Monday, October 26, 2009

GLUTEN FREE SNACKS WITH NUT THINS


Above you see a fast and tasty gluten free snack, the Almond Cheddar Nut Thin with a petal of cooked artichoke heart, a piece of roasted red pepper and a slice of black olive. Do you think gluten-free crackers called Nut Thins are so high calorie and full of fat that they'lll ruin your efforts at peeling off the unwanted pounds that appeared after  being diagnosed celiac and going gluten-free?  (Happens to many newbies, by the way.)  Well, think again. As long as you make wise choices with spreads and toppings, these tasty crackers could be your newest gluten-free weight-watching friend.

The same cracker, this time with the addition of a bit of kiwi fruit. (Did you know that when first imported to the US they were called Chinese gooseberries?)  Be sure to choose a firm kiwi, because an overripe one is not a good match for the super-crunchy cracker. This is an attractive and tasty cheese and fruit marriage, the perfect sweet and savory combination.

Be sure to experiment with whatever you have on hand: try low-fat hummus, a bit of hard-boiled egg with a slice of cherry tomato or whipped herbed cottage cheese with a fresh sprig of dill on this Almond Cheddar Nut Thin, or on the other Nut Thins, which are: Smokehouse, Pecan, Hazelnut, Almond and Country Ranch. 

6 comments:

Shelley said...

Thanks for the snack ideas. I'm always looking for ideas to serve others that I can eat too.

G.F.Veg said...

believe me, EVERYONE will love these!

Lauren said...

I love nut thins! They have a great flavour & work perfectly. We tend to buy the almond ones =D.

G.F.Veg said...

i think i'm going to run through the whole bunch of them...very curious now because these almonds ones are so good!

Luisa Patterson said...

Are they CF too?

G.F.Veg said...

only the smokehouse flavor seems to be casein free. but to be extra sure, it's probably best if you contact the company:

http://www.bluediamond.com/applications/contact.cfm?navid=13