Sunday Snapshots: Crispbread Crackers with Cheese and Cucumbers

by Spicie Foodie on February 10, 2013

Sunday Snapshots: Crispbread Crackers with Cheese and Cucumbers by Spicie Foodie

Are you a snacker? I tend not to be one. Instead I prefer to make sure I feel sated with my meals so I don’t have to snack in between them. Though I try it isn’t always easy to accomplish. Those days of course I end up reaching for a snack. When I reach for a snack I try my hardest (though it doesn’t always happen) to make healthy and nutritious choices. One of my favorite foods to reach for are these Scandinavian crisp breads.

Have you ever tried them? My husband introduced me to them and the first impression was not good. In fact he called them cardboard bread even though he likes them. The bread is hard, dry and resembles a cracker of sorts. But at the same time it does resembles cardboard. Don’t let the look fool you because they really grow on you. They are a little salty, dry, crumbly and taste like whole grain crumbly bread. Really, so simple and yet so good.

Sunday Snapshots: Crispbread Crackers with Cheese and Cucumbers by Spicie Foodie

Mostly they are made with rye flour, salt and water. Though there are several other varieties too. The calorie count is quite low but they are still nutritious due to the rye or whole grains used. I love that I can eat it like or instead of toast with sweet or savory toppings. Perhaps my favorite way of eating crisp bread is with a smearing of soft cheese and a slice of cucumber or tomatoes. The cheese isn’t low in calories but we balance it out with healthy bread and fruit or vegetable.

Sunday Snapshots: Crispbread Crackers with Cheese and Cucumbers by Spicie Foodie

I’d love to hear what your favorite healthy snack is?

Happy Sunday! Have a great week and I’ll be back Tuesday with a new recipe.


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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nandita February 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Crisp bread is my favorite too Nancy!! But what I liked about this crisp bread was the fact that it was made out of rye flour. Beautiful photography as usual. Loved that green platter :)


2 Spicie Foodie February 10, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Me too Nandita, I love rye! Thanks sweetie and the platter came from Ikea;)


3 Rosa February 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Lovely pictures! Those crispbreads are so photogenic and delicious.




4 Spicie Foodie February 10, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Thank you Rosa! Glad to hear you enjoy crispbreads too. Happy Sunday!


5 Judy @Savoring Today February 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Nancy, you even make dry crackers look good! I AM a snacker, but you are right, it is important to make snacks healthy. My go-to snack is Fruit & Nut Granola Bites that I make at home, but cheese and crackers is another favorite, especially your idea of adding the cucumber. :)


6 Spicie Foodie February 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Hi Judy,

Aw thanks sweetie:) I love your go-to-snack. I’ll have to look through your site for it. :)


7 Ramona February 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM

I have never had crackers like this… They look good. :)


8 Spicie Foodie February 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I think you would like them Ramona. Thanks:)!


9 Holly February 10, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I think I’ve had crispbreads under the guise of some other name. I like crackers like that, I think they’re rather tasty. I think my favorite snacks are my emergency muffins or a piece of fruit. I try to have one or the other on me at all times because I tend to get really hungry at odd moments.


10 Spicie Foodie February 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Yes they are usually called by the brand name but I didn’t want to give that here. Yum -emergency muffins:)


11 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

I am a snacker! Every afternoon I find myself munching on pita chips with salsa or hummus – these crackers with cheese and cucumbers would make a perfect snack for me :).


12 Spicie Foodie February 12, 2013 at 5:37 PM

That’s my kind of snack too Laura. Salsa and hummus are something I overindulge in. Thanks!


13 Suzanne Perazzini February 11, 2013 at 1:18 AM

I do know these crackers and you can get used to anything but I am afraid they still taste like cardboard. I guess it depends on the toppings and there you can really get carried away. Favourite snack? Cherries or blueberries at the moment. Or smoked salmon wrapped around celery stuffed with cottage cheese. As always, gorgeous photos.


14 Spicie Foodie February 12, 2013 at 5:47 PM

It really is an issue of you either like them or you don’t. I love fresh berries but have a long wait until they arrive here. Gosh, you’ve made me quite hungry now Suzanne! Thanks!


15 yummychunklet February 11, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Your crisp bread looks like a brand here called Wasa bread. It’s really good with spreads! Great photo!


16 Spicie Foodie February 12, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Yes they are the same. Thanks!


17 john@kitchenriffs February 11, 2013 at 2:15 AM

I’ve had this sort of cracker before. They really do grow on you. Great with cheese of any kind. And their texture looks so lovely in your pictures!


18 Spicie Foodie February 12, 2013 at 5:38 PM

They are great with just about any cheese. Thanks John!


19 Eha February 11, 2013 at 3:24 AM

On the one hand was naturally brought up on these geography-wise :) ! On the other, have eaten four small meals a day for many years, and unless I get dark chocolate cravings at midnight, snacks are not part of my life. That said, a world-famous ‘cracker’ firm has recently brought out sesame and nut ‘lunch’ squares which I met accidentally and which, honestly and truly, are yum! Yes, but I do use them for one of my small meals ;) !


20 Spicie Foodie February 12, 2013 at 5:39 PM

I’m not much on snacking either Eha. But the chocolate craving does strike often. Thanks!


21 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 11, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Beautiful snap, Nancy. I love crisp bread, used to buy lots of them. They are great with Quark (a German fresh cheese) or any bean dips.


22 Spicie Foodie February 12, 2013 at 5:39 PM

They are great with quark cheese! Thanks Angie:)


23 Nami | Just One Cookbook February 11, 2013 at 6:22 AM

I don’t particularly have certain snack that I always eat. But I’m in the car often so I always have healthy bars…don’t want to consider my “favorite” though. I just eat because of convenience… I should bring an ice chest in the car and put cheese and cucumber in it for gourmet style snack in the car! =P Love your pictures!


24 Spicie Foodie February 12, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Haha that might be a bit dangerous when driving Nami;) Thanks!


25 Sandra February 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I haven’t had this kind of cracker in a long time. I like them with peanut butter also.


26 Spicie Foodie February 12, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Oh me too! My husband thinks it’s gross but they taste so good with pb:)


27 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun February 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I never realized this type of cracker was so photogenic! Great, healthy idea. I haven’t had these for a long time either.


28 Spicie Foodie February 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I hope you can try them again soon. Thanks!


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