Tuesday Trade Up: Pretzels

Does anyone else dread 3 o'clock Monday through Friday? I dont know what it is about that pesky 3pm, but everyday it seems to be the time when I begin my decline. My morning caffeine has begun to wear off, my lunch that I so strategically planned to keep me satisfied till 5:30 is long digested and I feel like I either need a nap, an over-sized piece of dark chocolate or a Big Gulp of espresso. However, as hard as it is not to hit-up the breakroom and feast on cookies and chips, I have found a satisfying snack that will hold me over till I make it home.
Snyder's Honey Wheat Pretzel Twists make for an easy, salty sweet snack to satisfy your afternoon doldrums. Not only are they 120 calories for 8 twists but they are also a low fat and low sugar item. Unlike Rold Golds similar honey wheat twists, Snyder's are made from wheat flour instead of the not-so-nutrient-packed white fiber-free flour. With that said, keep your vending machine change to yourself and invest in a bag of Snyder's honey wheat twists. However, snack with caution because those bad-boys can be addictive! Grab a handful and quickly step away from the bag! Now go get your snack on!

Snyder's Honey Wheat Twists
Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour, water, whole wheat flour, honey, malt, sugar, canola oil,  salt, sesame seeds, potato flour, yeast, soda
Nutritional Information: Serving size: 8 twists calories: 120, total fat: 2g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 230mg, total carb: 24g, dietary fiber: 2g, sugars: 4g, protein: 3g

Rold Gold Honey Wheat Twists
Ingredients: Enriched flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, honey, corn oil, salt, ammonium bicarbonate
Nutritional Information: Serving Size: 8 twists calories calories: 110 total fat: 1g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 220mg, total carb: 24g, dietary fiber: 1 g, sugars: 3g, protein: 3g

Written by Alex Hobbs, Texas Woman's University dietetic intern. I will be completing my internship this December and I am currently working towards completing a Master's in Nutrition. I plan to take the RD exam in January to finally begin my career as a Registered Dietitian.

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