When I first went gluten free snacking was incredibly difficult! I was never one to pull out a bag of chips, and my favorite snacks (Nature Valley bars and other granola bars) all contained gluten. Thankfully, potato chips and tortilla chips (made from corn) are typically gluten free, and although these chips don’t have much nutritional value, they quickly became my snack of choice. Unfortunately, as delicious as potato chips and corn chips are, flavored versions of these chips almost always contain gluten, so my diet was left with little variety.
A self-proclaimed “chip-addict,” I was thrilled when I discovered Beanitos chips. Beanitos are made from fiber and protein rich whole beans and most importantly, they are gluten free! The chips are also made on dedicated-gluten free lines, have 4 grams of protein, 5-6 grams of fiber per serving, no added sugar, are free of preservatives, and are made with only natural non-GMO ingredients! NOBREAD approved AND healthy! Better yet, Beanitos is available in multiple flavors and all varieties are gluten free! Sea salt, nacho cheese, white cheddar cheese, hot chili lime and more.
I’ve tried three Beanitos flavors, white bean with sea salt, black bean with sea salt, and pinto bean with cheddar, and I only have good things to say. If you like classic tortilla chips, the white bean chips with sea salt are calling your name! These chips are light yet flavorful, and not too salty. My favorite chip was the black bean chip with sea salt. Black beans aren’t for everyone, but the black bean taste is perfectly subtle and these chips remind me of blue potato chips.
Recently, I’ve been reading a ton on low glycemic diets and how those who follow them are less likely to develop obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Beans are naturally low-glycemic and Beanitos chips are packed full of nutritional value without any simple sugars. Beanitos are the only 100% bean-based chip on the market today, and the Beanitos team is absolutely onto something great. Move over Tostitos!!