I love to snack and I find myself snacking even more now that I have been training, especially after my long training runs. I prefer salty and crunchy over sweet snacks but I try to stick to the healthier options like pretzels rather than potato chips. The only type of snack I like even better than salty and crunchy is salty, crunchy and spicy, my mouth just waters thinking about it.
There are not many healthy options in this category, usually I satisfy this craving with Utz hot and spicy potato chips…not very healthy especially when you can eat a whole bag, not that I do that. I recently discovered hot and spicy Chex mix, which is delicious but again not very healthy. This is why my recent discovery thanks to my mother-in-law is particularly satisfying…a healthy salty, crunchy and spicy snack.
Unique Jalapeno “Splits” are salty, crunchy and spicy, the perfect snack. I was at my mother-in-laws house the other day and she had these on her dining room table, it was love at first bite. She bought them at a local Italian store which I drove directly to after leaving her house and I bought two of the three remaining bags. If you like spicy snacks then you need to get these pretzels…..check out their website for their online store. They have other flavors I definitely plan on trying too, like garlic and onion, cheddar cheese and butter flavor.
Nutritionally speaking these pretzels are a much better bet than potato chips or Chex mix. Only 110 calories and 1.5 g fat per serving with a handful ingredients I can actually understand. I am snacking on them as I write this blog….they are addicting!
What’s your favorite snack? Do you prefer salty or sweet?