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Finding A Healthy Snack Cracker


I'm not a big bread eater (well, sure, I can plow my way through a crusty baguette) but as a general rule, I keep my intake of wheat flour to a minimum. That said, I do like crackers, but I have a tough time finding one that I want to serve with cheese that is at least "healthyish."

Although table water crackers are a classic cheese accompaniment, they are composed of mostly white flour, water and some salt (and a little fat). For the sake of accuracy, here are the actual ingredients: wheat flour, palm oil, salt, maltodextrin, ferrous sulfate, niacinamide, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid.

I was looking for something with some seeds, and grains, something a little healthier and didn't contain an outrageous amount of calories. As my quest continued, I received an email from a publicist introducing a line of Organic Lavash Thin Grain Crackers. I only try things out I think I might like so I requested a few samples.  In a week or so I received a pile of them!

The first (and still favorite) are the Multi Grain & Seeds. I'm just a big fan of seeds. I toss seeds on my salad, I eat them for snacks, and my favorite bread is Dave's Killer Bread Whole Grains and Seeds. So, of course, this became my go-to thin cracker.

Other Ozery lavash thin grain crackers included an Apple & Quinoa which I honestly did not care for maybe because apples have never been a favorite fruit.  A surprise was the Organic Cranberry & Grains.  In fact had they not sent me a packageI'd have never purchased it. To my surprise, I really liked the cranberry. My favorite combination was the cranberry lavash with Monterey Jack cheese and a dollop of Lingonberry jam.  I also tried out the Spelt lavash which was pretty similar to the multi-grain version.

What's In The Box

The box contains 4 individual snack-packs each containing 8 crackers/one serving.

Ingredients

I was a little disappointed to see that the first ingredient in most of the crackers was plain wheat flour but the ingredient list improved from there.

Multi Grain & Seeds Lavash Nutrients

Organic Unbleached Wheatflour [Wheatflour, Niacin [Vitamin B-3], Iron [Ferrous Sulphate], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B-1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B-2], Folic Acid], Organic Whole Grain Wheat Flour, Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Flax Seeds, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cracked Rye, Organic Durum Semolina, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Wheat Bran, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Organic Oat Flakes, Organic Millet, Organic Cracked Wheat Organic Cracked Spelt, Organic Khorasan Wheat Organic Rosemary Extract Mixed Tocopherols, Filtered Water.  Made With Organic Cracked Kamup Khorasan Wheat.

Nutritional Review

8 crackers = 180 calories

A serving size is is 52 grams or almost 2 ounces which is 8 crackers.  This seems like a really large serving size to me but that's just my opinion.  Those 8 crackers total up to 180 calories, 2 grams of dietary fiber and 26 grams of carb and 5 grams of protein.  Personally I would consider 4 crackers a good size for me.

Ozery Spelt Lavash, deviled egg, Laughing Cow "light" cheese and bell pepper strips.



Source: gourmetsleuth.com