The Musical Fruit….In a Chip!

You often hear people say that they either crave salty or sweet foods – “I’m a total chocolate person” or “I don’t care much for desserts – I’m more of  a chips and dip person” or “Give me a bag of candy any day over a plate of nachos!”

Well – truth be told- I’m both. I love a rich and gooey chocolate dessert just as much as the crispy goodness of a potato chip. I honestly don’t think I could choose which I like better… although as the days get warmer, nothing beats a salty snack alongside a cocktail on a hot day.

I often (partly) joke that chips are my kryptonite – I only need to hear the “pop” of a fresh bag and I’ll go running like Pavlov’s dog. But though they taste yummy, I always feel the sting of guilt after I indulge in a treat that contains a scary combination of artificial ingredients and flavourings (seriously – how do they get cheezies to look that bright orange?!)

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I recently raved about Unreal Candy as a chemical-free alternative to traditional store-bought chocolates and now I’ve got an awesome replacement for my beloved chips – BeanitosI honestly could hug and kiss the 2 brothers (Doug and Dave Foreman) who created this incredible and delicious product. These chips are rave-worthy both for the things they don’t contain and for the things they do:

Beanitos Have NO:

– Preservatives
– Corn
– MSG
– Gluten
– Cholesterol
– Trans Fats

And they DO Contain:

– Fiber (up to 11 grams in a serving!)
– Protein
– All-Natural Ingredients (including whole grain rice, whole beans and sea salt)
– Calcium, Iron & Potassium
– Plus all Beanitos chips are “produced using strict GMP’s – Good Manufacturing Practices

But really- it all comes down to taste and these chips are freakin’ delicious! They are hearty enough to scoop up hummus, salsa and guacamole and they’re yummy enough to eat plain straight out of the bag. You can choose from a variety of flavours including: black bean, white bean, pinto bean and cheese flavored… and I love them all.

So as the summer settles in and thoughts turn to pool parties, family get togethers and cold beer, grab a bag of Beanitos and see for yourself just how delicious guilt-free snacking can really be. And if you need a little extra leverage to get your kids to try them – introduce them to the song my dad taught me many years ago:

Beans, beans, the musical fruit,
The more you eat the more you toot.
The more you toot the better you feel,
So eat your beans at every meal!

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