We are a road tripping family as you may have noticed, and we take our snacking very seriously both at home and on the road.  We recently had the opportunity to try Green Giant‘s Roasted Veggie Garden Ranch Tortilla Chips and Sweet Potato Barbecue Chips, and we loved them both.  I can say that they are officially “picky toddler”  AND “picky husband” approved.  We tried them at home with lunch first, then took them on our southern beach road trip where they were enjoyed by all.   
The chips are made with real vegetables, contain zero grams of trans fat, and don’t have any weird food dyes.  Their coloring comes from the spices used, such as paprika, so they have a more natural look than some other chip brands without compromising flavor.  I appreciate when I can pronounce and understand the ingredients on a food I’m eating, something I wish were more commonplace.  Both flavors we tried were light and airy, with just the right amount of crisp.      
Our resident picky toddler approves.
I am a huge fan of all things sweet potato, so the Multigrain Sweet Potato Barbecue Chips were my personal  favorite flavor.  They taste like southern molasses barbecue with just a hint of spicy kick on the back burner. These BBQ chips are the perfect accompaniment to burgers or sandwiches, or as a stand alone snack. 
The Roasted Veggie Garden Ranch Tortilla Chips were delicious as well, with a light ranch flavor perfect for dipping with black bean hummus or salsa.  Have you ever made black bean hummus?  Try my recipe below with the Roasted Veggie Garden Ranch Tortilla Chips for your next afternoon snack.
Black Bean Hummus Recipe:
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1.5 tbsp tahini
To taste: lemon juice, garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, and sea salt 
Add a little bit of each “to taste” item at a time until it tastes right to you.  Start with a sprinkle.  I like more garlic than the average human, so I refrain from giving specific amounts.  
Toss it all into your food processor and mix until smooth.  You will feel fancy for making your own hummus, and your wallet will thank you as well.  Get snacking!  

What is your favorite road trip snack?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

6 Comments on Family Snacking at Home and on the Road + My Black Bean Hummus Recipe

  1. We love snacking on chips during road trips! I’m going to have to look for these in the Cheddar variety the next time I’m out…they sound de-lish!

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