So for the snack round up, I'm focusing on healthy Superbowl party snacks. Superbowl parties can be a spread of all types of processed foods for your kiddos, like tons of potato chips, sour cream-based dips that don't need refrigeration (definitely suspect) and that creamy cheesy stuff inside poppers. With cookies and sugary drinks to boot, it all adds up to a tummy ache and grumpy kids that never ate any real foods. So here are some ideas from blogs all over for tasty ways to get your kids eating better foods this weekend. Heck while you're at it you might as well try some nutritious foods too, because despite our best intentions a parent can't subsist on chicken wings alone. Enjoy!
Superbowl Snack Round Up
Crispy quinoa, lime and chipotle chicken fingers
Here's an alternative to buffalo wings. And it's a really creative use of quinoa too, for those of us that haven't stopped just using it in salads.
Baked zucchini fries
These are a great gameday alternative deep fried veggies. They are baked and yet have a bread crumb batter so they aren't limp like some baked fries.
Parmesan sesame pita chips
Your kids won't even miss potato chips with these tasty pita chips. They are really easy to make and the sesame seeds sneak in nutrients like magnesium and calcium.
Stuffed mini bell peppers
These are bright and festive and a great way to get your kids eating a fruit (that's right, bell peppers are technically fruits) on Superbowl Sunday. They do have cream cheese and bacon (not the most healthy, albeit tasty, items) but there are still better than store bought frozen stuffed peppers.
Jazzed up popcorn
Alright so I'm stealing from my archives here, but this one is a great, healthy snack that is great for vegging out in front of a football game.
Wasa Superbowl snacks
Here's a few different ways of using Wasa crackers (rye crackers) with a variety of toppings for a healthy cracker platter.