When I started my bootcamp classes in January, I made a major miscalculation with the time! The classes happen to run right through lunch time, from 12 to 12:50 to be precise. Now that is an awkward time. You can’t really eat a rich lunch before or you may have trouble keeping up in the class (I am already in trouble with that). You also don’t really want to eat a full lunch after because you will mess up with your dinner with the family. Kind of a headache!
Since I don’t like quitting on things, I figured I just needed to find the right healthy food idea that will help me solve the problem. And I FOUND IT. I made this delicious, easy and healthy snack on the go. I am not crazy, you really can have it all! I made it in a few minutes, ate it in seconds (well almost because they were sooo good). My secret ingredient for this snack: Breton Bean Crackers.
Breton provided me with Breton Bean crackers and Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips. I have to tell you this, they are JUST DELICIOUS and healthy too. I had to stop myself from eating them just BARE. They are made with beans (the #1 ingredient!) and are certified gluten free by the Canadian Celiac Association. Isn’t it a win-win situation?
The Breton Bean crackers carry new flavours: Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper and Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic. I like that they have 3g fibre and 2g protein per serving.
The Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips carry the following new flavours : Breton Popped! Beans Sea Salt & Pepper and Breton Popped! Beans Sweet Chili Cheddar. I like that they are made with a blend of chickpeas and red beans. They are filling just as is.
Easy Breton Baja Shrimp Snack Recipe
Now let me delight you with the recipe I made with one of the flavours. I used the Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic because the box had a recipe that caught my eye: Baja shrimp. The recipe called for guacamole, mango and shrimps. I did not have all the ingredients on hand so I tweaked it a bit.
- 1 ripe avocado
- A few cooked shrimps.
- Cherry tomatoes
- Peel your avocado
- Dice it
- Put your avocado in a bowl. With a fork, mash the avocado
- Place your crackers on a nice plate (and some in your mouth because you won’t be able to hold off)
- Top with avocado, shrimp and cherry tomato
Isn’t it delicious? Want another variation? Try this one:
- Goat cheese spread
- Favorite salami
- Cherry tomatoes
- Top the cracker with goat cheese
- Salami, cherry tomatoes
Don’t they look delicious and so easy? I am thrilled to have found the perfect on-the-go snack option to give me fuel for my bootcamp classes without weighing me down!
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What would you put on your Breton Bean crackers? Tell me in the comments!
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