Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

As your family preps for Super Bowl Sunday check out these healthy, yet tasty, recipes for the big game. Let’s face it, the Super Bowl is not just about the game, it’s about the food too!

Firecracker Almonds

– 2 teaspoon chili powder
– 1 teaspoon curry powder
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 tablespoon olive or almond oil
– 2 cups toasted whole natural almonds
– ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
– 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), or to taste


Combine chili powder, curry powder, garlic powder and oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Heat until hot and bubbly. Stir in almonds, tossing until almonds are evenly coated and heated through, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in pepper sauce and red pepper. Allow to cool fully before serving. Servings: 8

Pita Triangles

– 6 six-inch whole-grain pita breads
– Olive oil cooking spray
– ¾ tsp garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut each pita bread in half, then each half into 4 triangles. Separate each triangle into 2 pieces. (There should be 16 small triangles per pita bread.)Arrange triangles in a single layer on two baking sheets. Lightly coat triangles with cooking spray. Sprinkle with seasoning powder. Gentle toss and rearrange to cover baking sheet.

Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and using a spatula, gently turn pitas over and continue to bake until crisp and golden brown, about 8 minutes longer. Chips will get crispy as they cool. Store in self-sealing plastic bags. Add a bowl of your favorit dip, salsa or hummus! Serves: 12 (one serving = 8 triangles)

Garlic Edamame

– 2 cups frozen edamame, thawed
– 2 garlic cloves, crushed
– 1-2 teaspoons oil
– A pinch each of salt and pepper

Heat oil over medium heat in a small pan. Add the edamame, crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Saute for 5-7 minutes, until the garlic gets a little brown and crisp. Yield: 2 cups.

Or, try making your own Train Mix!
Just toss together some whole grain cereal (such as whole grain Chex), a bowl of peanuts and almonds, and a bowl of dried apricots or your kids’ favorite dried fruits, for your very own trail mix that your entire family will love!

Other healthy snacks your family will enjoy – especially your little ones – are: Veggie sticks with low-fat ranch dip or hummus, air-popped popcorn, or rice cakes with peanut butter. Enjoy!

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