In the 1970s, 59 percent of adults reported snacking. Fast-forward to 2008, and that number had frown to 90 percent. Safe to say we Americans love our snacks! Scary stuff considering all the diet destruction some of the more popular snack options dish out.
But before you swear off snacks forever, take comfort in this: You can still eat snacks and lose weight. In fact, snacking may help control your appetite and curb cravings, which can make it easier for you to make smart choices throughout the day. You just need to choose the
right snacks. And we don’t mean celery sticks and dry crackers.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends including small amounts of the foods you enjoy into your diet. So, indulging your craving—like a hankering for a salty snack—in moderation, could make it easier to stay on track.
Nutrisystem has a variety of options for every snack hankering—even for those times it seems the ocean itself couldn’t offer enough salt to satisfy your craving. Load your desk, bag and car with some of Nutrisystem’s smart salty snacks and you’ll never find yourself at the vending machine again—or feel like you’ve gone overboard.
Helpful hint: Just click on the name of the snack, the image or the link in the caption to get more information or purchase. Here are the healthy salty snacks you should try today: Crunchy, salty, satisfying chips have never been so good and so good for you! Made with whole grain quinoa, chia and flax seeds for a nutritional boost, these chips dish out more than just amazing flavor and crunch. Quinoa is high in protein and is one of the few plant-based foods to contain all of the essential amino acids you need. All under five grams of fat, these bad boys serve up seven whole grams of protein! Satisfying your salty craving has never been so nutritious with this salty snack. Click here to purchase now > Salty peanuts and crunchy pretzel balls combine with sweet honey roasted almonds for the perfect sweet and salty mix. Almonds are quite the powerhouse, providing healthy fats, fiber and protein— a weight loss trifecta! And they provide vitamin E and magnesium for an extra vitamin and mineral boost. This easy-to-grab snack provides five grams of protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied throughout the day, while keeping the carb content fairly low. Click here to purchase now > Snack smart with a chip packed with whole grain quinoa, chia and flax seed. Chia gives this snack a heart -healthy boost with its omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association recommends a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids to keep your heart in tip-top shape. Chia also packs a nutritional punch with fiber and protein. Six grams of protein will help keep you satisfied and calm cravings until you’re ready for your next meal. Compare this nutrition with the average salt and vinegar chip and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Click here to purchase now > Part of Nutrisystem’s suite of snack-a rounds, these garlic Parmesan-flavored delights are packed full of healthy quinoa, flax seeds and chia seeds. Flax seeds are full of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and plenty of fiber to make sure your snack is well balanced. And balanced it is, with three grams of fiber and seven grams of protein to help you stay on track throughout the day. And the delicious garlic Parmesan seasoning will bring you salty snack satisfaction, all for just 220 milligrams of sodium! Click here to purchase now.> It is a little known secret that popcorn is full of fiber! Fiber helps curb your appetite by keeping you satisfied, and studies show fiber consumption helps maintain a healthy weight. So load up on your favorite snack from Nutrisytem, which features four grams of it. Perfectly portioned with a buttery seasoning that will satisfy your salty craving, this popcorn is a snacking sensation! And it’s ready to eat… No popping required. Click here to purchase now.> Crunchy and salty is a dangerous craving to battle. Nutrisystem has created the perfect solution, Honey Mustard Pretzel Bits with a sweet honey mustard flavor in the perfect portion. Snack guilt-free with eight grams of protein and four grams of fiber to keep your belly full and waist happy. Just 260 milligrams of sodium make this salty snack the perfect diet addition. Click here to purchase now.> Who could dislike pizza? Savory and guilt-free, these Zesty Pizza Snack-A-Rounds will leave you satisfied with pizza flavor without the post-indulgence bloat. Seven grams of protein provide the nutritional boost that your snack-time needs and a bite of pizza never could. A delicious cheddar cheese filling is covered in zesty Italian flavor for a tiny, salty snack you’ll love. Click here to purchase now.> Not your average snack mix, this perfectly portioned treat is loaded with zesty squares, crunchy squiggles, and savory nuts. This delicious snack serves up six grams of protein and four grams of fiber to provide proper balance and nutrition. Just 120 calories are ready to eat when hunger attacks or salt calls your name. Click here to purchase now.> Never underestimate a true classic. Nutrisystem packs fiber and protein into a snacking staple, the pretzel. Delicious crunch and savory salt combine to provide eight grams of protein and five grams of fiber. Snacks loaded with protein and fiber are recommended to keep your blood sugar steady and your appetite away! We could eat these pretzels all day. Click here to purchase now.> Multigrain crispy round snacks are made from whole grain quinoa, heart-healthy chia, and flax seeds. All three of these nutritional powerhouses are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, recommended by the American Heart Association as part of a heart-healthy diet. Ranch seasoning covers the healthy grains and seeds provide the savory treat you’ve been looking for. Not a bad change of pace to the carrot sticks. Click here to purchase now.> Take things back to childhood with a deliciously indulgent cheese puff you can’t help but enjoy. Forget guilt and summon the nutrition! Corn puffs are covered in a delicious cheddar cheese flavor to satisfy your salty snack craving. But here’s the healthy twist: You’ll get eight grams of protein and three grams of fiber in just 150 calories. Perfectly portioned and ready to eat. Click here to purchase now > Whole grains are baked into this delicious pretzel with five grams of protein and no artificial preservatives. Low in fat and calories, but loaded with heart-healthy and waist-friendly whole grains, you’ll be snacking your way to your weight loss goals. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends making at least half your grains whole every day. Well now, you’re snacking on your way! Eight percent of your iron is served up with only six percent of your daily value for sodium. That’s what we call a salty snack win. Click here to purchase now >
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