October is National Pretzel Month, so thank goodness forProtein Pretzels. Otherwise, you might be tempted to eat high-carb, low-protein pretzels to celebrate. WithProtein Pretzels, you can try different ways of getting your pretzel fix without even thinking about breaking your diet. Here is how!
Pure Pretzels for Pretzel-Lovers
The BariatricPal Store has a variety ofProtein Pretzels for all tastes. Stick with Original flavor in twists and sticks, or try French Toast, Jalapeno Honey Mustard, or Honey Mustard Bites. Whatever you choose, you are sure to get a reduced-carb snack with 12 to 15 grams of protein and unlimited taste and crunch. Some types are gluten-free, too.
Try your pretzels on their own or however you normally love pretzels. They are great with cheese, peanut butter, fruit, or grape tomatoes, or you can try them crumbled into salads for a low-carb crunch. They come in single-serving packets that are ready to eat, anytime, anywhere.
Those snack mixes with pretzels, cereal, chocolate candies, and crackers may taste great, but they can come at a heft carb and sugar price. Instead, make your own snack mix with low-carb, high-protein ingredients by mixing some plain or flavoredProtein Pretzels with any of your favorite protein snack foods, such as nuts, peanuts, dried soybeans, or any of the following.
Bring your great-tasting snack mix to a party to pass around, or keep your mix to yourself for a personal party while you snack. You turn your mix into a meal by eating it with fresh fruit or cottage cheese, or dipping it into a cream cheese or yogurt-based dip.
Do you think you cannot have soft pretzels anymore on a high-protein, low-carb weight loss diet? Think again! A soft pretzel ban may be in effect if it means going to the mall for a 400-calorie pretzel with 60 or more grams of carbs, but that is not the case when you make your own.
Choose any of ourlow-carb baking mixes, and put your own twist on soft pretzels. Then dip one in mustard, spread one with cream cheese, or slice one in half and use it instead of bread for a sandwich, such as turkey and cheese, peanut butter and banana, or tuna with lettuce and tomato. Anything goes when it is time to lose weight!
Pretzels are a craveable salty snack, and one that can set you back in your quest for low-carb weight loss, unless you choose a smart snack such asProtein Pretzels. Experiment during all of October to celebrate National Pretzel Month, and who knows, maybe you will lose extra weight as you focus on high-protein, low-carb snacks to satisify those carb cravings!