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What are the healthiest crackers?

  1. Many people regularly eat crackers as a snack. Not surprising: they are nice and light and easy to snack with quickly. However, it is often forgotten that they are not all equally healthy! Especially if you eat it often, it is wise to pay attention to it a bit.

  1. In today's blog we look at how to choose the healthiest crackers! We give a few factors that you can pay attention to, and give a few examples that you can certainly choose. That way you don't have to spend hours staring at the labels in the supermarket.

Why eat crackers?

  1. Crackers come in all shapes and sizes. You have white and whole grain varieties, thick and thin, with and without seeds… So much variation clearly indicates great popularity! But what exactly makes them so popular? One of the advantages over a regular sandwich is that they contain fewer calories.

  1. If you want to lose weight and a small snack is enough, then crackers can be a good option. In addition, you often eat them with relatively more toppings. Handy if you want to process extra proteins in your daily menu. And of course you may just like the texture of crackers better: after all, you don't get that crunchy on a sandwich.

Crackers healthy

  1. But is the nutritional value also comparable to that of bread? That depends a bit. When you choose healthy crackers, a number of things do correspond to bread. Crackers also contain carbohydrates and fiber, which is important for your energy supply and to feel full. Yet there are also differences.

  1. One of the most important is that crackers contain less iodine. That mineral is specially added to bread to prevent the average Dutch person from eating too little of it. If you stop eating bread, it can lead to an iodine deficiency. So pay attention to this if you really like this crunchy snack!

Which crackers are the healthiest?

  1. Although crackers are on average fairly healthy, one is of course not the other. What makes a cracker healthier than its peers? It is wise to always check the label when you are in the supermarket. In general, the less that is added, the healthier it is.

  1. First of all, there are of course those fibers that we mentioned earlier. Whole grain crackers contain much more of this than those made from white flour. Sugar levels also differ. Some brands add a lot of sugar, while others can do without it. The second option is of course preferred!

  1. Other factors to watch out for are the amount of preservatives and possibly the presence of wheat. If you don't like that grain, rye crackers are probably a better option.

Healthy crackers

  1. The offer is huge, but which ones now meet these conditions?

  1. An excellent choice is Wasa sourdough rye, for example. This is free from sugar, preservatives and wheat. So you know exactly that you only get the basics. The matzos from Hollandia are a very simple option for those who have no problem with wheat. Matzes are free of colors and flavors and contain almost no sugar.

  1. Another option: Â AH Crispbread with pumpkin seeds. These do not contain wheat and have additional health benefits due to the pumpkin seeds.

Watch the siege

  1. One last note: crackers are often eaten with a lot of toppings. That's fine and nice of course - as long as toppings are actually healthy. With a thick layer of chocolate spread you really cancel out the healthy effect a bit. Therefore, prefer healthy and natural options.

  1. Crackers with egg can be delicious, for example, or with roast beef and a lot of pepper. Or opt for cottage cheese and salmon, avocado and tomato, you name it… All equally delicious, and also very healthy! And of course it is always a good idea to dive into the kitchen yourself! Online you will find all kinds of delicious recipes for crackers with seeds and kernels.

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