It's coming! Whether you are a huge football fan, an occasional spectator or you really couldn't care less what happens in the world of NFL; the odds are you will either be hosting or attending a Super Bowl party this weekend. Aside from all of the Cheesehead-wearin', TerribleTowel-twirlin' fans, there is going to be a spread of tempting, tailgating treats. The nachos, the hot dogs and the sliders, oh my! Super Bowl Sunday can become a day of overindulgence OR it can be just another day full of flavorful, healthy snacks...with a little football.
If you are hosting the party, then here are some ideas for healthy appetizers to sneak into the spread. Attending a party elsewhere? Bring a healthy dish to share! At least you can be sure there is one healthy dish to snack on instead of being forced to eat the all other stuff.
TOP TEN "SUPER" HEALTHY BOWL SNACKS
2. VEGGIES & HUMMUS ~ Need something to "crunch"? Cut up fresh peppers, carrots and cucumbers and pair it with some homemade or store bought hummus.
8. NUTS ~ Walnuts, almonds and pistachios; all great tasting snacks with nutritional benefits. Although high in fat, it is healthy fat; always welcome in moderation.
9. FRESH FRUIT ~ Need a sweet option? Why not use Mother Natures cure for the sweet tooth, fruit! A platter of fresh sliced apples, strawberries and melons is always good. If you want, whip up a non-fat dip by mixing 8 oz. of Fat-Free Philadelphia Cream Cheese with one jar of Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme.
10. JALAPENOS ~ These stuffed peppers are a "hot" tailgating item; gaurenteed to go quick. Try out my lean version of Paula's Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos or this tasting lookin' recipe for Jalapeno Poppers from eatingwell.com.
Super Bowl parties are a great time to get together with family and friends. Allow yourself to have fun and eat great food; some healthy and perhaps a little that's not. Everything in moderation.
Have a great day! Stay safe and warm out there in all that snow and ice!