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What are some alternatives to crackers for diabetics?

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Crunchy snacks that are reduced fat, low in fat or baked are great alternatives to crackers for diabetics. Snacks like crackers contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, which basically means trans fats, so alternatives such as baked Tostitos, reduced fat tortilla chips or low fat kettle crisps provide the crunchy snack without the dangerous trans fats that cause bad cholesterol, according to WebMD.

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Diabetics who crave crunchy snacks do not have to give up on their treats, they only need to snack smarter. Below are several alternative snacking options instead of crackers.

  • Low fat Kettle Crisps
  • The snack only contains 110 calories per one ounce serving with 0 grams saturated fat, 1.5 grams of fat and two grams of fiber.

  • Padrinos reduced fat tortilla chips
  • A one ounce serving of Padrinos reduced fat tortilla chips contains 130 calories with four grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat and one gram of fiber.

  • Reduced fat Triscuits
  • Reduced fat Triscuits contain 120 calories with three grams of fat, 0 saturated fats and three grams of fiber in a one ounce serving.

  • Baked Tostitos
  • Baked Tostitos contain 110 calories with only one gram of fat and 0 grams of saturated fats and two grams of fiber for a one ounce serving.

  • Other healthy crunchy snacks
  • Healthier crunchy snacks for diabetics than crackers include, animal crackers, apples, low fat crunchy granola bars, melba toast, low fat popcorn, rice cakes and reduced fat Wheat Thins.

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