In my parent’s home, there weren’t any convenient snack foods lying around. If you asked for a snack, 9 times out of 10 they’d put an Ontario-grown Macintosh apple in your hand. If they were out of apples, the green bin full of delights such as cabbage, carrots, celery and if you were lucky – cucumber – would come out.
I would eat my fill of vegetables and fruits, although some days I needed a little more. That’s usually when I would raid the pantry for crackers. Cheese was almost always present, so a small snack of cheese and crackers satisfied me where the cabbage and carrots could not.
Fast forward a few years, and going without the gluten wiped out crackers for me. I got tired of rice cakes (there’s only so many a girl can eat, after all). I got tired of the seedy gluten-free crackers you can get. Any other gluten-free cracker tasted like sawdust. For this cheese and cracker girl, these were dark times.
My gluten-free friends, I have found a great tasting solution to your snacking woes. Beans are the #1 ingredient, and it’s certified gluten-free by the Canadian Celiac Association…..
Hello, Breton Bean Crackers and Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips.
Words can not express how excited I was to see a cracker chip I could eat. I squirrelled them away to my workplace and devoured them that very same morning. Breton Popped! Beans Sea Salt & Pepper and the Breton Popped! Beans Sweet Chili Cheddar made an amazing mid-morning snack. With 2g of fibre and 2g of protein in each serving, they certainly didn’t hurt my meal plan either.
I was a little skeptical how they would taste with the mixture of chickpea and red bean involved. With beans, it can be hard to know if the texture will come out to delicious or not-so delicious. I really liked them, they had a light cheesey taste to them and the sea salt and pepper made a lovely finish.
I swapped out the NEW Breton Bean Crackers – Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper and Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic for our typical gluten-full Breton we enjoy at home with the following two simple classic snack recipes:
Simple Gluten-Free Snacks: Cracker Sandwich
- 12 gluten-free Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic Crackers
- 6 cheese slices
- 12 cracker pepper salami slices
- 1 clementine if desired
- 1/2 cup pea shoots if desired
CUT pepper salami slices into quarters
CUT cheese slices into halves
LAYER cheese & pepper salami on to 1 cracker
ADD second cracker for a lid
ADD clementine & pea shoots if desired
Simple Gluten-Free Snacks: Open Faced Cracker Sandwich
- 4 gluten-free Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic crackers
- 2 cheese slices
- 2 cracked pepper salami slices
- 4 pitted olives
- 1/8 cup of pea shoots
CUT pepper salami slices into halves
CUT cheese slices into quarters
LAYER 1 cheese & 1 pepper salami piece on to 1 cracker
ADD olive & pea shoot to garnish
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