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Biscuits, Crackers & Cakes
- Low fat biscuits and crackers wholegrain crackers and crispbreads.
Good to know
- Biscuits, crackers and cakes are all high carbohydrate foods.
- Sugars are part of the total carbohydrate in a food. Eating less sugary food can help lower the total amount of carbohydrate eaten and so can help control blood glucose levels.
- Where possible choose biscuits and crackers with less than 10 grams fat per 100 grams.
- Iced, chocolate and cream filled biscuits and cakes are high in sugar and fat. These should be left for a special occasion.
- Some crackers are high in salt and fat – check the label.
- Be careful about how much fat you add to your crackers – go easy on margarine, butter and cheese.
- Sugar free biscuits may contain a lot of fat and energy. Check the label.
- Many manufactured biscuits and crackers contain saturated fats.
- Eating extra biscuits, crackers or cake may raise blood glucose levels above desirable levels. Watch the quantity eaten.
- If the cracker or biscuit has a flaky texture beware it could be high in fat.
Are sugar free biscuits a good choice?