Get the Skinny on 5 top salty-crunchy snacks!

June 12, 2013 | Updated: 11:19 a.m., June 12, 2013

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Craving something salty and crunchy but looking for something healthier than regular old potato chips, or more interesting than pretzels or popcorn?  Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on 5 good-for-you snacks that are sure to satisfy that salty-crunchy craving!


All of the following are a good source of protein, and most are a good source of fiber as well:


Kay’s Jalapeno Honey Pretzels & White Cheddar Kruncheeze Single-Serve Packs (high protein

Pretzels: 120 calories, 15 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, 12 grams protein

Kruncheeze:  130 calories, 14 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 12 grams protein


Glenny’s Soy Crisps (Gluten free; each bag provides 30% DV calcium)

Available in flavors like Creamy Ranch, Cheddar, and BBQ, these high protein soy crisps have 140 calories, 18 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, and 9 grams protein per bag.

Beanitos Black Bean and White Bean Chips (high fiber, gluten free)


My favorite flavors are Chipotle and Nacho Cheese, with 140 calories, 15 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, and 4 grams protein per 12-chip serving.

Parmesan Crisps by Kitchen Table Bakers (zero carbs, gluten free)

Available in flavors like rosemary, jalapeno, garlic, and aged parmesan, these crisps are made entirely of cheese, with 80 calories, 0 carbs, and 7 grams of protein per 3-crisp serving.

Flackers (low carb, gluten-free, high fiber, good source of protein)

These flaxseed crackers pack in 7 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein into every 6-cracker serving – and only 100 calories.  They also have 7 grams of healthy fats, which also serves to keep us feeling fuller, longer.