10 Best Low Carb Crackers

Low-carb crackers that taste good and balance your blood sugars can be tricky to find. During pregnancy, snacking on crackers can help with food aversions, nausea, and upset stomach. That’s why I’m diving into the best low-carb crackers for gestational diabetes in this blog.

Low Carb Crakers for a Gestational Diabetes Meal Plan

If you follow a gestational diabetes diet and meal plan, adding crackers is pretty simple by following a few guidelines. As a certified diabetes education and care specialist and registered dietitian, I recommend low-carb crackers for gestational diabetes follow the below goals.

Low Carb Cracker Guidelines

  1. 15 g of total carb or less per serving
  2. 3-5 g of fiber or more per serving
  3. Made of whole food ingredients like whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
  4. No refined flour within the first three ingredients like rice flour, refined wheat flour, tapioca starch, potato flour, corn starch, or cassava flour.
crackers in a white bowl for a gestational diabetes diet snack

What Does ‘Low Carb’ Mean?

It’s important to understand what ‘low carb’ actually means. Low carb refers to foods that contain less carbohydrate than most similar foods. Picking whole food with lower carbohydrate options can help anyone manage their blood sugars.

Balance is Key

Even when enjoying low-carb crackers, in a gestational diabetes meal plan, it’s important to pair these crackers with a great source of protein or healthy fat like cheese, tuna, sardines, avocado, cottage cheese, nut butter, ricotta, or cream cheese. A balanced snack can help prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes.

10 Dietitian Approved Low Carb Crackers

  1. Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seed: Made from whole grains, seeds, and, in my opinion, the perfect salty taste and crunch. These Super Seed Crackers have 16g of carbs, 3g of fiber, and 5g of protein.
  2. Flackers Organic Flax Crackers: These crackers are full of healthy fats for great prenatal nutrition and balanced blood sugars. Their high fiber content also helps promote healthy digestion and reduce constipation.
    • Flackers low carb crackers have 14g grams of carbs, 8g of fiber, and 5g of protein. These crackers contain such a great balance of healthy fat and protein, you can even enjoy them by themselves.
  3. GG Scandinavian Fiber Crispbread: This low-carb cracker has only 6 g of carbs and is a severe fiber powerhouse with a whopping 4g of fiber. These are hearty crackers, so I recommend pairing them with pasteurized goat cheese or avocado.
  4. Wasa Multi Grain Crispbread: Wasa is a classic high-fiber, low-carb cracker loved by millions. These Swedish-style crackers have only 8 g of carbs, 3 g of fiber, and 2g of protein. These are great with sharp cheddar for a perfect blood sugar-friendly snack.
  5. Fat Snax: These almond flour crackers are seriously filling. They contain nut flour and other whole foods like butter, cream cheese, and coconut flour to help keep blood sugars balanced. Fat Snax low-carb crackers have 6g of carbs, 11g of fat, and 5g of protein. These crackers are unlikely to spike blood sugars because of their high fat and protein content paired with lower carbs.
  6. Finn Crisps: These sourdough whole rye crackers are from Finland and have a fantastic crunch and sour tang of sourdough bread. Three crackers will give you about 11g of carbs, 4 g of fiber, and 2g of protein. These taste great, topped with avocado and salmon.
  7. Real Phat Foods: These crackers get my gold star rating for simple ingredients and nutrition. These almond flour crackers have mostly almond flour and egg whites and contain 6g of carbs, 12g of fat, and 5g of protein.
  8. Top Seeds Crackers: These are perfect for those with a nut allergy. These crackers are made with 100% seeds and are a great source of healthy fats. Each serving of these low-carb crackers contains 11g of fat, 13 g of carbs, and 3 g of protein.
  9. Sun Snack High Protein Crackers: These crackers get an A+ for taste, with mostly just wheat flour, whey, and cheese in the ingredients. They pack in 8g of protein, 14g of carbs, and 3g of fat.
  10. Sonoma Creamery Cheese Crisps: When in doubt, cheese crisps are always a good go-to for a crunchy cracker that will keep blood sugars stable. These crisps are cheese (no complaints). Each serving contains 11g of fat, 6g of carbs, and 7g of protein. Because these are mostly protein and fat, you can enjoy them alone.

Yes, you can eat crackers when you have gestational diabetes—everyone’s tolerance to different foods and food combinations will be different. I put only low-carb crackers with whole food ingredients in this list. Some people may be able to tolerate crackers with refined flour like tapioca, cassava, or cornstarch. Experiment and see what works best for you!

Tuna, cheese, avocado, hummus, ranch dip, and sardines are excellent foods to pair with crackers. Click the links to find where to purchase each of these crunchy treats.

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Ginger Cochran is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator & Care Specialist, Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Exercise Physiologist, and owner of Nutritious Ginger, an integrative and functional nutrition practice focusing on full body self-care and nourishment. Ginger’s primary specialty is women’s health, with a special emphasis on gestational diabetes, weight management, infertility, digestive wellness, and overall health + happiness.
Ginger serves on the board of director for the Nutrition Care Manual by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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