Kid Chef Crackers

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Kids can bake crackers in the oven for wholesome tasty snacks. Unfortunately, snack foods are filled with sugar, fat, salt, and chemicals and are readily available everywhere, even in vending machines in schools. Because the food industry makes a wide profit margin on these unhealthy snack foods, they have spent billions to addict people to these processed foods.  Kids can break the addition by creating healthy snacks that are fun to bake with few ingredients. Kids find solace after a hard day with happy times in the kitchen kneading dough for crackers. When little kids discover they can make their own snacks, they feel empowered.  Kids can pour 1 ½ cups organic whole wheat pastry flour, ¼ cup organic extra virgin olive oil, 1 ½ tsp baking powder, ½  tsp sea salt, ½ cup water into a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a ball. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead about 5 minutes. Kids can divide the ball into two balls. Lightly coat the balls with olive oil, wrap in plastic, and let rest ½ hour. Cracker dough can be frozen by shaping it into flat squares and wrapping them in plastic wrap. For fresh baked goodness at any time, kids can thaw the dough for a couple of hours before rolling it out for cutting. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough ball between two parchment sheets to about 1/8 inch thick. Kids can use cookie cutter shapes or a pizza cutter making 2 inch squares.  Kids can place the crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh herbs from the garden and sea salt. Poke a few holes in each cracker with a toothpick and bake 10 to 12 minutes.

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