IT’S TIME FOR SOME MORE GG RECIPES !!
These crackers are freakin’ FILLED with fiber. Like… 4 grams per cracker.
Just for some context, the average adult American consumes about 15 grams of fiber per day. The RDA ( recommended dietary allowance ) for women is ~25 grams and the RDA for men is ~38 grams of fiber per day. That means that the average American is consuming around half the RDA. People with a low fiber diet are missing out on the many benefits of a high fiber diet, which include :
♡ LOWER CHOLESTEROL
♡ REDUCE RISK FOR : cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain forms of cancer
♡ BOOST METABOLISM – because your body can’t digest, but it attempts to, burning cal’s in the process
♡ SATISFY HUNGER
♡ SLOW DIGESTION – slows digestion and steadies blood sugar, which curbs sugar cravings
♡ ABSORB CALORIES – fiber swells up in the stomach which absorbs cal’s and fat from other foods and ushers them out of the body ( & into the toilet bowl )
I eat 4 crackers for brekkie. That adds up to 16 grams of fiber; that’s more fiber than the average American consumes in a day…
Not to brag, but I consume more fiber before 10:00 than most adult Americans consume in a day – and I want you to join me on this ~movement~ ( PUN 100p INTENDED ) !! These crackers make it TOO EASY to up your fiber intake.
These are fiber crackers so they of course don’t have the best texture… I like to use them as a “vehicle” to consume my fiber and I top them with a lean protein or something creamy to make it easier to eat. My boss, Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS R.D. and founder of F-Factor, always recommends her clients to eat these GG crackers with a source of protein because she always says, “Protein and fiber at every meal makes losing weight no big deal”.
I can hang with that!
For breakfast, I’ve become OBSESSED with eating these GG’s with greek yogurt because it keeps me full AF, debloats me ( things get moving !! ), and is so easy to make. I see the GG cracker as an added crunch to my greek yogurt – kind of like granola.
In NYC, I had the worlds tiniest fridge and had to go to the grocery store multiple times a week to restock my fridge. This recipe is very low maintenance and doesn’t require a ton of space in the fridge which was SUCH a bonus for me this summer.
One tip I have with this breakfast is to make sure that you are guzzling your H2O before and after eating these crackers. These crackers are SO high in dietary fiber which depends on water. Soluble fiber absorbs water to become gel-like. This slows down the rate at which foods leaves your stomach so it helps keep you feeling full and prevents any spike in blood sugar. Insoluble fiber doesn’t absorb fluid, but it does trap and retain water pulled from your intestines, which adds bulk and moisture to 💩 . On the F-Factor diet, clients are recommended to have 2-3 Liters of water a day.
Another tip : buy your raspberries frozen! It’s cheaper and perfect for the girl who is always OTG because they are pre washed and ready to go.
Frozen fruit and veggies are picked and frozen at their peak ripeness which locks in the nutrient value at the point of freezing. You also don’t have to go to the grocery 3x a week to restock on berries because these berries won’t go bad as quick as fresh berries. I recommend raspberries not only because they look adorable on IG, but they also have the greatest amount of fiber! Berries in general are the fruit with the most fiber, so any other berry works, but raspberries are TOP TIER!
1 cup 0% Fage greek yogurt
1 cup frozen raspberries
cinnamon to taste
optional : stevia to taste, 2 T choco PB2
In a small bowl, mix the greek yogurt, frozen raspberries, cinnamon, and stevia ( optional ). Top the GG crackers with the yogurt mixture. Optional: Mix the chocolate PB2 with water and drizzle on top of the greek yogurt.
Personally, I LOVE to add the chocolate PB2 to mine because I’m a choco-addict!! Chocolate PB2 is a powdered peanut butter which has been pressed to remove the peanuts’ fat and oil content while maintaining their taste. With liquid, it becomes a butter like spread.
I’m also a PB addict and the quantity of PB I can eat is WAAAAAAAAY over one serving size. PB2 has 85% less fat and calories than the average PB spread, so I like incorporate PB2 into my diet so I can eat more!
Stay #regular my friends!!