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Easy Gluten-Free Snack for the Everyday Special Occasion

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This snack is easy AND gluten-free AND nut-allergy-free AND tastes like summer. I win!

I got a case of gluten-free crackers from Breton a couple of weeks ago and we’ve been snacking happily on them ever since. We got four different flavors and I wasn’t totally sure about them because they’re made with things that were unfamiliar (like arrowroot and green lentil flours) but I am so into them now. I love that I don’t feel guilty about indulging in them. For two of the flavors, beans are the main ingredients and are listed first on the nutritional label. Each serving contains two grams of fiber and two grams of protein. These new crackers are also low in saturated fat, contain no artificial colors or flavors, no cholesterol and are trans-fat free.

The garlic ones are my favorite because they’re amazing with a little hummus or greek yogurt and I’ve been sharing with my gluten-free friends because I know how hard it is to find new snack foods when you’re on a special diet. All Breton crackers are certified gluten free by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Gluten Free Certification Program. Oh and did I mention that they’re made in a facility that is free of all nuts so they’re safe for my child? Hi, take my money.

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Tonight I surprised Kyle when he got home from work with a nice place to sit and watch the sunset while our offspring colored with sidewalk chalk. We’ve had unseasonably cold and rainy weather for the whole month, so I took advantage of the beautiful day we had and cleaned up our front porch. It’s been housing a collection of sad patio furniture mixed with muddy toys and snow shovels but now it has a clean outdoor rug, a little bistro table with chairs, and a kids table that will be perfect for fingerpainting and messy lunches and generally enjoying the air this summer.

I took advantage of my surprise and made a tray of gluten-free crackers (the original and white bean flavors) topped with goat cheese, fresh blackberries, and a drizzle of honey. It’s the easiest snack in the world but it feels so fancy (straight out of the Napa valley!) and just taking a tray of crackers out to the porch to steal a moment with my husband turned our weeknight into a little date night.

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Little note: not all goat cheese or honey is gluten-free so be sure to check labels or ask the people in the grocery store if you’re serving this snack to someone who can’t have gluten. With how common gluten sensitivities are (along with food allergies in general), I’m very happy that it’s getting easier to entertain without excluding someone or putting them in danger. I’m especially happy when the afore mentioned entertaining consists of approximately five minutes of prep in the kitchen and an hour of pleasant kids, relaxed parents, and yummy crackers.

I see a lot of sunset porch time in our near future. What is your go to snack for the summer?

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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