Written by: Hana Hsu
One of the hardest things for me to find is a healthy snack that satisfies my craving for crunch—something that’s not too heavy, salty, or sweet. Something that isn’t chips, or cookies, or nuts. I have to share with you my new favorite snack: Doctor Kracker’s Organic and Artisan-Baked Seedlander Flatbreads, which will make your tastebuds and your waistline happy.
I was curious but at first put off by the fact that it looked too wholesome. But I was amazed by how great it actually tasted. The crackers, about the size of a postcard, are also thicker than normal flatbread, which gives it its great crunch. The Seedlander flatbread has a nutty, slightly sweet taste but without any cane sugar. It tastes great by itself, but can also be a wonderful base for cheese, spreads, or dips.
Better yet, I could feel great that I was snacking healthily: I found out from its Web site that it is made out of “specially milled,
100% whole grain organic spelt flour, combined with organic pumpkin seeds, millet, sesame, flax, and poppy seeds.” More good stuff: the Seedlander is 100% USDA certified organic, and contains 18 grams of whole grains, 4 grams of protein, and 12% of our daily need for dietary fiber per cracker. Only 100 calories per cracker and 12 grams of carbohydrates, this also makes for a satisfying snack for those on low-carb diets. In fact, it’s the perfect snack to stave off a junk-food craving because the heartiness and crunch satisfies and is perfect with a bit of cheese or fruit.
Rachel Ray even featured Dr. Kracker’s snacker version of the Seedlander cracker on her show, as the September 30, 2010 snack of the day!
- 100% whole grain
- Good source of fiber
- Good source of Omega 3 with flaxseeds providing essential fatty acids and anti-oxidant properties.
- Hard to find in your local supermarket; may need to go to Whole Foods or order online
- A little expensive: $4.49 per box, with 8 crackers per 7 oz box
- Not wheat-free, milk-free, or sugar-free
Dr. Kracker also has three other flavors of flatbreads, including Klassic 3 Seed, Seeded Spelt, and Pumpkin Seed Cheddar. In addition, Dr. Kracker has two other varieties of cracker besides the flatbread: the Snacker Krackers (smaller size), and their Culinary Crisps, which include four other flavors: Cherry Semolina, Apple (featured on Weight Watchers as a favorite apple snack), Fire Roasted, and Hummus Maximus. Some of these varieties include sugar-free crackers as well.
In short, it’s crunchy, healthy, hearty and satisfying. So the next time you have a crunchy snack craving, remember to grab a box of Dr. Kracker’s Organic & Artisan-Baked Seedlander Flatbreads—and be prepared to share!