Our Dietitian's Favorite Crunchy Snack Is Now Being Sold at Aldi
A lot of snacks come through the office at EatingWell, so it takes a whole lot for them to be memorable (We'll never forget you, Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups). However, one surprising snack has not only impressed us, but has helped get us through those 2 p.m. energy slumps ever since we tried them—crunchy broad beans! Our meal plan editor, Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D., is particularly fond of them.
Bada Bean makes deliciously seasoned packs of crunchy broad beans—similar to white beans but larger and flatter—that are loaded with fiber and protein to power you through to the end of your workday or after a workout. They're offered in 13 varieties—Sea Salt, Spicy Wasabi, Mesquite BBQ, Garlic & Onion, Cocoa Dusted, Sweet Sriracha, Sweet Cinnamon, Buffalo Wing, Nacho Cheeze, Sweet Onion & Mustard, Jalapeno Popper, Zesty Ranch and their brand-new Everything Bagel variety—so there is truly a flavor for whatever you're craving. We've tried most of these, and every single one is spot-on with flavor and crunch.
The brand just announced its Sea Salt, Sweet Sriracha and Mesquite BBQ varieties have now found a home at your local Aldi, and we couldn't be more excited. These flavors have t3-5 grams of fiber and 6-7 grams of protein per serving and offer 10% of your daily iron needs to boot.
Bada Bean snacks make a great healthy option for potato chip aficionados who are looking for a little more staying power at snack time. We think kids will love them too—check out their variety packs on Amazon for the flavors they love.
Buy it: Enlightened Bada Bean Bada Boom Variety Pack (6-Count), $22.05