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Pretzels vs. Popcorn

Pretzels vs. Popcorn. It is the battle our favorite snacks. Which treat is the healthier pick?

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It is a time between meals and you are desiring a little something salty. You go to the pantry and see popcorn and pretzels. 

Which should you choose? This is the battle of some of America's favorite snacks.

Popcorn Vs. Pretzels

Both of these snacks are a better choice than potato chips and a few other treats that can be found in most pantries. However, one salty snacks triumphs the other when it comes to nutritional content. 

In this battle, popcorn wins! Here is why:

A snack-sized bag of pretzels and a single-serving bag of 94 percent fat-free microwave popcorn have about the same amount of protein and fat. But a single serving of popcorn is six whole cups. That is a lot of popcorn! And in those six cups, you will get three servings of whole-grain and five grams of fiber.

If that was not enough to sway you to grab the bag and heat, a serving of popcorn has half the amount of sodium of a serving of pretzels. (Of course, that does not mean start squirting on the butter and enjoying an endless tub at the movie theater...) 

But there are plenty of brands of popcorn found at the grocery store that have a fat-free, or almost fat-free, option. So stick the kernels in the microwave, pop in your favorite movie, and enjoy!

Healthy Snacks from BistroMD

BistroMD also offers EATS, also known as their Essential and Tasty Snacks program. EATS is an innovative, cost-friendly, and delicious approach to snacking!

Each bistroMD snack contains eight to 15 grams of protein, sure to boost metabolism and curb food cravings to keep you healthy and energized.

Snack options are also numerous and include:

• Glazed cinnamon bun bar

• White cheddar crunch

• Tropical teriyaki dried beef

• Chocolate espresso cheesecake

• Blueberry parfait bar

• Garden veggie pizza puffs

• Southwest nacho chili crisps

• Chewy chocolate peanut butter bar

• Strawberries and cream cheesecake

• Italian dried chicken breast

• Salted caramel pecan bar

• Cinnamon almond cookie crunch

• Wild berry dried beef

With so many sweet and savory options, there is always something to satisfy the tastebuds!

Written By Christy Zagarella, MS, RDN. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on July 17, 2019.

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