Friday Faves: The Good Bean

My favorite study snacks are ones I can easily toss in my backpack, can munch on a little at a time (which may honestly be to keep me awake), and are preferably crunchy and salty. I’ve roasted my own chickpeas in the oven before, but it’s a lot of effort and precise timing to get the right consistency down. Luckily, there’s a company called The Good Bean that does all the work for you. They make chickpea snacks, bean chips, and just released their new fava beans and peas snacks. I had the chance to try the new fava beans and peas as well as their chickpea snacks.

Roasted chickpeas are a great alternative to unhealthy snacks like chips and pretzels and are gluten-free, nut-free, high protein, high fiber, and low fat. I like to sprinkle them on salads to add a little crunch, but the small bags fit easily in my backpack as well for some study fuel. I tried the chili lime, sea salt, and hummus flavors and all of them were unique and flavorful. I have to say that the chili lime is my favorite. They definitely didn’t skimp on the lime, which I appreciate.

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The newest addition to The Good Bean fam is their fava beans and peas. They’re a source of plant-based protein that pack a ton of nutrients. The Good Bean soaks them raw and quickly crisps them with coconut oil to retain maximum nutrition. I wasn’t as big of a fan of these as I was the roasted chickpeas. I felt like they just had something off about their texture that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I did appreciate the balsamic herb flavor, however, and thought it was really different.

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Overall, I would say to give The Good Bean a shot. I wasn’t a huge fan of their fava beans and peas, but I absolutely love their chickpea snacks. They make a great on-the-go snack and are perfect when you want something salty and crunchy but still healthy. The best part is that they’re packed with a ton of protein to help keep you full throughout the day.

This post is in partnership with The Good Bean. All opinions are my own and products were received as compensation for inclusion in this post.

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