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My kiddos LOVE snack time!  It’s by far their favorite time of day.

Their favorite snack cracker, of course, is goldfish.  I don’t think I’ve ever met a kid that didn’t like goldfish!

(miss J in her snack time “fairy costume”….she’s so crazy!)

After we started eating clean, goldfish were out!  There’s nothing really that terrible in them, but they are full of refined flour, chemicals I can’t pronounce, and artificial dyes (in the “colors” goldfish).

So, we opted to make our own.
(don’t they look yummy?)

I must say, they taste 10 times better than the store bought ones!

{Clean Eating} Goldfish Crackers


8 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
4 Tbs Organic Butter, Cut Into Cubes
1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
¾ teaspoons Salt
2 Tablespoons Cold Water


Pulse everything (except water) together in the food processor until the dough resembles coarse sand.
Pulse in water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Remove dough from the processor, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes.
Roll out the dough and cut into desired shapes.
Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until crispy.

Just a warning, these won’t last long!  They were ALL gone in two days!  My ninos loved them, and it was a fun way to spend an afternoon!

**tip: I made my own “goldfish” cracker cutter out of an old cookie cutter.  I just bent it with a pair of pliers until it was a goldfish shape.  Too much work?  You can buy a mini goldfish shape cutter here.

recipe lightly adapted from Tasty Kitchen