There are times that we struggle to cook because we think it will be difficult, time consuming or something that we don’t enjoy doing.  In the second week of my Healthy Habits For a Busy Woman Program, a client shared how she was enjoying meal planning and preparation.  This is key, not for just you to be healthy, but also for your family.

Do you like to eat crackers at snack time, but find that you either just layer some cheese on top or have with a dip spread over.  Often, these are not very filling which means you eat a lot more than you intended to eat. 

Crackers are an excellent snack to have, depending on how you prepare them.  Instead of filling yourself up just on the cracker(s), why not top them with healthy protein, fat and vegetables.  This makes them so much more satisfying.

Colourful hummus cracker

1 cracker

1 tbsp hummus

1 mini pepper, sliced

3 baby tomatoes, sliced

2 small beet, cooked and sliced

1/4 tsp sesame seeds

Spread the hummus over the cracker. 

Next layer the pepper over, then the sliced tomatoes and baby beet.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds over.

Serves 1.


Guacamole egg cracker

1 cracker

1 tbsp edamame guacamole or guacamole

1 tomato, sliced

1 egg, boiled and sliced

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Spread the guacamole over the cracker. Next layer the sliced tomatoes over, then the eggs.  Season to taste.

Serves 1.

For the edamame guacamole recipe CLICK HERE