December 2011 Issue

Party On with Whole Grain Crackers

It seems no office party, house party, or other festive event is complete without a tray of cheese and crackers—it’s practically a party staple. But when it’s your turn to fill the platter, a quick trip down the cracker aisle can be overwhelming: You’re faced with a wall of crackers in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. Which ones should you get? To simplify, think of crackers as an opportunity to knock out one of your daily servings of whole grains, which will help narrow the field tremendously. However, choosing a box because the picture on the front looks like it contains wheat isn’t enough.

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