Although I’m no longer focusing purely on the keto diet, there are some low-carb snacks that I do quite enjoy. Especially if that snack has some dry roasted nuts. Today, I’ll take a look at the Parm Crisps Snack Mix with Ranch flavoring.
And since I am a big fan of anything ranch-related, you can guess that this one is going to rank relatively high for me.
Especially now that I’ve got a newfound love of almonds and cashews.
What is the Ranch Flavored Parm Crisps Snack Mix?
The Parm Crisps Snack Mix is a mixture of various nuts and dried cheese crisps. It consists of almonds, cashews, and pistachios with a dusting of ranch flavoring.
Parm Crisps offer quite a bit in terms of nutritional value, which isn’t very surprising considering that it’s mostly made of nuts often associated with diet plans.
Given the amount of taste in the snack, I would have figured the sodium level would have been higher than it is as well.
What Can You Expect Out of the Parm Crisps Snack in Ranch?
I was actually quite surprised by how well this product tasted. I’ve never really tried Parm Crisps with nuts before, but I am a fan of ranch. So, it was perhaps inevitable that I would give these a try.
After all, I’m always interested in snacks that aren’t loaded with gobs and gobs of sugar. Though, I do miss having chocolate buttercream frosting.
What stood out most to me was the:
Great Ranch Flavoring
First of all, the ranch flavoring is spot on. For being a diet snack, Parm Crisps did a pretty good job at making sure the taste was what you’d expect.
In fact, it’s easily among my favorite ranch snacks to date. Well, aside from dipping chicken wings in Homestyle Ranch dressing. But, that would rack up the calorie count quickly.
3g of Net Carbs
For those interested in the keto diet, the Parm Crisps Snack Mix in ranch has 3g of net carbs. But if you’re still counting total carbohydrates, this munchable sits at around 6g.
This means it falls in line with the keto diet. You can probably get that from the label on the front of the packaging. It’s “Always Keto Friendly.”
Decent Protein Content
Another aspect of keto, Parm Crisps are loaded with protein. Then again, what would you expect from something made mostly of various nuts?
Still, it works great as a snack for various diet plans or if you want to up your protein count for working out and weight training. A single serving fits great in 1/2 cup Tupperware containers that can easily fit in your gym bag.
Low Sodium and Cholesterol
As I said, with the ranch being so prominent, I would have thought for sure there was more salt in the ranch Parm Crisps snack. But, it sits at 150mg of sodium and only 10mg of cholesterol.
This means it fits nicely in diets that focus on keeping these numbers low.
Although I currently don’t have a problem with high blood pressure, it’s always good to be ahead of the game.
Great for Low-Carb Diets
Of course, the Parm Crisps snack in ranch is going to be good for virtually any low-carb diet plan. After all, it’s perfect for keto.
If you’re capable of being content with just 1/4 cup serving, or 30g, it can easily help you with weight loss. For me, this is about par for the course as my almond snacks are roughly the same in weight, calories, and carbs.
A Bit Spendy Per Serving Comparatively
The ranch-flavored Parm Crisps snack is a bit expensive when compared to other snacks on the market. The bag sitting on my desk comes out to $1.25 per serving.
In reality, I’ve seen nut mixes at Walmart that deliver twice the volume for $0.25 cheaper. Though, none of those snacks have a good ranch flavoring to them.
On the other hand, I’ve also had far more expensive snacks during my diet experience. So, $1.25 per serving may not be all that bad.
Comparable Calories Per Serving
This snack is relatively comparable to the other nut snacks I have in the kitchen. It’s a bit lower than the dark chocolate roasted almonds but slightly higher than smoke house almonds.
At 170 calories per serving, it’s really not all that bad of a quick snack to take the edge off when you get cravings.
Where Can You Find this Product?
I believe we found this 20 oz bag at Costco. I’m not really sure if regular grocery stores stock Parm Crisps, at least the ranch snack version. I’ve seen regular cheese Parm Crisps in the chip aisle of Walmart.
I’ve also seen the brand sold at health food stores nearby, so you may want to check Wholefoods.
Or, you can pick them up the quick and easy way from Amazon.
At any rate, the brand itself is relatively popular, so it may be pretty easy to find in your local area.
Would I Buy the Ranch Parm Crisps Snack Mix Again?
As I am still in the process of losing the rest of my weight, this is definitely one of those snacks that will make a second appearance in my house. It’s light, tasty, and provides what I’m looking for within my diet: low carb count.
I have tried just plain cheese Parm Crisps in the past with tuna fish, which is amazing. So, I am glad that this snack wasn’t a disappointment.
Considering how anti-keto I was a few months ago, I’m kind of surprised that I’ve come across so many great-tasting snacks so far.
Sure, I miss having a bucket of chocolate bars next to the front door in the living room. But this is more conducive to helping me lose weight.
And since I am such a fan of ranch, the Parm Crisps snack delivers something enjoyable.
A Decently Healthy Low-Carb Snack
I guess the moral of the story is to not knock something until you try it. So far, there have only been a small handful of keto-friendly snacks I haven’t enjoyed. But this is not one of them.
It’s safe to say that I like this one quite a bit.