We recently came across a fun new article all about the history of cheese and crackers and how cheese and crackers are now becoming more about a prepackaged business. We were just invited to a wine and cheese party and clearly, luckily not everyone is resorting to the packaged options! While we agree that foods that are wrapped in packages aren’t always unhealthy, it’s really important to read the label—and better yet, to create at-home versions whenever the packaged options are loaded with processed ingredients that aren’t necessary. Typically pre-packaged foods have added fat, sugar and calories that if you made on your own, wouldn’t be there.
So we have some great unique, cheese and “cracker” combos that are super easy to make, delicious and much healthier! We’re certain that after you try these, you’ll never reach for a packaged cheese and cracker! Try these with family and friends and let us know your fave!
Pssst… if you like a more traditional cracker, try the Cripsbread style crackers, like whole grain Ry-Krisp or Wasa brand. Other decent options are Nabisco Triscuit Reduced Fat, Wasa Whole Grain Crispbread and Kashi Original 7 Grain Sea Salt Pita Crisps.
Chocolate Rice Cake or Cucumber Slice (allow slices to serve as crackers—healthy and delish!)
Light cream cheese
Nutrition Facts: 19 calories, 1 g fat, 1 g protein
Multigrain Wheat Thin (3 Crackers)
Sliced Swiss cheese (.5 ounce)
Apple slice(or better yet, use the apple slice as the cracker!)
Nutrition Facts: 82 calories, 3 g fat, 5 g protein
Cucumber sliced (more traditional option: Wasa Whole Grain Crispbread , Nabisco Triscuit Reduced Fat)
Mild cheddar cheese (0.5 ounce)
Nutrition Facts: 57 calories, 5 g fat, 4 g protein
What’s your favorite combinations that you love to whip up and go?!