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Oh RITZ®. With your creamy buttery topping and never-ending supply of snack options…. How I love thee…let me count the ways. Thankfully, RITZ® crackers are easily found at my local Walmart. It’s like the clouds opening up and the sun shining down on me when I see the wall of red.




When my busy body has to leave the house and I know we are going to be gone for quite some time, my go-to snack is simple. RITZ® crackers, a sliced apple and a few slices of colby-jack cheese. The protein staying powder keeps me going until my next meal.

More Than Just Cheese | YUM eating

In a container with a lid arrange 1 sliced apple, 1-2 oz. of sliced cheese and 6 whole wheat RITZ® crackers. Perfect nomage.



I love avocados. I want to eat one every day. One of my favorite tricks when trying to keep my carbs down for the day is to use cucumbers as my ‘chips’ for the smashed avocados which I like to call my homemade guacamole.  When I have carbs to spare, I have no problems busting out my favorite red box. Cucumbers and avocados taste just as good on top of a RITZ® cracker as they do all alone. I like to pair my snack with a sliced tomato to up my vegi count and keep my calories in check.

More Than Just Guacamole | YUM eating

More Than Just Guacamole

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com


  • 8 RITZ® crackers
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 roma tomato sliced
  • 1 cucumber peeled and sliced
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Arrange the crackers on a plate and set aside.
  • Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit and throw away.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado to remove the peel.
  • Put avocado in a bowl and discard the peel.
  • Use a fork to smash the avocado. Squirt with lemon juice to your liking.
  • Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Set aside.
  • Peel and slice the cucumber.
  • Set aside.
  • Slice the tomato.
  • Arrange the tomato slices on the plate with the crackers.
  • Place a cucumber slice on top of crackers.
  • Top each cucumber slice with a bit of avocado mix.
  • Plate is complete.
  • Enjoy the rest of the avocado with the rest of the cucumber slices using them as 'chips' or enjoy some more RITZ® crackers.



I love, love, love the combination of cream cheese and smoked salmon. While I prefer it on a bagel, I’m not a fan of all the empty calories and carbs. I have found that a healthier option for me are the yummy original RITZ® crackers. The crunch, the bit of salt and that light buttery topping is the perfect snacking combination. This is my go-to evening snack and treat. For some reason it always  makes me feel so fancy!

More Than Just Salmon | YUM eating

More Than Just Salmon

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
Servings 1


  • 10 RITZ® crackers
  • 1 small package smoked salmon
  • 4 oz light cream cheese more or less depending on your tastes


  • Arrange crackers on a plate.
  • Smear with light cream cheese.
  • Break up the salmon and place pieces on top of the cream cheese.
  • Serve immediately.



I’m busy. While I am not super style mom busy, I am still busy. When I need a snack I need something quick, especially when working from home. Lingering too long in the kitchen can be dangerous. One of my favorite daytime snacks is tuna. A whole can is packed with mega omega and protein while keeping it all low in calories. Pair it with some vegetables and crackers and you’ve got the perfect healthy snack. Just put the tuna on top of the cracker and snack away! When your bowl is empty enjoy your crunchy green pepper.

More Than Just Tuna | YUM eating

More Than Just Tuna Salad

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
Servings 1


  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 can of light tuna drained
  • 1 tbsp relish
  • 1 tbsp light may
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 roma tomato sliced
  • 6 RITZ® whole wheat crackers


  • Cut the top off of your bell pepper.
  • Discard.
  • Clean out the insides and rinse well.
  • Chop your celery. I like mine sliced but you can do it any way you like.
  • In a bowl add your tuna (drained) , the relish, light mayo and celery.
  • Mix well.
  • Place the tuna mixture inside the bell pepper.
  • Arrange crackers on the plate.
  • Dip the crackers, put the mixture of top of crackers or just enjoy with a fork.



Are you a RITZ® cracker fan; what’s your favorite way to enjoy them? Check out the RITZ® cracker website for more ways to snackify! 

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  1. Skinny recipes? Yes please. I need them lol! They all look so good and shocker I would eat every one! That’s hard to do I’m so super picky! But all of these look great!

  2. another ritz post! so exciting. i have been having avocado toast lately (yum-o) so i love the idea of putting it on a cracker. cheese and crackers is one of my all time fav snacks.

  3. These look so good. I love putting salmon and cream cheese on bagels, so I bet on the Ritz it’s great as well! And avocados, I could eat them for days!

  4. Your cucumber avocado creation looks really tasty! I would eat that in a heartbeat. I love that Ritz has so many different options to consider. My favorite is the Original…and the Garlic one they have – those are really good!

  5. Those all look incredible. I need to make a batch of tuna for those days where it’s just me home during the day. I forget to have lunch a lot!

  6. YUM, I just picked up a box of Ritz today! Totally going to try that guac recipe!

  7. I would try the More Than Just Salmon, honestly I am not sure I have ever eaten salmon .ever. Not that I wouldn’t eat it, I do like seafood, just never had it. Thanks for an idea on how I can finally try it out!

  8. I know it’s all about the cracker, but that bell pepper bowl is seriously awesome. And simple!

    I’m a Ritz junkie, but trying to watch the carbs. They need to invent carb-free Ritz that still taste the same…I’d live on them!

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