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Winning Snacks for Superbowl Sunday!

February 3, 2012

This Sunday February 5th is Superbowl Sunday!  Whether you are rooting for the New York Giants or the New England Patriots it’s sure to be one of the most talked about re-matches in sports history.  Aside from football, Superbowl Sunday is filled with family, friends and of course lots of food!  So in between cheering for all the touchdowns scored by the GIANTS…why not make some healthy food choices?! (I’m from N.Y. I can’t help but be biased…sorry MG!).  Check out the ideas below to kick-off a fun and healthy time had by all. 

  • Mini BBQ Chicken sliders on a Whole Wheat Bun:  Most people cannot picture a Superbowl party without chicken wings.  This year try BBQ chicken sliders for a healthy substitute with the same great taste.  Grill ground chicken patties topped with BBQ sauce and place on a whole wheat bun!

 

  • Vegetables and Dip:  Cut up some of your favorite vegetables and create your own crudité!  Try using cherry tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and red and yellow peppers.  Pick 3 of your favorite dressings for a choice of dips.  Always remember to choose fat free or low fat dips.

 

  • Fruit Kabobs with Fat Free Yogurt:  Create your own fruit kabobs by cubing your favorite fruits and placing them on a skewer.  Dip them in fat free yogurt for a sweet treat.

 

  • Three Bean Salad:  Choose your three favorite beans and mix them together to create your own bean salad.  Season your bean salad with your favorite spices.  *Tip: If you are using canned beans remember to drain and rinse them before using to wash away some of the sodium found in canned beans.

 

  • Pretzels and Hummus:  For those of you who need some crunch to your snacks, try pretzels with a hummus dip.  Pretzels are a better alternative to the usual high fat chips served at most Superbowl parties. 

  

  • Celery and Peanut Butter Sticks:  Spread some peanut butter on celery sticks for a flavor filled snack that’s sure to be a hit.

 

Try some of these ideas for a healthy and fun Superbowl Sunday.  We might not have control over which team wins but we do have control over choosing winning foods. 

 

Good luck to the team you are rooting for! 

 

 

 

 

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