Looking for a satisfying and nutritious snack? No need to twist yourself into knots overthinking it: The simple pretzel is always a good option to have on hand, especially since it’s like a blank canvas for flavor. Salt? Peanut butter? Honey? A pretzel can be a lot of different tasty and healthy things.
The Right Twist on the Pretzel
The classic pretzel is usually savory and baked with wheat flour, but that’s just one possibility among many. Gluten-free pretzels, whether made from cauliflower, sorghum, or something else wholesome, give you all the same crunch, except with much more flexibility for your diet. There are also plenty of organic and non-GMO options, plus sweet pretzels filled with peanut butter and chocolate.
Top Pretzel Brands
Making great pretzels is part art, part science - you need the right recipe and the right ingredients, and these brands bring both to the table (literally):
Kristy Lewis founded Quinn Snacks with the goal of making healthier snack foods for her son, Quinn. All Quinn Snacks products, including its many pretzel varieties, are USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, and sustainably farmed.
From the Ground UP
Want pretzels made from veggies like cauliflower and butternut squash? Give From the Ground UP a try! This brand specializes in vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free snacks that are a delicious and easy way to get full servings of vegetables.
Founded by Paul Newman himself in the early 1980s, Newman’s Own is one of the biggest names in healthy food. When it comes to pretzels, Newman’s Own makes its organic twists from spelt flour, which is gluten-free.
Try any of these popular pretzel bags for a snack that’s both nutritious and delicious:
Quinn Snacks Classic Sea Salt Pretzels
Kansas-grown sorghum is the key ingredient in these gluten-free twists. They’re crunchy, salty, and filled with whole grains!
Newman’s Own Spelt Pretzels
Have a gluten sensitivity or simply looking to reduce your wheat intake? Newman’s Own’s organic twist on the gluten-free pretzel gives you all the texture and flavor of wheat, with none of the actual wheat.
Healthy Plant-Based Alternative Pretzels
Veg out with these pretzels made from plants instead of traditional grains:
From The Ground UP Sea Salt Cauliflower Pretzel Sticks
The non-GMO cauliflower and cassava root in these pretzels will satisfy your munchies in a crunch. Each serving is rich in fiber and provides vitamin C and calcium, too.
From The Ground UP Butternut Squash Pretzels
Butternut squash? In a pretzel? Trust us, it works - and you likely won’t be able to tell the difference in flavor between these gluten-free pretzels and a conventional recipe.
Natural Sweet Pretzels
Go beyond salt and try out some sweet pretzels:
Quinn Snacks Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
Quinn Snacks made the first-ever gluten-free pretzels filled with peanut butter. There’s sweetness here from the peanut butter - but not too much, with only 1g sugar per serving - to complement the old’ familiar salty crunch.
Quinn Snacks Touch of Honey Pretzel Sticks
Honey adds another dimension to these delectable pretzel sticks. As a bonus, they’re certified gluten-free, and non-GMO.
Tips for Gluten-Free Snacking
Pretzels are snack standbys. Read on to see why and how you can get into a gluten-free snacking routine:
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