Some people hate the task of going grocery shopping. Even before I became a Supermarket Registered Dietitian, I loved it! I would always be ready to go with my shopping list, but every single time a few new items would sneak into my cart. Whenever I would see a new item, I was intrigued and needed to try it! Yes, maybe 90% the little extras that snuck into my cart were health/nutrition conscious choices. That other 10% we will talk about another time (cue the Trader Joes cookie and cocoa swirl spread or a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie!).
What is the Supermarket RD’s pick this week? – The Good Bean Roasted Chickpea Snacks!!
Our chickpeas are so darn crispy, crunchy and flavor packed that you might think they’re junk food. Not to worry, one serving has as much protein as almonds, as much fiber as two cups of broccoli and as much folate as three cups of spinach!
Currently, at my store we carry sea salt, cracked black pepper, smoky chili & lime, and sweet cinnamon flavors.
I just found out they have 3 new flavors (thai coconut lemon grass, chocolate, and mesquite BBQ) that I cannot wait to try and hopefully they can get on the shelves soon too!
With the good bean roasted chickpea snack, you can eat them as is or incorporate them into snack and other recipes. I recently just made a Kale Caesar Salad and topped it with the sea salt roasted chickpeas in place of croutons for a healthier crunch. You can incorporate them in a trail mix, mixed in with yogurt, on top of salads, in a wrap, the possibilities are endless!
What I really like is that they are gluten-free, nut-free, cholesterol-free, low fat, low in carbohydrates, nothing over-engineered, nothing artificial. Plus, the nutrition facts on these make a dietitian happy!
Have you ever tried these before? What is your favorite flavor?
Next time you are going grocery shopping maybe add these on your list!
* Disclaimer: The Good Bean did not sponsor this post. All opinions are my own.