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Old 10-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Nabisco Saltine Crackers....

I know, they are pure garbage with no nutritional value. I have been out working in the field today, I'm in sales, and was thinking how much I LOVE a few saltines slathered with mayo and sliced turkey. Just out of curiosity, I googled nabisco saltines carb count and I think it was for 5 crackers and it was 11 carbs....not bad. And none of the carbs were from sugar!

Whaddaya think? Slippery slope?
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Very.

But I know what you mean, about saltines and mayo!

How about you make your OWN salty crackers, to put mayo and turkey on? (Recipe in This Thread just scroll down. )
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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For me it would cause a total downfall. What about pork rinds instead?
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Very slippery for me! I used to eat them by the package.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #5
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I loved my saltines with real butter! Yum.... and no more!

Don't do it. It's not just about keeping carbs under a certain amount, it's about what you are putting in your mouth also. Just don't do it.
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Funny, I also love saltines. Actually, one of my favorite snacks was a bowl of oyster crackers with butter, nuked in the mw long enough to make them all golden and toasty, then salted and eaten like buttered popcorn. We still have both saltines and oyster crackers in the house, because my son loves them and eats them once in a great while, and I admit to eyeing them longingly at times. Haven't given in to temptation, though -- I'm too afraid that down that road lies madness, at least for me. <g> I'll give one of the LC cracker recipes a try one of these days, though...
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:08 PM   #7
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Saltines are like crack to me, along with Ritz and Cheezits. Hand me a glass of grape juice and I'm in snacky heaven. Then again, I'm also sluggish, mucousy, and fat. Sugar and wheat are no friends of mine, no matter how delightful they taste. For me, that's a trigger food and therefore bad idea. But some other compromises might not be terrible (like a crostini at a restaurant). Still, better not to go there if you don't have to, right?
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I loved my saltines with real butter! Yum.... and no more!


Mmmmmmmmmm. With the cracker upside down and the butter on the bottom (top) so the salty side is on my tongue.
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I wouldn't stop at 5 crackers. I love them. I've eaten entire sleeves at a time.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #10
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Well 5 crackers just would not do it for me. A sleave ya, that would be enough.
In the winter I make my own crackers for the health reason. I use half whole wheat and half reg. flour. And it calls for olive oil so this is mostly why - the olive oil. So when you get to goal or even before if you have time, make um. They are so easy to do but if you don`t like to spend the time then do not do.
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OMG!
Saltines are a gateway cracker.
Sure it starts with the innocent bland saltine.
but in no time your munching triscuts, and then all the way up to Ritz crackers dripping with jelly.
Beware!!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:15 PM   #12
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Pure, unadulterated junk!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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OMG!
Saltines are a gateway cracker.
Sure it starts with the innocent bland saltine.
but in no time your munching triscuts, and then all the way up to Ritz crackers dripping with jelly.
Beware!!!
A gateway cracker..
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:15 PM   #14
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Backing that it's a gateway carb.

I used to come home drunk and eat mass quantities of saltines with margarine and Dr. Pepper. It still astounds me that I got fat eating so healthfully. I must have a slow metabolism...
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:29 AM   #15
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saltines are a slippery slope for me also. can't do it. 5 would not be enough. I would be miserable oh boy I love them.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:27 AM   #16
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OMG!
Saltines are a gateway cracker.
Sure it starts with the innocent bland saltine.
but in no time your munching triscuts, and then all the way up to Ritz crackers dripping with jelly.
Beware!!!
Gateway cracker...heh heh...that's a good one.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:40 AM   #17
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Saltines are one of those things for me too where just a few ain't gonna cut it. LOL!!! i will be saving those (maybe, big maybe) for the stomach bug. be strong be strong
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OMG!
Saltines are a gateway cracker.
Sure it starts with the innocent bland saltine.
but in no time your munching triscuts, and then all the way up to Ritz crackers dripping with jelly.
Beware!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:43 AM   #19
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Gosh. I thought I was the only weirdo that could sit and eat a whole sleeve of these things. I was so good at it I could eat a sleeve while reading in bed *without* getting crumbs all over the place! That is skillz my friends.

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:55 AM   #20
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I can make a batch of LC crackers in like 5 minutes of work and clean-up, combined... And no carb-guilt, even if I eat them all. Just sayin'... (And the cheddar version REALLY tastes like those cheeze crackers)
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Does it really use 14 cups of water? Or am I reading it wrong?
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:23 AM   #22
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one quarter. Not fourteen.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #23
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I can make a batch of LC crackers in like 5 minutes of work and clean-up, combined... And no carb-guilt, even if I eat them all. Just sayin'... (And the cheddar version REALLY tastes like those cheeze crackers)
What cracker recipe are you using? I would love to try!
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The recipe is in This Thread. Just scroll down.
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Everybody's different, but I can do it! I often have *just* 2 Ritz crackers.
But only if I've had something nutritious like a salad, or am eating veggies & dip or cheese; not just crackers when I'm very hungry!

I fill up on the veggies, and save the crackers for the last couple bites of whatever I'm eating, for the crunch!

What helps me is to *not* think about how many I used to eat, or how many I'd like to eat, but to just enjoy those 2 crackers. If I'm in a grumpy or mad-about-the-foods-I-can't-eat mood, I don't even risk it!
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Glad to see I'm not the only saltine lover. I was asked one time what my favorite food was and replied without hesitation "Keebler Saltines". I love (or should I say loved) them and could also eat a whole sleeve at a time. Now that I'm gluten-free I have to stay away from them but before then I would allow myself 5 crackers every once in a while.
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I appreciate everyone's feedback....had some pork rinds instead and that cured me even though I can't stand pirk rinds!
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I made ms. wood's pizza crust out of pork rinds I bet if rolled out thin they would make great crackers.
1/4 cup crushed pork rinds
1l4 cup parmesan
1 egg
Press thin on parchment paper with wet hands and bake at 350 til crisp... might try egg white instead of whole egg.... might crisp up better.
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OMG!
Saltines are a gateway cracker.
Sure it starts with the innocent bland saltine.
but in no time your munching triscuts, and then all the way up to Ritz crackers dripping with jelly.
Beware!!!
Making notes here for my Up Day.

Seriously, I know you are low carb, marieze. Have you tried making your own crackers out of almond flour? Maybe a delicious salty almond cracker would serve the purpose for the mayo and sliced turkey.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #30
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I tried making crackers last week that had flax and almond flours a d they were the worst things I've ever tasted...I've tried!
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