Earlier this week, my friendly deliveryman stopped by with a great package I was waiting for: Old London Spicy Cheddar Bagel Chips, Roasted Garlic Melba Snacks and Sesame Melba Toast as well as some colorful leis. I always struggle to find something healthy for my older son to eat, since he seems to have graduated from living on crackers to hoping to live on cookies (he’s not winning that battle).
I’m definitely a “dipper” when it comes to a snack like the Old London Melba snacks. Luckily, last week I had picked up some dip and it was in the refrigerator just waiting for a reason to be opened. Yum. That said, I also am anxious to use this Hawaiian-inspired recipe Mango-Maui-Guava Salsa (this links to Facebook, but you can also find the recipe at the bottom of this post) as an appetizer for our next monthly neighborhood get together. There are also some great recipes you can refer to here. I think the roasted garlic and spicy cheddar tied as my favorites.
So, did the kids like them?
I gave one to my older son, the picky one, and told him they were yummy crunchy crackers. It’s amazing how many words I come up with on a daily basis to describe something that isn’t really a cracker just to get him to taste it. The Hawaiian Leis also helped encourage him to take a bite of the Spicy Cheddar Bagel Chip. Success! I actually can’t believe he tried it, but he did like it! Getting him to dip it in something, well, you’ll probably get bored of my posts/tweets/status updates when the day finally comes because I’ll be screaming from the rooftops that he tried it!
Small Healthy Steps Everyday
Portion control can sometimes go out-of-control in our house. My husband has the best way to make sure he is eating healthy, simple foods every day. He packs his entire day’s food the day before. He doesn’t withhold food from himself, for example, he portions out his favorite spicy chips in a little baggie so he won’t over-indulge. He also is sure to pack apples and a baggie of carrots for when hunger strikes. While he packs the same food items day in and day out, I’d love to swap out some of his “usuals” with some of the great melba toast products from Old London many of which have 100 calories or less!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8-10 servings
• 2 cup thawed frozen mango chunks, diced
•1 cup thawed frozen guava or 2c. kiwi chunks, diced
• 1 red bell pepper, seeded, de-ribbed and finely diced
• 1/2 red onion, finely diced (add to taste)
• 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
• 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
• Juice of 1 lime
• 1 box Old London Melba Toast Whole Grain or Spicy 3 Pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
2. Transfer to serving bowl and serve with Old London Melba Toast Whole Grain or Spicy 3 Pepper
*Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Old London and received product samples and a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate. The recipe used was provided by Old London and Mom Central. All opinions, as always, are my own.