Crackers can seem so innocent. You crumble them into soup, nibble on them with ginger ale when you’re sick, and top ‘em with cheese when sipping a little vino. But when it comes to wholesome ingredients and reasonable nutritional information that won’t widen your waistline, the thin slivers you choose from the snack aisle can be hit or miss. This list will help you decipher which of the biggest players to choose from when you’re at your typical grocery store.
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First, The Best
Nabisco Triscuit Baked Whole Grain Wheat Original
You can’t beat the purity of this recipe: whole wheat, oil, and salt. Period.
Kellogg’s Special K Sea Salt Cracker Chips
Potato starch is used to bolster this cracker chip’s fiber content.
Special K Sea Salt Quinoa Crackers Crackers
While this one’s a bit high in sodium compared to our other picks, we can get behind the decent fiber and protein contents as well as the clean ingredient list.
Wasa Crispbread Fiber
The wheat germ, bran, and whole grain rye in these crackers really amp up the fiber content here, while the sesame seeds add in healthy fat.
Annie’s Whole Wheat Bunnies
This wholesome Annie’s pick packs in organic whole wheat flour, sunflower oil, and a bit of real cheddar for a subtle flavor. You’ll find zero artificial preservatives in this box.
Carr’s Table Water Crackers
White crackers don’t have much nutritional value, it’s true, but plain crackers are a lifesaver for when you’re sick or just want something to pair a slice of Swiss with.
Back to Nature Spinach & Roasted Garlic Crackers
The first two ingredients here are unbleached wheat flour and whole grain wheat flour. Plus, there’s actually dried spinach in here, which helps boost your iron levels.
CrunchMaster Multi-Grain Sea Salt
This pick packs in a whole lot of crunch and wholesome ingredients. It’s baked with brown rice flour, oat fiber, sesame seeds, quinoa, millet, and flax seed.
Cali’Flour FoodsCauliflower Thins, Classic
If you’re on a low-carb or keto diet, these cauliflower-based crackers are your best bet. They’re low in sodium and get their protein punch from almonds and egg whites.
From The Ground Up Cauliflower Crackers
These babies are baked with cauliflower flour, lentil flour, and a veggie blend. One serving packs in 10 percent of your daily value of vitamins A, E, B6, B1 D, and C.
Simple Mills Rosemary & Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers
The first ingredient in this gluten-free box is a nut and seed flour blend concocted with almonds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds—so you know a big chunk of the eight grams of fat in each serving comes from heart-healthy omega-3s and vitamin E.
Ozery Bakery Lavash Crackers, Multi-Grain and Seeds
The cracked wheat, rye, flax seeds, millet meal, and other whole grains and seeds make this hearty cracker a solid source of fiber and protein. We like that Ozery Bakery keeps the sugar and sodium contents low. Pair it with your favorite hummus for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
GG Scandinavian Fiber Crispbread, Oatbran
Snack on two of these crispbreads and you’ll get a third of your DV of fiber in! This Scandinavian snack packs in zero sodium and just two nutrient-dense ingredients—wheat bran and oat bran—for a truly wholesome eat.
Now, The Worst
Keebler Club Crackers, Original
Definitely plain, but not so great. These Keebler Club Crackers pack in sugar and salt without any fiber or protein.
Ritz Roasted Vegetable
While this recipe contains dehydrated vegetables, the main ingredient is still refined flour. Plus, it packs in hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup, one of the unhealthiest foods on the planet.
Ritz Bits, Cheese
Soiled with sugar and partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil—you can definitely find a better cracker to nosh on.
Cheez-Its’ lack of fiber won’t prevent your hunger from soaring minutes after you nosh on these savory bits.
Keebler Club Crackers, Multigrain
While it’s marketed as a plain, multi-grain cracker, you’ll find more sugar than fiber in this deceitful pick.
Keebler Town House Flatbread Crisps Sea Salt & Olive Oil
The 4 grams of fat here come from inflammatory soybean oil. Hard pass.
Nabisco Wheat Thins Original
Wheat Thins contain a decent fiber and protein content, but the five grams of sugar per serving is simply unnecessary.
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