A Healthy Pretzel

Do you struggle to find an afternoon snack that not only keeps you full but tastes good?  And sometimes you find yourself mindlessly adding money to the vending machine to get your sweet or salty fix?  Well I’ve come up with a great alternative for those who yearn for afternoon pretzels as a snack.

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Newman’s Own does it again with their Spelt Pretzels.

Most pretzels are made of refined flour that give you a burst of energy, but leave you sluggish soon after. These spelt pretzels are made with spelt flour (a type wheat) and a few other ingredients (sunflower oil, salt, yeast and sodium bicarbonate). The short and healthy ingredient list makes it a go to snack choice.

The nutritional information for 20 mini pretzels are: 120 calories, 1 gram fat (0 g sat fat), 240 mg sodium, 23 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, and 4 grams of protein.

With 4 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein these pretzels will keep you full. I recommend adding a protein to increase satiety even further. Here are some examples:

  • Dipped in hummus or tzaziki
  • Paired with an ounce of low fat cheese
  • Added to trail mix with nuts and dried fruit

Nutrition Tidbit: Pretzels and other high-carb snacks can be addicting, portion out one serving rather than eating straight from the bag!

Have you tried these pretzels?

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  1. […] Pretzels (instead of chips) or pita chips with hummus […]

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