March 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm #39587
Hi, I was wondering if you can have any crisp breads like ryvita or cruskits.
March 27, 2017 at 8:21 am #39672
You could do this yes. However it would be best to opt for the wholegrain varieties rather than the refined white versions. The addition of wholegrains, nuts and seeds will provide additional fibre and nutrients. These would be considered a serve of starchy carbohydrates and a serve size would be 2-3 crackers. You could perhaps have these with your lunch meal alongside a source of protein and 2 cups of non- starchy vegetables.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
March 27, 2017 at 10:41 am #39692
Thank you, this was helpful
April 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm #40249
Would Vita-wheat sesame, original, grain varieties also be ok with for 2-3 per serve?
Whole meal salads also be 2-3 man size servings?
Sakata and peckish (rice crackers) also have wholemeal varieties they are about the size of a savoy biscuit, how many of these would be okay in a meal?
Are rice cakes also okay as long as they are of the wholemeal/multi-grain variety.
Thank you for bringing up the topic as have been on Bodytrim for 4 weeks and starting to look for a bit more variety than breads and wraps.
April 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm #40252
One slice of wholegrain bread has roughly 15g of carbs so use this as a guide and aim for what ever number of crackers will give you this 15g of carbs. The most important thing would be to chose wholegrain varieties which should provide more nutrition and help keep you feeling satiated for longer. Try not to go for the little rice crackers that are covered in flavourings. Compare a couple of varieties of crackers and chose an option that is lower in sodium and saturated fats (probably best to use the ‘per 100g’ column amount on the nutrition information panel when comparing these types of products).
Other starchy carb options could be corn, pumpkin, sweet potato, brown rice, quinoa or wholemeal pasta.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
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