So this is less of a recipe and more of a, “Hey, didn’t I see that on the box at some point?”

I am fairly certain that everyone in the good ole USA has seen this before.  If you haven’t then email cause we need to be friends.  I rarely meet people as behind the times as me.

Could. Not. Be. Simpler. (Want more amazing appetizers? I’ve got you covered!)

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Snacks

I am sure you could add 101 different things to this, and by all means, please share so that I can break out of the mold a bit OK? My family will thank you. But every afternoon when the kids get home from school I am struggling to come up with easy snacks that everyone likes, that they can make themselves, and that isn’t loaded with sugar. This one fits the bill!

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How to Make This Easy Snack

Now, these steps are long and complicated so please be sure to tell me if I left anything out!

Grab cracker.

Add cottage cheese.

Sprinkle with season salt.

Eat.

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Gotta tell ya.  Even though this is the easiest and cheapest snack ever, we love it.  We can polish off two sleeves of crackers and a container on cottage cheese in one sitting. Not to mention the Lawry’s… did you see the size of that container???

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Variations for Snacks

You can add jam, jelly, fresh fruit (we love pears), prunes, almost anything to this simple snack. Some folks use Mrs. Dash to cut down on salt, some use low fat cottage cheese, some get the low-sodium crackers and create an almost salt-free snack! I can say with full confidence that whatever combination you choose, you will be delighted with this easy treat.

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best snack for kids
4.87 from 15 votes

Easy Snack

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Even though this is the easiest and cheapest snack ever, we love it. We can polish off two sleeves of crackers and a container of cottage cheese in one sitting!

Ingredients

  • Ritz Crackers
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Season Salt

Instructions

  • Place about 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese on a cracker and sprinkle with season salt. Repeat as many times as you would like!

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You may notice that I do not add quantities to this recipe. Simply put, you can make as many or as few as you would like.

So tell me, how many years (decades, centuries…) have you been enjoying this snack?

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I will have tuna salad or chicken salad or even egg salad. It’s like every thing can go on a Ritz cracker.

  2. We love cottage cheese on Ritz sprinkled with salt and pepper, but we top each one with a black grape! It’s delicious!!!

  3. I had never heard of the Cottage Cheese and Ritz Cracker before !! I just tried it and it is very good !! Who would have thought !!?

  4. As kids, we always ate cottage cheese with Lawry’s Salt but never with crackers. I will try it for sure!

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