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Best Healthy Crackers for Weight Loss and Healthy Snacking

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Crackers: They’re more than just a party snack to be paired with cheese.

The crunchy, bite-sized carb pillows make excellent additions to soups and salads and can be used in place of breadcrumbs in just about any recipe. But as versatile as they may be, picking up just any box won’t do. The addition of scary chemicals, nutrient-stripped grains and waist-widening hydrogenated oils has made, noshing on many conventional varieties dangerous for your waistline and overall health.

Whether your goal is to lose weight or eat a more wholesome diet, stick to the Eat This, Not That!-vetted options below. They all taste delicious and are jam-packed with superfoods and some of the best ingredients for total health. Happy noshing, cracker lovers!

Mary's Gone Crackers Super Seed

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Mary's Gone Crackers Super Seed Crackers, 13 crackers

Calories

160

Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Sodium

200 mg

Carbs

19 g

Fiber

3 g

Sugar

0 g

Protein

3 g

Mary's Gone Crackers Super Seed

What if we told you eating these crackers could ward off metabolism-slowing inflammation, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's and osteoporosis? If you hadn’t scanned the nutrition panel first, you might fight it hard to believe. But thanks to the addition of whole grain brown rice, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax and seaweed, each serving of these low-cal crackers provides 450 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that provides all of the health-boosting benefits mentioned. Plus, they have a just-salty-enough flavor and crunchy texture that’s sure to please.

Blue Diamond Pecan Nut-Thins

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Blue Diamond Pecan Nut-Thins Nut & Rice Crackers, 16 crackers

Calories

130

Fat

3.5 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Sodium

130 mg

Carbs

23 g

Fiber

< 1 g

Sugar

0 g

Protein

2 g

Blue Diamond Pecan Nut-Thins

These nutty, gluten-free crackers are clean as a whistle. They’re made of rice flour, pecan meal, potato starch, salt and little else. We love the large 16-cracker serving size that allows you to go back for a second (or third!) handful without fear of breaking the calorie bank. If you’re looking to amp up the fiber and protein count, pair them with a quarter-cup of hummus. The creamy-crunchy combo provides over 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of satiating protein.

Simply Balanced Pita Crackers

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Simply Balanced Multigrain with Quinoa & Flax Pita Crackers, 10 crackers

Calories

120

Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Sodium

170 mg

Carbs

18 g

Fiber

2 g

Sugar

1 g

Protein

3 g

Simply Balanced Pita Crackers

Fans of these crackers describe them as crunchy with a perfect texture and taste — a snack review can’t get much better than that. Simply Balanced, Target’s in-house organic brand, uses a blend superfoods like millet (a magnesium-filled grain), flax, quinoa and whole-wheat flour to create these fiber- and protein-filled crackers.

Doctor in the Kitchen Cinnamon & Currants Flackers

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Doctor in the Kitchen Flackers Flax Seed Crackers Cinnamon & Currants, 6 crackers

Calories

120

Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

0.5 g

Sodium

5 mg

Carbs

12 g

Fiber

6 g

Sugar

6g

Protein

4 g

Doctor in the Kitchen Cinnamon & Currants Flackers

Most crackers would be described as savory, which is why these sweet snacks caught our eye. Alison Levitt M.D., the holistic medical doctor behind this unique treat, uses organic flax seeds, Zante currant, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar and monk fruit extract to create this fiber-packed health food. We love the unique combination of ingredients not typically found in crackers — or anything else found in a box, for that matter. Top them with a small slice of brie and a sliver of pear for a perfect happy hour finger food.

Luke's Organic Bean & Seed Crackers

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Luke's Organic Bean & Seed Multigrain and Seed Crackers, 12 crackers

Calories

140

Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

0.5 g

Sodium

85 mg

Carbs

19 g

Fiber

3 g

Sugar

0 g

Protein

5 g

Luke's Organic Bean & Seed Crackers

Go ahead, grab a handful! These crackers are filled with good-for-you whole food ingredients like black beans, sesame seeds, quinoa and amaranth flour. Luke also turns to organic potato starch to bolster this cracker’s fiber content, ensuring they will keep you satiated for hours.

Annie’s Organic Saltine Crackers

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Annie’s Organic Saltine Classic Crackers, 7 crackers

Calories

70

Fat

2.5 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Sodium

100 mg

Carbs

10 g

Fiber

0 g

Sugar

0 g

Protein

1 g

Annie’s Organic Saltine Crackers

Saltine crackers aren’t exactly known for their health benefits, but if that’s what you’re craving, this is the box you to grab. Conventional saltines are filled with waist-widening soybean oil and heart-harming partially hydrogenated oil — not a fit for any healthy eating plan. Annie’s, however, relies on organic expeller-pressed sunflower oil to create its light, flaky snack. “Expeller-pressed” means no chemicals were used to remove the oil from its source, so it’s the best bet for your health.

34 Degrees Cracked Pepper Crisps

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34 Degrees Cracked Pepper Crisps, 9 crackers

Calories

50

Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Sodium

170 mg

Carbs

11 g

Fiber

0 g

Sugar

0 g

Protein

2 g

34 Degrees Cracked Pepper Crisps

We’re not sure how they packed such a strong peppery flavor into such a thin, flakey cracker, but boy, are we glad they did. These light-as-a-feather crackers are extremely low-cal, which makes them a safe option for those who struggle with portion control. Even if you went back for seconds and thirds, you’d only be at the 150-calorie mark.



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