How cute are these!!! Who knew "chips" aka Saffron Roads BeanStalks could be so good looking! I think I mentioned before that Ayla, my almost 3 year old daughter eats based on the color and shape of the items she's eating. So of course, these bean stalks were on the top of list of things she approves eating. Although I completely approve of her eating these Saffron Roads bean stalks, because they are made from three different types of beans and have 3 grams of plant-based protein in every serving—but with 50% less fat than potato chips, I had to continue the mind games with her and tell her she's allowed to have some only if she's a good girl. Mothers of toddlers, you know what I'm talking about with the mind games, right?
These Saffron Roads bean stalks are so pretty I wanted to do something extra with them. And what better way then to entertain with them! For me, the hardest thing about entertaining is timing. I always want to make so many different dishes and hor d'ouvers that I end up overwhelming myself. What I love about these Bean Stalks is they are so effortless. I can basically just present them in a pretty ceramic bowl and they would automatically elevate my party from zero to hero. Which is exactly what happened when our friends called us at 7:30 pm and told us they are stopping by because they're in the area. I sprinkled fresh dill on top of the lebne and BeanStalks and also put some fresh dill in a bowl for that extra pop of color.
In the top pictures I used lebne (which tasted amazing with the barbecue flavored Saffron Roads bean stalks but feel free to substitute with sour cream or greek yogurt if you don't have access to lebne) I used the lebne as a nice bed for the bean stalks BUT I do warn that they should be consumed immediately because the lebne will make the BeanStalks soft if kept on there for too long.
There are SO many things to do with these BeanStalks. They're just the perfect tube shape, it allows for more flavor on the inside and out. The interesting shape also makes it fun to use in multiple ways to entertain. In these pictures I used some parchment paper in a french fry cone holder and served the BeanStalks that way. Such a great party idea to give out to kids and also feel good about feeding it to them.
This post is sponsored by Saffron Roads, all opinions are my own.