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10 Fabulously Nourishing Cracker Toppings

Kate Freeman

I’m pretty sure that when Polly first asked for a cracker that she didn’t get one as good as what I’m going to share with you today.

Crackers and their respective toppings can get a little boring, but I promise you there is no vegemite in sight. Just nourishing, delicious food combos for you to create the perfect snacks and light meals to get you through the day.

I recommend eating two crackers with their toppings below for a snack and four crackers with topping for a meal. The principles for the different combinations are:

  1. add a fat source – this adds flavour, texture, mouthfeel and also helps with fullness. Just a smear will do. Think: avocado, hummus, cream cheese, aioli, whole egg mayonnaise and peanut or other nut butter.
  2. add a protein source – this is the part that helps you feel satisfied after you eat. Be generous with your toppings, especially when you’ve chosen minimally processed foods. Think: shredded chicken breast, shaved ham off the bone, smoked or tinned salmon, tinned tuna, cheese (feta or tasty)
  3. add vegetables or fruit – when we include these in our diet we providing our body with fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you can include some vegetables at your snacks, you’re that much close to reaching your five serves a day!

You’ll see that each combination below has a protein and/or a fat source plus a vegetable or fruit. Easy peasy, yummy in your tummy!

We’ve chosen Sunrice Rice and Grain cakes as a great cracker option, but you can use any other kind of cracker. Look for one that contains wholegrains, seeds and offers you more than 2g of fibre per 100g. For all the nutrition information and a printable recipe of all 10 toppings (pop it on the fridge) click here.


IMG_40201Cream cheese, sprouts & tomato

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 small handful of alfalfa sprouts
  • 2-3 thick slices of tomato

Spread crackers with cream cheese and top with tomato slices and sprouts. Eat immediately!

IMG_3970Tuna, mustard, aioli & cucumber

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 1 small tin of tuna in springwater (drained)
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 tsp mayo
  • 8 slices cucumber

Mix the tuna with the mayo and mustard until well combined. This binds the tuna and stops it from falling off your cracker and making a mess. Top with cucumber slices.

IMG_3974Cheddar cheese & pear slices

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 40g sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pear, thinly sliced

Top each cracker with cheese and pear slices.

IMG_3981Avocado, tomato & onion salsa

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1/8 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar

Combine the onion, tomato and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Spread the cracker with avocado and top with the tomato mixture. Eat immediately.

IMG_3997Aioli, chicken, lettuce & sprouts

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 1 tsp aioli
  • 40g chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 baby cos lettuce leaves
  • alfalfa sprouts

Top each cracker with one lettuce leaf, alfalfa sprouts, shredded chicken and a dollop of aioli. I suggest using left over chicken breast that you’ve cooked earlier. You can also buy shaved chicken breast from the deli, this is just more processed. It can be a handy option to use occasionally.
IMG_3908-2 Hummus, ham and tomato

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 1 Tbsp hummus
  • 60g ham
  • 2-3 thick slices of tomato

Spread each cracker with hummus and top with ham and tomato slices.

IMG_3922Cream cheese, salmon and rocket

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 50g  smoked salmon
  • small hand full of rocket

Spread each cracker with cream cheese and top with smoked salmon and rocket.

IMG_3939Ricotta, blueberries and honey

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 2 Tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 50g blueberries
  • 2 tsp honey

Generously spread each cracker with ricotta cheese. Top with blueberries and give each cracker a drizzle of honey.

IMG_3950Peanut butter, banana and flaked almonds

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 1 Tbsp 100% natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1 tsp flaked almonds

Spread each cracker with peanut butter. Top with banana slices and sprinkle with flaked almonds.

IMG_3961Avocado, feta and tomato

  • 2 Sunrice Rice and Grain Seed rice cakes
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 30g feta, sliced
  • 2-3 slices of tomato, sliced

Top each cracker with avocado, feta and tomato.

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Kate Freeman

Kate Freeman is a Registered Nutritionist and the founder and managing director of The Healthy Eating Hub. Kate’s healthy eating philosophy is all about whole, fresh foods, being realistic about life and creating long term healthy eating habits. She doesn’t believe in detoxes, fad diets or quick fixes. Once you’ve finished working with Kate, you’ll be empowered to feed yourself well for the rest of you life! More about the Author