We talked about how to make the recipe healthier. Cream cheese is a good source of calcium, so we kept that ingredient. Kendyl hasn't developed a taste for onions yet, so we left those out. Maybe next time we'll add some chives, which have a milder flavor than onions.
We looked at the nutrition facts for dried beef and decided that it had way too much sodium and preservatives we didn't want, so we decided to cook a small beef roast instead. Once the beef gets cold, we can chop it up. We also decided whole grain crackers would be better than the soda crackers the recipe calls for.