Thursday, August 16, 2012

The New Chip On The Block {A Review & Giveaway}

I've told you before that one of the best things about this job is the opportunity to try new food items, let my family sample them, and then pass them onto you. It's so much fun to discover new products out there and broaden our culinary horizons. So when my friends at RecipeLion asked me to create a recipe for Beanitos, using their new Always Corn Free™ Bean chips, I was super intrigued and could not to taste them and get cooking!

What are Beanitos you ask? Well, I'm about to tell you! Let's learn together! Beanitos are made from whole beans. Per 1 ounce serving, Beanitos have:

  • 4 grams complete protein
  • 5 grams fiber
  • 14 grams complex carbohydrates
  • 8 grams fat
  • 140 calories
They also have lower sodium than most chips, ranging from 55mg to 150mg per serving. Plus a serving of 1oz. equals about 10 chips!

Take a look at the comparison between Beanitos and other brands out there: 

Plus for those of you with dietary needs, Beanitos are proud to be gluten-free. They contain no gluten ingredients and are made on dedicated gluten-free lines. They are also low-glycemic because they are made from beans. And beans, unlike corn or potatoes, take longer to break down into glucose. Lastly, Beanitos are all verified through the NON-GMO Project , which is quickly becoming a requirement for the natural foods industry. Special steps are being taken to minimize the possible introduction of any ingredients that have been bio-engineered. The makers of Beanitos believe it is the right thing to do for both our bodies and the planet. The most significant change Beanitos has made to go Non-GMO was the switch from canola oil to pure sunflower oil. Not to mention, Beanitos come in 4 fantastic flavors to choose from:
  1. Black Bean  (my favorite)
  2. Pinto Beans and Flax 
  3. Chipotle BBQ
  4. Cheddar Cheese

So if you are as intrigued as I was, be sure check out the giveaway below for you chance to win some Beanitos for you and your family. Or you can order them direct from their online store. Oh, and if you win, be sure to make this yummy recipe too!

Grilled Mexican Chicken Nachos
1 (28.8oz) package boneless chicken thighs, trimmed if necessary
1/2 c. fresh lime juice
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 c. vegetable oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 (6oz) bags Beanitos Black Bean Chips
1 (7oz) can salsa verde
1 (2.25oz ) can sliced black olives
2 c. pico de gallo, store bought or homemade
1 (8oz) bag shredded pepper jack cheese
Lime wedges if desired

In a large bowl combine chicken, lime juice, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oil, salt and pepper. Stir well to coat. Marinate at least an hour. When ready, preheat grill to medium. Cook chicken for 6-7 minutes per side until juices run clear. Allow to cook a few minutes until it's cool enough to handle. Chop chicken into small bite sized pieces. On (4) large dinner plates divide chips equally. Spoon salsa verde over chips. Sprinkle with grilled chicken (figure about 1 thigh per plate). Top with olives and cheese. Spoon about 1/2 c. pico de gallo on top of each. Serve with lime wedges if desired.

Shared on The Country Cook Aug. 17, 2012

 Now on to the GIVEAWAY!!
1. This contest is open to US and Canada Residents 18 and older ONLY.

2. The winner will be chosen by 

3. The winner will be notified by email and Facebook. He/she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

4. When leaving comments for entries, they MUST BE SEPARATE ones AND include an email address so it's easy for me to find the winner. If entries are together, it will only count as (1) and if no email, entry will not be considered.

5. If any of the extra entries are items you are already doing, please just remind me!

6. Contest Ends: August 23, 2012 12am EST

One Lucky Winner Will Receive
(1) Case Beanitos Chips

Mandatory Entry:
1.Leave a comment telling me which flavor you would most like to try!.

Extra Entries:

1. Follow EMM through GFC, Linky Followers, or Networked Blogs. Homepage, left hand side. Leave a comment when you have.

2. Follow EMM on Twitter. Leave a comment when you are.

3. Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment.

4. Like Beanitos on Facebook. Leave a comment when you have.

5. Follow Beanitos on Twitter. Leave a comment when you have.

6. Follow Beanitos on Pinterest. Leave a comment when you have.

 That makes up to 7 entries per person!!!

Good Luck!

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keshakeke said...

I would like to try the cheddar cheese flavor.

keshakeke said...

I follow you via GFC

keshakeke said...

I follow you on twitter

keshakeke said...

I follow you on pinterest

keshakeke said...

I like Beanitos on facebook

keshakeke said...

I follow Beanitos on twitter

keshakeke said...

I follow Beanitos on pinterest

SandyN said...

I'd like to try black bean.

Jac said...

The black bean and cheddar cheese!

Sarah said...

The chipotle bbq!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Black Bean or Cheddar Cheese chips. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.

Anonymous said...

I am a pinterest follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.

Anonymous said...

I am a facebook fan of Beanitos. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.

Anonymous said...

I am a pinterest follower of Beanitos. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.

tobyhir said...

If you say black bean is your favorite, that would be the one! :D

tobyhir said...

I'm a fan of EMM on FB! :D

tobyhir said...

I like Beanitos on FB! This would "BE-NEATO" to win! ;D

Valford68 said...

I have been a follower of EMM on Twitter.....@VickieAlford1

Valford68 said...

I have followed EMM on Pinterest for a while

Valford68 said...

I liked Beanitos on Facebook

Valford68 said...

I now follow Beanitos on Twitter....@VickieAlford1

Valford68 said...

I now follow Beanitos on Pinterest

Valford68 said...

It would be a toss up on the Black Bean and the Pinto. I love both! I'm certain I will love both flavors in a chip. Mmmmmm.....

The Better Baker said...

I would love the black bean flavor. Your nachos look wonderful!