October 3, 2012

100 Calorie Soft Pretzels

Two words: one pound. You can guess in which direction based on the happy facts listed below.

My accomplishments this week:
  • I was able to zip up a windbreaker jacket that I could not zip up even before I got prego. And it was loose!
  • I did the circuit at the gym twice last Saturday morning. Usually I only do it once.
  • I went to a clothing exchange and picked out a pair of pants that were a size smaller than I thought I could fit into, but they fit! 
  • I did eat more vegetables.
Things I still need to work on:
  • Drinking more water.
  • Drinking more water.
  • Drinking more water.
  • Loving myself for who I am now.
  • Drinking more water.
  • Enjoying exercise.
  • Drinking more water.
In the meantime I just thought I would share with you a really easy recipe for homemade soft pretzels. Plus they are only one hundred calories each (approximately). That being said do not expect and Auntie Ann's sized pretzel. They are small. However with some yellow mustard and some fresh veggies you will have a very satisfying snack.

100 Calorie Soft Pretzels

100 Calorie Soft Pretzels

  • 10 Rhodes frozen white dinner rolls, thawed according to package directions
  • water
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten with one teaspoon of water
  • coarse sea salt
  • flour
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Flour hands and make ten very thin dough snakes with by rubbing each roll them between floured hands.
  3. Fold ends into center of dough snake so that they look like a pretzel (these are too small to make a twist).
  4. Fill a 5-quart pot two thirds full with water and add the baking soda. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
  5. Drop each pretzel into the boiling water for thirty seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  6. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with desired amount of sea salt (I like mine really salty!).
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the dough is a deep dark golden color.
Recipe by Amanda Jenks
4 out of 5 stars
Yield: 10 servings
Calories per serving: approximately 100
100 Calorie Soft Pretzels

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