Although parsnips have a long and fabled culinary history — they were considered an aphrodisiac in Roman times — they’ve fallen out of favor these days, especially as showy interlopers like purple carrots are edging further into the rooty spaces in the produce aisle. We at Barefoot Provisions believe that the humble parsnip is about to have its day again. The fact is, parsnips are delicious, and packed with nutritional goodness. And when they’re made into chips as good as these, there’s really no excuse to not be eating them. I absolutely love kale chips, but I’ve found a new lust in Snip Chips.
Parsnips are one of those undersung veggies that you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about. They look like hairy albino carrots, except you can’t crunch on them raw like carrots. They’re the sort of veggie you might walk right past in the produce aisle or at the farmers market, looking for the familiar, uncertain about exactly what to do with these strange white rooty things. Maybe once you bought some parsnips, thinking you’d use them in a stew or something, but chances are, they sat deep down in your produce drawer for months, growing limper and sadder as the weeks went by.
Although parsnips have a long and fabled culinary history — they were considered an aphrodisiac in Roman times — they’ve fallen a bit out of favor these days, especially as showy interlopers like purple carrots are edging further into the rooty spaces in the produce aisle.
We at Barefoot Provisions believe that the humble parsnip is about to have its day again. You may laugh, but lest you forget, kale used to be just as obscure as parsnips until its recent meteoric rise to fame and fortune, no doubt spurred on by the kale chip revolution.
The fact is, parsnips are delicious, and packed with nutritional goodness. And when they’re made into chips as good as Snip Chips, there’s really no excuse to not be eating them. I absolutely love kale chips, but I’ve found a new lust in Snip Chips. The earthy sweet flavor of the parsnips combines brilliantly with coconut flakes and other phenomenal superfood ingredients and umami-rich seasonings to create a snack that tastes every bit as good as Kettle Chips in their heyday, but without any of the guilt. In fact, if you’re eating something this healthy as a snack, not only should you not feel guilty, but you should be feeling pretty smug. These things are nutritionally impeccable — they’re basically like eating an exquisite veggie dish, except they’re crispy and full of flavor and taste like potato chips, but much more interesting. I could easily see these as an appetizer or small plate at a hipster gastropub — they’re addictively good, and the flavor combinations are innovative, bold, and just plain fabulous.
The Dill Pickle flavor is brilliant. The parsnip and coconut and cashews ground everything with a sweet nutty earthiness, and then the dill/garlic/salt/lemon notes take these chips into a whole new realm. They are so vibrant and full-flavored, but never mouth-puckeringly overwhelming like dill pickles can be. There’s even more going on — a bit of chipotle and mustard seed and apple cider vinegar — and it all harmonizes perfectly; all the spicy sourness with the deep sweet notes beneath. These taste simply amazing, like the most innovative potato chip flavor you ever had. There’s also something intrinsically fun about evoking pickles by using dill — all the more fun because it actually works. This is no mere novelty chip; you’ll find yourself craving these again and again.
The primary ingredients in these Snip Chips are raw organic parsnips, coconut and cashews. You’d be hard-pressed to put better stuff in your body.
Parsnips are an amazing source of nutrition. Here are some highlights:
Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. Many people eat several tablespoons of coconut oil daily, for the incredible host of benefits it confers. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, and it’s been shown to:
Cashews are a great source of dietary protein, healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the wonders of cashews:
Starting out with a passion for pure ingredients and a healthy way of living, we sourced our ingredients from around the world supporting the wild, organic and sustainable movement. We have created wonderful foods that are guilt free and taste like they shouldn’t be!
Check out this video from the show, InFocus, that tells the story of how a diabetic (type-2) Sequoia Cheney discovered raw food. It saved her. Then, she founded this company, Wonderfully Raw...and we're all the beneficiary of it. Whether you're a raw foodie, or just love delicious food like us, dig in and eat to your heart's delight. This video goes on to talk about their other fantastic product (and one of our personal faves, Cocoroons), but you can get the genesis of the company here.
Sequoia always had a passion for good food, that wasn’t always good for her. When life threw her a curve ball and she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she knew something had to change if she wanted to heal herself. That began the road to good health. Sequoia always loved to eat, not necessarily to cook. She turned to her son Eric for inspiration. Eric Hara, renowned chef in New York City, encouraged his mom to be creative. Sequoia knew in her heart there was a way to create delicious food that was also good for her. She found her way to Living Light Culinary Institute in Mendocino, California, where she trained with the best raw food chefs in the business, and gained the knowledge of how to prepare food that could support and heal the body. She was ready to embark on this journey. She sparked that passion inside of herself and was amazed how she could create food that not only tasted delicious but could heal. Sequoia is now medication-free and her blood sugar is normal. After teaching raw food classes and selling her food to the local community, Sequoia was encouraged to get her food to the market. Hence the beginning of Wonderfully Raw Gourmet! Now this dynamic duo mother and son team has come together to create the amazingly delicious Coco-Roons, Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes, using only the finest organic ingredients. Join us on the journey to good health with our great tasting treats!