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Old 10-27-2003, 01:37 PM   #1
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Low Carb Crackers?

I'm looking for store bought low carb crackers. Can anyone recommend a Brand name cracker.
Are crackers from WASA ok?

Any suggestions would help.
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Old 10-27-2003, 02:31 PM   #2
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The crackers made by Cheeter's are pretty good - especially the cinnamon ones, but they're very hard to find. I ordered them from the web site here - netrition.

A better tasting cracker to me is really not a cracker, but I use them like crackers. Atkins Crunchers are really tasty and thick enough to use like crackers, even though they're packaged like chips. All flavors are great - original, sour cream, nacho, & barbeque. And you can find them more easily.

I don't know the answer about WASA.
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Old 10-27-2003, 03:48 PM   #3
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Health Valley makes an all natural, whole wheat cracker. I can't remember the exact carb count, but I know it was relatively low.

I happen to have some crackers right now in the cupboard, made by ak-mak Bakeries. They are stone ground, whole wheat, sesame crackers (all natural ingredients). After deducting fiber, it's about 3 carbs per cracker (it's a good sized cracker too).

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Old 10-27-2003, 11:40 PM   #4
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Wasa Crackers are great! Just check for the one with the lowest carb count. I like them with slices of salami warmed in the microwave with a bit of cheddar and a tomato slice. Mini Pizza!
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:21 AM   #5
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Old 10-28-2003, 04:08 AM   #6
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Count me in as another Wasa cracker fan! I used to use the Sourdough Rye, until I noticed that the Fiber Rye has a few less carbs in them...only 5 net.

Dana Carpenter has quite a few "cracker" recipes in her "500 LC Recipes" book. I haven't tried them, but they sound tasty!
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I would also recommend the Wasa Lite Rye. As far as I know, it is the lowest carb cracker out there. One cracker is large...equal to at least 4 smaller crackers. Very healthy too!

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Old 10-28-2003, 08:52 AM   #8
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Just a word of warning...

Last night I made a new recipe for garlic crackers from the AtkinsCenter website. Don't make them, they are AWFUL!!!

*shudders in horror*
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I was at a health food store, and I found rye crackers (sorry, I threw the box out so I don't have the brand name) next to Wasa crackers. These are thin, very crispy, tastey crackers with 7g carbs for 3 of them. One is about 1" wide, 3" long. Mmmm, I have to get more...
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:34 PM   #10
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I get Scandanavian Bran Crisps at GNC that have 3g carbs and 3g fiber each which equals ZERO net carbs!
I love them, they are very light and crunchy, they are basically bran all stuck together. They're great with sany kind of spread.
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Old 10-29-2003, 01:00 AM   #11
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I get Scandanavian Bran Crisps at GNC that have 3g carbs and 3g fiber each which equals ZERO net carbs!
I love them, they are very light and crunchy, they are basically bran all stuck together. They're great with sany kind of spread.
uh are you sure about that? i think they might have already deducted fiber!
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I like Cheeters, too.

The cinammon ones are great with cream cheese and a little Davinici's vanilla syrup mixed in. My other fav is the sesame cracker. Great with some hard cheese.
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Old 10-29-2003, 06:06 AM   #13
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uh are you sure about that? i think they might have already deducted fiber!
What makes you think that? When I test my blood sugar after eating these, it's barely risen, so the numbers on the package appear to be right to me.
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What makes you think that? When I test my blood sugar after eating these, it's barely risen, so the numbers on the package appear to be right to me.
Even if they are 3 carbs each they wouldnt make your blood sugar rise significantly. It does seem odd that a cracker could be 0 net carbs. Have you checked for hidden carbs?....they may have already subtracted the fiber from the count. Here is the formula:

(total fat grams x 9) + (total protein grams x 4) + (total carbohydrate grams x 4) = total calories.

If the total does not equal calories, the difference is carbs.
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Old 10-29-2003, 09:11 AM   #15
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Even if they are 3 carbs each they wouldnt make your blood sugar rise significantly
I am type 1 diabetic and test my blood sugar frequently. Even meat, eggs and cheese cause a slight increase in blood sugar after eating, although it's not a significant amount. Since going low carb, my blood sugar is VERY sensitive to everything I eat, so even a 0g carb snack should show an increase of about 10 pts. If these crackers had more carbs than that (i.e. 6g each as you suggest), and considering that I always eat 2 at a time, my rise in blood sugar would be more like 40-60 pts.

Regardless - - they're tasty and LC. Dig in!
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The ak mak crackers are awesome!
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I am type 1 diabetic and test my blood sugar frequently. Even meat, eggs and cheese cause a slight increase in blood sugar after eating, although it's not a significant amount. Since going low carb, my blood sugar is VERY sensitive to everything I eat, so even a 0g carb snack should show an increase of about 10 pts. If these crackers had more carbs than that (i.e. 6g each as you suggest), and considering that I always eat 2 at a time, my rise in blood sugar would be more like 40-60 pts.

Regardless - - they're tasty and LC. Dig in!

can you post the nutritional info? i really highly doubt they're 0 carbs... and the previous post was right in saying that 3 carbs would not really affect blood sugar extraordinarily even for very sensitive people... especially if they're not sugar carbs
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