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Healthy Pretzel Recipes

Healthy Pretzel Recipes

National Pretzel Day was this week, and if you’re a pretzel lover, we have healthy pretzel recipes to help you enjoy them no matter what your diet looks like.

First up, make these Healthy Mini Soft Pretzels with step-by-step instructions, so they’ll turn out perfectly.

These simple Garlic Ranch Pretzels are a great snack for after school or for game day get-togethers.

Serve these delicious Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels as an appetizer for dinner guests.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels
Image and Recipe via Half-Baked Harvest

 

Those on gluten-free diets can still enjoy a soft pretzel with these Low-Carb Pretzels.

You probably have all the ingredients you need on hand already for these 15-minute Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Balls.

These Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Pretzels are the perfect snack for kids, but adults will love them too.

These Healthy Soft Pretzels are everything-flavored, just like your favorite bagels.

Healthy Soft Pretzels
Wowed By Washington

Wowed by Washington: The Wild and the Wilderness

Emily Beach, a Health Alliance employee in the Communications Department, visited Washington to learn more about the members we serve and what it’s like to live in North Central Washington. Read about the first part of her trip.

My next day in Washington was as busy as the day before. After grabbing a quick breakfast at the hotel, Ericka and I headed to the Town Toyota Center for a tour and a meeting with some folks with the Wenatchee Wild. We can’t say too much now, but keep your eyes and ears open come hockey season!

Next we visited the Wenatchee Senior Center. I got to watch a S.A.I.L. (Stay Active and Independent for Life) class in action and had just started to immerse myself in the bustling thrift store when I was reminded of our next appointment. My wallet thanks our tight schedule.

The next stop was in Leavenworth, with a drive through Cashmere. Shannon made sure to take me along the charming Cashmere main street and past the Aplets & Cotlets factory. In Leavenworth, we visited the beautifully updated Cascade Medical Center. It almost looked like a cabin with the gorgeous mountain view and natural light. I wish all waiting rooms looked like that one!

Leavenworth

We stopped for a delicious lunch at Fresh Burger Café, just down the street. We ate outside to enjoy the sunshine and killer view. Being from the Illinois flatlands, I could just stare at the mountains all day. But that would mean I would have missed exploring Leavenworth. The town is filled to the brim with quaint shops, flower boxes, and wooden signs that bring to mind Bavarian Germany.

Fresh Cafe

The most exciting moment for me? The pretzels! I am from Freeport, Illinois, and our high school mascot is the Pretzels. I have pretty intense Pretzel Pride.

Pretzel Case
Pretzel Shop
Pretzel Decoration

Shannon also took me a little way into the Cascades outside Leavenworth. This looked more like the Washington I knew from Olympic National Park. I wish we had time for a full hiking adventure, but I was grateful to be able to snap this roadside photo along the Tumwater Canyon. Views like this inspire me!

Tumwater

Sound like a full day? You only know the half of it!