When I’m brunching or even just checking out brunch pictures on Instagram, I’m irrationally jealous of bagels and lox. I normally prefer sweet brunches (with a side of salty potatoes, please) but there’s something about bagels, cream cheese, and a variety of toppings (like lettuce!) that just intrigues me to no end.
When I tasted Blue Diamond’s Smokehouse almonds, I knew they’d be a great substitute for lox when paired with cream cheese. Is lox smokey? I reallllly have no idea, but I imagine it is. When crafting this snack, I opted for flatbread crackers (like the kind by Wasa) instead of bagels or even mini bagels because I wanted to keep them light and small. Also, because toasting enough bagels to feed a crowd seemed a little onerous — especially because we don’t have a toaster. But by swapping out for a lighter, less filling base you can eat more. Of this snack or anything else you put out for the big game.
Still hung up on the fact that we don’t have a toaster? I am too. I’ve been saying for literally four years that I need a toaster — we’ve been using the oven! If anyone has great toaster recommendations feel free to just send me one, because you know I’m never going to buy one myself at this point. Think of it as a 2 year blogiversary present (that was a few days ago, I missed it!) or a 15 year vegeversary present. Yup, 15 years! I was going to do a giveaway, but I realized my posts have been pretty giveaway/sponsor heavy lately — plus I have a SUPER HUGE giveaway coming up. *Hint* I’m currently blogging on the product I was sent to review, and will be giving the one of the same freaking awesome
computers mystery prizes soon. Get excited.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. I was provided with one can of Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds and one can of Smokehouse Almonds for the purposes of review. I was not compensated for my time and all opinions are my own. For more Game Changing Snacks, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.