- 6 strips bacon
- 1 large Hass avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and chopped
- 2 Tablespoons plain Greek-style yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- 1/8 Teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 slices multigrain bread, toasted
- 4 Bibb lettuce leaves, trimmed to the size of the bread slices
- 1/2 large tomato, cut into 4 slices
- 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 slices roast turkey breast
- 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and sliced thinly
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and line a plate with paper towels.
Set the bacon on the foil and bake until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the bacon to the plate to drain.
In a blender, purée the avocado, yogurt, lime juice, and salt until smooth and creamy, about 25 seconds. Place the bread slices on a cutting board. Divide the avocado spread among the bread slices, spreading it into an even layer.
On top of 2 pieces of bread, divide the lettuce and tomato. Season the tomato with the salt and pepper. Divide the turkey and mango over 2 more bread slices, then place the turkey-mango-topped bread slices over the tomatoes. Invert the last 2 bread slices, avocado side down, over the mangos.
Skewer the 4 corners of each sandwich with toothpicks or cocktail swords. Use a bread knife to divide each sandwich into quarters and serve.
Calories Per Serving1731
Folate equivalent (total)261µg65%
The Club Sandwich is a delicious staple lunch item at most restaurants &ndash so why not make one at home? We love this sandwich with layers of toasted bread, meat, and veggies. Yum! Serve your club sandwich with homemade refrigerator pickles and a cup of broccoli cheese soup (then finish it off with some peanut butter cookies).
Garden Veggie Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Another very healthy and delicious sandwich to try out is a garden veggie chickpea salad sandwich. It’s a great alternative to a tuna or chicken salad sandwich recipes. This veggie sandwich recipe is plant-based and there are many suggestions on ingredients to use, to find something you will really enjoy.
First you make the chickpea salad, which includes chickpeas, green onion, celery, red bell pepper, and dill pickles. The vegetables are then mixed in mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and yellow mustard. The chickpea salad will last you a long time so you can eat it different times during the week.
Then on some multi-grain bread, spread the chickpea salad and add some leaves of your favorite lettuce and other veggies like tomatoes or red onions. You then have a sandwich that tastes delicious and quite easy to make! The great part is that it’s a healthy alternative to put into your new sandwich recipes.
Vegetarian Club Sandwich
This hearty club sandwich is one of my favorite lunch recipes! A creamy spread and lots of veggies perfectly accent smoky marinated tempeh strips.
Someone recently asked me – when do you use tempeh? I responded with, “when I’m tired of tofu and chickpeas… that’s when it’s tempeh time :)” To be honest, no one really knocks down my door begging for more tempeh recipes, but since that interview, I’ve had it on the brain. Tempeh is delicious, so let’s make a club sandwich with it!
Club Sandwich “Meat”
The marinade I created for the tempeh is a smoky mixture that includes tamari or soy sauce, maple syrup, ground cumin, and smoked paprika. When you first mix this together, the flavor is going to be very (very) salty and pungent, but since plain tempeh starts out with literally ZERO flavor, it’ll all balance out in the end.
Speaking of things that aren’t bland, we’re partnering with eureka!® Organic Bread on this post. (You might remember this springy edamame sandwich from last year!). Their bread is seriously tasty. It’s vegan, non GMO, and full of good-for-you grains and seeds. Most importantly, it’s soft, chewy and delicious.
How to Make A Great Club Sandwich
Once your crispy, golden brown cooked tempeh is ready, it’s time to load up your sandwich! Instead of mayo, I slathered this vegan sandwich with 2 flavorful spreads. The first is a lemony garlic white bean spread. The second is a sun dried tomato spread that I made by blending half of the original white bean spread with a few sun dried tomatoes. Of course, if you happen to have hummus on hand, you could use that in place of both.
I stacked my sandwiches with peppery watercress, crisp cucumber slices, and ripe avocado slices.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 8 thick slices multigrain country-style bread, toasted
- 4 ounces thinly sliced cooked turkey
- 4 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
- 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and halved crosswise
- 4 leaves romaine lettuce
- 1 tomato, thinly sliced
Halve, seed, and peel avocado. In a small bowl mash one of the avocado halves stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic. Thinly slice remaining avocado half.
Layer four of the bread slices with turkey, ham, avocado slices, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Spread remaining four bread slices with mashed avocado mixture place on sandwiches, spread sides down.
- 2 slices thick-cut bacon
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 3 slices multigrain bread
- 2 slices tomato
- 2 Bibb lettuce leaves
- 2 1/2 ounces sliced roasted turkey
- 3 tablespoons pimiento cheese
Cook bacon in a small skillet over medium until crisp, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise each over two slices of bread. Top one slice with tomato slices, lettuce, and bacon top with second slice of bread, mayonnaise side down. Top second slice of bread with turkey. Spread pimiento cheese over third slice of bread and place on top of turkey to make a club-style sandwich. Cut into triangles and secure with toothpicks. Serve immediately.
Fresh Tortilla Chips, choice of Chicken, Taco Beef, or a combination, layered with Queso, Cheddar, Black Bean Corn Pico de Gallo, topped with Sour Cream, served with Salsa. 14.99 Add Guacamole for 1.99
Gyro Mini Tacos
Grilled mini Pita rounds layered with Lettuce, Gyro Meat, Red Onion, diced Tomato, Feta, and Tzatziki Sauce. 11.49
Chicken Bacon Avocado Quesadilla
Chopped seasoned Chicken Breast, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Daily’s Bacon, and Avocado. 12.99
Queso Dip and Chips Handcrafted Nacho Cheese Sauce and our homemade Tortilla Chips. 7.49
Chips & Salsa
Housemade Tortilla Chips perfect for scooping fresh Casa Pablos Salsa. 6.49
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
Crisp Sweet Potato Waffle fries served with our smoky BBQ ranch. 10.49
Served with your choice of Garden Fresh Salad, Scratch-made Soup or Golden Battered Fries.
Kick it up a notch for 3.29 and substitute:
Hoagieville Cheese Fries
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries • Garlic Parmesan Fries
Classic Caesar Salad • Fresh Glacier Salad
Blackened Prime Rib Sandwich*
Our incomparable, hand-cut Prime Rib blackened to perfection and served on our Butter-Grilled, Custom Steak Roll with a side of Creamy Horseradish Sauce. 17.99
Prime Rib Sandwich*
Our hand-cut Prime Rib served on a Butter-Grilled, Custom Steak Roll with a side of Creamy Horseradish Sauce. 17.99
Philly Cheese Steak*
Strips of tender Steak grilled with Peppers, Onions and topped with our Queso Cheese and melted Mozzarella on a toasted Steak Roll. 14.49
Angus Sirloin Steak Sandwich*
Cooked to your specifications and served on our custom Steak Roll. 15.99
Pork Chop Sandwich
Hand-battered and golden fried served with Lettuce, Onion, and Pickles. 11.99
Grilled Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon*
Served charbroiled with Lettuce and Tomato on Multigrain with Ginger Lime Aioli. 12.99
The Club’s Reuben
Braised Brisket, Sauerkraut, Club 1000 Island and Swiss on toasted Rye. 12.99
Golden Battered Alaskan Halibut
Served with our tangy Housemade Tartar Sauce. 13.99
Pesto Chicken Sandwich
Basil Pesto on our custom Ciabatta Bun with grilled Chicken, Bacon, Tomato and Melted Mozzarella with a drizzle of Balsamic Glaze. 14.49
With Tomatoes, Mayo and Lettuce on toasted Multigrain Bread. 11.99
The California Club
Charbroiled Chicken Breast, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Avocado on Ciabatta. 13.99
Classic Club Sandwich
Turkey, Bacon, Ham, Cheddar, Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo on toasted Multigrain. 13.99
Grilled Turkey, Bacon & Avocado
Grilled Turkey, Avocado, Spinach, Tomato, Daily’s Bacon, and melted Pepper Jack Cheese on toasted Multigrain Bread. 13.99
The Glacier Dip
Oven-Roasted Top Round topped with Whiskey Braised Onions, Hickory Bacon, BBQ Sauce and Melted Mozzarella. Served with Beef Au Jus. 14.49
Thinly-sliced Roast Beef on our Butter-Grilled Steak Roll. Served with Beef Au Jus. 13.99
Prime Rib Tacos
Shaved Prime Rib Grilled to order and layered with Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Fresh Black Bean-Corn Pico De Gallo, and Chipotle Sour Cream on a lightly grilled flour tortilla. 16.99
Golden Battered Fish Tacos
Wild Alaska Halibut or Cod, shredded Cheddar, Crisp Shredded Cabbage and Chipotle Sour Cream on a warm Tortilla topped with fresh Pico de Gallo. Cod 12.99 • Halibut 14.99
Fresh tortillas, premium ingredients and original sauces. Now that’s a wrap! Served with your choice of fresh-cut salad, scratch-made soup or crisp golden battered fries.
Blackened Prime Rib Caesar
Sliced Blackened Prime Rib layered with Caesar dressing, Romaine, shaved Parmesan, and fresh Tomato in a Spinach Tortilla. 16.99
Breaded Chicken Breast Strips with our Spicy Buffalo Sauce, Red Onion, Bleu Cheese Crumbles and Shredded Cabbage in a Flour Tortilla. 12.99
Fresh, custom 7 ounce, Montana raised Angus Burger served on our Custom Bun with your choice of Crisp Battered Fries, Fresh Garden Salad or Handcrafted Soup.
Kick it up a notch for 3.29 and substitute:
Hoagieville Cheese Fries
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries • Garlic Parmesan Fries
Classic Caesar Salad • Fresh Glacier Salad
Fresh Ground Beef Glazed with our Housemade BBQ, Two Strips of Hickory Smoked Bacon and Smoked Cheddar Cheese. Topped with Club Skinny Rings. 13.99
The Full Monte
Served with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, fried Egg, three slices of Bacon, Onion and Mayo in grilled Cheese Sourdough. 13.99
Substitute Tender, Grilled Chicken Breast or a Portabella Mushroom on any of these burgers
Topped with Bacon, Melted Mozzarella, and battered Cheese Curds. 13.99
Just like it sounds! Missoula’s own Hoagie Cheese Fries top this amazing Burger. Served on our custom Bun with Ranch for dipping. 13.99
Fresh Avocado, 2 Slices of Bacon, American Cheese and Fresh Ground Beef. 13.99
Fresh Ground Beef, Real Swiss Cheese and Caramelized Onions. Served on Toasted Rye. 13.99
Jack Daniels Melt
Served with Gouda, Cheddar, Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Jack Daniels Glaze on thick Sourdough. 13.99
Fresh Ground Beef and your choice of Pepperjack, Cheddar or American Cheeses served with Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion. 12.99
Black & Bleu Bacon
Cajun seasoned, topped with Bleu Cheese and Crisp Bacon. 13.99
Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheeses. 13.99
All American Bacon Cheeseburger
American Cheese melted over two slices of thick, Hickory Smoked Bacon. Served with Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion. 13.49
Sautéed Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese and fresh Ground Beef. 13.99
Served with our Fresh Green Blend and Housemade Dressings. Choose from our Signature Ginger Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Oil & Vinegar, Ranch, Bleu Cheese, 1000 Island, Italian, Sesame Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Tzatziki and Blueberry-Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Caesar served with Romaine.
Add Grilled Chicken, *Salmon or Shrimp for 5.49
Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
Romaine, shredded Cheddar, diced Pickles, Red Onion, Bacon, Tomatoes, and a sliced Angus Cheeseburger Patty. 14.49
Fresh Greens, Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Green Apples, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Avocado, Shredded Carrots, and Montana Huckleberries. 14.49
Fresh Greens sliced Strawberries, Cucumber, Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans and Feta. 13.49
Greek Gyro Salad
Fresh Greens, Gyro Meat,Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Red Onions topped with Feta served with grilled Pita and Tzatziki. 14.49
Shredded Cabbage, fresh Greens and Carrots tossed with Sesame Vinaigrette topped with toasted Almonds, Wonton Strips, and Mandarins. 14.49
Fresh Romaine, Grated Parmesan, Housemade Croutons and Creamy Caesar Dressing. 11.49
Our Crab and Shrimp Salad, Avocado, Tomato Slices, Cucumbers and Egg on fresh Greens. 16.49
Sirloin Bleu Cheese*
Fresh Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion topped with charbroiled medium Angus Sirloin, grilled Portabellas and Bleu Cheese Crumbles. 16.99
Mesquite Grilled Chicken
Served with crisp Greens, Avocado, Cheddar topped with Fiesta Pico de Gallo served on a grilled tortilla topped with cilantro. 14.49 Add Guacamole for .99 Substitute Mesquite Grilled Prime Grade Sirloin for 3
Charbroiled Chicken Breast, Avocado, Olives, Cucumbers, Egg, Smoked Bacon, Tomatoes, Crumbled Bleu Cheese and Croutons. 16.49
Roast Turkey, Virginia Ham, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Tomato, Egg, Cucumber, Olives, a slice of Green Pepper and Croutons. 14.49
Fresh Greens, seasoned Ground Beef or Chopped Chicken Breast, Tomatoes, Olives, Onions, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Casa Pablos Salsa in a crisp Tortilla Bowl. 13.49 Add Fresh Guacamole for .99
Crispy Chicken Strips tossed in our zesty Buffalo Hot Sauce served with Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Croutons, Crumbled Bleu Cheese and Celery. 13.49
Scratch-Made Soup & Salad
Bowl 6.49 Cup 5.49
Creamy Southwest Chicken Soup
Our zesty blend of Bell Peppers, Onions and Spices in Casa Pablos Salsa Creamy Broth, topped with Cheddar.
We start our chopping and seasoning early so that our housemade soups have time to simmer to their ultimate goodness!
Caesar & Soup
A side Caesar and cup of Scratch-made Soup is the perfect, lighter meal. Served with a fresh-Baked Roll and Butter. 9.49
Sandwich & Soup or Salad
Half a Turkey or Ham Sandwich on hearty 9-Grain Bread with Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato and Cheddar and your choice of a cup of soup or side Caesar Salad. 40.49
Specially created, lighter portions created with the same over-the-top quality! Served with your choice of side and choice of cup of soup or salad (not included with pasta or salads).
Garlic Lemon Shrimp
Sautéed fresh Garlic, Shallots, and delicious Shrimp deglazed with White Wine finished with fresh Lemon Juice. 16.99
Charbroiled Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon served with Chipotle Sour Cream and topped with our scratch-made Pico de Gallo. 17.99
Lemon Basil Chicken
Charbroiled tender Chicken Breast, finished with fresh Basil, Salt, Pepper and Lemon Juice. 15.99
Parmesan Crusted Cod
Tender, baked Cod topped with our Parmesan Garlic Spread then finished in the oven for a golden Parmesan Crust. 17.49
Mesquite Pork Chop*
Our succulent, tender charbroiled Pork Chop seasoned with our custom mesquite rub. 15.99
Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo
Sliced Chicken Breast tossed in our scratch-made Fettuccine Alfredo. 16.99
Light Chef Salad
A lighter portion of our original Chef made with Turkey, Ham, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Tomato, Egg, Cucumber, Olives Green Pepper and Croutons on fresh Greens. 11.99
Light Seafood Louie Salad
A lighter portion of our Seafood Louie Salad with scratch-made Crab and Shrimp Salad, Avocado, Tomato Slices, Cucumbers and Egg on fresh Spring Greens. 13.99
Tender pasta served with your choice of green salad or steaming hot soup.
Gourmet Mac N Cheese
A creamy 4-Cheese blend tossed with Cavatappi Pasta. 17.99
Add Blackened Steak Strips or Charbroiled Chicken 6.49
All natural Chicken Breast Parmesan Crusted and pan seared topped with Melted Mozzarella and fresh Basil served with handcrafted Marinara Sauce over al dente Linguine. 19.99
A Garlic, Mushroom, Bacon, Creamy Parmesan Sauce tossed with Linguine topped with Grilled Chicken garnished with fresh Tomato, and shaved Parmesan. 19.99
Linguine and Meatballs
Large hearty Meatballs on tender Linguine topped with our chunky Marinara Sauce, served with Parmesan Cheese and Garlic Toast. 18.49
Real Cream and Grated Parmesan Cheese combine with Spices for the Ultimate Alfredo. Tossed with tender Fettuccine. 18.49
• Blackened Tenderloin 6.49
• Charbroiled Chicken 5.99
• Sautéed Gulf Shrimp 7.49
• Sautéed Vegetables 5.49
• Grilled Salmon* 5.99
These Entrees include Soup or Fresh Garden Salad and one of the following: Baked Potato (after 4:30), Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fries, Steamed or Sauteéd Vegetables, Steamed Asparagus or Rice.
Honey Pecan Chicken
Pan-seared, flour-dusted Chicken sautéed with Mushrooms, simmered in a Honey-Chile Cream Sauce topped with Candied Pecans. 16.49
Classic Chicken Fried Steak
Crafted with Southern Style Breading and Homestyle Creamy Bacon Gravy. 19.99
Breaded Chicken Breast, fried golden served with our crisp Fries. 16.99
Pan-seared, Flour dusted Chicken Medallions sautéed with Mushrooms, Garlic, Asparagus, and Shallots simmered in Madeira Wine and topped with Mozzarella Cheese. 17.49
Royal Pork Chops*
Tender Pork Chops charbroiled and topped with Caramelized Onions, sautéed Mushrooms, and Bleu Cheese Crumbles. 19.49
Charbroiled Pork Chops*
Tender and juicy Thick Cut Pork Chops seasoned and charbroiled to seal in the flavor. 18.49
These Entrees include Soup or Fresh Garden Salad
Skillet cooked with fresh Cut Onions, Peppers and zesty Spices. Served sizzling hot with Flour Tortillas.
Chicken 19.49 Beef 20.49 Shrimp 20.49
Combo any 2 for 20.49
Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
Fresh Vegetables and Grade A Chicken sautéed in our Sweet Chili Soy Sauce served over Rice. 19.49
Our Steak entrees include Soup or Fresh Garden Salad and one of the following: Baked Potato (after 4:30), Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fries, Steamed or Sautéed Vegetables, Steamed Asparagus or Rice. (unless rice or pasta is part of the entree)
Private Reserve Cut Angus
Our Club Angus Steak is exclusively selected and specially cut for us, aged for a minimum of 45 days, and cut directly from the most marbled, premium section of the ribeye, this steak eats like the finest ribeye with the tenderness of filet mignon. 34.99
Jack Daniels Bacon and Bleu Sirloin
Our tender 8 oz Prime Grade center-cut Top Sirloin topped with a Bacon Ring filled with Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, and Garlic, simmered in Jack Daniels Glaze, topped with Bleu Cheese Crumbles. 29.99
Huckleberry Filet Mignon
Our tender Club Angus Filet makes the perfect canvas for this incomparable Huckleberry Red Wine Sauce. 34.99
Our tender Club Angus Sirloin topped with fresh Crab Meat, luscious housemade Béarnaise and Asparagus Spears. 8 oz 30.99
Garlic Button Sirloin
Button Mushrooms sautéed in our Creamy Garlic Butter Sauce then served with our tender Prime Grade Club Angus Sirloin and signature Parmesan Roll. 8 oz 29.99
The Royal New York
Our 12 oz Club Angus New York Strip charbroiled, topped with Caramelized Onions, sautéed Mushrooms, and melted Bleu Cheese Crumbles. 34.99
Roasted Prime Rib
Quickly seared then specially spiced and slow roasted for hours. (Available after 4:30 p.m.)
Regular Cut (9-10 oz) 31.99 • Club Cut (12-14 oz) 34.99 • King Cut (20-22 oz) 40.99
Prepared with our custom Rub.
10 oz 30.99 • 16 oz 34.99
Super lean and tender Prime Grade Club Angus.
6 oz 21.99 • 8 oz 25.99
Our tender Club Angus Filet Mignon cooked to your specifications.
7 oz 33.99
New York Strip
Our classic Club Angus New York Strip.
12 oz 33.99
Add one of these sides and really make it a feast!
• 1/2 Pound King Crab Leg 21.99
• 4 Scampi Style Shrimp 7.49 4
• Coconut Shrimp 9.49 4
• Golden Battered Shrimp 6.49
• Garlic Butter Scallops 7.99
• Grilled Shrimp Skewer 5.99
• Butter-Sautéed Mushrooms 2.29
• Whiskey Caramelized Onions 1.99
The Club’s Signature BBQ
St. Louis BBQ Ribs
Our huge Rack of Ribs is basted in our Chipotle Citrus BBQ Sauce.
Full Rack 28.99 • Half Rack 22.99
Shrimp & Ribs
1/2 rack paired with skewered BBQ Shrimp. 24.99
Chicken & Ribs
1/2 rack paired with Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Breast. 24.99
BBQ Pork Chops*
Thick and tender, hand-cut Pork Chops charbroiled and basted with our Citrus Chipotle BBQ Sauce. 19.99
THEORY: DOUBLE-DECKER CONSTRUCTION IS VITAL
Here's the definitive breakdown, from top to bottom:
One slice of plain, lightly toasted sandwich bread
A swipe of creamy mayonnaise
One and a half slices of crisp, thin bacon (whole slice torn in half)
Two slices of roasted deli-style turkey breast
Two thin __tomato__slices
A small handful of shredded iceberg lettuce
Yes, repetition is mandatory. If you don't, it's just a turkey sandwich with bacon.
Did you make this recipe?
- 1 egg
- 3 cups (710 mL) of milk
- 3 cups (375 g) of fine breadcrumbs
- 1 cup (125 g) of flour
- 1 tsp (6 g) of salt
- 1 tsp (2.3 g) of paprika
- 4 tsp (9.2 g) of black pepper
- 2–4 tablespoons (30–59 mL) of cooking oil (such as peanut oil)
- 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1-2 tsp (2.7-5.4 g) of red chili powder for a spicy flavor, if desired
- 1 tsp (2.3 g) of crushed onions
- Remove the chicken from the pan when it's golden brown and has cooked to an internal temperature of 165 °F (74 °C). Place the chicken on a cutting board to let it rest before slicing.
- If you don't have a thermometer, slice a piece of chicken in half. Make sure the juice runs clear and there's no pinkness on the inside.
- Use Italian bread, tiger bread, baguette, or olive-cheese bread.
- Top with slice dill pickle, raw red onion, lettuce, and tomato.
- Add mayo, mustard, or ketchup to taste.
Best Crackers for Diabetes
Looking for a nutritious and delicious cracker to snack on? Try one of our 18 cracker winners or finalists that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and named the top-rated crackers the winners of our Diabetic Living What to Eat contest.
Taste-Tested and Diabetes-Friendly
The search for a healthy cracker that also tastes good just got easier. Here are our taste-tested, top-rated best crackers for people with diabetes.
Through a series of dietitian approvals for nutritional requirements and taste tests with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, we narrowed 60 qualifying crackers down to six winners and 12 tasty Diabetic Living What to EatTM finalists. Pick up a box today to add a healthful snack option to your pantry!
Every cracker tested had to meet these health requirements per serving:
- 2 g saturated fat or less
- 25 g carbohydrate or less
- At least 1 g fiber per 15 g carb.
Cracker Chip Finalists
Is it a cracker or is it a chip? There is a new snack category on supermarket shelves called "cracker chips". We decided these foods are typically thin-and-crispy versions of crackers, so we included them in our cracker contest. Our taste-testers found the cracker chips to be packed with flavor and highly snackable. Here are the runners up in the Cracker Chips category:
Kellogg&aposs Special K Cracker Chips, Sour Cream & Onion
Per serving (27 cracker chips, 30 g): 110 cal., 2.5 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 230 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (3 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 2 g pro.
Nabisco Wheat Thins Toasted Chips, Great Plains Multigrain
Per serving (about 20 cracker chips, 28 g): 130 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 230 mg sodium, 19 g carb. (2 g fiber, 3 g sugars), 2 g pro.
Cracker Chip Winner
And the winner of the Cracker Chip category is:
Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals Cracker Chips, Cheddar Multi-Grain
Per serving (27 cracker chips, 30 g): 130 cal., 3.5 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 250 mg sodium, 24 g carb. (2 g fiber, 4 g sugars), 2 g pro.
Taster&aposs comment: "I like that these are light and crispy. These cheesiness is awesome."
Why it won: Many tasters noted how the crispy texture of these cracker chips was appealing and the cheddar flavor tasted authentic. We appreciate the low calorie count for a good-size snack portion.
Woven Wheat Cracker Finalists
Woven wheat crackers are a great-tasting source of fiber. Look for options that list "whole wheat" as the first ingredient on the Nutrition Facts label. The finalists in the Woven Wheat Cracker category had reduced fat, good flavor, and just the right touch of salt. Here are the runners up in the Woven Wheat Cracker category:
Market Pantry Reduced Fat Woven Wheats
Per serving (8 crackers, 32 g): 130 cal., 3.5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 200 mg sodium, 23 g carb. (3 g fiber, 0 g sugars), 3 g pro.
Trader Joe&aposs Reduced Guilt Woven Wheats Wafers
Per serving (8 crackers, 32 g): 120 cal., 2.5 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 210 mg sodium, 24 g carb. (3 g fiber, 0 g sugars), 3 g pro.
Woven Wheat Cracker Winner
And the winner of the Woven Wheat Cracker category is:
Nabisco Triscuit Thin Crisps Original
Per serving (15 crackers, 30 g): 130 cal., 4.5 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 180 mg sodium, 21 g carb. (3 g fiber, 0 g sugars), 3 g pro.
Taster&aposs comment: "These have a nice hint of salt and a nutty, buttery flavor."
Why it won: We appreciated the generous serving size of 15 crackers, as well as the generous dose of fiber per serving. Tasters appreciated the buttery flavor these woven wheat crackers had compared to others in the category.
Pita Cracker Finalists
Though often called pita chips or pita crisps, the entries in this category had a texture, denseness, and ingredients list closer to a cracker, so we included them in our cracker contest. The top-rated pita crackers were crisp, flavorful, and strong enough to hold a scoop of dip without being too dry or hard to chew. Here are the runners up in the Pita Cracker category:
World Table Parmesan Garlic Pita Crisps
Per serving (10 crisps, 28 g): 130 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 230 mg sodium, 18 g carb. (2 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 3 g pro.
Kashi Pita Crisps Original 7 Grain with Sea Salt
Per serving (11 crisps, 31 g): 120 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 180 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (5 g fiber, 2 g sugars), 3 g pro.
And the winner of the Pita Cracker category is:
Trader Joe&aposs Multigrain Pita Chips with Sesame Seeds
Per serving (8 chips, 28 g): 120 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 140 mg sodium, 20 g carb. (3 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 4 g pro.
Taster&aposs comment: "These are nicely crisp -- great for dipping."
Why it won: Many tasters noted the difference in texture of the pita crackers: some were thin and easily breakable, while others were almost too hard to chew. The finalists in this category struck a nice balance of crispness while still being tender. We like how the winning pita crackers have no saturated fat and the lowest sodium in the category.
Multigrain Cracker Finalists
The crackers in the multigrain category boasted whole grains and seeds on the ingredients list and a healthful dose of fiber in each serving (at least 1 g fiber per 15 g carbohydrate). Here are the runners up in the Multigrain Cracker category:
Archer Farms Simply Balanced Toasted Eight Grain Crackers
Per serving (18 crackers, 30 g): 130 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 220 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (2 g fiber, 2 g sugars), 3 g pro.
Nabisco Wheat Thins Multigrain Crackers
Per serving (15 crackers, 31 g): 140 cal., 4.5 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 200 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (3 g fiber, 3 g sugars), 3 g pro.
Multigrain Cracker Winner
And the winner of the Multigrain Cracker category is:
Kellogg&aposs Special K Crackers Multi-Grain
Per serving (24 crackers, 30 g): 120 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 220 mg sodium, 23 g carb. (3 g fiber, 6 g sugars), 3 g pro.
Taster&aposs comment: "This is a nicely balanced cracker, with enough salt and good crunchy texture."
Why it won: Taste-testers noted how these crackers had good flavor without tasting too wheatlike or dry. We appreciate the low calorie count and high fiber amount per 24 crackers.
Herb-Flavor Cracker Finalists
There are so many unique flavors of crackers on store shelves that we just had to include this category in our cracker contest. We were happy to see the crackers in this category still qualified for our sodium requirement of 250 milligrams or less, and they also had some of the highest amounts of fiber per serving. The winning flavors included mixes of savory herbs and garden vegetables. Here are the runners up in the Herb-Flavor Cracker category:
Nabisco Wheat Thins Fiber Selects, Garden Vegetable
Per serving (15 crackers, 30 g): 120 cal., 4 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 240 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (5 g fiber, 3 g sugars), 2 g pro.
Kellogg&aposs Special K Crackers, Savory Herb
Per serving (24 crackers, 30 g): 120 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 210 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (3 g fiber, 3 g sugars), 3 g pro.