OPA! To A Better You with Old London Melba Toasts & Snacks

old london logoIf you have followed my blog for any length of time, then you know that I am always in search of healthy snacks that my whole family can enjoy — without being full of sugars. Old London Melba Snacks and Toasts are a delicious way to get some crunchiness without resorting to potato chips or plain old crackers.

I was really surprised to see all of the different combinations that the toasts and snacks come in — everything from Sea Salt to Rosemary to Sesame and more, there is a flavor for everyone!

I love to eat a few of the Old London Sea Salt Melba Snacks with a smear of natural peanut butter or low fat cream cheese – yum! I also have plans to make up some fresh tomato and corn salsa to scoop up with the Rosemary Melba Toasts- oh my!

Old London Melba Snacks

Use them to make delicious treats!

Besides grabbing a handful right out of the box, there are so many other ways to enjoy delicious Old London toasts! This better for you recipe from the Old London website looks amazing and so simple to create — perfect for hot summer afternoons! 

Chocolate Pistachio Crunch

Chocolate Pistachio Crunch

Melba Snacks Sea Salt
Yields 40

  • 4 cups (2 – 12oz pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate dark chips (not milk chocolate)
  • 1 box Melba Snacks Sea Salt
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts, chopped and toasted

1. Stir chocolate in large bowl set over saucepan of boiling water until melted and smooth making sure the water does not touch bottomof bowl and chocolate does not get too hot.
2. Remove from over water.
3. Dip Melba Snacks into melted chocolate to cover half of the snack.
4. Gently shake off excess chocolate.
5. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and quickly sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
6. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 35 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!

Healthy living Tips

Together with nutrition and culinary experts, Old London and Hightower created simple health tips and recipes to support a Mediterranean influenced lifestyle. Old London products – such as Melba Toast, Bagel Chips, and Melba Snacks – add crunch and flavor to meals and snacks, without the unnecessary calories. Check out some of these healthy living tips from celebrity dancer Chelsie Hightower and international columnist and renowned speaker Dr. Susan M. Kleiner.


old london healthy tips

Chelsie Hightower’s Tips

old london healthy lifestyle

Dr. Susan M. Kleiner’s Tips

  • Take your workouts outside. Try to find something in your local outdoors that motivates and excites you.
  • Make healthy meal choices. I try to stick to a Mediterranean influenced diet that is rich in olive oil, vegetables, fruit, fish and dairy.
  • Reach for healthy snacks. I keep smart snack options on hand to keep my energy up between meals like a handful of almonds, some Greek yogurt and honey or a few Old London Melba Snacks with hummus.
  • Go dancing. In Greece, dancing is a large part of any celebration or gathering. I love going dancing with friends; not only do we have a great time but I also get a workout!
  • Healthy Living = Happiness. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to plan a get together. Invite friends and family over just because! 
  • Love yourself. People come in all shapes and sizes, and what works on others won’t necessary work for you. Being healthy is about how you feel. Stop comparing yourself to others and begin loving the person you are from head to toe.
  • Our bodies work like a clock. Create a food plan, including 5-6 meals and snacks throughout the day.
  • Eat a plant-based Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and seeds to bolster your immune system and feel your best every day.
  • Crunchy foods make us feel good. Add some crispy crunch to your diet by choosing naturally light and lean fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and grain products that are easily portion controlled for low calorie, high fiber, satisfying snacks.
  • Eat before you are hungry to control your appetite and cravings. Plan small, frequent meals and packable snacks to keep you centered throughout the day.
  • For a healthy brain and nervous system, eat a whole egg every day. Egg yolks are a rich source of the B-vitamin choline, required to maintain the transport of nutrients into the cells and toxins out of the cells, and for every thought and movement that we have.

Old London OPA! sweepstakes

Enter the OPA! To A Better You Sweepstakes!

Greek culture adheres to the Mediterranean way of life, where active lifestyles and healthy, balanced diets stand as a natural component of everything from daily get-togethers to large family celebrations. Often heard at these events, the Greek exclamation “OPA!” signifies excitement and cheer, a contagious feeling that thrives throughout the Greek Islands. 

In the true spirit of the country, Old London has partnered with professional dancer Chelsie Hightower to launch the “OPA! To A Better You” Facebook Sweepstakes. You can enter by simply clicking ‘Like’ on the Old London Facebook page.  

One lucky winner & guest will win 8-day, 7-night trip to Greek Islands. Includes:

  • Round trip (coach) air transportation from major airport nearest winner’s home 
  • 7 nights first class hotel accommodations in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini
  • $2,000 gift card for spending money

The sweepstakes ends on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Good Luck!

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Old London. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”
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Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, pr friendly single mom / gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen’s Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!

Comments

  1. That recipe has such an interesting combination of flavors I wouldn’t have thought to pair together!

  2. Louise17 says:

    This is really a healthy snack! I love Melba’s cookies, especially the garlic & herbs. Sometimes I ate this for dinner too! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Oh that pistachio crunch looks amazing. These are great in salads as well!

  4. I forgot how much I used to liked Melba Toast. I haven’t eaten it in years but I used to love it. I’m going to have to go get some especially the one with sea salt. That sounds yummy!

  5. I love Melba Toast. Never ever thought of dipping them in chocolate though, but it looks delicious!

  6. I love the Garlic and Herb Melba Toasts! Thanks for a recipe to use them with, maybe it will open my mind to trying them again!

  7. Sounds yummy! I’d love to try the Garlic & Herb with cream cheese and sundried tomatoes!

  8. Ashleen Moreen says:

    What a great looking recipe. It is a good idea to prepare some snacks like this. Melba’s cookies are great but don’t usually use it.

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