A healthy diet consists of consuming food from each of four major food groups several times a day. It is recommend that you eat smaller meals more frequently to maintain a healthy and well functioning metabolism. I always start my day off right with a healthy breakfast (fruit, yogurt, granola, etc.) and try to finish my day with a healthy, homemade dinner. Unfortunately, its the time in between that I have trouble maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With my schedule, I work early in the morning and finish around lunch time. When work is done, I’m all about my kids. Whether it be driving them to a play date, doing the weekly grocery shop or hanging out with friends, lunch is often skipped. If I do feel the urge to eat in the middle of the day, I tend to grab something unhealthy.
Looking to change this habit, I need a quick, nutritious, GLUTEN FREE meal that I can grab and go or that is ready to eat when I get home. When I first tasted Thornhill Farms Rice Bites, it was love at first bite! I knew I had found a solution.
Thornhill Farms started in 2009, but was built upon a vision that draws on more than 35 years’ experience in providing health-conscious consumers with the kind of nutritious and great-tasting products you want. Headquartered in Toronto, they also serve U.S. customers through offices in Florida and New Jersey.
Recently, Thornhill Farms released a brand new GLUTEN FREE product called Rice Bites. Rice Bites are a healthier-for-you choice for people who are searching for gluten-free options for their diet. in four popular flavours Applewood Smokey BBQ, Sea Salt and Vinegar, Black Pepper and Sea Salt, there is a little something for everyone.
Thornhill Farms Rice Bites
I love the addition of Thornhill Farms Rice Bites to my menu. They can be served in a ton of different ways make them versatile and appealing. I can toss a handful in a resealable bag with some cheese as I’m running errands, I can serve them with dips (like the one below!) for an elegant lunch with the girls, a bag by the pool with my mom or I can take out a day of frustration and turn those delicious bites into a breading for my chicken or fish. Multi-faceted and cost-effective, Thornhill Farms Rice Bites make a great Gluten Free summer snacking choice.
I have tried many different gluten free options when it comes to crackers. Some taste like cardboard, some are so brittle they don’t even make it out of the box before they are crumbs and some are so tasteless I wonder why I’m eating them. Although Thornhill Farm Rice Bites look like every other cracker on the market, they taste amazing! Made with Thai rice, they are rich in natural flavour and tend to hold additional seasonings better then most other brands. They have a hardy crunch that allows you to pack them high with toppings, without worrying about them crumbling. Out of all of the amazing flavours they offer, the Applewood Smokey BBQ was my favourite. A sweet smokey taste followed by the heat of the BBQ flavour is surprising and satisfying!
This weeks Food Friday recipe is a Cheddar Ranch Dip that pairs perfectly with sun-dried tomatoes and Thornhill Farms Rice Bites.
Cheddar Ranch Dip and Thronhill Farms Rice Bites
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese ( I use old!)
- 1/2 tub of sour cream
- 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
- 1 Package of Thornhill Farms Rice Bites
- Sun dried tomatoes
- Shred cheese
- Mix the cheese, sour cream and ranch dressing thoroughly
- Serve on Thornhill Farms Rice Bites, topped with Sun-dried tomatoes
Try it for yourself!
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