Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Big Cheese

To say I love cheese is an understatement. I have lots of neuroses about the way that I eat cheese. I can't eat a hamburger unless it's a "cheeseburger". If I eat a grilled cheese, it has to have 2 slices of cheese. I can't eat the crappy, from the box macaroni and cheese. It has to be the homemade, baked, oohy, gooey 4 cheese kind.

So when I found out I was allergic to dairy, yeasts and molds, my first thought was, "For the love of all that's good and pure in this world....no cheese?" I have to admit....and don't tell my allergist....I haven't exactly given up cheese. It doesn't affect me like some of my other food allergies like soy and rice.

I started a bad late night eating habit a few years ago. It's called "Nighttime Triscuits and Cheese". Here are my arguments for why this is a *healthy* snack.....
  1. I eat the reduced fat version.
  2. The crackers have fiber, and the cheese has calcium.
  3. I do stop myself and eat only the suggested serving size on the box, which is 7 crackers.
  4. Are you buying my reason why I eat these EVERY night? Yeah, I thought so.

If you want to join me for my super-easy, Triscuit treat, here's how you make it--
  • Put the crackers on a small plate, then top with 1 slice of Kraft Deli Fresh Sharp Cheddar slices. I break the slice into smaller pieces to look like this. See--I have this down to a science.

  • Microwave 10-15 seconds, or until cheese is melted. You don't want to microwave it too long, or the crackers will be tough. This is some good stuff people. YUM!


  1. I am a cheese lover too! Your recipe looks awesome! I will for sure have to try this one out! Hope your having a great week! = )

  2. That is one of my all time favorite snacks. Yum!

    We have no cheese in the house right now :-(

  3. Cheese and breads are my absolute favorite foods. I don't know what I'd do without cheese. My body would probably lose a few lbs. Ha!

  4. Mmmm, that looks like a good work snack! I could totally whip that up in the break room for a little mid-afternoon treat : )

  5. so funny! and I tagged you on my blog.