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Yogurt, Berries and Pecans on Crispbread
Crispbread With Parmesan-Herb Seasoning
Turkey and Avocado on Crispbread

The recently revised 2005 USDA Dietary Guidelines and new food guidance system, MyPyramid, advises us to get at least 3 or more ounce-equivalents of whole grains per day. Why? Whole grains offer many nutritional benefits, including protection from various forms of cancer and prevention of heart disease.

With people looking for new ways to incorporate whole grains into their diets, traditional fiber-filled crispbreads are enjoying new popularity. Traditional crispbread like Wasa, named after a famous Swedish king and baked from an Old World recipe, can be a great source of whole grains any time of the day. Just two slices of crispbread, such as Wasa Multi Grain, provide at least one serving of whole grains.

Low in fat and calories, crunchy and delicious, crispbread is a pantry staple that you can always have on hand for quick meals or snacks, or to accompany a soup or salad. Whole grain crispbread, which has no trans fats or sugar, can be enjoyed for breakfast with yogurt and fresh berries, at lunch with smoked turkey and avocado, plain or flavored in place of your bread at dinner, or as a snack with Cheddar cheese and fresh apple slices.

"Wasa: Whole Grains for Wholesome Living," containing 16 delicious, inventive crispbread recipes and healthy lifestyle tips, can be ordered by calling 1-800-924-9272 or downloaded at www.wasa-usa.com.

Yogurt, Berries and Pecans on Crispbread

Ingredients
  • 3 pieces Wasa Multi Grain Crispbread (may substitute any variety)
  • 1/3 cup low-fat vanilla or plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup pecans, slightly chopped
  • Fresh mint leaves to garnish

Preparation
    1. SPREAD yogurt on crispbread. Top with equal amounts of berries and pecans.
    2. GARNISH with fresh mint if desired.
    3. STORE remaining ingredients in refrigerator 4 to 5 days.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Serves
Serves 3

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
TIP: Substitute your favorite berries and nuts or your favorite yogurt.

Crispbread With Parmesan-Herb Seasoning

Ingredients
  • 12 pieces Wasa Oat Crispbread (may substitute Multi Grain, Sourdough Rye or Hearty Rye)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preparation
    1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. MIX herbs and oil in small bowl. Brush mixture onto crispbread.
    3. MIX cheese with salt and pepper to taste in separate small bowl. Sprinkle mixture on crispbread.
    4. PLACE crispbread on prepared baking sheet and bake 5 to 7 minutes.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Serves
Serves 12

Turkey and Avocado on Crispbread

Ingredients
  • 3 pieces Wasa Hearty Rye Crispbread (may substitute any variety)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely minced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced purple onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian (flat leaf) parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 thin slices Havarti cheese
  • 3 slices turkey breast
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced

Preparation
    1. COMBINE olive oil, tomatoes, onion, parsley, salt and pepper in small bowl. Mix and set aside.
    2. PLACE 1 slice Havarti cheese, 1 slice turkey breast and 3 slices avocado on each crispbread. Top with tomato and onion mixture.

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Serves
Serves 3

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
TIP: Substitute your favorite lunchmeat for turkey, and favorite cheese for Havarti.

SOURCE: Wasa Crispbread


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