After a lot of negotiating, the Major League Baseball season is finally here! We’re excited to watch live games. We love going out to the games or watching them at home. One of our favorite things about the games is the snacks. While Cracker Jack is associated forever with baseball, it’s not sold at all stadiums. It’s also high in sugar. But we do love the flavor. Another stadium snack we love is soft pretzels. But, again, the carb count on a single soft pretzel can be outrageous.
As well as the beginning of the MLB season this week, we’re celebrating National Caramel Popcorn Day and the fact that April is National Soft Pretzel Month. To get you as close to the action as possible, we have recipes for caramel corn and soft pretzels. That way, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying a decadent snack at the stadium when you’re really enjoying a low-carb snack watching the game at home!
This recipe for pretzels has literally hundreds of positive reviews. It’s a yeasted version of “fathead” dough — the kind made with mozzarella and cream cheese. People love them. And, while they are best when eaten the day you bake them, they can be reheated, which isn’t true of all pretzels. A serving has 205 calories, four grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Maybe you’re sick of fathead dough. Maybe you’re lactose intolerant. We wanted to give you a second option! This version uses wheat gluten to get the right level of chewiness. To get an authentic pretzel flavor the pretzels also take a “bath” in a baking soda solution. If you are a purist, this is probably the better recipe! A pretzel has 78 calories, 6.2 grams of carbs and 4.2 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We love this popcorn, but we think the name is misleading. Yes, it is refined sugar-free. But, it uses molasses as an ingredient so take the title with a grain of salt. This recipe is simple to follow. And it has direction for what to do if something goes wrong. The results are delicious, and you’ll be thrilled you made it! A serving has 190 calories, six grams of carbs and 1.5 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
This recipe has fewer ingredients and yields a thinner coating. The results might be right up your alley. It’s all a matter of preference! We like that it’s just a three-step recipe. It’s by far the simplest one we are sharing today. If you want a salty, sweet snack and have just 10 minutes, this is the one for you! A serving has 43 calories, eight grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
Making these snacks will bring the ballgame to you. While going to the stadium can be fun, it’s also expensive, you have to deal with the hassle of travel and parking and there is always some form of drama in the crowd. As great as it can be, we think you might have a better time if you invite your friends around to your place and enjoy these snacks instead!