Ritz Crackers are one of the most popular crackers available. There are 80 calories in 5 Ritz Crackers. While this may not seem like many calories, it is what you add to the top of them that can make or break your diet. One Ritz cracker runs between 15-18 calories. That is not a lot of calories, but when you layer the cracker with butter, cheese or other fatty toppings, you can turn that low-cal cracker into a 50 calorie bite.
While Ritz crackers may not be recommended for those trying to lose weight and you wont find them on an approved diet food list, they can be eaten in moderation without adding a lot of calories. How many calories in Ritz Crackers will depend if you add a little spread to the top, look into fat-free cream cheese or all natural peanut butter varieties. A light smear on top of the cracker may only add an additional 5-10 calories each.
Crackers are high in sugar and carbs, therefore, if you are trying to cut back on your carb intake or have issues with blood sugar, Ritz crackers may not be recommended. As always, when trying to cut calories, be aware of how many crackers you eat at a time. Mindlessly consuming crackers can add a lot more calories than you bargained for. Take it easy!
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