There are some really interesting, surprising and even stunning facts about these little creatures beside fact they present a great cooking foundation for various perfect meals. Just a fact they transform a sand to a beautiful pearl is already enough to make them on top of the list inside the wildlife world. Other facts like they can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day or that they provide habitat for other marine life including protecting the coastline from erosion present some really magnificent stuff. But let’s get back to cooking topic.

To achieve beautiful visual and practical effect beside the tasty one oysters are farmed for the restaurants in order to get the rounder shape of shells because in the natural habitat they can be oddly shaped depending on the environment.

Some stylish Ranch oyster crackers recipe

This recipe is little different than classic one but also very simple and addictive recipe. These are actually the tiniest crackers you will ever see. You will need two packages of store-bought oyster crackers and 1 envelope of ranch salad dressing mix (if you accidentally do not have some homemade secret formula).

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Take a bowl and first mix the dressing with ¾ cup canola oil, 1 tsp of dill weed, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, ½ teaspoon of onion powder and ½ tsp of lemon-pepper seasoning. In the end, spread it over the crackers and let it stay for a couple of hours in an airtight container. And just imagine the fact there is no need of turning the oven on to make them.

Oyster nutrition

Beside the fact of being really different in the world of wildlife and ecologically friendly oysters present really nutritionally well-balanced food. Low in cholesterol, calories, and fat while containing some high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, vitamin C, iron, protein and zinc they really make a healthy part of anybody’s diet.

Problem with calories comes with various additions such as cheese and various full-fat dressings but there is a way to include this snack from time to time into your life diet with a healthier approach.

Healthier recipe of Ranch oyster crackers

First of all make a substitution for plain old vegetable oil with a more healthy variation such as many natural blended ones of sunflower, olive or safflower. They will supply you and your family with more vitamin E having low saturated fat levels and giving much lighter taste to your snack.

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Get two packages of oyster crackers, pour them into a bowl you can seal appropriately while in other bowl make a mixture of ¾ cup of healthy vegetable oil (such as Life Oil), ½ tsp of garlic powder, 1 pack of dry ranch mix and 1 tsp of dill. Pour the properly blended mixture over the crackers and give it some more shaking so it spreads all over crackers properly. Seal it and let it stay for at least one hour before serving.

Remember longer they stay better it will taste. Enjoy your healthy and more balanced snack.