Whether paired with cheese on a party tray or as a standalone munchie, crackers are a snacking staple. Too often, though, they deliver empty calories, devoid of any healthy ingredients. With these selections, you can upgrade your cracker stash to make it not just good for your palate, but better for the rest of your body, too.
|CHEESE||MULTIGRAIN||NUT- OR SEED-BASED||ORGANIC||GLUTEN-FREE|
|Horizon Cheddar Snack Crackers||Kashi Original 7 Grain Snack Crackers||Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins||Back to Nature Organic Stoneground Wheat Crackers||R.W. Garcia 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers|
Why We Like It:
|Kids (and kids-at-heart) will go crazy for these mini cow-shaped crackers made mostly with organic ingredients, including wheat and (real) cheese. What you won’t find: high-fructose corn syrup, or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.||The seven whole grains in these hearty crackers translates to 3 grams of fiber per serving, which is 11 percent of your daily needs and way more than most crackers provide. Plus, they just taste great.||Real almonds (one of just six ingredients) give these crackers both a delicious flavor and a nutritional boost, including 3 grams of protein per serving. And knowing there aren’t any added sugars or artificial flavors will make them taste that much better.||These crackers earn a thumbs-up both for what’s in them—wholesome, organic ingredients, including flaxseed and whole-wheat flakes—and for what’s not: hydrogenated oils and artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.||The ingredients list is short and easy to read, with a mere eight, whole-food ingredients—including nutritional power-hitters flaxseed, sesame and chia. They’re also lower in sodium than most crackers; one 16-cracker serving takes up just 2 percent of your sodium RDA.|
Our Testers Say:
|“Watch out—these could be addicting!”||“Hints of both salty and sweet.”||“Just the right amount of salty.”||“Love the rich, buttery taste.”||“The sweet-potato flavor is subtle, but tasty.”|
|Annie's Homegrown White Cheddar Bunnies||Simple Truth Rosemary & Olive Multigrain Crackers||Harvest Stone Roasted Sesame Crackers||Simple Truth Organic Cheese Squares||Simple Truth Multigrain Rice Crackers with Sea Salt|