One of my goals for Peanut Butter Is My Boyfriend in 2016 was to “Become a Brand Ambassador.” I’m excited to say that I am officially a rhythm superfoodie.
I reached out to the folks at Rhythm Superfoods after a recent work trip because I just needed to get involved somehow. I always try to fly out of LaGuardia because they have an unparalleled healthy-snack selection. Every time I fly I sample some new nutritious noms – Somersaults (yummo), Big Slice Apples (not a fan), R Bars (PB&J!) - but ever since I first picked up a bag of Rhythm Superfoods Kool Ranch Kale Chips, they’ve become a must-have for flights.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who craves something crunchy when they’re trying to eat healthy? It’s why dry cereal and granola don’t stand a chance in my apartment or at my desk.
Enter Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips and Broccoli Bites. They are game changers. You can satisfy that craving for crispy carbs while still eating something that’s super healthy! I’m talking low calorie, low carb, high fiber good for you. There’s even protein and loads of vitamins! I promise, this isn’t a trick.
I have dutifully eaten my way through the free samples that Rhythm Superfoods generously provided me with and I’ve gotten to taste just about all of their offerings. Here’s the dealio:
1. Kale Chips
These are Rhythm Superfood’s star product, in my humble opinion. What I love about them is how solidly chip-like they are. They pack a mean crunch. While there are plenty of crumbly bits at the bottom of the bag, there’s also a ton of larger pieces. I’m talking hunka-a-hunk-a-crunchy-kale. That’s because they use curly kale – the dressings and seasonings get in all those curly ridges and create MAGIC.
There are 7 different flavors and each one offers a POW of flavor without tasting overly salty or chemically. That’s probably because they hand-craft their dressings and seasonings using all natural ingredients – this ain’t no Dorito Cool Ranch.
Flavors range from “Original” to “Zesty Nacho” with a little bit of “Bombay Curry” and “Texas BBQ” thrown in there as well. There’s a flavor for every bud(dy) (taste bud, that is). Wow, what a terrible attempt at a food pun.
I’m dying to try the Honey Mustard flavor – I mean – everyone knows honey mustard is the world’s best condiment. Sorry, ketchup.
2. Broccoli Bites
Kale chips are pretty run-of-the-mill these days, but when is the last time you thought to bake up some broccoli bites? You probably haven’t.
I will say, I didn’t love these like I loved the Kale Chips – they’re denser, harder to chew, and don’t have that same crispiness. I think I’ll stick to kale and sweet potatoes as my go-to veggie chips but it’s alright, you tried broccoli.
Like the kale chips, Rhythm Superfoods covers their broccoli in hand-crafted dressings for 3 different flavor options – “Garden Ranch,” “Zesty Nacho,” and “Asian Citrus.”
Again, these are PACKED with fiber and have a good amount of protein as well!
3. Roasted Kale
If you’ve ever gotten those 99 cent roasted seaweed snack packs from Trader Joe’s, these won’t be that strange to you.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain.
Rhythm Superfoods’ Roasted Kale are long, flat, roasted kale “sheets” that are probably more like the product you end up with when you try making kale chips in your oven at home.
They’re alright, but they taste a lot more like you’re eating something very very green and I’m not sure I can see ever choosing this variety of kale over the Kale Chips they have so wonderfully created.
Though these are lower in calories than the Kale Chips and Broccoli Bites, they are missing the “superfoods” found in the hand-crafted dressings and are therefore lower in dietary fiber and protein.
There are 5 flavors of roasted kale. I sampled the Sea Salt and Smoky Bacon. I wasn’t a big fan of the smoky bacon – something about kale and smoky bacon just didn’t jibe with me – but the other flavors sound a lot more appealing (Sea Salt and Vinegar, Chili Lime and Roasted Garlic & Onion).
Beware when and where you eat these – I guarantee you’ll be covered with little green specks. Think Nature Valley Granola Bar: Kale Edition.
So let’s review the reasons Rhythm Superfoods should be added to your snacking repertoire -
1) Hand-Crafted Dressings and Seasonings using all-natural ingredients like tahini and sunflower seeds
2) Snacks are air crisped or roasted – not fried
3) Each snack uses superfoods that are packed with magical powers – or, nutritional benefits
4) Tons of interesting flavor options
Besides the fact that Rhythm Superfoods makes delicious, nutritious snacks that will feel like a treat – they are an all-around awesome company.
When I first visited their website, I was immediately impressed and kind of wanted to fly back to Austin to meet them in person.
They have the whole corporate social responsibility thing locked and loaded, let me tell you.
Rhythm Superfoods works with a number of kale farmers to ensure the highest quality of cruciferous greens are going into their product.
Also on their website, you can meet the folks behind this awesome company, and learn interesting facts about them like their favorite music and hobbies.
This is the kind of company that I love – they’ve got their own identifiable brand personality and everything they put out into the world – their website, their social media channels, their advertising, their community service initiatives – supports and back-ups their mission and product.
And want to talk about a killer mission statement?
At Rhythm Superfoods, we believe a positive mind, eating right, and staying active are the keys to healthy and happiness. Superfoods are our passion, and all-good snacking is our mission. We’re here to help you find your rhythm.
Follow these guys on social media, check out their website and most importantly, try out their delicious products – you’ll be glad you did.
My pick? Kool Ranch Kale Chips. Get it.