I would (possibly) give my right arm for a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream – it is my absolute favorite. There’s just something about that cool, minty feeling you get when you take the first bite. It’s magical. (It could also be that no one in my family likes it, so I know it will be safe in the freezer when I’m not around!)
Beyond Better Foods started serving their ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream in 2013, with the idea that they could offer products that go beyond just “better” for you. When I learned they made a Mint Fudge Swirl ice cream bar, I had to try it. With 7g of protein and only 6g of sugar and 80 calories, how could I not? The verdict: Run, don’t walk, to your nearest grocery store and pick up a box for yourself. This was honestly the best ice cream I’ve ever had. It’s so creamy and delicious, you would think you are over-indulging in a full-fat treat (but, of course, you’re not!). Pure Heaven.
This year, Beyond Better Foods developed ENLIGHTENED Crisps, adding to their healthy line of Good-For-You foods. These broad bean crisps come in enticing flavors such as Sriracha, wasabi, and mesquite BBQ. But wait, they’re beans…how do they taste? Crunchy. Flavorful. Satisfying. Much like potato chips, I bet you can’t eat just one!
If you’re like me and you want to try them all, go for the ENLIGHTENED Crisp Sampler, reasonably priced at under $9.00. Crisps are only 100 calories per serving and are packed with protein (7g) and fiber (3g), which makes them a fantastic on-the-go snack. They are also “certified vegan, gluten free, non-GMO Project verified, OU kosher, and wheat free.” (And for those of you on Weight Watchers, the crisps are only 2 points!)
Beyond Better Foods is very open and honest about all of their ingredients and you can read about them right on their site. I love their Us vs. Them page, which lists the nutritional values of other ice cream and snacks compared to theirs. See for yourself which is healthier – it’s a no-brainer.
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Beyond Better Foods / ENLIGHTENED. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Diary of a Snacker successful. All opinions are my own.