2:26 am Reply

    The sweet potato Popchips sound good. My favorite all natural snack is either an apple or plain Greek yogurt, depending on my mood.

  50. 50

    Kate — March 5, 2012 @ 5:52 am Reply

    My mom always keeps a case of popchips in her pantry.

  51. 51

    Will — March 5, 2012 @ 6:28 am Reply

    I love dipping PopChips in hummus!

  52. 52

    Renata — March 5, 2012 @ 6:59 am Reply

    My favorite snack is fresh summer blueberries and raspberries!

  53. 53

    Renata — March 5, 2012 @ 6:59 am Reply

    Follow Popchips on Twitter via @serene_streams

  54. 54

    Renata — March 5, 2012 @ 7:02 am Reply

    Follow you too on Twitter via @serene_streams

  55. 55

    Renata — March 5, 2012 @ 7:03 am Reply

    Just tweeted your giveaway too via @serene_streams

  56. 56

    Renata — March 5, 2012 @ 7:03 am Reply

    Also like Popchips on Facebook

  57. 57

    Georgiana — March 5, 2012 @ 7:04 am Reply

    I love all-natural hummus it’s a great protein snack and perfect match with Sweet Potato Popchips :)

  58. 58

    Georgiana — March 5, 2012 @ 7:04 am Reply

    Like Popchips on Facebook

  59. 59

    Georgiana — March 5, 2012 @ 7:05 am Reply

    Like Popchips on Twitter too

  60. 60

    Ray — March 5, 2012 @ 7:05 am Reply

    Trail mix is a my snack of choice with nuts and fruit pieces

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    Ray — March 5, 2012 @ 7:06 am Reply

    Like Popchips on Facebook

  62. 62

    chadro — March 5, 2012 @ 7:41 am Reply

    Cashew or pistachio nuts

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    Becca B — March 5, 2012 @ 8:34 am Reply

    i recent;y just discovered lentil chips! they are amazing. i also like fresh fruit, nuts, veggies, nut butter on rice cakes, and greek yogurt! i am a snacker for sure!

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    Becca B — March 5, 2012 @ 8:34 am Reply

    like PopChips on FB!

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    Lynda M. — March 5, 2012 @ 9:31 am Reply

    My favorite all natural snacks are apples, almonds and carrots. I love Pop Chips, but haven’t seen sweet potato yet – sounds yummy!

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    Lynda M. — March 5, 2012 @ 9:31 am Reply

    I like Pop Chips on Facebook.

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    Lynda M. — March 5, 2012 @ 9:31 am Reply

    I follow Pop Chips on twitter.

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — March 5, 2012 @ 10:05 am Reply

    I love fresh fruit, mainly berries as a snack.

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — March 5, 2012 @ 10:05 am Reply

    I follow Popchips on twitter

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — March 5, 2012 @ 10:07 am Reply

    I like popchips on FB

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    Lizzy — March 5, 2012 @ 10:42 am Reply

    I love how you are so creative with dishes! I love how you turned chips into something so much more! YUMMY!!!!
    My favorite all-natural snack is: Cheese and crackers with grapes
    And now I follow popchips on twitter and facebook! xo

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    nik — March 5, 2012 @ 10:48 am Reply

    My favorite snack is carrots and hummus…actually anything with hummus! :)

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    Em (Wine and Butter) — March 5, 2012 @ 10:51 am Reply

    I’m not much of a snacker either! BUT I am partial to apples with almond butter, pop chips (!!!!!!) and the occasional bit of dark chocolate with a cup of tea!

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    Aggie — March 5, 2012 @ 11:24 am Reply

    what a fun way to coat fish! love this recipe Cara! I have tried popchips and love them, haven’t seen the sweet potato kind yet. I’m a chip girl, and I have a hard time eating the right sized portions of them so I save them for ‘special’ occasions :) My favorite natural snack though is hummus and veggies (sugar snap peas and celery are my favorite dippers).

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    Jody W — March 5, 2012 @ 1:47 pm Reply

    My fav all natural snack is probably bananas. Though I do love the original flavor Popchips a lot!

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    Jody W — March 5, 2012 @ 1:48 pm Reply

    I follow popchips on twitter! @concisecactus

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    grace — March 5, 2012 @ 2:04 pm Reply

    i’m on an avocado kick–a little bit of salt and a spoon, and i’m good to go!

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    Cellabella — March 5, 2012 @ 4:12 pm Reply

    The fish recipe sounds delicious, I’m going to try that this weekend! One of my favorite natural snacks is apples with peanut butter or frozen grapes mixed with salted almonds :)

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    Lyndsey @ Sit. Stay. Cook. — March 5, 2012 @ 5:17 pm Reply

    Currently – my favorite healthy snack is dates. I’ve got a sweet tooth, and those satisfy accordingly.

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    Renee — March 5, 2012 @ 8:27 pm Reply

    My favorite healthy snack is an organic Medjool date – fresh & juicy it’s nature’s chocolate!

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    delia — March 5, 2012 @ 10:49 pm Reply

    baby carrots

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    Sandra — March 6, 2012 @ 2:05 am Reply

    I love apples and almond butter!

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    Sandra — March 6, 2012 @ 2:07 am Reply

    I followed popchips on twitter!

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    Sandra — March 6, 2012 @ 2:08 am Reply

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    Gladys — March 6, 2012 @ 3:30 am Reply

    I also loved to eat, who doesnt want it haha: :)
    nice recipe, added to my list .

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    Noel — March 6, 2012 @ 6:41 am Reply

    I love to snack on carrots and almond butter or hummus

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    Amy Rouse — March 6, 2012 @ 11:47 am Reply

    Tell me what your favorite all-natural snack is

    ciha seeds

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    Amy Rouse — March 6, 2012 @ 11:47 am Reply

    Follow popchips on twitter—oh yeah!!!

    @dropastitch

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    Amy Rouse — March 6, 2012 @ 11:48 am Reply

    Like popchips on facebook

    yup

    amy rouse

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    Amanda — March 6, 2012 @ 12:08 pm Reply

    Favorite snack is hard. Greek yogurt? Apple + pb? Banana + pb?

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    Christine — March 6, 2012 @ 7:46 pm Reply

    my favorite natural snack is GRAPES! Once I start, I just can’t stop!

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    Alanna — March 6, 2012 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    My favorite natural snack are frozen grapes or frozen mangos!!! Such a good treat!

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    meredith — March 6, 2012 @ 9:05 pm Reply

    i like ants on a log (PB and celery)

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    meredith — March 6, 2012 @ 9:05 pm Reply

    i Like popchips on facebook

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    Will — March 7, 2012 @ 7:13 am Reply

    Love to snack on baby carrots with hummus

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    susan smoaks — March 7, 2012 @ 9:02 am Reply

    my favorite all natural snack is fresh fruit, i love it!

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    Jenn @LeftoverQueen — March 13, 2012 @ 10:34 am Reply

    What a great idea! I once coated some white fish in sea salt and vinegar chips. That was so good, but I had forgotten about using chips until now.

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