I shared last week that one of the changes I’ve made in my diet, that I’ve noticed great results from, is adding more fiber. More specifically adding the appropriate amount of fiber that a woman is supposed to have every day. One of the easiest ways I hit that 25-30 gram mark is by eating GG crackers. One cracker is 4 grams of fiber and I typically will do 4 in the morning and 2-4 for a snack in the mid to late afternoon. I drink a ton of water (minimum 3L per day) because with increased fiber you must stay hydrated. Think of the GG crackers as a vehicle. Top them with goodies and enjoy. Fiber. check! Good meal/snack. check check!
What are GG Crackers?
“GG® Scandinavian Bran Crispbreads have been made in Norway ever since Gunder Gundersen first created his recipe in 1935. Faced with digestive health concerns, Gunder wanted to create a fiber-rich cracker that helped supplement his diet with extra fiber. He created his signature recipe with bran, rye flour, a hint of salt, and fresh water from the pure springs of Norway, and then slow baked them for over 12 hours to create a hearty fiber crispbread, with body and crunch!
Over the years, GG Bran Crispbread® have gained popularity in the states for the incredible benefits that Gunder originally developed back in 1935. The original GG Bran Crispbread® contains only 20 calories and is packed with four grams of fiber! Supplementing your diet with fiber helps maintain your appetite, and aids your digestion. GG Bran Crispbread® have been used by many celebrities as a part of their daily diet, and GG Bran Crispbread® are also recommended by many dieticians as a supplement to their client’s diets.
Dietary fiber is a substance obtained from fruits, vegetables and cereals. At its most basic level, fiber is comprised of plant cell walls and associated material like cellulose and pectin. The health benefits of fiber have long been widely acknowledged. Foremost is fiber’s ability to add bulk to our diet. Bulk promotes the passage of food through the intestine to support digestive health. As fiber passes through the digestive system, it absorbs water and swells like a sponge. Prepared from unprocessed bran, with rye flour and water, the batter is slowly baked over a twelve-hour period. The moisture is evaporated, leaving a crisp, flavorful, thick cracker. This special baking method maximizes the surface area of the fiber in the bran. So when you eat GG Bran Crispbread®, it quickly absorbs more moisture which may help you feel more full” (GG Bran Crispbreads).
Full of Fiber, Full Stomach…
As I’ve mentioned, the best part about a fiber rich diet is not only that it’s good for my overall health, but it keeps me full. More importantly, I steer clear of snacking too much and don’t make bad decisions because I’m ‘starving’ by my next meal. GG crackers are specifically referenced as an appetite control cracker and again, it’s because of the fiber.
GG Crackers 4 Ways
- Guacamole + Red pepper flakes
- Kite Hill Chive cream cheese (dairy free) + smoked salmon + Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
- Kite Hill Chive cream cheese + thin sliced cucumbers
- Justine’s Classic Almond butter + banana slices + cinnamon
Bonus ideas: greek yogurt with berries, hummus and cucumber/radishes, hummus and turkey slices, and more!! So easy and a great way to switch up the snacks so you don’t get bored.
photos by Anne Kim of Laura Metzler Photography