Wednesday 18 September 2013

What's for Lunch? 5 Ways with Ryvita

A 'lunch' of Ryvitas
White bread sandwich or brown bread sandwich? Life doesn't have to be that dull but most days the inspiration to keep thinking up something new and tasty for lunch is a struggle. So I was rather pleased when Ryvita sent me a selection of their crisp and flat breads for me to try. As some of you may know I'm a fan of lunch items that have a long shelf life which means when making up a lunch box in the morning you are not faced with the dreaded mouldy or lack of bread situation.

My package of goodies included a toppings ideas sheet which I promptly tossed to one side so I wouldn't be influenced. Apologies if there are any duplications but here are my top five fridge raids for a tasty and quick lunch.

Original Crackerbread

Upon first inspection these do resemble cardboard but the benefit of their neutral taste is that you can jazz them up with sweet or savoury toppings. A particular favourite has been Brussels Pâté and cucumber.

Multigrain Crispbread

This is probably more what people usually think Ryvita is. It's a great base for any lunchtime topping and will take a number of strong flavours. I found some extra mature cheddar and potato salad plus some fresh chives to put on top.

Crackled Black Pepper Crispbread

It says it's Crackled Black Pepper and that's certainly what you get! This one has a bit of a kick to it. To tone it down I used some thin ham and cooling coleslaw.

Sweet Chilli Flatbread Thins

On the packet there is a picture of two red chillies with good reason as these really do breathe some fire into your throat. As an alternative to bread soldiers I had them with boiled eggs.

Multi-Seed Flatbread Thins

These have a slightly usually taste due to the mix of hemp, brown linseed, golden linseed and millet seeds. Good for smothering with cream cheese mixed with basil.

So five different types of Ryvita with five no fuss ways to eat them. All of the family have been eating these and none have been rejected, which is as good as endorsement a product can get.

Ryvita sent me the above packets for free. No payment was made for this post and the views and opinions are my own.

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