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Crunchy salty relatively low calorie snack?

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pandarific Sun 01-Apr-18 18:54:25

Not actively trying to lose weight, but am in first trimester of pregnancy and trying not to put on lots of weight.

I want SALT and crunchy things. Anyone? I want tuc crackers, salt and vinegar crisps and salted nuts... but is there anything better I’m overlooking?

Popcorn yes (I have an air popper), but anything else relatively healthy?

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MrsSchadenfreude Sun 01-Apr-18 18:56:06

Matzo with cottage cheese? Dull, I know. French bread toasted in slices with a sprinkle of Parmesan?

ShortandAnnoying Sun 01-Apr-18 18:58:00

Pickles, gherkins onions and so on. Kallo savoury rice cakes if you like twiglets

Bubba1234 Sun 01-Apr-18 18:58:52

The salt & butter Tesco brand rice cakes

Marmite27 Sun 01-Apr-18 18:59:12

Rice cakes? The ASDA salt and vinegar ones are very flavourful.

Bonelessbanquet Sun 01-Apr-18 19:00:19

I think salt and vinegar ringos are 67 cals

PenelopeParallelogram Sun 01-Apr-18 19:01:27

I've been living off Hula Hoop Puft crisps, 72 calories a bag, for my salty crunchy cravings

ShortandAnnoying Sun 01-Apr-18 19:20:22

Make your own microwave crisps
Cut very thin slices of potato with a potato peeler or mandolin, spray a microwave dinner plate with oil spray and lay a layer of slices not over lapping. Spray again with the oil.
Microwave for around 3 mins, then in 30 sec bursts until just starting to brown. Remove from plate while still hot they will be slightly soft but crisp up on cooling. Sprinkle with salt or spices.
You can also do this with tortillas to make tortilla chips. Just cut them up and microwave as before but only for 1min then flip over and repeat until very lightly browned do not over cook.

Ivebeenaroundtheblock Sun 01-Apr-18 19:24:55

pretzels? chocolate or yogurt dipped...

pandarific Sun 01-Apr-18 19:44:20

Ooh thank you all - good shout on the gherkins especially, I completely forgot about them!

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FabulouslyGlamorousFerret Sun 01-Apr-18 19:47:11


randomsabreuse Sun 01-Apr-18 19:50:50

Sea Weed Crisps - Itsu and sold by Sainsbury's

StealthPolarBear Sun 01-Apr-18 19:51:45

Pickled onions. Vinegar rather than salt but help me

Notproudofthisone Sun 01-Apr-18 19:52:49

Kale ran under water with garlic powder and salt. Kale crisps are amazing!!!!
They sound gross but try them!

Notproudofthisone Sun 01-Apr-18 19:53:10

Then the kale baked in the oven for 30 mins lol grin

iklboo Sun 01-Apr-18 19:54:16

Roasted chick peas.

NameChangedAndForgotOldName Sun 01-Apr-18 19:54:22

Roasted chickpeas?

Checklist Sun 01-Apr-18 19:57:02

Skips and Quavers are among the lowest calorie salty snacks, you can buy iirc?

StealthPolarBear Sun 01-Apr-18 19:59:30

Oh yes and salted edamame beans

gaggiagirl Sun 01-Apr-18 20:04:14

Chickpeas tossed in sesame oil and salt roasted until brown in one layer in the oven.

TheVanguardSix Sun 01-Apr-18 20:07:41

Marmite flatbreads
Marmite rice cakes

I love the marmite flatbreads.

Lifeaback Sun 01-Apr-18 20:14:17

Sea weed crisps/dry seaweed

Squ1ggle Sun 01-Apr-18 20:15:44

Low calorie salted popcorn. I like the nude popcorn co stuff that I get from sainsburys

BarryTheKestrel Sun 01-Apr-18 20:19:46

My go to is the flaming hot cheetos. Small bags (13g) because they are puffed, 69cal.

They aren't great in terms of fat but as a one a day treat to stop me eating a whole tube of Pringles I'm happy with them.

Auntieaunt Sun 01-Apr-18 21:28:55

My Mexican friend eats a lot of cucumber slices drizzled in lime juice with salt. It's actually quite nice but not something i'd eat without her.

Vegetable crisps? Same calories as normal crisps but I recon they taste better.

I love home made kale crisps- good recipe on bbc good food.

Hulu Hoops? Off the top of my head they're the saltiest thing I can think of? The bags are pretty small so not too many calories/fat.

Pringles? Also one of the saltiest things I can think of.

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