Friday, September 6, 2013

Blue Diamond Almonds- Artisan Nut-Thins Review

***Disclosure-Sample product was received.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

When trying to eat good and healthy, they are certain things you have to give up.  But one thing I have learned is sometimes all I need is something to crunch on when I am craving.  I don't want to give in to the craving of chips but sometimes a little crunch is all you need.

Blue Diamonds Almonds - Artisan Nut-Thins
-Sesame Seeds
-Flax Seeds
Made from brown rice, almonds, and seeds.  Wheat and Gluten Free.  Only 130 calories for 13.

This is a healthy, good crunch!  I am allergic to yeast and so I cannot have bread.  I like that I can now eat this as a substitute and not feel guilty while I am still clean eating.  They are so flavorful too.  My husband even liked them, and he doesn't like the healthy stuff-men!  They are a perfect snack for me on the go or to have while at work.

Wheat is out - gluten-free is in!  For those wishing to serve healthier, gluten-free snacks, dips and other fare at their next gathering, Blue Diamond has recently debuted a delicious cracker alternative! With just the right amount of crunch, their new Artisan Nut-Thins® offer those avoiding gluten a protein-packed nutritious snack!

Avocado & Bean Dip

1 (14-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained, divided
1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained, divided
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup slivered almonds, roasted
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons soy-based “sour cream”
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Hot sauce to taste
Artisan Nut Thins, to serve


Combine about half of kidney beans and about half of chickpeas in a food processor or blender, and pulse until mashed but still chunky. Combine the rest of the ingredients with the bean mixture above until well mixed. Serve with Blue Diamond's new Artisan Nut Thins.

Recipe courtesy of the Almond Board of California.

These delightful new crackers can be found at any Whole Foods or natural foods store in select locations nationwide.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would have to agree. They are delicious. I am on a gluten free diet and these have been a life savor. Patricia