UPDATE: If you’re looking for a cracker for spreading your Nuttzo 7 Nut & Seed Butter or good ol’ peanut butter and Fiordifrutta fruit spread or for diving into a bowl of Aubergine® Fire-Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Spread (my favorite!), the Wasa Flax Seed Crispbread makes a healthy whole grain option.

One thing though… you can’t compare this cracker to a salty, buttery club cracker or any other cracker processed with oil and salt. In fact, you may even say Wasa Flax Seed Crispbread tastes like ‘sawdust’ on its own. But don’t go away yet!

I’m recommending them because there are times you may want an edible platform for some tasty spreads and most crackers are just empty calories made with refined flour, unhealthy fat and salt. I found that the Wasa® Flax Seed Crispbread added a nice crunch to sandwich spreads and they’re a wholesome alternative to eating a slice of bread. They’re made with LDL-lowering soluble fiber (rye, oats, flaxseed).

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Two rectangular slices (2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) of Wasa® Flax Seed Crispbread (19 gm) contain:

  • 15 gm carbohydrates
  • 3 gm of fiber (2 gm insoluble + less than 1 gm insoluble)
  • 60 calories
  • 65 mg sodium
  • 1 gm of fat (from antioxidant-rich sesame seeds and flaxseeds)
  • 0 gm of saturated fat
  • 247 mg omega-3 fat (ALA)*
  • 2 gm protein
  • 0 gm total sugars

It’s hard to find a cracker that meets the 1:1 sodium ratio (that is, one calorie per one mg sodium), but this one is 80 calories and with just 75 mg sodium per serving.

INGREDIENTS: Whole grain rye flour, oat flakes, yellow flaxseed, brown flaxseed, sesame seeds, salt.

Apple c heart symbol_40x54Karen’s Fit Tip: Try smoothing a cracker with a layer of some homemade tuna or egg salad or crumble them up to top off a fresh green salad or soup. And while you’re at it… keep an open mind. 

*ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is another form of omega-3 fatty acids found in vegetable oils, flaxseed, walnuts, and dark leafy vegetables such as spinach. It’s recommended that women get in 1,100 mg per day and men get 1,600 mg of ALA’s per day.

Karen Owoc

Karen Owoc is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and lifestyle medicine. Her science-based approach to longevity, nutrition, and muscle health has made her the go-to source for health seekers and medical professionals alike. Karen's best-selling book on functional longevity, "Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100", and her transformative perspective have mended many minds, hearts, and spirits.

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