Don’t get me wrong I love Super Bowl for many reasons, but a lot of those reason don’t always make me feel so great the next day. As the daughter of a British mother ill proudly admit to enjoy a good IPA or two while the game is on, but between the beer, nachos, cheese dips etc. I often wake up sluggish, bloated, and puffy the next day. All of the reasons are why we wanted to create this list of health-forward Super Bowl snack options. These snacks are great if you are bringing them with you to a friends house to watch the game or simply enjoying the festivities in your own home.
Snack #1: The 3-Main Ingredient Pretzel
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 Cups Non-fat Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp Baking Powder
Dash of sea salt
Optional: 1 egg for egg wash
Directions: Pre-heat over to 350 F. Mix flour, baking powder, and yogurt until a thick dough forms. Shape the dough into individual “football” shapes of your desired size (remember that they will rise and get slightly bigger!). Place on lined baking sheet and brush with egg wash and top with sea salt.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow for the dough to completely cool then add the mustard laces and enjoy!
Snack #2: The Guacamole Board!
The take-away here is building balanced snacks, I love using the 2:1:1 ratio of carbs, to fat, and protein. The guacamole board is a perfect example of this because the avocados are loaded with healthy fats then you can you the whole wheat crackers or chips as your carbs, and add some chickpeas or black bean dip as the protein.
Snack #3: The Frozen Peanut Butter Cup
Peanut butter + chocolate, what’s not to love?
Simply line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and spray them with a non-stick spray. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and pour into each cupcake liner. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Once the shells are hard remove the tray from the freeze and scoop in your desired amount of nut butter into each cup. Top with additional chocolate, banana slices, or nuts. Enjoy!