I am a sucker for snack foods. It’s a huge downfall when I’m trying to watch what I eat so I really try to find great options that still are healthy. A few weeks ago I was introduced to Vibrant Flavors dukkah and pretzels and let’s just say I was smitten from the beginning. Not only are these products low in fat and calories they have some awesome flavors! Some of you might be wondering what dukkah is.
You won’t find dukkah in Morocco (though sellou might be considered a close cousin). This dip hails from Egypt. From the Vibrant Flavors website, “Dukkah is a traditional food with origins in Egypt. It is told that weary desert travelers would gather by a small fire and roast this nutritious nut-spice combination. Full of protein, calcium, minerals and fiber, dukkah replenished their energy.” I love the versatility of dukkah and that it’s naturally gluten free. Vibrant Flavors has five varieties of Oregan Dukkah available. (Did I mention this product is made and packaged in Oregon?)
The flavors are;
- Smoky Hot
Guess what – they are all so tasty! I love to eat dukkah with some bread dipped in olive oil but these flavors beg to be used in cooking! Along with all of these flavors I also received the Vibrant Flavors pretzels. The pretzels are fat free, vegan, and all natural.
The varieties offered are;
- Beerzels (that’s right beer flavored pretzels that use no alcohol!)
- Italian Herb
- Sweet Onion
- Roasted Garlic
- Maple Bacon (no actual animal products used – yes!)
Since I have eaten traditional flavored dukkah I thought it would be fun to play with the sweet flavors. There were some instant ideas that came to mind but I wanted to do something a little more. Breakfast is a meal I always struggle with and usually there isn’t much variety in what we do eat. Here’s my ideas for making breakfast more interesting with dukkah!
M has been down with the flu for the last week so I had to enlist the taste testing support of K. This presents an added challenge. M is the adventurous eater; K not so much. If he likes it I’m pretty sure anyone would like it! I came up with two easy breakfast ideas that use dukkah.
Both of my boys love apples so I cut some very thin and dipped them in almond butter, then rolled one end in the sweet dukkah. This flavor is warmer (I think there is some cinnamon) and has just enough zing. You could dip the slices in peanut butter or nutella and the flavor would be great too.
K really likes oatmeal so I was confident this would be a hit and it couldn’t be easier to make.
- 3/4 c vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 c steel cut oatmeal
- 1 tbsp organic cane syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut dukkah
Bring the milk to a boil on the stovetop and add the oats. Reduce the heat and cover the pan. Cook 8-10 minutes until the oats are soft. Place into a bowl, drizzle with the cane syrup and sprinkle dukkah on top. Eat hot.
This was my favorite and as I’m writing this I wish I had a giant bowl to eat! Some other ideas for using dukkah;
- Buffalo Chicken – Coat chicken in your favorite hot sauce and roll in zesty or smoky hot dukkah and bake
- Coconut Shrimp – Coat shrimp in coconut dukkah and bake
- Cheese ball – Mix 8oz cream cheese and 4oz goat cheese into a ball and roll in any flavor dukkah
- Sprinkle the zesty dukkah on top of pasta for a healthy topping
The best news? One of you will win a prize pack from Vibrant Flavors!
I know you’ll love these products as much as me. The winner will get a mix of dukkah and pretzels. Follow directions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. You have until March 29th to get your entries in!
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