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ADobs

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 11:18
I'm looking for a really healthy cracker that I can eat with my hummus? Right now I'm eating Hot-Kid Rice Crisps (unsalted) which have about 90 calories per 10 crackers, but not much else nutritional value.

Since I go nuts on my Hummus (light version) I need a pretty low-cal, low-sodium cracker to go with it. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!!
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gefd28

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 11:29
I love Crunchmaster Multi Grain Crackers with hummus and I use them with tuna.

You can get them at Costco or Sam's.

My family still looks at me funny when I count out the crackers. I used to just fill a bowl with whatever I was going to eat Smile
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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 11:40
Kashi Triscuit-type crackers (I don't know what they are actually called) have 4 grams of fiber. Triscuits thenselves have 3 gms of fiber of $1.20 less than Kashi.

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Kate GB

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 11:43
Try eating hummus with green or red pepper, celery, baby carrots. Much healthier than any crackers aout there on the market!
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fawkesmom

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 14:35
I rip pita bread up into cracker sized pieces and toast them. I use Joseph's flax and oat pita bread because it has a lot of fiber and protein.
ADobs

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 14:43
Yeah I need my crackers with my hummus though, it's just not the same with veggies lol
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MomofTwoGirl...

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 14:49
Kate GB wrote:
Try eating hummus with green or red pepper, celery, baby carrots. Much healthier than any crackers aout there on the market!



ITA - A nice big celery stalk and some hummus and your set. Personally, I like katamalla hummus the best - if you can't find it, you can make it yourself pretty easily. Just buy some premade hummus, some katamala olives, and put it all in the food processor.
beets_yum

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 15:26
I'm with Kate GB and MOTG. Veggies are healthier than any cracker could ever be. Especially if you're looking for nutrients. It's not the same at first but I got used to it and prefer it now. I think carrots and red peppers are the best. If you got some of those carrots cut into wafer shapes it might help you pretend it's almost a cracker. Or kale chips? I haven't tried them yet but they are supposedly good with hummus.

As MOTG says in her sig line, it's maintenance that's hard. I'd rather save the calories/carbs for something yummier than a cracker.

If you need a cracker, maybe a Finn Crisp or a WAsa rye crisp (added bonus of having fiber and being wheat-free). WAsa rye crisps (I am looking at the light rye package right now) are 30 cals a serving. They only have three ingredients. They taste like sawdust on their own but are fine if you just want a crunch.
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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 15:34
Cucumbers... they have crunch, you can cut them thin or thin and they are super low cal...

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pixidaisy

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 15:35
that should be thick or thin no thin or thin lol

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Pixiestyx

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 15:55
I do what fawkes does. Take a low cal pita pull apart then cut up into triangles. Stick in oven to toast it. If I want garlic on them I just sprinkle some on ne for sticking in oven. You can get a lot of chips from one pita.
ADobs

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 18:14
I haven't tried cucumbers yet..I think it's just the crunch that I'm seeking..And you're right if I don't eat the crackers that means I get to eat more hummus!!! Will definitely try the cucumber idea.

I also heard kale chips are amazing, have to try that recipe out asap before I cave and eat a whole bag of Tostitos and salsa.
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desireewalte...

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 18:48
the Wheat thins with 37% less fat then the original wheat thins nutrition info is
Per 13 crackers
90 calories
2.5g fat
1.0 saturated
0 trans fat
160mg sodium
16g carbs
1g fibre
2g sugar
2g protein

I love these crackers as an alternative to chips, they give you that crispy/salty texture that you crave, they are also great with light laughing cow cheese
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beets_yum

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 19:10
This recipe looks yummy. Everything I've ever made from this site has been delicious:

http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/03/baked-kale-chips/
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