My husband and I love crackers, especially during the winter when accompanied with a bowl of hot chili or soup. They also make a wonderful snack with raw cheese and vegetables. I've tried to buy crackers off the shelf, but have found it challenging to find a brand that is truly wholesome without breaking my budget. And, because Luke's diet is so restricted right now, it's best for us to avoid anything that's not homemade. This is an example of a cracker that is labeled healthy on many websites—let me show you 5 good reasons why it is not healthy:

Nabisco Harvest Crisps, 5 grain crackers: Flour Enriched Bleached, Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Soybean(s) Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Sugar, Rice, Oat(s) Rolled, Corn Meal Degermed Yellow, Wheat Whole, Wheat Flour Whole, Barley Flakes, Oat(s) Bran, Corn Syrup High Fructose, Leavening, Baking Soda, Yeast, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Wheat Cracked, Oatmeal, Corn Starch Modified, Whey, Onion(s) Powder, Malt Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Corn Starch, Barley Malted Flour

You can easily make delicious crackers at home with preparation (for the recipe below) taking less than 10 minutes. 

Shopping List:

• 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (Bob's Red Mill)
• 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
• 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Directions:

Make the crackers: Preheat oven to
350 degrees. Combine flour, poppy seeds, oil,
salt, and egg white. Transfer mixture to
a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  • FOR THE CRACKERS
  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (bobsredmill.com)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • FOR THE CRACKERS
  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (bobsredmill.com)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • FOR THE CRACKERS
  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (bobsredmill.com)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • Almond crackers 1

    Uncover, and cut into twelve 2-by-4-inch
    crackers using a paring knife.

    Almond crackers 2 

    Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14
    minutes. Let cool.

    Almond crackers 3

    The original recipe on wholeliving.com calls for a topping of cottage cheese and honey. We topped our crackers with goat cheese and chopped tomatoes.