football-snacks

Super Bowl Sunday, one of America’s biggest food holidays, will air on February 2, 2014. Along with the football feeding frenzy menu of chicken wings to cheesy nachos, you can incorporate a few healthy snack items.

Homemade Super Guacamole

  • 1 packet of guacamole and salsa mix
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lb. tomatoes chopped
  • 1 C chopped red onions

Avocados provide all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein. Avocados provide the healthy kind of fat that your body needs and, like olive oil, help maintain a healthy heart.

Mushroom Fajitas

  • 2-3 cups sliced shitake mushrooms
  • 1 diced medium onion

Sauté in 2 tsp. butter and add fajita seasoning. Roll up a 6-inch tortilla and cut in two or in smaller cocktail tortillas.

Shiitake (as well as Reishi and Maitake) mushrooms have grown wild since prehistoric times. Their therapeutic value has been prized in Asian countries, where they originated, for thousands of years. They play a critical role in Asian medicinal traditions and were noted in some of the first books on herbal medicine written thousands of years ago.

Kale Chips

Kale, also known as borecole, is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. A leafy green, kale is available in curly, ornamental, or dinosaur varieties. It belongs to the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. These chips can be placed next to the tortilla or potato chips; let your guest guess what they are eating. They would never believe that these great tasting chips are made from dehydrated kale. I have also found kale chips with added raw cashews, sunflower seeds and spices.

Add something healthy to your Super Bowl Sunday snack table!

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