I must confess, I still like to munch on packaged goods every once in awhile…I’m not quite ready to eat ONLY home made goods quite yet. Being a lover of crispy snacks, I’m pretty familiar with the ever increasing number of new options when it comes to potato chip alternatives. Falafel chips, corn chips, rice chips, lentil chips, hemp chips, kale chips…the list goes on.
I’ve tried most of them, and the ones that I purchased last week, Beanitos, are the yummiest I’ve found in a long time.
Beanitos, as you can guess from their name, are made from beans…black beans and pinto beans. They boast a number of nutritional benefits, including high protein and fiber, and also claim to have created a ‘unique, natural and proprietary way’ to make them without gassy side effects usually associated with beans.
If you have a corn allergy or sensitivity, these babies were made for you. The makers seem to have quite the hate on for corn, citing that “corn is cheap, it’s used to make ethanol gas for cars, and to get cows fat.” Those are pretty good reasons to avoid it, although I still enjoy my organic corn tortilla nachos every once in awhile.
If you’re looking for a yummy alternative to your classic potato chips, give Beanitos a try. The chipotle ones are really great, with a nice bite and just enough saltiness. Beanitos are low glycemic, gluten free, DELICIOUS, and non GMO certified. They are around $3.69 at your local grocery store (although I found some in the States for $2.49) and you can find them in the ever expanding potato chip aisle.
~The Vegan Project