Well actually a cracker that tastes like a chip. Even though Food Should Taste Good is known for their addictive chips, they've come out with a new line of brown rice crackers to join their delicious tortilla chips. I received four flavors to taste-test. Now I usually avoid crackers because I have a hard time not eating almost an entire box in one sitting, and these were no exception. But after eating highly processed classics like Ritz or salty cheesy addictive Cheez-Its, you will notice that these crackers are different.
First of all the brown rice flour makes them super crispy, like a potato chip. I do love potato chips after a sweaty workout for the salt, but they're so deceivingly light that you don't feel satisfied even with all their calories and fat. These Food Should Taste Good crackers are substantial, and even more impressive is that the flavors truly deliver. The Peppercorn Blend is spicy with at least 2-3 different peppery notes. The Tomato and Basil is my favorite that tastes like a pizza chip, and the basil flavor jumps out. The Sea Salt version is a great basic cracker. Each cracker has a jumble of different flavors that are fun to guess as you scan the ingredients. They are gluten-free, made with whole grain rice flour and various seeds such as quinoa, amaranth and sesame.
The crackers are low in sodium at 100 mg per 1 ounce serving (about 10 crackers), and have 65% less fat and 20% less calories than potato chips though they don't taste low fat. Yes I still had the same problem of eating almost half the box without trying, not because they weren't satisfying but because they were so savory good. In my defense, the whole box is only 4 ounces so it wasn't hard to reach the midpoint! It got me thinking about eating them with a dip so that I might stick with just 10 crackers.
The problem with most dips is that they're almost all fat and salt. I've seen plain Greek yogurt used as a substitute for mayo in these recipes, which would offer a big boost of protein and calcium while being lower in sodium, so I searched and found an easy Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip on the Oikos website that used ingredients already in my fridge (and I do look for every excuse to eat avocado!).
It's a quick, mash-it-up recipe that tastes creamy and mild with just a little zing. Next time I'd leave out the lemon juice because the plain Greek yogurt is tart enough (I'd added a squeeze of honey to take out the tart). Instead of the cilantro, you can use other herbs or greens like basil or arugula. The creamy plain flavor of the dip fit nicely with the pop of the Food Should Taste Good crackers and made those 10 crackers perfectly satisfying...this could even be a nutritious lunch with its whole grains, protein, healthful fats, calcium and greens. Another use for this dip is to pair with veggies—I scooped some carrots and radishes from my CSA stash into the dip and it was great to not only enjoy these veggies in a new way but also to know that eating the veggie dip combo was even more nutritious than eating the veggies alone!
Disclosure: I received food samples from Food Should Taste Good for my honest review of the product.