in the kitchen: kid-friendly healthy & “fancy” crackers.

It doesn’t take much to get kids excited about food when it’s tiny and kid-sized but looks sort of grown up. This simple snack is made with the 3 things my kids (and likely yours) will eat up in a hurry: cucumbers, cream cheese and small crackers.

These PC®  Blue Menu Ancient Grains crackers by themselves aren’t a favorite of my boys (even though I love them!) and since I absolutely will not bend and buy them “junk” crackers, to make them a little more tasty and “fancy” according to my little ones – here’s the solution and an alternative for when peanut butter & crackers or cheese & crackers gets boring.

Grab some crackers, spread cream cheese on them, top with a cucumber and season with salt & pepper.

Or top with half a cherry tomato, sprinkle with poppy seeds and tell your 2 year old it’s a ladybug  :)

About Amanda

Amanda Robinson is the eco-chic, green living, fitness loving mom behind Natural Mommie. Since early 2009, Amanda has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their lives without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to give up their hip mama selves and trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. She can often be found sipping green tea, behind her camera, diy’ing, instagramming, in the middle of a workout, chasing her two little boys around her farm or with her nose in an ingredients list in efforts to help other moms become more aware of what is really in the products they buy.


  1. I like those crackers too but yeah, my kids aren’t big fan. I love your cucumber idea, for me, because I love cucumbers. My kids, however, will not touch them. :P

    Another kid-friendly cracker idea for you: Banana + PB or Apple slices + PB.

    My son (3.5yr) loves them!! My daughter (1.5yr) just eats the banana and cracker separately (no PB for her yet), chews on the apples and spits them out. :P

    • See, and my 4 year old hates bananas! He does love apple and peanut butter though, so on a cracker is a great idea! I’ll be trying that tomorrow :)

  2. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  3. Rebecca Orr says:

    My son would totally be dipping these crackers into some cottage cheese!

  4. What a great idea

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