1. Melba Toast in Rosemary & Olive Oil Flavor
2. Melba Snacks in Sea Salt Flavor
3. Bagel Chips in Garlic & Herbs
I decided to play it safe on the first try and picked the Melba Snacks in the Sea Salt flavor and I was so glad that I did. It was a great alternative to potato chips or alot of other loaded in calories snacks that I could have had instead. I loved just eating them plain but I also experimented with cream cheese, garlic & herb spreads, spinach and artichoke dip and several other spreads like regular hummus. I did try them with ranch dressing but wasn't too keen on that one.
I did not get to review these but Old London also makes bread crumbs in several flavors and if you are like me, and use bread crumbs in baking sometimes, this is worth checking out. I think either the Classic or the Seasoned would be the 2 I would pick out of this group. They also make something called JJFlats and I really could not tell from the site's images what they are but they come in 4 different flavors.
The things I liked the best about these snacks other than the flavors is that they are no cholesterol, no trans fats, range from 60 to 70 calories for about 3 pieces each and they have 5 grams of fiber, which is something I desperately need. I also loved the low calorie part also. But still, remember just because they are low calorie does not mean you can eat the whole box in one sitting. Try spreading it out and also watch what you put on them because that could undo the whole low calorie thing. That is why I usually eat mine plain like they are. I also liked the Sea Salt Melba Toasts for when I have an upset stomach and just need something plain with salt that I can nibble on until I get better.
I think if I had not been so active in working out and going out dancing every weekend and watching what I ate up to the day I got sick in 2004, I would probably be in worse shape than I am now. That is what my friend told me, she said what if you had been one of those couch potatoes who never did anything and you were overweight. She seems to think because I did live a healthy lifestyle while I was young up to my 40's that that helped all these illnesses that I have now more bearable and better equipped to handle it. I don't know but I do know that back then when I could exercise, I felt like I was on top of the world and unbeatable. Now, I am lucky if I feel like riding my stationary bike a few times a week. So, read what they have on their site and try to follow at least half if not all.
By the way, you can get Healthy Living Tips from Cheslie Hightower from Danicing With The Stars and Dr. Susan M. Kleiner. She is on board with this campaign and she and Dr. Kleiner had all sorts of valuable information to share about How to Live Healthier. That is why she recommends all those dancing moves like Waltzing to take a nap, going out dancing, and definitely dance with a partner to make it more interesting. And I do agree with the Shake Rattle and Roll, because I did that for years and always stayed slim without really having to diet alot. I was working 2 jobs also so I did not get much time to snack and when I did eat, I mean I really ate and still managed to stay around 110 for years and years. So, I know it works. Just got to believe it and don't give up!
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I mostly used my photo's with just a few from Old London's website. “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."