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Looking for a sweet and salty snack with a little crunch? These pretzel stacks are great for an after-workout boost.

Learn how to make this healthy pretzel snack


  • 1 large banana
  • 2 oz. peanut butter
  • 1 serving whole grain pretzels

Recipe Serves: 4 stacks


  1. Slice the banana into small pieces
  2. Add a thin layer of peanut butter on both sides of each piece
  3. Place 1 whole grain pretzel on each side of the banana
Recommendation: If you are allergic to peanuts, use almond butter, cashew butter, or sun butter. If you do not like bananas or want more crunch, use sliced cucumbers as a substitute. If you still want your fruit serving, try fresh pineapple.

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