The low-calorie soft pretzel is made using whole wheat flour as opposed to refined flour, making it an excellent snack for weight loss. I find it very satisfying and especially great with a dab of mustard. The fact that it satisfies quickly makes it the best breakfast snack for me. After eating it at breakfast, I hardly have an urge for something else until lunch. Therefore, I get to consume fewer calories, which is a good thing for my weight loss goals.
What are its main ingredients?
I must mention that unlike many other snacks, the Whole Grain Soft Pretzel does not have any artificial preservatives, flavors, sweeteners or colors. This, again, is something that makes it stand out for me. Here are its main ingredients;
Whole wheat flour and enriched wheat flour that contains niacin, thiamine, folic acid, riboflavin, malted barley flour, and reduced iron.
I often prefer whole grain flours as they have various weight loss benefits. Therefore the fact that Nutrisystem uses whole wheat flour in baking this pretzel makes it diet-friendly. The niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin in the enriched wheat flour are complex vitamins very essential to the body.
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).
Studies show that ascorbic acid aids in weight loss. During workouts, ascorbic acid increases fat oxidation, thus helping to burn stored fat, and in turn, this leads to weight loss. The inclusion of ascorbic acid in the Whole Grain Soft Pretzel, therefore, makes this food item a perfect weight loss snack for me.
Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of zinc, selenium, B-complex vitamins like niacin, pyridoxine, riboflavin, and thiamine, all of which have a range of benefits to weight loss and general health. Yeast also contains folates and protein. The fact that this food item contains sufficient amounts of yeast makes it my favorite snack.
Other ingredients include soybean oil, wheat gluten, enzymes, carbonates and bicarbonates, salt, and water.
One of the things that everyone considers before including a food item in their meal plan is its nutrition facts. Here are Whole Grain Soft Pretzel’s nutritional facts that make it my favorite morning snack;
The entire snack has just 120 calories which I can quickly burn with the aid of the ascorbic acid in the snack. With as low as 0.5g of the total fat content of which there is 0g saturated fat and 0g trans fat, the meal is very light and easily digestible. Also, I don’t have to worry about excess fat being stored in the body.
The snack contains 0mg of cholesterol, meaning no health risks for me as a result of low-density lipoprotein (the bad cholesterol). The 25g of carbohydrates and 1g of sugar are enough to give me sufficient energy to see me through my morning work activities.
With 5g of protein and 3g of dietary fiber, my digestion and nutrient absorption runs smoothly. The snack also contains 2 percent of vitamin C, 8 percent of iron, and 150mg of sodium.
You can buy the Pretzel using a Nutrisystem discount code.
- Soft and chewy
- Low calories
- Needs some salt on top
While Nutrisystem offers a variety of snack options, I will always reorder the Whole Grain Soft Pretzel because of its choice of ingredients and its nutritional value. It is a diet-friendly snack that is great for weight loss.