Friday, May 25, 2012

Polly Wanna Cracker?

For the past few months I've had the privilege of hanging out with a 12 year-old neighbor boy each Saturday to do some health activities. I've loved being able to teach him what I know and learn from him about making healthy changes and having a positive attitude. I am so impressed with him and his desire to be healthy! Such a big deal for a kid his age. Another thing I love about those Saturday afternoons - he loves to spend time in the kitchen! So you betcha we have made some fun things. Last week it was a version of these homemade wheat crackers. They were a hit!

Here is the recipe we used...but be sure to check out that blog. She has tons of great info on there!

Homemade Cheesy Wheat Crackers
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
3 T. sesame seeds
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried Italian herb mix
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a food processor or blender, blend the flour, oats, seeds, salt and herbs until blended.

Then put that dry mix into a bowl and add the other ingredients until a dough forms. If you need to add a bit more olive oil to make it stay together, just add a little at a time.
(we didn't have shredded cheese, so we just used block cheese and broke it into small pieces. Worked great!)

After that, roll out your dough on a floured surface. Try to roll it as thin as possible without breaking the dough.

Then just cut the dough into the shape of cracker you want! We did stars. Place them on a greased or lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Then let cool - you can even transfer them to a cooling rack if you'd like. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This little 12 year old boy has LOVED his Saturdays with you! He loves you! Thank you, thank you! He has learned so much from you: He has learned that there ARE healthier foods that TASTE great, too. As a result, he has found that when he DOES have an occasional unhealthy treat, it doesn't taste and/or make him feel well. Thanks for teaching him the difference! What a lucky boy to have this opportunity to learn at a young age, the benefits of healthy eating and living. We have adopted the recipes you've taught him and we are ALL better off for it. We can't thank you enough!


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