The Best Snack Crackers

by Farhan Arshad

Crackers can make healthy snacks.

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A healthy diet can be sabotaged by an unhealthy snack. That is why it is important to make sure you keep healthy snacks in your kitchen, such as crackers. When selecting a type of cracker from the grocery store, there are factors to consider such as nutritional value and taste. If you are interested in healthier crackers, consider ones that are made from whole grains. If you are more concerned with taste, look for crackers that have herbs and spices mixed into the ingredients.

Special K Crackers

Special K makes several types of healthy crackers. One is the Multi-Grain Cracker and the other is the Savory Herb Cracker. Special K targets its products toward calorie watchers. Seventeen crackers amounts to 90 calories; however, a typical serving size is 24 crackers. Special K Crackers are a snack item that dieters can eat while on the Special K Challenge. If you are on the challenge, you can consume up to two servings of crackers a day.

Carr's Table Water Crackers

Carr's Table Water Crackers initially were only sold in Britain before becoming available in the United States. Carr's crackers are not well suited for those who are concerned about calories. A serving size only includes two crackers and amounts to 80 calories. Still, if you are mainly concerned with taste, you will have plenty of choices with Carr's. Crackers come in a variety of flavors including Poppy & Sesame, Rosemary, Roasted Garlic & Herbs, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Cracked Pepper, Whole Wheat and Original. A list of recipes that can be made using Carr's crackers is available on the company's website.

Graham Crackers

A graham cracker is an eating option for cracker lovers who are looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. Though they are made with whole wheat, it is the honey that gives the crackers their distinctive taste. Invented by Sylvester Graham in the 1830s, the crackers were initially marketed as a health food. Graham crackers can be a satisfying snack alone, but can also be paired with other items to make a dessert. S'mores are classic camping treats that are made with graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. The crackers can also be used to make pie crust.

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About the Author

Farhan Arshad has been a professional writer since 2004. In 2009, he was one of five writers accepted into the Comedy Central Summer workshop, spending time at "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report" and Comedy Central's development department. He received his Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and political science from Emory University and a Master of Fine Arts in dramatic writing from Northwestern University.