All of my clients know that I’m a huge advocate of snacks for many reasons. First, snacks are a way to get essential nutrients that you may be missing from your meals (ie dairy or fruit). Snacks also help keep your hunger at bay, so you’re not ravenous at the next meal. Lastly, snacks are great way to keep your metabolism up and running.
Since a lot of my clients, find it’s useful to keep snacks at work so they don’t need to remember them on a daily basis I like to come up with non perishables. Whole wheat crackers are perfect for this!
Enter my current favorite crackers: Ak-Mak
These crackers are not only healthy for you, but they really taste great! Some other good options are Wasa, Ryvita, Kavli, Dr. Kracker and Kashi.
The ingredients are: 100% Organically Grown ‘Whole of the Wheat’ flour stone ground, clover honey, sesame oil, dairy butter, sesame seeds, yeast and salt.
The nutrient facts for 5 crackers are: 115 calories, 2 grams fat (<0.5 g sat fat), 220 mg sodium, 20 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 0.6 grams sugar, and 5 grams protein.
Here is what each one looks like:
Try them topped with:
- Light laughing cow wedges
- Low fat goat cheese
- Low fat cream cheese
- Peanut Butter
- Low fat Tzatziki
You can also make them into a mini meal or larger snack by adding
- smoked salmon on top of goat cheese, cream cheese or laughing cow!
- turkey slices and hummus
- low fat tuna or salmon salad
- sliced hard boiled egg
- banana slices and peanut butter
Do you have a favorite cracker? What’s your favorite topping?