Enlightened: 100 Calorie Roasted Fava Beans


I love the Enlightened products; they’re low calorie, low fat, high fiber, and now they have a snack I can pack with me on trips. I’m heading to D.C. next month for a couple of weeks and these babies are coming with me. The Enlightened team sent these crisps over for me to try and share my thoughts with my readers. After trying these, I knew you guys would love them because they are gluten free, vegan, high fiber, high protein, and made with very little ingredients that are recognizable.


These crisps are made from broad beans (fava beans) They are known for having a good amount of health benefits such as: folate, iron, zinc, fiber, vitamins, and protein. I’ve never tried roasted broad beans before and have never heard of them being roasted. I’ve only had them in soups and stir-frys. I was trying to figure out what the texture tasted like and then I nailed it! The texture reminded me of those pretzel thins.  I was surprised at how tasty they were for having very little ingredients.

The crisps come in five different flavors: sea salt, mesquite bbq, garlic & onion, wasabi, and sriracha. My favorites were the sea salt, mesquite bbq, and garlic & onion. I’m not a huge wasabi and sriracha person, but they weren’t too bad.


A look at the ingredients!

Sea Salt: Broad beans, sunflower oil, & sea salt.
Wasabi: Broad beans, sunflower oil, sea salt, & wasabi powder.
Mesquite BBQ: Broad beans, sunflower oil, sea salt, seasoning (garlic, tomato powder, onion powder, cane sugar, yeast extract, paprika extract) citric acid, natural smoke flavor, & stevia.
Garlic & Onion: Broad beans, sunflower oil, sea salt, garlic, & onion.
Sriracha: Broad beans, sunflower oil, seasoning (garlic, chili powder, onion, can sugar, yeast extract) citric acid, paprika extract, malic acid, Stevia, sea salt.


*Perfect workout fuel
*Great for travel foods
*Healthy snacks for kids
*Movie theater snacks
*Study snacks

You can find these on their website & they even have a sample box you can order.


If you want to learn about their ice cream products, check out my post here for that review! 


  • Hil

    Thanks for writing this post because I tried the crisps last night and I’m a new customer. They make you thirsty

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  • jennifer

    Hi – These look interesting.. but it does not appear they are Non-GMO?

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  • Stacie

    I live in DC! When you are here, i’m happy to show you around or give some recommendations on things to do that are “off the beaten path.”

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  • Sara

    These look awesome!!!! I want to try them!!! I can never find cool stuff around here lol. What’s going on in DC? That will be a great trip!!! Such a foodie city!!! Go to Good Stuff Eatery. The s’mores milkshake is awesome and the burgers….well try them!!!! Lol. It’s a chest day kinda place! Keep up the great posts! PS don’t let others say crap about your looks! You are so naturally gorgeous. Jealousy is a hard pill to swallow for many! Xoxoxo

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  • Kristin

    Please let me know if you need any DC recommendations!! I have lived here for 6 years and would love to help you out. It’s a fantastic city…you’re going to love it!

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  • Elisabeth

    Nice! I’ll have to look for enlightened products in the future.

    Can you make a post on work/professional outfits for the summer?

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  • Susan

    Those are considered ‘old school’ snacks in Japan! They are usually lightly salted but I have never seen them in these flavors! Interesting!

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  • Cassie

    Their ice cream is BOMB!

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  • Sarah

    The wasabi sounds so good!

    Flip Flops and Furs

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  • Kristin C

    Interesting! I have never heard of this type of bean.
    Does this company sell in stores too, or just from their website?

    Reply to Kristin C
  • Linda @ The Fitty

    Get them to make a sweet chili heat one!

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  • Christine

    I tried these a couple of weeks ago. I agree with you about the garlic and onion being the best and the sriracha was way too spicy.

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