It is hard to find a good tasting high-fiber cracker. You would think “wheat” or “stone-ground wheat” crackers would naturally be good sources of fiber – but, like most packaged and processed foods, they’re made from enriched and refined white flour, and often have at most 1 gram of fiber per serving. In year’s past, here’s what was traditionally wrong with some of the cracker offerings:
- Nabisco’s Wheatsworth crackers (of “stone ground wheat” fame) have 1 gram of fiber and lots of white flour. It is important to note that Wheatsworth crackers are no longer sold in stores. If you still want them, they are available for restaurant use and can be found on Amazon (see link below).
- Kashi TLC Crackers had less than 1 gram of fiber and low-fiber unbleached wheat flour as their first ingredient – disappointing from a brand that usually puts out some impressive high-fiber foods. These crackers are no longer available.
- Kellogg’s All Bran crackers had five grams of fiber – but they also had a weird cinnamon taste to all flavors, probably needed to mask the taste of added isolated fiber ingredients needed to get to 5 grams of fiber per serving. These crackers are no longer available.
- Wasa’s Whole Grain crackers are fairly good, light in calories for 2 grams of naturally occurring fiber; but your friends make fun of you when you serve kind-of-cardboard crackers at cocktail parties. In the past, there was only the Whole Grain crispbread available. Now, there are other varieties of Wasa crackers/crispbreads available that have 2 or more grams of fiber in them including Thin Rye (2), Multi Grain (3), Sourdough (2), and Flax Seed (4).
For a long time, there wasn’t much available in the way of good whole-grain cracker choices until Nabisco’s Wheat Thins Fiber Selects 5-Grain crackers came out. Wheat Thins – the ubiquitous high salt, high fat refined grain snack cracker, made what seemed to be a turn for the better. In 13 crackers (30 g), the Fiber Selects gave you 5 grams of fiber, 120 calories – which isn’t bad, considering the alternatives. The fat was a little high at 4.5 grams per serving, but only 0.5 grams of that are of the unhealthy saturated fat type and there is no trans-fat.
GG Scandinavian Bran Crispbread All Natural Bran Cracker Packages, 5 count, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 5)
Flatbread Cracker-5.29 Oz Box- Fiber and Protein Rich, Vegetarian, Low Carb, Healthy Scandinavian/ Norwegian Style Crispbread- Slimming Daily Snack, Kosher- Made in the USA
Wheat Thins Fiber Selects were a welcome addition to the cracker aisle. Unfortunately, this variety is no longer available although you can still find a variety of Wheat Thins crackers available. Be sure to read the product labels to ensure you still get the fiber you want.
Below are some crackers and crispbreads with higher fiber in them that are currently available on Amazon.
Made by Nabisco, America’s #1 cracker maker, you will receive 500 packs of ready-to-eat Wheatsworth crackers. Served with soup, chili, stew, or salads in restaurants around the country.
GG Scandinavian Brand Crispbread All-Natural Bran Cracker Packages, 5 count, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 5)
Each 3.5 oz. cracker has 4 grams of fiber and 2 net grams of Carbs. They are made with Wheat Bran, Whole Grain Rye Flour, and Salt.
These crispbreads are 100% whole grain. They have 6 grams of fiber for 5 pieces of crispbread. They are saturated fat free, cholesterol free, and are a good source of iron. They are a product of Finland and are certified Kosher.
These crackers, by Doctors in the Kitchen, have 8 grams of dietary fiber per each 8-cracker serving. They are made with organic flax seeds and organic herbs and spices. They are high in omega 3’s and have 5 grams of protein.
Flatbread Cracker-5.29 Oz Box- Fiber and Protein Rich, Vegetarian, Low Carb, Healthy Scandinavian/Norwegian Style Crispbread- Slimming Daily Snack, Kosher- Made in the USA
Fiber Gourmet brings you a one-of-a-kind flatbread that is packed with flavor, texture, and nutritional value. Each pack has 5.29 ounces of flatbread crisps that contain 7g of fiber, 2g of protein, and only 3g of net carbs. They are made in the USA.
Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seed Crackers, Organic Plant Based Protein, Gluten Free, Chili Lime, 5 Ounce (Pack of 1)
These crackers, from Mary’s Gone Crackers, are certified organic and gluten free. There are no added sugar, oils, or fat. A 12-cracker serving has 3g dietary fiber. There are several varieties from which to choose.