If you follow my Instagram stories you probably noticed I eat a lot of gg crackers, especially for lunch. If you don’t know much about them, you may wonder why… I’ll tell you… one word… FIBER! After learning about the importance of fiber from Lauryn at The Skinny Confidential & the book The F-Factor Diet by Tanya Zuckerbrot, I decided I needed to add more fiber to my diet.
Both Lauryn & Tanya are huge fans of the gg cracker, and it seemed like an easy way to incorporate more fiber into meals without having to do anything special. For me it works well because I am a major lover of carbs, and this fulfills that craving but in a super, super healthy way.
Each gg cracker contains only 20 calories but 4g of fiber (14% of the recommended daily value!!) That means that having a few gg crackers at lunch can already guarantee that you’ll have almost half of your recommended daily fiber. Easy, right?! Plus it’s fun to make different types of meals with them – sandwiches, pizzas, the options are endless!
Warning: they don’t taste great alone. But as soon as you add toppings, it just adds a little wheat flavor + crunch to whatever you’re eating.
Mash up an avocado between a few gg crackers, add tomatoes & Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel seasoning. Notice my “dessert” gg in the back… honey roasted peanut butter, raspberries & chia seeds.
I love doing a plate of half savory, half sweet gg crackers. For my savory crackers, I did New Pioneer Co-op’s cashew jalapeño spread (so freakin’ good!!), green peppers and pico de gallo. If you don’t live in Iowa, you could use some jalapeño hummus for a similar taste. For my sweet crackers, I did raw almond butter with gala apples.
Have your burger and eat it too 😉 There’s no reason you can’t enjoy all the same foods you normally would… just sub the bun for a gg cracker! Here I have a Hilary’s Eat Well veggie burger split between 2 gg crackers, some spinach, mashed avocado, ketchup and mustard. Don’t forget the sweet potato fries! Yummm
Top them as high as you can! These have mashed avocado, cashew jalapeño spread, green peppers, Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel seasoning and spinach.
I haven’t been able to find them locally but I order them in bulk on Amazon and they come straight to my door! I have also tried this kind – they taste better but have less fiber.
The next recipes I want to try are the breakfast versions – Lauryn from the Skinny Confidential makes French toast and pancakes with hers… UM, YES PLEASE… I will keep you guys updated when I get to those. 🙂