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Super Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

January 30, 2012

I came across this recipe for 5 Layer Greek Dip the other day, and had a major “Why didn’t I think of that?!” moment. I’m planning on making it this Sunday (without the feta), and maybe adding a layer of garlicky sauteed vegetables: either spinach or diced zucchini/eggplant and bell peppers. I love the idea of the dill sprinkled on top! Maybe some pine nuts too? And a squeeze of lemon juice? I hope all this can still be dipped with pita wedges…

As long as I was telling you about my new favorite appetizer, I thought I’d include some other possible Super Bowl snacks. See if you’d like any of these in your snacking playbook…

Whole Living’s Super Bowl Collection: 38 dips, salads, and main courses that might work well for a football spread.

Split Pea Crisps: yellow split peas soaked, salted, and crisped up in a skillet.

Roasted Spiced Chickpeas: another savory alternative to chips or plain old mixed nuts.

Sweet and Spicy Pecans: there are lots of interesting recipes out there for spiced and herby nuts. You could probably easily use vegan margarine or maybe even coconut oil in place of butter for these pecans. If you don’t mind more sugar, these delicious-looking Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts also caught my eye.

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts: sometimes my mom and brother serve roasted Brussels halves with toothpicks as snacks during a movie or sports event.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips: I love sweet potato chips even without dip! You could add another flavoring along with the paprika, like chile powder, garlic salt, oregano, or thyme to spice them up even more if you wanted.

Hope you enjoy the big game… or at least all the big snacking that goes with it!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Missy January 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Love your suggestions. I want to try those split pea crisps! I have a few healthy Superbowl recipes you might like too: http://www.thesneakychef.com/blog/2012/01/a-sure-bet-for-the-superbowl.html Enjoy!

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druss42 February 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

The Roasted Spiced Chickpeas are delicious! I made these the other day and could not stop eating them — healthy and addicting! Thanks for the recipe!

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Sharon February 7, 2012 at 11:57 pm

You are welcome! I am thrilled you liked them. I am all for ways to dress up canned beans. :) I think the Peas and Thank You blog also has some similar ones in a great pumpkin pie flavor and a lemon rosemary. You might like them too!

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