Even when you are trying to eat healthy foods you still want quick and easy snacks. That is what Old London makes, delicious snack foods that can be part of healthy diet. I was recently sent some of their snack foods to review, and they did not disappoint me.
I received one box each of the Roasted Garlic Melba Snacks, Spicy Cheddar Bagel Chips and Whole Grain Melba Toast. One problem I always have with eating healthy is that sometimes you just want something that is crunchy, and carrot sticks aren’t enough. If I just eat a salad for lunch it seems like something is missing, and these snacks can add that crunch without adding extra calories and fat like potato chips would. I have been eating the Melba snacks and toast with hummus, and they taste great. My favorite is the Bagel Chips though, and they are really spicy.
I wouldn’t have thought of using the products in a recipe, but Old London sent me a bunch of Hawaiian themed recipes with the snacks, so I had to try one. Big Island Express Chicken. I made this over the weekend, and it was a big hit with the whole family. My husband even had seconds, and he doesn’t like chicken much. I was dubious about adding bananas and pineapple and cooking it for another 30 minutes, but it gave the dish a nice fruity tropical flavor.
- 6 large chicken breasts
- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut
- 2 cup Old London Melba Toasts, ground in food processor
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 fresh pineapple, cubed (or 2 c. canned pineapple chunks)
- 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
- 2 firm bananas, peeled and sliced
- 1 bottle sweet and sour sauce
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine chili powder, coconut and ground Melba toast in shallow dish.
- Place eggs in shallow dish.
- Dip chicken in egg, then coat in coconut and melba toast mix.
- Transfer to shallow baking dish, and spray each side with cooking spray for 5 seconds
- Bake 30 minutes.;
- Add pineapple, sweet potato and bananas on top of chicken and bake 30 more minutes.
- Serve drizzled with sweet and sour sauce.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 397mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 8gSugar: 22gProtein: 53g
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.