Not the healthiest snack/meal, but when it’s this fast and includes cheese, who cares?

21 Oct

Sometimes there is just no time to do things right, so you have to do them as best you can. That is the inspiration for this go-to snack/meal. This cracker and cheese snack (which Leandro calls mini-pizzas) can be done in the toaster oven or microwave in just minutes — or even seconds — and are manageable, handy meals for the car on those mornings when we are running behind. Which is often.

I happened to make it for myself this afternoon —  in the little bit of time between regular work and pre-K and Leandro’s escuelita de español when I was starving and he was happy with apples and pears. So I went the extra step of sliced tomato – seeing as I had a surprise ripe one from our backyard vines that, no, I haven’t taken down yet and Leandro still won’t eat them. I don’t often add anything to it; most of the time it’s just cheese on WASA crackers melted for 15-20 seconds in the nuke machine and we head out the door. But the tomato was really good and made it seem less of a lame snack and more of a meal.

Melty Crackers and Cheese

4 WASA Crisp’n light 7 grain crackerbreads

2 oz your preferred block cheese, sliced to fit on the WASA breads

1 medium small tomato or half a large one, sliced to fit on the WASA breads

Pinch salt

Pinch sugar

Put oven on broil

Place cheese slices on crisp bread, followed by tomato slices. Sprinkle with salt and sugar and broil on aluminum foil for 3-4 minutes. Eat up!

For simpler ones, skip the tomato, salt and sugar and just heat on a plate in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.

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3 Responses to “Not the healthiest snack/meal, but when it’s this fast and includes cheese, who cares?”

  1. Talia October 24, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    I agree, this is the perfect guilt-free snack! You are getting necessary nutrients from the Wasa cracker and melted cheese on top will count towards taste points! I actually do some work with Wasa and whenever I’m looking for recipes, this mini pizza is definitely a go-to evening snack. I like to use a more hearty cracker (Sourdough or Hearty) with tomato sauce as the base to give it a more pizza feel and add spinach, too.

    For anyone looking for more quick and delicious recipes check out the Snackspiration tab on the Wasa North America Facebook page

  2. T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types October 24, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    All great ingredients, so I think you should snack guilt free!

  3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide October 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    This is the perfect snack!

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