Cheesy Tortilla Chip After School Snack

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cheesy Tortilla Chip After School Snack

My family is made up of cheese-monsters! We all love a good cheesy snack or meal.  Last month I shared a favourite after school snack from my childhood (these chocolate chip cookies) that could be made ahead and frozen. This month I want to share another after school snack from my childhood. This one is really quick and easy to prepare right before you eat it!

We made this snack with Ivanhoe's high quality aged cheddar cheese and it was delicious! 

Here's what you'll need:

- Tortilla Chips (or Crackers)
- Shredded Ivanhoe Old Cheese
- Sour Cream (we used the extra thick Gay Lea Gold Sour Cream)
- Salsa

And the preparation is ridiculously easy:

1. Shred the cheese (my kids love this job)

2. Sprinkle the cheese over the chips (or crackers).

3. Microwave the plate in 10-15 second intervals (this plate took about 30-35 seconds) until cheese is nice and melty

You can stop there if you or your kids are happy with them that way- and we usually are around here!  But if you want to add a little something extra...

4. Put some sour cream & salsa in little dishes for dipping and enjoy!

See?  So easy!!  And SOO delicious :)  I think it's a comfort food for me because I have memories of feeling like this was a special snack (read: not straight out of a box or bag ;) when I was a kid.

New Product!  Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese

Gay Lea is excited to be introducing their newest product, Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese.  If you love everything about cottage cheese (lots of protein, low calorie, etc.) except for the lumpy texture, you're going to be excited about this one!  You can get it in special flavours like Vanilla Bean and Salted Caramel too, so I'm excited to try it out!  The product will be available at most major grocery stores in Ontario except for No Frills and Walmart.

You can check out the Gay Lea Website for great recipes and more information on their products. They also send out monthly newsletters featuring great tips and coupons!

Do you have a certain snack that brings you back to your childhood? :)

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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  1. Smooth cottage cheese will change the way I do alot of things. I'm a big fan of cottage cheese as it is, but using this in place of sour cream is going to be awesome.

  2. My kids would love this, looks yummy! thanks!

  3. I love sour cream and salsa on cheesy chips. So yummy and easy peasy.

  4. Mmmm these look delicious, I'm a bit of a cheese monster myself, as is my 17 month old. For some freakish reason though, my husband who is from MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN isn't a huge cheese fan. I'll be honest... it breaks my heart a little. LOL

  5. I love how quick and simple this is. Something I would *actually* serve my kids for an afterschool snack!

  6. We love this as a snack too. Sometimes in the evening, my hubby and I will make up a plate of these to nibble on while we are watching TV. Delicious!

  7. Alright, you certainly got my attention! I love cheesy dips and nibbles.

  8. Mmmmmm! I want these right now!

  9. Cinnamon toast is what brings me back to my childhood for a childhood snack.

  10. I love this and it's actually my favorite snack/meal


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~Heather Lynne

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