Salad just isn't as good without a little crunch. And, no — we're not talking about lettuce.
Croutons have been the crunchy go-to for years, but there's one problem with those tasty little cubes of stale bread: 10 pieces can easily rack up more than 50 calories and a whole lot of sodium, and who eats just 10 pieces? Luckily, there's an easy alternative for crunchy salad lovers everywhere: Parmesan crisps.
Instead of a handful of mediocre croutons, Parmesan crisps are on the rise and trendy restaurants like Sweet Green — which lists the crisps as one of its premium ingredients — are taking note.
The thin, cheesy crackers from Kitchen Table Bakers, for instance, are only 30 calories each and are the perfect way to add some crunch factor to your favorite salad. Not only do they taste better, but they're better for your body, too.
If these crisps look familiar, you've probably seen them used as tasty decorations atop your dishes in fancy restaurants. But now that they're going mainstream, you can make all your salads fancy for only $7 a pop. (And, most importantly, become the real-life version of the Women Laughing Alone With Salad meme.)