Feeling Peckish? You’re Better Off Munching On These Japanese Rice Crackers

Delicious, addictive and low in calories, the healthy rice crackers will curb hunger pangs without piling on the pounds

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Snacking is known to be the bane of all diets.

From charred bakkwa strips to rainbow-layered kuehs, a day is never passed without a snack in hand, thanks to the culinary range offered here in Singapore’s multi-faceted food scene.

But if you can’t seem to drop this age-old habit, why not embrace it?

According to accredited dietitian Derrick Ong, he shares that snacking, if chosen wisely, manages weight by quelling hunger pangs to prevent bingeing or overeating at the next main meal. Healthy snacks are usually low in calories and should contain adequate amounts of protein or fibre and preferably filled with vitamins and minerals. Some instances are fresh fruits with Greek yoghurt or a wholemeal sandwich of lean meat and salad filling.

But even then, most of us are busy urbanites who are always on-the-go. We simply do not have the time to concoct a protein-fueled, fibre-filled snack!

Introducing Japanese rice crackers- a healthy, tasty and most importantly, convenient substitute to fulfill your snack-munching desires.

With each serving normally containing less than 100 calories, the rice crackers offer a myriad of health benefits that is suitable for people with ailments.  The additives- and gluten-free properties are the snack’s healthful highlight, where those suffering from coelic disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can consume without any complication. Same goes for people who need to watch their blood sugar levels, Ong suggests going for wholegrains like brown rice that make for a delightful, lower GI snack.

And if you’re still yearning for something more indulgent, you may pair the rice crackers with protein foods such as tuna, peanut butter or cheese to make a delicious, yet nutritional and satisfying snack to last the day!

But where do you begin?

Fret not as here are nine Japanese rice crackers to put on your radar:

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