Nowadays, it is not uncommon to hear that someone has celiac disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the small intestine due to the presence of gluten. Unfortunately, eating a gluten-free diet is the only acceptable treatment to help people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms, and to prevent complications.
My son got tested for celiac disease a few months ago as he was showing signs that he could be celiac, but the results came back negative. We do notice that he does have sensitivity to gluten when he eats grain products like wheat, and therefore have modified his diet to include gluten-free food. His condition is called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye, and a cross between wheat and rye called triticale. The diet can include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds, nuts, dairy products, and grains like flax, rice, millet, corn, arrowroot, quinoa, and tapioca.
Our next quest was to find gluten-free products for him that he would like to eat. They better taste good or I know he won’t eat them! I was actually pleasantly surprised to realize how many gluten-free products are now available on the market, and even on the shelves of the local grocery stores. We have tried many gluten-free products and really enjoyed eating all of them. I was excited when I was chosen to taste the new gluten-free Bean crackers from Dare as we are already avid fan of the original Breton crackers:
- Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper
- Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic
You won’t be disappointed as the gluten-free Breton Bean crackers still offer a tender-crisp texture and the wholesome taste of the original Breton crackers. The number 1 ingredient used to make them is beans and they have 3g fibre and 2g protein per serving. They are also baked in a nut free/peanut free facility. The gluten-free Breton Bean crackers are ideal to serve with a dip, as an appetizer, or just on its own!
Dare Foods also came out with two new gluten-free Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips:
- Breton Popped! Beans Sea Salt & Pepper
- Breton Popped! Beans Sweet Chili Cheddar
I have never tried any of Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips before this review, and totally wondered how come I did not! These air-popped cracker chips are deliciously light and crispy, contain 2g fibre and 2g protein per serving, and are made with a unique blend of chickpea and red bean. Beans contain fibre and protein for an ideal nutritious snack for the whole family to enjoy!
All of these Breton products have no artificial flavours or colours added, and are certified gluten-free by the Canadian Celiac Association.
Gluten-free Breton Bean Crackers are ideal to create a topped cracker or a mealtime casserole. I would like to share a family favourite recipe to make for cocktail parties, dinner parties, family gatherings, or a pot luck; a Smoked Salmon with Dill Appetizer topped on gluten-free Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper crackers. It is so easy and fast to prepare and your guests will definitely be asking you to share this delicious recipe!
12 Gluten-Free Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper crackers
12 small pieces of smoked salmon, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
1 tbsp. chopped green onion
1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp. fresh minced chives or 4 capers for garnish
In a medium bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in green onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Spoon about ½ tbsp. cream cheese mixture onto each Gluten-Free Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper cracker.
Lay a slice of salmon on top.
Garnish with chives or capers.
Makes 12 pieces.
- 12 Gluten-Free Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper crackers
- 12 small pieces of smoked salmon, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 tbsp. chopped green onion
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp. fresh minced chives or 4 capers for garnish
- In a medium bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in green onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Spoon about ½ tbsp. cream cheese mixture onto each Gluten-Free Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper cracker.
- Lay a slice of salmon on top.
- Garnish with chives or capers.
- Makes 12 pieces.
My son gave all of the Breton Bean gluten-free crackers and Breton Popped! Beans the thumbs up of approval!
You should really try them!
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