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SproutedWhile we were searching for healthier snack options on our vacation, I was desperate for something with some amazing flavor and a little less junk in the ingredients.  What I found in one of the Yellowstone National Park village markets was just that!  A little crunchy, a little salty, a little spicy and just enough to get me past an overwhelming junk food craving.  Let’s just say, I probably ended up buying a case of these little bags of goodness ultimately over the course of our trip!  I even took it so far as to pair them with some natural salsa we picked up at a Community Coop in Steamboat Springs, CO!  My flavor of choice at that time was the Sweet Chili Tortilla Chip.

When we arrived home and I took a look at our local grocery stores and health food stores, I was sad to see my go-to vacation snack option was not available locally.  So I reached out to the brand to see if I could get more of this amazing treat and I was obliged with a full box of all 6 varieties of their tortilla chip line!  SCORE!

Way_Better_Snacks_Family_Shot__32153_zoomThere is in-depth detail on the reason behind sprouting and why it is the healthier option when choosing quality snack products.  You can read more about Way Better Snacks germination and production process here.

Way Better SnackingThis weekend while my oldest stepson was home from college for the holiday weekend he requested some healthy snack options.  I opted to make my homemade guacamole and a new recipe concept that I wanted to try, black bean hummus.  I paired them with the Unbeatable Blues and the Black Bean Tortilla Chips and they were gone in a flash!  I love the great flavor that their chips offer and they never overpower the options I choose to pair them with, and if you eat them by themselves, they have that perfect satisfying flavor to leave you satiated and not feeling like you have a belly full of greasy chips!

Here is my super simple recipe for the Black Bean Hummus I made –

Black Bean HummusIngredients

  • 1 can organic Black Beans with 1/2 of the juice
  • 1 can organic Garbanzo Beans, drained
  • 4 whole cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Badia Complete Seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions – Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth.  Transfer to bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.  Great as a snack or condiment replacement.

Way Better ChipsLooking to get your Way Better Snacking on!?!  If you cannot find these in your local grocery or health food store, FRET NOT!  You can buy these bags of goodness online directly from Way Better Snacks. I know I will be restocking our pantry in the very near future and cannot wait to try out more dipping recipes to enjoy these with.

** Disclaimer – I was sent products from Way Better Snacks in return for this blog post. While I was compensated with product, all opinions and suggestions are my own. – Tammy Means

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