Get the Skinny on 5 top salty-crunchy snacks!

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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.


  • modini

    It would be so helpful if you would include what New Orleans area stores stock the products you recommend. Is it always Whole Foods? And could you comment about Trader Joe's? Heard they were opening a store in Baton Rouge. But New Orleans once again gets jilted. Whole Foods needs competition!

    • Molly Kimball

      Hi Modini!
      I've seen Beanitos locally at Rouses, Roberts, and Whole Foods; Glenny's Soy Crisps single-serving bags and Kitchen Table Baker's Parmesan Crisps are at Rouses (and we also sell Glenny's at Elmwood Fitness Center in Harahan). Kale chips (a few different brands) are sold at Rouses and Whole Foods, and so far i've just seen Flackers at Whole Foods in NOLA, though their website says they're also sold on the north shore at Columbia Street Natural Foods in Covington — hope this helps?

      And re. Trader Joe's, i've heard the same – and yes, i'd love to have them here as well!

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