These cheesy taco sprouted pretzels are a healthy snack for Trim Healthy Mama’s in an E setting.
I have been following the Trim Healthy Mama plan on and off since 2016. All that time, I had always wanted to try the on plan sprouted pretzels but never gotten around to it in the last 4 years.
A few weeks ago I put the pretzel twists and the shells in my Amazon cart and pulled the trigger right before we went on our beach trip. I was hoping to include them in my THM beach vacation meal plan.
But I got them, tried them and didn’t love them. Not bad but nothing amazing (full disclosure, I’m not a big pretzel lover anyway so that could be the problem). Pretzels just always seem a bit plain to me, sprouted or not.
But I do love them seasoned up with a bunch of flavor! In this Trim Healthy Mama E recipe, taco seasonings and nutritional yeast are combined to create a batch of cheesy taco sprouted pretzels.
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Cheesy Taco Sprouted Pretzels – THM E
The taco seasoning is combined with nutritional yeast to give the pretzels their cheesy flavor. Plus you get all the nutritional benefits of the nutritional yeast added in to your pretzel snack.
To make these cheesy taco sprouted pretzels you need just a few staples from your THM pantry and 30 minutes.
What You Need for Seasoned Sprouted Pretzels
- Unique Sprouted Pretzel Twists
- Chili Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- Garlic Powder
- Nutritional Yeast
- Olive Oil Spray (My Misto is one of my fave kitchen tools)
Seasoning the Spouted Pretzels
Mix all the seasoning in a gallon zip bag. Place the pretzels in the bag, spray with olive oil spray and zip the bag. Shake, shake, shake!
Open the bag and spray the pretzels again and shake until all or most of the seasoning has coated the pretzels.
Baking the Taco Pretzels
Spread the pretzels in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Flip each pretzel and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Carefully remove the pretzels from the sheet and allow them to cool completely.
The serving size on the pretzel bag is 3 pretzels so that is what I would stick to with this Trim Healthy Mama recipe.
You would still have a few “leftover” carbs before you hit the max carbs for an E meal if you wanted to add something to it (or even an extra pretzel).
Now, if you have never bought these before you are probably losing it over the serving size being three measly pretzels. But these pretzels are big! Like the size of the palm of my hand. So it won’t be a tiny serving.
Pair your cheesy taco sprouted pretzels with a lean protein like some turkey deli meat for an extra boost of protein to round out the meal/snack.
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- 12 Unique Sprouted Pretzel Twists (Splits)
- 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
- Olive Oil Spray
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
- Combine the seasonings in a gallon zip bag & add in the pretzels.
- Spray the pretzels with the olive oil spray and seal the bag.
- Shake until all of the seasoning has coated the pretzels. You may need to open the bag & spray with olive oil once more.
- Spread the sprouted pretzels onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Do not overlap.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Flip the pretzels and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Allow the pretzels to fully cool. Store in an airtight container.