A Better-For-You Snack & Wholesome Appetizer All-In-One
Pretzel Crisps® are a modern twist on an old favorite. They combine the best part of the pretzel – all the flavor and crunch – but lighter, crispier and more versatile than ever before. Since 2004, Pretzel Crisps® have reinvented the pretzel category winning over the hearts and taste buds of snackers everywhere as the world’s first spreadable pretzel-shaped cracker. With its thin, crunchy, high-quality ingredients and sweet and savory flavors, it’s no wonder Pretzel Crisps® are the go-to, better-for-you snack choice. Available in a variety of low fat, baked varieties at only 110 calories per serving, Pretzel Crisps® are made without any trans fat, saturated fat or cholesterol. The exceptionally thin, flat-baked pretzel crackers have multiple uses in snacking. Whether eaten straight out of the bag, paired with other foods like meat, cheese, fruit and veggies or “skinny” dipped in your favorite low fat dip or spread, Pretzel Crisps® are the perfect snack to share with family and friends. So, bag the chips and reach for Pretzel Crisps®! One bite and you’ll rethink your pretzel!
Pretzel Crisps®: Excellent Food for Healthy Eating
As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, I am always looking for great portable snack ideas for my clients to help them maintain or achieve a healthy lifestyle. Pretzels Crisps® are a great alternative to potato chips and other snack foods. They contain 110 calories per serving and 0-2 grams of fat (10-11 crisps) compared with 150 calories and 10 gram of fat (1 g saturated) per one ounce serving for potato chips.
The American Dietetic Association and American Heart Association recommend that the public should not consume trans fat and keep saturated fat consumption to a minimum. The American Heart Association recommends that individuals attain five to nine serving of fruits and vegetables daily, as well. Studies show that trans fat and saturated fat contribute to heart disease and raising bad cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, the majority of my clients, as well as most Americans, find it difficult to reduce their calorie and fat intake without sacrificing taste. Pretzel Crisps® are a great option for my clients to maintain a heart healthy, low calorie diet.
For those with special medical needs like diabetes and/or high cholesterol, Pretzels Crisps® does not contain trans or saturated fats and have only 21-23 grams of carbohydrate per serving (1 ½ carbohydrate exchanges). People with diabetes can easily fit Pretzel Crisps® in carbohydrate meal plan as a snack or with a meal and not raise blood glucose levels dramatically. They also do not contain any saturated and trans fat so they a great choice for those following a diet to reduce their cholesterol and manage their heart health.
Pretzel Crisps® easily fit in car glove compartments, lockers, backpacks, purses and desk drawers, making them great for travel or the “on the go” busy professional. These low fat and low calorie treats never sacrifice taste and definitely satisfy that “salt craving” we all house. Pretzel Crisps® come in a variety of different flavors so you never get bored. You can also add these crunchy and versatile snacks to your favorite yogurt, as a salad topper or create something new on your own. Have fun with them. I know I do.
Emily Mitchell, MS, RD, CSSD, CDE
Certified Sports Specialist Dietitian
Certified Diabetes Educator