There are many different schools of thought on whether or not snacking should be a part of your day, but I think everyone can agree that if you are going to snack, you should make better choices than say a neon orange puffed concoction that may have well been a science experiment gone wrong.
As a mom of growing kids who seem to ALWAYS want to eat, it’s important to have better choices at the ready. Snacking on fruits or vegetables is preferred of course, but what happens when the craving requires something salty and crunchy?
Enter Beanitos, an all natural, bean based, 100% corn free snack chip, quite possible Doug Foreman’s greatest creation to date.
Special Guest: Doug Foreman
Beanitos founder, Doug Foreman is no stranger to healthy snacking. Most famous perhaps for his “Guiltless Gourmet” line of low-fat baked tortilla chips, he’s often coming up with new and inventive ways to feed our snack craving all the while avoiding the typical snack pitfalls.
In 1996, Foreman also created Pop-Nots™, a snack consisting entirely of the crunchy half-popped popcorn kernels usually found at the bottom of any popcorn bowl. Pop-Nots were sold in Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven Stores and are still available online.
Today, his passion for the business is evidenced by his regular visits to Beanitos baking facility, tasting, checking and personally overseeing his latest creation.
He has been a media favorite, appearing on the cover of Food and Beverage Marketing (Nov.1993), Forbes (July 1992 & 1994), and Inc. (cover story, June 1994). In 1992, he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young and Inc. magazine. Foreman’s interests have always reflected his desire to take the unpredictable path. He was once a professional helicopter pilot delivering traffic reports in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Born in Louisiana, Foreman has since remained in his adopted home state of Texas where he resides with his 3 young sons.
BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Beanitos – 2 participants will receive their own healthy Beanitos snack. Be sure to include the following disclaimer:
“This post is sponsored by Beanitos and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway” at the bottom of your post.
Link up your post here.
SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over Twitter. (Or later if I get swamped)
GIVEAWAYS (You must attend Mamavation TV show to win):
- Beanitos (2 winners)
To Enter (leave a comment for entry):
- Hit the Linky
- Tweet out this message “Giveaways LIVE on #Mamavation TV. Let’s talk healthy snacking with @Beanitos http://bit.ly/XERXng” (Unlimited Entries for tweets)
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