By tneecie50 Latest Reply 2014-08-19 17:34:45 -0500
Started 2014-08-18 15:57:59 -0500

What kind of cracker can we eat?

7 replies

Type1Lou 2014-08-19 17:34:45 -0500 Report

Read the labels on the package for serving size and carbohydrate content. Carbohydrates are mainly what cause your blood sugar to rise. Since most crackers are starchy and heavier on carbohydrates than I normally like, I've taken to substituting almond meal/flour for cracker crumbs in any recipes I make. Nuts are actually a lower carb snack choice than crackers.

tabby9146 2014-08-19 11:25:22 -0500 Report

I always heard most any, as long as it is in moderation, watch the carb count. I find myself on occasion, being real bad and eating some Ritz, whenever I have to have them for toppings for certain casseroles to take to my church and my family requests those all the time, so when I have them leftover, I try to only eat a few, but it is so hard. sometimes I have whole wheat crackers, fiber in them helps.

Glucerna 2014-08-18 18:03:56 -0500 Report

To build on James' and Pegsy's ideas, reading the food label for portion size, grams of carbohydrate and grams of fiber is going to help you decide which crackers and how many to eat. 100% whole grain crackers provide more nutritional value, but still contain carbohydrate. Another option is to think about what you could eat instead of crackers.For example, instead of cheese and crackers perhaps you could choose a small amount of cheese with some raw vegetables. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-08-18 17:01:36 -0500 Report

Howdy Neecie
I do not eat crackers or anything made from grain.

As a PWD (person with diabetes) you CAN eat any jkind of cracker. The real question is should we?

If you feel you need to eat something like that, perhaps your best bet would be to eat graham crackers, Make sure that these graham crackers contin whole grain graham flour I searched for a commercial bakery which uses graham flour in the recipe and found only one ~

God's best to you

Pegsy 2014-08-18 16:47:45 -0500 Report

I think it depends on the individual. I am very careful about all crackers and breads. Only 100% whole wheat for me. I also use WASA crackers but not all varieties. Some have too much carb. You really have to read the labels.