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Trainer Tuesday- what are some healthy super bowl snacks?

Jan 28, 2014

Healthy snacks for the super bowl can stem from fresh fruits and veggies, all the way to homemade salsas and appetizers that can taste great if you make them the right way. Things to avoid for the big game include fried foods, cheesy samplers and any type of alcohol. All of these contain no real nutritional value and contain a plethora of empty calories. Make sure to keep an eye out for any of these unwanted treats! –Andy

A healthy and tasty snack for a Super Bowl party is mini BLT cups. This appetizer takes a little more prep work but is definitely worth it. To make the tasty little treats, cut off the top of a grape tomato and squeeze out the pulp. Stuff a small piece of spinach into the tomato with a piece of cooked turkey bacon and finish it off with a tiny squeeze of fat free mayo to fill the cup. The tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant compound that may lower the risk of heart disease. The spinach is loaded with vitamins A, K, D and E and the bacon adds protein. –Sara

Homemade pita chips with Greek yogurt and salsa is a healthy Super Bowl snack that provides a satisfying crunch without too many calories. All you need to do is cut whole wheat pita bread into triangles sprinkle with seasonings of choice and toss in a toaster over or under the broiler until they crisp up. The Greek yogurt in lieu of sour cream cuts fats while adding protein and the salsa packs a flavorful punch and gets fresh vegetables in your mouth! -Keith


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