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    favorite snack cracker?

    does any one have suggestions for a good snack cracker that is LOW in salt? seems every time i find a cracker with flavor, it is way too salty!
    "variety is the spice of life"

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    I get these crackers from Costco. They are called Ancient Grains (kirkland brand) I absolutely love them. The first cracker I can eat all by itself. They have 150mg of salt (6%). Don't know if that is to much, but they don't taste like a lot of salt.

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    I got a whole grain from Keebler awhile ago. very tasty, I don't know about salt though.
    guess you have to look at every box to be sure. good luck
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    there isn't a Costco near where i live -- don't know how far one is either -- wonder if they sell those anywhere else
    i've tried just about every cracker in the store aisle & can't seem to find a low salt tasting one
    "variety is the spice of life"

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    Where the heck are you shopping?? My local grocery stores (Safeway, Winco, Albertson's, Fred Meyer aka Kroger) all carry about 6 or 7 different kinds of low-sodium crackers. I bought them for my FIL because he was restricted to a low-sodium diet. They tasted like cardboard to me, but you may find them to your liking if the others seem too salty.

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    ​If you find crackers to salty, you might like to try roasted pita bread chips. You should be able to Google a recipe for doing them in the oven.

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    same idea, love ancient grains, if you need low salt check out Pacific Rim for soup base, 3 % sodium. M y DH has to keep salt super low, nothing over 9 % so I'm the salt checker for all brands, some artichoke hearts are a3 % same brand but bigger pieces 21 %. also beware of cheeses. Watch for brands made out of US, they are much lower in sodium and chemicals. I shop at Tuesday Mornings, and Big lots because they get the stuff from the "high end" stores that are lo in sodium
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    I love Wheat Thins. They make one with just a touch of salt.

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    I believe Triscuit makes a low salt version as well. Also the only cracker I've found that has no flour or sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    I believe Triscuit makes a low salt version as well. Also the only cracker I've found that has no flour or sugar.
    Hmm, what is it made of if not flour? And why not flour?

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    I think Ritz makes a low sodium cracker.

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    I adore the Triscuit Rye w/ Caraway seeds. They are baked with Whole grain wheat. Sodium 7% per serving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am View Post
    there isn't a Costco near where i live -- don't know how far one is either -- wonder if they sell those anywhere else
    i've tried just about every cracker in the store aisle & can't seem to find a low salt tasting one
    They sell Ancient Grain crackers at Amazon. We have a devoted space in our pantry. It's a big box, 52 oz. I think. If we don't plan on a "Costco run" in the near future I place an Amazon order when we get to the last roll.
    Last edited by Sewslow; 05-11-2015 at 08:36 AM. Reason: Forgot to include name of cracker

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    just_the_scraps_m'am, if you are cutting back salt everywhere, it will seem like all prepared foods taste too salty. that is what happened to me anyway.
    Salt sugar and oil are the three things that make food tasty, we've just let it get way out of hand.

    I've made my own crackers a few times, have you tried that? They were good, I'm just a lazy bum most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    just_the_scraps_m'am, if you are cutting back salt everywhere, it will seem like all prepared foods taste too salty. that is what happened to me anyway.
    Salt sugar and oil are the three things that make food tasty, we've just let it get way out of hand.

    I've made my own crackers a few times, have you tried that? They were good, I'm just a lazy bum most of the time.
    i tried all the crackers i could find, but they were all too salty & i just can't find one that isn't! really don't have time to bake my own -- two jobs & classes in between...barely have time to catch a few winks let alone bake! {but i'd love to}
    "variety is the spice of life"

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    I have a very real aversion to salt, so I understand. The only three crackers I can stand are club crackers, ritz, and unsalted tops saltines. (Unless you count graham crackers then there are four.) I can't eat anything out of a box either. Bleah!
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    N J Quilter, I will have to check out the Triscuit crackers as my DH can't eat any wheat, barley or Rye. Has to eat totally gluten free. Gets deathly ill with just one bite. Can & is a real challenge when we are away from home. Have learned the hard way to always take his food with us no matter where we go as cross contamination it a real problem too.

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    Consumer report on cracker, they "crunched" the nutrition numbers
    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/m...kers/index.htm
    Might be helpful..........
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    Growing up, my Dad liked 'tortilla crackers'. Using flour tortillas, cut them into squares, or triangles, or use the whole tortilla and break it up later. Bake in the oven at 300-325 degrees F for 10-20 minutes until they dry out and crisp up. Let cool and store in a plastic bag. If anyone makes their tortillas from scratch (??, yeah, right!) you can control the salt added to the dough. I've also buttered or sprayed the tortilla with cooking spray and salted them before baking, but they taste just fine without the salt. Some restaurants will fry the cut up tortillas until crisp. Great for tostadas if left whole, or eat them like crackers. You could do the same with corn tortillas-make your own chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    I believe Triscuit makes a low salt version as well. Also the only cracker I've found that has no flour or sugar.
    If you mean wheat flour, I'm not aware that Triscuits are wheat free. Those of us who are gluten intolerant know enough to read labels so I'll check it out.

    Blue Diamond Nut-Thins have 140 mg of sodium in 13 crackers. I like the sesame ones, but I don't know if that's low sodium or not.

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    I like the club crackers. for salt at my table I use Himalayan Rock Salt. it is pale pink in color and mineral rich alkalinizing gorumet salt. A very healthy salt. our bodies do need salt. just use a good one.

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    My favorite crackers are ritz and Zesta wheat. My favorite snack crackers are spicy crackers made with regular saltines, you could use the unsalted tops ones, ranch salad dsg mix, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper mixed in oil, poured over crackers, let sit and keep turning til next day, OMG, I am addicted to these!
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    I like Town House Pretzel Thins. They come in different flavors too. Parmesan Herb is a good one.

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    You know if you are into cooking there ware good recipes on the net. I like to make my own crackers because you can do so many variations. I blend up dry veges and add them and have vege crackers. I ve have dred powdes cheese to add. An I love homemade crackers better than purchased.
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