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31 Days with Ryvita Challenge

After all the festivities, I have no doubt that I have put on a few pounds as my regular exercise class has been on a break.  I guess bargain hunting in the January sales does count?!  We have been eating lots of chocolates, sweeties and even baking cake!  Now I need to reign that back a bit and start my healthy eating plan!
Next week, it will be a nightmare with the breakfast routine as the schools reopen and Mr C goes back to work after a long break.  But not too worry, as Ryvita has set me a new challenge for this January with 31 easy ways to spruce up a healthy eating plan.  From spicy Cracked Black Pepper to sweet Fruit Crunch, the classic rye Ryvita® Crispbread range will give this January some crunch.  I hope to be inspired with a variety of toppings, recipes and serving suggestions that will carry me through the month; completely guilt free.
If you like to share your own healthy journey through January – join the discussion on Ryvita Facebook and Twitter: #Ryvita31ways
I always like to use what I have left at home.  Theses are the example of what I have made:
1. Cheeses
If you have cheeses that are leftover, just slice a couple and add some fresh fruits on the top.

2. Dips

We occasionally get ready made dips from the supermarket.  There are so many to choose from houmous, onion and garlic to cool salsa dip etc.  Try spreading the dips onto any Ryvita crispbread and add slice fresh fruits or vegetables with it too.

3. Spreads

No time or run out of bread?  Why not try them out with peanut butter spread, apricot, strawberry jams etc!  My son loves his Nutella chocolate spread and we added it to the Ryvita crispbread for a chocolatey brekkie!

4. Olives

Slice some olives for an instant Mediterranean crunch!

5. Egg Mayo

Boil a couple of egg for 10 minutes and peel off the skins.  Mash it up and add mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper!  Easy peasy!

6. Prawn cocktails

Buy fresh prawns or ready cook prawns from supermarket.  Mix it in with prawn cocktail sauce and it will give you an instant yummy hors d’oeuvre!  Try it if you are hosting any party!

These are RYVITA® 31 suggestions for a delicious January:
•    1st – New Year’s Day treat:  Ryvita Mediterranean Herb Crispbread with Sardine Escabeche
•    2nd – Back to work reward: Ryvita Dark Rye Crispbread with Stilton cheese and sliced apple OR brie and cranberry jelly
•    3rd – Fish Friday: Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon on Ryvita Dark Rye Crispbread
•    4th – Crunchy Saturday: Peanut Butter & Banana on Ryvita Original Crispbread
•    5th – Sunday treat day: Butternut Squash & Sage Soup with Ryvita Dark Rye Crispbread Croutons
•    6th – Give soup some love: Tomato Soup with Ryvita Pumpkin Seeds and Oats Cripsbread Croutons
•    7th – Healthy Tuesday: Ryvita Sunflower Seed & Oat Crispbread with Hummous & Slices of Red Pepper
•    8th – Mid week warmth: Pumpkin Soup with Ryvita Dark Rye Croutons
•    9th – Fresh and crisp: Mini Caesar Salads with Parmesan, Anchovies and Ryvita Sweet Onion Crispbread
•    10th – Friday feeling: Ryvita Fruit Crunch with Sliced Banana, Cool Yoghurt, Basil, Passion fruit and Honey
•    11th – Weekend treat: New York Delhi with Ryvita Dark Rye Crispbread
•    12th – Fresh snacking: Ryvita Mediterranean Herb Crispbread with Parma Ham and Melon
•    13th – Taste experience: Goats Cheese, Pear, Honey and Walnut on Ryvita Fruit Crunch
•    14th – French classic Tuesday: Tuna Nicoise on Ryvita Original Crispbread
•    15th – Indulge your taste buds: Prawn, Mango and Avacado with Ryvita Sesame Crispbread
•    16th – Delicious and Nutritious: Tuna Mayo with Cucumber on Ryvita Sunflower Seed & Oat Cripsbread
•    17th – Friday twist: Ryvita Sunflower Seeds & Oats Cripsbread with Waldorf Salad
•    18th – Sensual Saturday snacking: Ryvita Fruit Crunch with Greek Yoghurt, Berries and Honey
•    19th – Sunday morning warmth: Ryvita Pumpkin Seeds & Oats Crispbread soliders with a soft boiled egg OR topped with fresh berries and yoghurt
•    20th – Blue Monday: Ryvita Chocolate Bombs
•    21st – Fruity snacking: Ryvita Fruit Crunch with Mashed Banana and Sliced Strawberry
•    22nd – Mid Week Hump: Tuna Pate with Ryvita Cracked Black Pepper Crispbread
•    23rd – Treat Thursday: Ryvita Fruit Crunch Crispbread with Chocolate Spread and Strawberries
•    24th – Indulgent Friday feeling: Ryvita Fruit Crunch topped with Goat’s Cheese, Pear, Honey & Walnuts
•    25th – Weekend lunchtime: Ryvita Sweet Onion Crispbread topped with Mango Chutney and Coronation Chicken
•    26th – Back to basics: Egg Mayo with Cress on Ryvita Dark Rye Crispbread
•    27th – Victory Monday: Ryvita Dark Rye Cripbread with Salt Beef, Watercress and Dill Pickle
•    28th – Mini pizza time: Grilled Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil on Ryvita Multigrain Crispbread
•    29th – Mid week treat: Ryvita Hint of Chilli Crispbread with Spiced Potted Crayfish Tails and Watercress
•    30th – Scrumptious Thursday: Ryvita Cracked Black Pepper Crispbread with Parma Ham and Chutney
•    31st – End of the month with a bang: Chargrilled Chicken, Guacamole and Peppers on Ryvita Hint of Chilli

So how do you like to eat your Ryvita?  My favourite is the prawn cocktail, Mr C’s is the houmous spread and the kids loved the Nutella spread.

Disclosure: We have received the products and voucher to do this challenge.

  • Laura Close

    I’m a massive fan of this: – http://www.kneadwhine.co.uk/2013/07/mama-ghannouj.html with Ryvita (shameless plug I’m afraid…). I just love the black pepper ones!

  • http://www.anewaddition.co.uk/ hchclem

    ohmyosh! I love Ryvita although you do not have my favourite ones!! Cracked black pepper. Nom Nom!! #recipeoftheweek

  • Kara

    We live up the road from the Ryvita factory and it smells of marmite…….love marmite but not ryvita sadly

  • http://www.thesojournseries.com/bavaria/ BavarianSojourn

    Some great ryvita ideas there, lots of healthy options for the New Year too! :)

  • fritha strickland

    oh gosh that cheese is making me feel hungry especially as I’m doing vegan january! x

  • AnnieMammasaurus

    I love Ryvita – especially the fruity one! Not had any for a while though – you know what I’ll be adding on my shopping list don’t you? ;)

  • http://www.muslimmummies.com/ Foz

    I’ve never tried Ryvita but some of these do look good!

  • http://www.frugalfamily.co.uk/ Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily

    Great ideas – thanks x

  • lianne martin

    i love these with peanut butter on ,will give some of the other toppings a go now they look fab :)

  • http://www.muminthemadhouse.com/ Jen Walshaw

    I used to like it broke upo with milk!

  • spicers1976

    The humous look lovely on Ryvita

  • Charly Dove

    Wowsers! You’re making me really hungry! What a great challenge and so many options too – just wonderful. I used to eat loads of Ryvita, probably should do again!

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    I may be the only one but I love riveta!

  • http://www.amummytoo.co.uk/ Emily

    Wow, what a fantastic challenge. I feel I’ve missed out! Didn’t know they made a fruity Ryvite. Will try to get hold of some x

  • http://www.plus2point4.co.uk/ Aly

    I just had a look to see if they were suitable for vegans but they contain honey.I hope you like crispbread ;)

  • Keri-Anne

    Such great ideas :) Love the idea of cheese with them x

  • The Egyptian Mummy

    I didn’t actually realise that there were that many ryvita flavours! I love the idea of the pumpkin seed ones

  • mummyoftwo

    Loving all of the different flavours – I never knew there were so many ways to eat it, I usually just have it with butter and cheese!

  • Hellies Corner

    I usually have ryvita in as a snack insread of biscuits. Love some of the flavours they make.

  • http://over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com/ over40andamumtoone

    I’m going to love this challenge! I have lots of ideas …

  • Vicky Wombwell

    Mmmm…I actually love Ryvita. I love the idea of putting things ‘on’ them that you would put more traditionally in a sandwich – like the prawn cocktail which looks scrummy. Less cals as no bread, and a different flavour/texture. Sounds like a winner to me.

  • Janie

    Great pictures, I fancy the olives one right now.

  • Mellissa Williams

    I love your tips. My favourite is Ryvita with Hummus. I have to say I have only tried the original so you have inspired me!

  • Anna

    I want to try the prawn cocktail, will give that one a go soon!

  • http://pinkoddy.co.uk/blog/ pinkoddy

    I never even considered how many different ways you could eat ryvita – what a great way to prevent excuses for not eating properly. I’m going to pin this on my Motivation board.

  • DannyUK

    I’ve no doubt thus is a great way to lose weight, but I can’t help thinking it may be a long month! Good luck#