Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers

Monday, April 8, 2019

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers

Eating low-carb but miss the "crunch" of a cracker?
This simple snack comes together in less than 30 minutes!

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

It's April and it's Spring and it's warmer and it's put me in a good mood!  What about you?  This past weekend was GORGEOUS.  And by gorgeous I mean we reached 70 degrees here in Iowa and that hadn't happened since last October.

In case you are good at math, that is six months.

Six months of cold, dull, dreary weather filled with wind, rain, snow and sleet.  I'm a bit shocked I'm even here talking about it.  I made it!

Yesterday I took the kids to a park {they complained it was HOT, god bless them} and we walked and feed the ducks and geese and just casually made our way through the afternoon. It was just the best.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Along with this warm weather has come my need to eat a bit better and take a gander at what I'm putting in my mouth.

Because winter = ALL THE COMFORT FOODS.

Needless to say, I'm doing my best to eat a little less of said comfort foods {trust me, they will never be elimated completely, I'm definitely not that girl}.  Instead I'm packing in the protein and trying to fill in more fruits and veggies.

It's all about balance.

And prayer.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

After changing some eating habits {again, not depriving myself - I ate a delicious burger WITH THE BUN just the other night} but I'm most definitely eating much better.  The problem was I still missed the "crunch" of a cracker or chip.

I mean I can down a whole bag of chips with a gallon of salsa if no one is watching.  And like I said, I still am eating those in moderation, I'm not weird. 

But I missed grabbing a few crackers with my hummus or chicken salad or dip.  I was physically mourning that crispy bite that was going along with the rest of my food.

So....I made these low-carb cheese crackers.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You guys, this isn't even a recipe.  Doesn't a recipe need more than one ingredient?  Technically there is some seasoning on these but in the end it is just CHEESE.

Did you know if you melt a piece of cheese in the oven it gets crispy and turns into a cracker?  Well, it does. 

I'm here to tell you it does. 

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I had sandwich-sized slices of pepperjack in my fridge so that is what I used, but golly use whatever you want.  Gouda would be delicious, as would Swiss or just plain 'ol cheddar.  Cheese is all created equal in my house!

Find your favorite and make it happen.

I would recommend buying the already pre-packaged sliced cheese {usually pretty thin} that way the crackers bake consistently and are all the same thickness.

Cut those slices into squares and bake up!  Add some additional seasonings {mine are recommended below} or just leave them plain.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
These low-carb cheese crackers do not need much time to cool, they pretty much come out crispy! Eat them plain along side your lunch or take a bag with you on the cool for a crispy snack.

My favorite way? Dipping these in my homemade ranch dressing.  It makes me feel like it is pretty-darn-special. 

Give these a try! I'd love to hear your thoughts if you are trying to mind your carb intake.  Tag me on social media {@sweetsavoryeats} and I'll be sure to share your photo.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers


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prep time: 3 Mcook time: 23 Mtotal time: 26 M
When eating low-carb many miss the "crunch" of a good cracker. Look no more! This simple hack will give you that crunch without the carbs.

ingredients:

  • 6 slices of your favorite flavored cheese (pepperjack, cheddar, provolone, gouda, swiss, etc. - I used the "sandwich size")
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • garlic powder

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Using a pizza cutter cut each slice of cheese into 6 squares.
  4. Lay the cheese squares on the cookie sheet, allowing for a bit of room between each slice.
  5. Sprinkle lightly with red pepper flakes and garlic powder.
  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes.
  7. The longer you bake the darker the "cracker" (oven times may vary).
  8. Keep in a sealed plastic bag for freshness.
Calories
5.38
Fat (grams)
0.40
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.22
Carbs (grams)
0.17
Fiber (grams)
0.03
Net carbs
0.14
Sugar (grams)
0.02
Protein (grams)
0.30
Sodium (milligrams)
7.72
Cholesterol (grams)
1.16
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