Hearty salads are my jam. Sometimes, my stomach just craves a big bowl full of leafy greens, but that doesn’t mean I plan to leave out any of the glorious, protein-packed toppings — which typically include grilled chicken and sliced almonds for a little crunch. But Costco and I seem to be on the same page, because the retail giant is now selling crunchy, protein-filled croutons, and I’m about ready to eat the entire bag.
At 10 grams of protein per serving (23 croutons), Shrewd Food’s Parmesan Herb Protein Croutons are a healthy and filling alternative to regular old croutons — with only two grams of carbs! Each serving of these mini crouton balls includes just one gram of sugar, two grams of fat, and only 60 calories — so you could pretty much sprinkle the entire bag over your salad and it wouldn’t be that big of a deal.
They’re also gluten-free and keto-friendly! Made from milk protein isolate, parmesan seasoning (including garlic powder, salt, and parmesan), and sunflower oil, these little croutons are advertised as “never fried.” So check out the salad toppers ahead, and head to Costco if you want to add some protein-packed crunch to your favorite Summer salads.