Pickles: Good or Bad?
When I'm eating clean, a typical lunch for me is some leftover roast chicken breast stuffed into half an Ezekiel pita pocket... with maybe some lettuce or spinach stuffed in, too.
The problem: I like something crunchy and salty to accompany a sandwich. While potato chips are my side of choice, they aren't exactly the healthiest/lowest-calorie snack.
I've tried things like red pepper strips or cucumber slices or baby carrots, but they just don't satisfy me, and I find myself rummaging in the fridge for something else to eat after my meal.
A dill pickle actually fulfills my craving for crunch and salt, and they're really low calorie, but I'm not sure if all that sodium is worth it. Obviously I wouldn't opt for them right before an event when I want to avoid major bloat, but what about as an everyday snack? Any thoughts?