There are few brands I really trust to deliver. Taste, texture, flavor, non-GMO, nutrient dense, easy-on-the-go, gluten free, low sodium, low in sugar, not too many calories, certified organic; these are all elements I look for when choosing a packaged product in the grocery store. With that many expectations, that doesn’t leave too many options. One of the brands I came to love many years ago, and still do, meets all of these requirements. Mary’s Gone Crackers is the name, and great snacks are their game. They know how to bring it, and I’m so happy to review some of their products.
Here are the 3 Mary’s Gone Crackers products I will highlight:
- Gluten Free Super Seed Crackers
- Just The Crumbs, Gluten Free, Original Flavor
- Love Cookies, Gluten Free, Chocolate Chip
The Super Seed Crackers are delish! I could eat the whole box. Must ration. The reasons why they’re awesome: they contain whole grains, they’re gluten free, dairy-free, organic, and non-GMO. What I love most about these is the combination of whole grains and other wholesome, nutritionally dense ingredients used: brown rice, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, poppy seeds, and seaweed! There are so many ways to enjoy them (besides just straight out of the box!). Here are some ideas:
“Just The Crumbs” was a brilliant idea! After years of enjoying their crackers, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of little crumbs that got left behind in the bottom of the bag! They came up with a great solution and put them in an easy-to-use container. This is perfect for everyone, but especially those always on the look-out for a gluten free bread crumb alternative. I enjoyed these two ways, one was breaded cauliflower bites, and the other was meatballs!
Why no pic on a plate, you ask? They didn’t make it. I guess they’re also referred to “cauliflower poppers” for a reason. I just kept popping them into my mouth.
Here’s the easy recipe:
- 1 organic cauliflower floret
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Just The Crumbs
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F). Grease a large baking sheet. Cut the cauliflower into pieces so some of the stalk is still in tact (see photo above). Add to a medium size bowl, pour the rest of the ingredients on top and mix well so the cauliflower is coated. Pour onto baking sheet, make sure it’s spread evenly so they’re not overlapping. Roast them for 35-40 min, or until golden brown. Enjoy.
Here are the yummy meatballs I made using “Just The Crumbs”. , recipe to come:
- 1 lb. organic grass-fed beef
- 1/4 c Just The Crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Italian spices (a blend of thyme, marjoram, rosemary, basil, oregano)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup of parmesan or pecorino grated cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). In a large mixing bowl, place the ground beef in and mix other ingredients on top. Mix, lightly (with a large wooden spoon), so they’re blended together nicely, but not over doing it. Using your hand or an ice cream scooper, form into balls and place on a greased, or lined, baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes on one side, take out and rotate to other side, bake another 15-20 minutes, until nicely browned. Eat them on their own, dip in marinara, or add to a dish of your choice!
You’ve now had your appetizers and your main, it’s time for a little dessert! Let me introduce you to Chocolate Chip Love Cookies. They’re gluten free, nut free, and dairy free! They’re not flavor free. Need I say more? Here they are:
Have you already tried Mary’s Gone Crackers products? How do you enjoy them?! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂