I came up with the idea for the cartoon above because along with chocolate, salt and vinegar potato chips were my go to food for menopausal cravings. Love em!
I recently wrote about menopausal weight gain for EmpowerHer. In the article, I confess that I devoured a Valentine’s gift basket in record time. (Read my article here.) No, the gift basket didn’t contain any potato chips, but a lovely selection of ten other decadent foods.
I wish I had the answer for those of you still dealing with PMS and menopausal cravings. My sweet tooth and my chocolate cravings, sadly, are still ever present in my life, but I seldom get those desperate cravings I did during menopause. The articles will tell you to try fruit to satisfy them, but that reminds me of my mom telling me drink water when I wanted to open a soda. And I still love chips and other salty snacks, despite my doc telling me to watch the salt.
No matter what, I think a menopause cafe would be a wonderful place to hang out. If I open one, will ya’ll be my first customers? What else should be on the menu?
Read about the history and evolution of the potato chip here!
And here’s a recipe for making your own salt and vinegar chips. I’m off to test it now. Gotta to have good chips at our cafe!
The photo is from the Kettle Brand website. I love the advice they give for admiring a chip: “Behold, the perfect chip. Pick one up. Turn it gently in your hand. Admire the character, the unique, individual shape, the beautiful tawny gold color.” Now that is potato chip appreciation!