It is fun, fast, and easy, to make homemade cheese crackers that are satisfying and healthy!
Cheesy, crispy, crackers are a huge crowd pleaser and many of us love these tasty little snacks. However, the nutrition labels on processed, packaged cheesy snacks are not as enjoyable. Just one box of Cheez-its contains around 2,000 calories, 100 grams of fat, and 2,800 grams of sodium! While you need a small amount of sodium daily to stay healthy, most people already consume much more sodium than they need.
These homemade cheese crackers are great way to help you get your recommended daily 3 servings of dairy. An ounce of cheese provides 7 grams of protein, which provides amino acids your body needs to maintain healthy and strong tissue. It also has other essential nutrients including calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B12. Calcium is what keeps your bones strong and is one of the nutrients most likely to be lacking in the American diet. The nutrients in cheese may help reduce the risk for osteoporosis.
This snack is filling, easy to eat on the go, and also extremely versatile. There are many different varieties you can use in this recipe. Cheddar, Romano, and Parmesan cheeses make really tasty crackers and if you’re opting for low sodium, Swiss cheese contains 3 times less sodium than cheddar. The crackers will complement any of your favorite dips, salsas, or salads, and make a great garnish to plates.
Follow these simple steps below to make your own batch of cheesy crisps.
Put a tablespoon of shredded cheese onto a parchment lined baking sheet and lightly pat down. Add any spices or seeds for extra flavor – try chili pepper flakes, flax seeds or garlic. Repeat with the remaining cheese, spacing the spoonfuls about a 1/2-inch apart. Bake on 350° for 5 to 9 minutes or until golden and crisp.