Kevin and I love movies. We snuggle up on the couch together and settle in for a movie marathon any chance we get.
With the movie, come snacks.
Raw nuts, seeds, vegetable sticks, dips and the odd bowl of popcorn is always fun (especially if Kevin requests a batch of PMS Popcorn!)
So, a couple of months ago, Kevin and I settled down to watch Pain & Gain (we didn’t end up liking it) and decided we wanted potato chips. But the baked kind. You know, less oil, less salt. We slid our jackets on, went to the store, but there were no baked chips in sight.
After a bit of isle scurrying, we found Harvest Snaps. Actually, I should say that I found them because one look at the bag, Kevin would run in the opposite direction. He doesn’t like peas…. or lentils.
I flipped the package over and was surprised by the label.
Granted, they aren’t the cleanest snack. The corn oil didn’t excite me, and we rock the grain-free lifestyle like there’s no tomorrow. But I was curious. After all, it’s a snack… made of peas.
What I liked:
- Baked, not fried
- high in fiber, low sodium, low fat – compared to the fried potato chips
- gluten-free – note that they are “naturally” gluten-free and not certified
- high protein – from a plant-based source
What I didn’t like:
- corn oil – we try to avoid due to GMO concerns as well as primarily grain-free lifestyle
- rice – due to grain-free lifestyle. Love finding snacks like this that use quinoa
We bought 1 bag of Lightly Salted Snapea Crisps. I managed to keep the front of the package hidden from Kevin so he wouldn’t see what it was made of and when we got home, I transferred them to a bowl.
Have to say that with a snack made from 70% pea, I was surprised at how good they were. As was Kevin. Didn’t bat an eye.
Next flavor we tried was the Tomato Basil Lentil Snaps.
They were good, but I liked the Lightly Salted Snapea Crisps because of the simple ingredients list (plus, they can be found at Costco).
3 of their 6 flavors are dairy-free: Lightly Salted, Tomato Basil & Black Pepper.
Overall, if you’re looking for a super clean snack choice, this is not it. If you’re open to indulging a little bit but want to keep out of the grease, incorporate some plant-based protein and stay naturally gluten-free, Snapea it up!
This giveaway has ended.
If you give them a try, too, I’d love to hear what you think. You can find Snapea Crisps & Lentil Crisps here.
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