Snack Bowl!

Snack Bowl XLIX!

Seahawks or Patriots

That is the question on everyones mind this weekend. I am not much of a football fan (I enjoy playing it, not so much watching it) but my family is crazy about it. Every year my husband and brother pick a team, just to bug them a little I go for the opposing team (everyone needs a cheerleader right?). This year the pick of the family is the Seattle Seahawks, so naturally I am going to cheer for the New England Patriots. Two of the things I look forward to on Super Bowl Sunday are 1) the commercials and 2) snacking with the family. This year instead of doing the same snacks I am going to change it up a bit. Let’s show our team pride by eating the team colors. Confused?

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15 Quick Snack Ideas!

Party like a PATRIOT:
Colors: Red, White and Blue

  1. Yogurt Parfaits with any green or blue fruits
    • Layer on the fruits, alternately
    • Top with yogurt, granola and a small blueberry
    • I would recommend this recipe:
    • Pair it with some whole grain crackers or pita chips
  2. Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip
    • I enjoy the quinoa chips from Trader Joes, their hexagonal and blue in color!
  3. Blue Corn Chips and Homemade Guacamole
    • Asparagus Fries
    • Zucchini Fries
    • Kale Chips
  4. Baked Fries
    • Blueberries and Kiwis
    • Honeydew, Blueberries and Kiwis
    • Green Grapes and Blueberries
  5. Fruit Kabobs
  6. Strawberry and Blueberry layered smoothie.

Snack like a SEAHAWK:
Colors: Blue and Green

  1. Fruit Kabobs:
    • Strawberries, Bananas and Blueberries
    • Raspberries, Bananas and Blueberries
  2. Strawberries
    • with a Vanilla Bean or Blueberry Yogurt Dip (granola optional)
    • Chocolate Covered Strawberries (my FAV)
  3. Roasted Red Potatoes
    • seasoned with garlic, parsley, salt and pepper
  4. Tacos
    • Grilled Shrimp Tacos with a Fire Roasted Pepper Salsa and topped with Pomegranate
    • I love this recipe
  5. Veggie Quesadilla with Red Bell Peppers and Tomato Salsa side
  6. Veggie Platter
    • Red Bell Peppers
    • Cherry Tomatoes
    • Cauliflower
    • Jicama
  7. Granny Smith Apple Chips
    • Cut apples in circles
    • Bake them
    • Top with cinnamon and sugar
  8. Chili with Blue Corn Chips
  9. Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Guacamole and Cilantro Yogurt Dip
Just remember two things:

  1. ENJOY the SuperBowl
  2. Eat in Moderation. Use smaller plates to eat with to help control portion size.
Will you be Partying like a Patriot or Snacking like a Seahawk???
Share your snack pics please!

Sumi K.

A student of Nutrition.

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