Blue Diamond has been a longtime supporter of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. The company sponsors a Gluten-Free Recipe Box on CeliacCentral.org and is one of our sponsors for Appetite for Awareness 2012 in Philadelphia.
I’ve reviewed Blue Diamond’s gluten-free products before, but with the school year starting I got to thinking of ways to incorporate Nut Thins and Baked Nut Chips into school lunches. Here are some ideas:
Add crunch to a gluten-free sandwich.
You know how kids like to put potato chips on their sandwiches? Try it with Baked Nut Chips. Your kids will get the satisfying crunch, but with less salt and oil than the standard chip.
Crumble over soup or salad.
The flavored varieties of Nut Thins and Baked Nut Chips are perfect for adding a little something to an ordinary lunch. Pack a baggie of crumbled Nacho Nut Chips to top their tomato soup, or Country Ranch Nut Thins in place of croutons on a garden salad.
Make your own Lunchables.
Fill a plastic container with a stack of Almond Nut Thins, along with sliced cheese and turkey or ham. Remember to cut the cheese and meat into squares roughly the size of the crackers. Your kid will love stacking their own mini sandwiches at lunchtime. You can also try this with hummus, slices of cherry tomatoes, sliced beets, or whatever ingredients your child prefers.
Turn these gluten-free crackers and chips into utensils by making a lunch out of dip-able foods. Start with egg salad or a mini version of Mediterranean Seven Layer Dip along with Sour Cream & Chive Nut Chips. Then layer yogurt and diced strawberries to enjoy with Hazelnut Nut Thins.
For a special treat, melt gluten-free semisweet chocolate chips and dunk Hint of Sea Salt Nut Chips into the chocolate. Let set, then pack as a sweet ending to their lunch.
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