Since the release of my first seed oil piece, I have had countless conversations with people regarding seed oils in our food, specifically our snacks.

Let’s start with what are seed oils? 

  • The simple, most basic answer: seed oils are processed oils industrially extracted from genetically modified crops.

I have mentioned before that seed oils are highly inflammatory and contain large amounts of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs). PUFAs are unstable compounds that form a hefty variety of toxins when exposed to chemical stresses such as high heat, high pressure, exposure to metals and bleaching agents- all of which happen to these vegetable/seed oils in the refining and manufacturing process. In the 1800s, we went from consuming 0 grams of vegetable/seed oils to now an average of 80 grams per DAY (80 grams= 6 tablespoons), making it the single greatest change to nutrition in history.

People have been led to believe that they need to compromise taste in order to have a healthy snack, but that is absolutely not the case. 

My highlight for this segment of Meg’s Snack Corner is Masa Chips. My husband and I discovered Masa Chips on the internet while actively searching for chips that were not made with sunflower, safflower, canola or other toxic seed oils. 

We were astonished to find that Masa Chips are made with 3 ingredients: nixtamalized corn, grass fed beef tallow, and real salt.  That’s it!

“Nixtamalization” is an ancient process used over thousands of years by the Aztecs to improve the healthful effects of eating corn.  It involves boiling the corn with naturally occurring minerals, which makes the corn more digestible, reduces mycotoxins which commonly affect corn, and makes nutrients like Vitamin B3 more bioavailable.  The result is a healthier, tastier food that maximizes the nutrient potential of one of the world’s oldest crops.

Grass fed beef tallow is extremely high in nutrients. It also has an incredibly high smoke point. Real salt is also very important because new research shows that microplastics have been found in 90% of the table salt brands sampled worldwide

I often talk about how our body is a gift and that we must treat it well. I aim to do the best I can with that, even with my snack choices. If you haven’t read my piece of the dangers of seed oils, check out my cheatsheet below on oils to avoid and oils to use: 

I love Masa Chips – they are an incredibly versatile food that can be enjoyed as a snack on their own, made as nachos, eaten with guac, used as a topping and more! 

Where can I find them?

By using this link or using the code MEGMB on, you can receive a 10% discount. I personally order them online to save money along with the convenience factor of being shipped straight to my door. More information on where to find them can be found on the store locator on their website.

When you give them a try, let me know what you think!

Happy and healthy snacking!