Healthy Super Bowl Snacks including Homemade Hummus

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 28, 2009

Super Bowl 09 Pictures, Images and Photos

PHOTO CREDIT: Ignition_Photo

Last night I had the privilege to talk with A Cowboy’s Wife on her new Blog Talk Radio show. I called in to share a few of my Healthy Super Bowl Snack Ideas. You can listen to the show here.

Colorful Nachos
 
Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
1 cup low fat monterray jack or cheddar cheese

Lay chips out on microwaveable plate or serving platter. Spread black beans and Rotel over chips. Top with shredded cheese. Microwave 1-2 minutes until all cheese has melted. Serve warm.

Fruit Kabobs

Got any wooden skewers leftover from the summer grilling season?

Wooden Skewers
Fresh Pineapple
Fresh Cantaloupe
Fresh Honeydew Melon
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Blackberries

 

Photo Credit: Dmiasheville

Cut up all the fruit into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Place on skewers and serve with light yogurt dip. Have the kids help you. Make the snack preparation a family affair. And chances are they’ll get their fruit quota in for the day too!

Make a fruit salad for your Sunday breakfast and then use the leftovers to make Kabobs! You’ll like get at least 4 servings of fruit in for the day with this plan :)

Veggie Sticks with Homemade Hummus

Baby Carrots
Celery Sticks
Broccoli Florets
Grape Tomatoes
Homemade Hummus

Photo Credit: Nomadic Gourmet

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Homemade Hummus

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp
  • sesame tahini or natural peanut butter
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp water or bean juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with fresh veggie sticks or whole wheat crackers!

But the really important questions are…

Who are you rooting for??? Do you even know who is playing??? (I didn’t…had to ask Hubs!)

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Netts Nook January 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

Can’t wait to try for Super Bowl thanks for the ideas.

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Ms. Burrows January 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

I only just discovered the Super Bowl was even coming up. I figured it had probably already happened, lol. No clue who’s playing.
Snacks sound great though!

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Brodrick Family January 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

I am rooting for the Cardinals! Big Kurt Warner fan!!!

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Anonymous January 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

The fact that you had to ask the husband who was playing makes me like this blog even more! I’ve picked up some great tips from your blog. Thanks so much.

Linda in PA

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Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife January 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Thanks for being at the show!! and I think the fruit kabobs are the best idea ever!!

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Money Funk January 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm

I like the fruit kabob idea! So simple too. And the hummus… never thought of using peanut butter in place of tahini. I’m gonna have to try that. Cuz hummus at our local grocer’s is atrocious for the amount rec’d! And well, I have a big bag of sesame seeds I’ve been meaning to make tahini with, but haven’t gotten around to it. Thanks for the post.

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Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead January 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I never know who’s in the super bowl, but the Cardinals are going for the first time in 67 years!!! Plus, Kurt Warner (the quarterback) is an amazing man and a sold-out Christian, so how can you not support him!?!??

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Jennifer January 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I am totally making the hummus, thanks for the recipe and I will absolutely be watching…. The commercials are my favorite part! ;)

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Fruitful Vine January 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Hi
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Teeter January 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Thanks for the hummus recipe. I have been wanting to try one.

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Rebekah January 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm

The hummus looks divine!

We are pulling for the STEELERS!!!

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Upstatemomof3 January 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Thanks – I think I may make that chip dish. We are having people over. But I am not really a football fan. We are rooting for the Steelers though.

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Jennifer Wilson January 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm

This Sunday will be the one and only time this year I say “Go Cardinals”

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CountryMama@The Cozy Country Home January 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Here we go Steelers, Here we go!!
Here’s what I’m serving up:http://thecozycountryhome.blogspot.com/2009/01/super-show-down.html

But, if you’re going for healthy, here’s a great recipe that makes a great appetizer/finger food (with sourcream or applesauce for dipping!!)http://thecozycountryhome.blogspot.com/2009/01/chicken-and-wild-rice-pancakes-freezer.html

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Michelle January 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

I am rooting for Kurt Warner – he’s an awesome guy! I live in St. Louis and have been a Bears fan for 25 years….even when the Cardinals were here. ;-) It will be the first time I want the Cardinals to do well, but really it’s all for Kurt.

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Marty January 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm

LOVE this blog!
I will def put a link to it on mine.
I’m not a football fan, but hubby and kids are. So we plan a big day for it. As a special treat, I got the kids $1.00 football cups at Roses (I was there buying $1.00 Nature’s Own bread), and we’ll have football-shaped brownies (we’ve done the chocolate rice crispies, as well), salsa, chips, Totino’s pizza rolls (on sale at Lowes Foods + coupon = $.50 per 7.5 oz. box), Peppridge Farm 3-layer cake – BOGO, and a few other things.
LOVE this site – can’t wait to tell my friends and family about it!!!

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Stacey January 30, 2009 at 1:51 am

No Idea!

But alll your snacks look SOOO Yummy:)

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