If you find yourself or your tiny dancer regularly munching on boxes of processed cheese crackers, (I feel like they are in every lunchbox in America) use this easy recipe to make them yourself.
Don’t let their cookie disguise fool you, they taste just like your beloved boxed crackers. The best part? You control the ingredients and know exactly how much sodium, saturated fat and how many calories you are consuming.
Let me know how they turn out!
“Say Cheese Crackers”
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Yield: About 2 dozen crackers
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 lb grated cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 Tbs water
- Preheat oven to 359 degrees.
- Cream together butter and cheese
- Combine flour and salt and then add into the butter and cheese mixture.
- Add water and mix well.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten with the prongs of a fork
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Note: If you have a dairy free household, these are great with vegan cheese as well. Spruce up the flavor by experimenting with fresh garlic, oregano, dried herbs and spices.
Joanie Johnson is a certified health coach (CHC) through the Institute for Integrated Nutrition. Joanie is board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practioners (AADP), holds a B.A. in dance from Slippery Rock University, is a certified Pilates instructor, TRX trainer, professional modern dancer with HT Chen and Dancers, a Julie Morgentstern trained organizer and an all-around busy, motivated woman in New York City. She founded Motivated Nutrition (www.motivatednutrition.net) to educate and motivate movers and food lovers of all ages through individual and group coaching, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, creative movement based workshops, and educational seminars. Joanie believes in everyone’s right to live an active, healthy lifestyle and enjoys sharing her passion of optimal wellness through movement, fun and delicious food!