Do the cereals, crackers and granola bars in your pantry make the grade?
While reducing reliance on one type of grain as a source of carbohydrate is a good idea, switching it for another processed white grain isn't. This is a category that can beat wheat crackers hands down, but the switch can be tough for kids, so serve crackers with a dip or spread, or choose a seasoned brown rice cracker.
• Whole-grain brown rice, oat or rye should be the first ingredient.
• Make sure flavoured rice crackers are made from whole-grain brown rice.
• Keep the sodium level in line with or below that of wheat crackers.
• "Gluten-free" does not necessarily mean better for you.