Fair warning folks: there’s deliciousness ahead. The kind that comes when you combine a crispy, savoury coating with fresh Atlantic salmon. It’s gluten-free and guilt-free goodness.
Last year, a friend sent me one of those tongue-in-cheek eCards, which portrayed a profile of a woman crying, stating –
“I’d do anything to lose 10 pounds, except eat well and exercise.”
At the time, I chuckled – I mean, yeah, it pretty much summed up my life! – but when my clothes started to get a bit too snug, it was no longer a laughing matter.
So I changed things up. And I didn’t lose 10 pounds… I lost 20! And now, at my goal weight, there’s nothing I’d like to do more than keep it off.
Hint: I won’t be joining a gym any time soon.
Which means that I have to settle for what’s behind door number two: eating well. And you know what? Making healthy, better-for-me choices is not the hardship I thought it would be – especially with a wealth of waist-friendly and alternative-diet options on the market, including Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips.
Love Breton? Who doesn’t! It’s been a wholesome family choice since 1982. And now, even more people can enjoy the tender-crisp texture and wholesome taste of the original Breton. Introducing two NEW gluten-free options: Breton Bean crackers (in White Bean with Salt & Pepper and Black Bean with Onion & Garlic) which provides 3g of fibre and 2g protein per serving and Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips (in Sweet Chili Cheddar and Sea Salt & Pepper). Stamped with their ‘Made Better’ promise, these healthy snacks have no preservatives or artificial flavours/colours and beans are the #1 ingredient!
(Yes, I ended that sentence with an exclamation point. No, I can’t really explain why I’m so excited about beans. But trust me on this one – you’ll LOVE Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips. Not only are they delicious; they’re certified gluten-free by the Canadian Celiac Association.)
In addition to being made with a blend of chickpea and red bean, Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips have 2g fibre and 2g protein per serving. The kids love them as an after-school snack, and I’ve been known to tuck into the box late at night. And they’re so versatile – I’ve even found a way to enjoy them with dinner! Here’s an easy make-it-tonight recipe for Cracker Crusted Salmon. I threw this recipe together in a pinch – and couldn’t be happier with the result!
(Bonus: Pounding crackers until they’re crushed? Instant stress reliever.)
1 large salmon fillet, cut into 2.5-inch portions
½ cup Breton Popped! Beans Salt & Pepper, crushed
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp dried parsley
pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tbsp butter, melted
Preheat oven to 400°C. Lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray.
Mix crushed Breton Popped! Beans Salt & Pepper with Parmesan, herbs and spices. Stir in melted butter until just combined.
Press mixture firmly onto tops of salmon portions. Transfer to baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of your filet. Remove from oven; add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, if desired. Serves 4.
Love what you see? Try these new gluten-free crackers! Visit the Dare Foods website or like Breton on Facebook for more product info or recipe ideas.
You can also visit sheblogs Canada to RSVP to the upcoming #BretonBean Twitter Party on May 21st, and check out the upcoming contests on Instagram and Twitter where you could win cash prizes and Dare Foods products!
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Dare Foods Limited, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Dare Foods Limited.