What I love about crumpets is that they are really large, thick, and bready. Just like with regular bread, you can toast them in the toaster, and dress them up to go with your favorite dishes. I find that they are great for dipping in sauce or soup, such as with the low calorie Dal Shorba Indian dish I blogged about previously this week. Or you can make mini-pizzas on them with pizza sauce and fat free cheese. Or, spread some olive oil across them for a delicious breakfast. The possibilities are really endless (in fact -- you can substitute crumpets in any of the low calorie lunch ideas that I posted for dressing up english muffins)!
The best part of crumpets is their nutritional stats. The ones I buy (from Baker's Delight) are just 60 calories each, with 0 grams of fat, and 1 gram of fiber -- so just 1 weight watchers point. They don't have any nutritional value per say (like fruits and vegetables), but they do offer a great way to satisfy a bread craving or eat bread with a meal without having to sacrifice a lot of calories.
I bought my last package of crumpets at a fancy food store in my neighborhood, but I believe I've seen them both at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's before.
What do you like to put on your crumpets?