When you’ve been writing for a food blog as long as we have, you’ll definitely have your fair share of delicious food. But then some of us (cough, me, cough) will have forgotten to exercise and balance it out along the way with healthier food options. So recently, I decided I had to start taking a more holistic approach to wellness in order to improve my well-being. But the part that worried me the most was substituting the decadent (Boeuf Bourguignon) with the practical (kale salads and steamed salmon) and still being able to enjoy my meal. The question became – can food be good for you and delicious? The answer I’m happy to share is yes! Recently, the team here at Eat. Drink. Repeat. partnered with the Food Should Taste Good® brand to explore this concept further, and we couldn’t wait to get started.
Originally founded in 2006, the Food Should Taste Good brand’s philosophy has always been about making a unique, wholesome snack with great taste, real ingredients, and sophisticated flavor. So simple, but yet exactly the kind of thinking we need more of in this world when it comes to food. With this in mind, I immediately put the brand to the test, albeit in a slightly rich way the first round. I happened to have some gooey Oma cheese (thanks to Tim Gaddis, our favorite local cheesemonger, for introducing me to this varietal) and hot honey on hand. I placed a piece of cheese onto a Food Should Taste Good Sea Salt Brown Rice Cracker, drizzled some hot honey and took a bite. The savory flavors of the cheese blended perfectly with the sea salt and almost slightly sweet cracker, and then the burst of heat from the honey made for the most exquisite bite.
Next, I pulled together a classic, healthy and insanely good dip that only requires 5 ingredients and a food processor. I blended a can of cannellini beans + rosemary + lemon juice and zest + garlic + EVOO (plus salt & pepper to taste), and paired it with the Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn and Kettle Corn chips. Seriously? There is no way these are good for you. They taste TOO good. Especially the Kettle Corn chips. They almost remind me of the seasoning salt that comes on crinkle cut fries. So you can understand my excitement. But in fact, all chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, and have zero grams trans fats. They are also certified Kosher. Plus, many varieties are certified vegan. Hello world, my name is Sarah-Ann, and I’m in love with a chip.
So, by this point you’re probably wondering how quickly you can get your hands on this brand and see for yourself how good it is. Well, there are two ways to accomplish that. The first way is to head to your local grocer, like Whole Foods on Ponce, and buy them for yourself. The second way, is a little more fun. As part of our partnership with Food Should Taste Good, we’re co-hosting an exclusive brunch at The General Muir on Saturday, March 14. Atlanta’s own Chef Todd Ginsberg (a 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalist) will be creating a one-of-a-kind tasting menu showing us how to pair Food Should Taste Good products alongside some fantastic brunch dishes. Want to join in on the fun? One lucky person and their guest will win an invitation to attend and take home a swag bag at the end – and don’t worry, brunch is on us!*. All you have to do is the following (you must do all three steps in order to enter):
- Follow @FSTG_Chips and @eatdrnkrepeat on Twitter
- Follow @foodshouldtastegood and @eatdrinkrepeat on Instagram
- Leave a comment below on why you want to attend brunch with us – make sure to include your email when posting so we can contact you if you win!
Winners will be chosen by 5pm EST Friday, March 13. Good luck and check back soon to see more coverage with our friends at Food Should Taste Good.
*Giveaway only includes one (1) invitation to attend brunch at The General Muir in Atlanta, GA and winner may bring one (1) guest. There is no cost to attend the brunch. Attendees will receive a swag bag at the end of the meal to take home.
**This blog post is a result of a paid partnership with Food Should Taste Good. Products were provided to us for sampling, but all opinions remain our own.