Food Review Friday: Whole Grain Crackers

Crackers are not only a great snack but a popular choice for hors d’oeuvres at parties and get-togethers. Health conscious hosts have traded their Club and Saltine crackers for whole wheat varieties. But is what you are serving really whole grain?

Put down the Wheat Thins and check out the product I will be reviewing today: Kashi Heart to Heart Whole Grain Crackers. Below are the nutrition facts for the Original flavor.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving / Serving Size = 7 crackers)
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 30
Total Fat 3.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 85mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 25%
Vitamin E 25%
Vitamin B6 25%
Vitamin B12 25%
Iron 10%
Folic Acid 25%
Ingredients: Whole Grain Wheat, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Plant Sterols, Sea Salt, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Decaffeinated White Tea Extract, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Grape Seed Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Natural Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness, Beta Carotene (A Source of Vitamin A), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12, Folic Acid.

This product is great not only because it is actually composed of whole grain wheat (unlike many impostors) but also because it is low fat and contains no saturated or trans fat. Compared to similar products like Triscuit Crackers, these whole grain crackers contain less fat, more fiber, more vitamins and minerals, and half the sodium! Apart from their wholesome ingredients, these crackers taste so good! I love the Roasted Garlic flavor the best. They are so crunchy and flavorful that I use them in place of croutons in my salads.

These crackers will potentially pose a problem for those used to eating refined crackers or sensitive to certain tastes because the flavor and texture may take a little getting used to. But once that passes, you will surely be hooked! I rate Kashi Heart to Heart Whole Grain Crackers 4.8 cupcakes.

BONUS: Allergic to wheat or gluten? Try Mary’s Gone Crackers Original Seed Cracker made from brown rice, quinoa, flax seeds, and sesame seeds. These tasty crackers are an awesome wheat-free and gluten-free option.

Fit Foods Rating: 4.8 cupcakes 🙂

Sasha

Advertisements

One thought on “Food Review Friday: Whole Grain Crackers

  1. I have to co-sign that those Mary Gone Crackers are amazing. I had a sample bag at a food festival in DC and fell in love. They taste wonderful and are not super salty, like some processed crackers seem to be.

    Great post!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s