Wasa Light Rye Crispbread
I tend to have this problem where sometimes, all I really want is a condiment. It’s like, so hard, because society doesn’t yet accept us condiment fanatics, but it wasn’t a choice–I was born this way. I don’t know how I would live without mustard, barbecue sauce, salsa, hot sauce, and their slightly more caloric cousin ketchup. (The only condiment I don’t really care for THANKFULLY happens to be mayonnaise–though whatever higher power may exist out there, that was really the least it could do after endowing me with weekly cravings for M&Ms.) Since many condiments are weirdly low-calorie for how good they taste, one of my secret dreams is to invent an effective yet nutritious Condi-Diet. Since apparently a legitimate diet must include these pesky things called “calories” in the form of protein, fiber, and even–heaven help us!–fat, a well-balanced Condi-Diet means one must actually eat the condiments ON something. Regrettably, I have discovered that there is, in fact, no way around this without becoming the office pariah.
Enter Wasa Light Rye Crispbread into my life and office. This Swedish crispbread is the perfect low-calorie, socially acceptable base on which to eat my condiments at work. It may look like a plain old American cracker, but calling it “crispbread” makes it so much more alluringly un-pedestrian, a quality I look for in all my nail polish colors, water bottle brands, and friends. Jamie Lynn Spears eats Ritz crackers; Heidi Klum eats Wasa.*
Each large, perfectly rectangular crispbread is just 30 calories and has 1.5 grams of fiber, making it a great base for any condiment. The people over at Wasa clearly understand this, as they advertise that “the delicate taste complements even the mildest topping.” Even Oprah likes them, and before you get all “um…is she, like, really the best SkinnyExample” on me how about you just shut it and show some respect, because Oprah’s word is law.
My favorite Wasa Skinny-CondiSnack is a couple of these bad boys with some salsa, but there are tons of other ways to spice up your Wasa. You can use the crackers as faux-bread for your lunchtime SkinnySandwich; you can slice up a pickle and eat it on a slice of Wasa (yes, I have actually done this); or you could spread some butter on it.
Hahahahaha just kidding. Butter! Good one, me.
*Purely speculative, but probable