the good bean.

by Janetha on April 4, 2013

in giveaway,product review

yo! TGI-almost-F.

three things from my thursday:

  1. i finally made it in to the doctor. had a fever of 101 and got an antibiotic Rx. hopefully that means i will be better soon!
  2. i went to the gym IN THE MORNING. pretty sure that’s the first time this year! i hit up the 5:45 AM GPP class.. it was brutal, but i am glad i got it done. i had to. because of #3.
  3. i am going to minus the bear tonight! yay, favorite band.

so, while i am listening to sweet tunes, you can read about this sweet snack: the good bean.


i was recently sent a snack pack of roasted chickpeas and fruit bars from the good bean.

there are four varieties of roasted chickpeas.


sweet cinnamon (my FAVE), sea salt, cracked pepper (second fave!), and smoky chili & lime (haven’t tried yet.)

these all-natural, gluten-free, nut-free, cholesterol-free, low fat, fiberific snacks are flipping delicious. they are the perfect crunchy alternative to chips and they don’t pack as many calories as nuts, so if you eat a whole cup of them you haven’t blown your calorie budget.

each serving clocks in at 140 calories, 7 grams of protein, 23 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of fat. you can see the ingredients and nutrition labels HERE. you can read the good bean’s manifesto HERE.

chickpeas are good for you! here are some fun facts about them:

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the good bean also makes three bars.


the flavors are chocolate berry, fruit & seeds trail mix, and apricot coconut. they are all delicious!

each bar packs 130 calories, 5 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of fat. check out the ingredients and nutrition labels HERE.

want to win a good bean snack pack of your own? here’s your chance.

leave a comment on this post telling me what YOU look for in a healthy snack. 

extra entries:

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leave a comment for each extra entry you complete!

i will announce a winner monday, april 8th.

have a great night! or day.. depending on when you read this.

xo. janetha g.

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abbey April 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm

definitely protein!

Lindsey April 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Protein for me too!

Brooke S. April 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I look for a short ingredient list when choosing a healthy snack.

Bears Still Suck April 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I think almonds are a great snack because they have protein and fiber.

Elizabeth April 6, 2013 at 1:42 am

I always look at the ingredients. Short list, good for me.

Elizabeth April 6, 2013 at 1:45 am

Pinned it.

Laurin April 6, 2013 at 4:11 am

I try to look for a high protein (5g or more) and snack with under 10g of sugar!

Kimberly April 6, 2013 at 5:23 am

I look for the decent protein and fat content to keep me full and the least amount of sugar :)

Kayla April 6, 2013 at 6:20 am

i usually eat leftovers as a healthy snack: leftover dinner, leftovers from eating out. usually just what i need!

Shoshana April 6, 2013 at 6:44 am

I look for a good balance of protein and carbs to power me through to my next meal :-)

Beccalou April 6, 2013 at 6:52 am

Oh how I love thee, roasted chickpeas…let me count the ways. I generally look for whole food type snacks with very few ingredients, so these are right up my alley!

Keri April 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

I try to look for bars with a good amount of protein and/or fiber

amye April 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I look for a snack with high protein.

stacey April 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm


Lauren S April 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I look for 12 or less grams of sugar and under 230 calories for a mid afternoon or post workout snack.

Missy April 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I look for a snack that has protein and fiber and not a ton of sugar.

Ttrockwood April 6, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I look for a snack with low sugar, fiber, and vegan protein- like these chickpeas!!! I often have an apple with nut butter but these would be a great snack in the go!

Heather April 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

yum! i look for protein and not too much added sugar

Christina April 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Filling and sweet :)

Melanie April 7, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I look for protein and fiber, and taste, of course!

Bria @ West of Persia and Yoga With Bria April 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Protein (non dairy AND non soy).

A decent amount of fiber.

Natural ingredients.

Not too much sugar.

A tall order? Yes. But some snacks do fit the bill :-)

Jessica April 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I look for whatever fits in my calorie count and sounds good at the moment. At this moment, these beans meet both requirements, I only wish I could find them locally!

kendra @ kennygump April 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm

i need protein!

Nicole G April 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I look for protein and carbs but not too much sugar. Most importantly though – I look for taste.. life is too short to eat things that don’t taste good =)

Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating April 17, 2013 at 5:03 am

I look for not too much sugar, a good amount of fiber and protein, and great taste!

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Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating April 17, 2013 at 5:04 am

I pinned it here:

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