I participated in Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Saffron Road products to facilitate my review. #MomBlogTourFF

This past June, for the second time, I packed my bags and headed to New York City for the Fancy Food Show. This year was even more jam packed with great food and sponsors. We met with some favorites from last year, like Saffron Road, and learned about new products and brands. And, of course, we ate! 

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Once home, it was time to start thinking about how I can incorporate all of these delicious foods into our every day lives. When it comes to Saffron Road, that’s an easy one. I had the pleasure of learning about their brand last year (and made some really fun recipes!) and I was super excited to see what was new year. And they didn’t disappoint.

Saffron Road, the fastest growing brand of premium frozen entrees, expanded their plant based protein snack line with the addition of new globally-inspired lentil chips and crackers in addition to introducing a USDA Certified Organic Chickpea Snack product.

Let me break this down for you!

Baked Lentil Chips®

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Saffron Road is reinventing modern snacking by unlocking the power of lentils, which are naturally nutritional powerhouses dense in protein, high in fiber and low in fat. Baked Lentil Chip flavors include Sea Salt, Moroccan Barbecue, Garlic Parmesan & Cucumber Dill (my favorite!). 

Lentil Crackers

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The lentil crackers are made with three varieties of lentils from around the world which are carefully baked and lightly seasoned for a guiltless, epicurean indulgence. Lentil Cracker flavors include Sea Salt and Rosemary Herb.

USDA Organic Chickpea Snacks

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 Saffron Road brings chickpeas to Americans as a nutritiously delicious snack! The chickpeas are cooked to crunchy perfection and flavored with pure sea salt. Each one ounce serving of Saffron Road Chickpea Snacks contains six grams of protein and only four grams of fat.

BeanStalks®

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A delicious new snack with a giant crunch, made from nutritious beans! BeanStalks combine green peas, cannellini beans, and pinto beans into one crunch snack! Their tube shape makes them extra crunchy and lets us fill them with flavor inside and out. BeanStalks have 3 grams of plant-based protein in every serving—but with 50% less fat than potato chips.

So how am I using them in our every day cooking? Well that’s super easy! For one, the kids are hooked on the BeanStalks. They are perfect for throwing into the pool bag and snacking on after an afternoon of swimming. 

But for me, I am in love with the Lentil Crackers. On hot summer days, no one feels like cooking. Dinner either consists of take out, the crockpot, or easy dinners like cheese and crackers. And that gets old fast. Unless you change it up a bit!

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Caesar Salad Bites with Caesar Vinaigrette

My all-time favorite salad is hands-down Caesar Salad. It’s quick and easy and filling! I have made my own Caesar dressing once in my life and that was with the help of a chef! I never attempted to make it again until today! 

I wanted to make bite size Caesar Salad that would be perfect for a summer party or dinner. It combines my favorite Saffron Road Lentil Sea Salt Crackers with the bite of fresh Parmesan cheese. (You could also use the Garlic and Parmesan Lentil Chips for a bigger bite!) And while Caesar dressing is often thought of being a heavier dressing, I lightened it up as a vinaigrette to this the perfect light summer snack!

To make this lightened Caesar Vinaigrette you will need: 

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  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 – 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

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The recipe couldn’t be easier! Whisk all ingredients together until thoroughly combined! Use immediately or refrigerate for up to a week! Make sure you shake well before using again.

Caesar Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 - 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
  2. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to a week! Make sure you shake well before using again.

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Now that your dressing is made, it’s time to assemble your Caesar Salad Bites! Mix your dressing into chopped Romaine Lettuce. Make sure you go light on the dressing!

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Top a Saffron Road Lentil Chip with a pinch of the salad mixture and freshly shaved Parmesan Cheese! 

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You can learn more about all of the Saffron Road products on their website and by following along on Facebook and Twitter. Looking for more recipes? Check out more Saffron Road recipes from the #MomBlogTourFF!

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You can find even more yummy recipes on Saffron Road’s Pinterest and Instagram! 

Saffron Road Giveaway

One lucky reader will win the same Saffron Road prize pack that they sent to me that includes a variety of their new snack products! Yum! This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ only and will end at 11:59pm ET on August 8, 2016.

One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winner must have a U.S.-based address to receive the prize. 

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