Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Cranberry Topped Cheese and Cucumber "Crackers"

2 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 4 Comments

I think I’ve confessed my cheese addiction before but just in case I’ll say it again…


One of my favorite snacks as a kid was to cut hunks from a block of cheddar, slice some good pepperoni and top a buttery cracker. It was a texture thing, a taste thing and, well, a mindless thing. Before I knew it I’d look down and the block would be gone!

Now I try to snack a little smarter and a lot more consciously.

Now my cheese and crackers looks like this…

Cranberry Topped Cheese and Cucumber "Crackers"

I replaced the crackers with cucumber slices. I replaced the hunks of cheddar with creamy Laughing Cow. And I replaced the greasy pepperoni with sweet dried cranberries. I also make a plate ahead of time and have everything portioned out making it a lot less likely to look down and notice a whole wheel of Laughing cow is missing!

Cranberry Topped Cheese and Cucumber CrackersSo I still get my creamy texture delivered on a crunchy bite but by removing the mindless thing, I now have no regrets enjoying one of my favorite snacks.

Here’s the details…

Smear the cheese evenly on the cucumber slices

Top each with about 2 dried cranberries

Enjoy without feeling an ounce of guilt. :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
80 2g 1g old: 2 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
9g 1g 11g 3g

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See other recipes using: cucumber, dried cranberries, laughing cow cheese

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    December 21, 2012

    I love this idea! Sounds delicious and like a special treat. Thanks for sharing.


    December 25, 2012

    re:Cucumber Cheese Delights !!! This is being served at our gathering this very day!! It tastes good and looks very festive. wish I had such a creative mind keep up the very good work bhe


    February 26, 2013

    This looks great. I started a Ladies Poker Night a couple years ago, and we take turns hosting. (There is never any lack of food). Recently I joined Weight Watchers, and now am looking for something different and healthy to serve up to the girls when they come to my place. These are the cats meow! I am going to see what else you've got up your sleeve. Thanks so much.. You have sparked up my enthusiasm to eat well.


    March 26, 2013

    Another brilliant recipe. So simple, tasty, healthy and elegant. I'm going to make a lovely platter of these for Easter. Your creativity is appreciated! Your site is my new addiction.