One of my favorite parts of a Super Bowl party is the snacks. I’m not much of a football fan (although I usually randomly pick a team I like for the big game), so the game itself is just a great excuse to spend time with friends and eat some fun snacks. It’s so easy, though, to end up spending quite a bit of money on Super Bowl party food. So, here are a few tips to help make your fun party both thrifty and healthy (or, at least, healthier).
Chop Your Own Veggies. It’s so easy to pick up a package of baby carrots or pre-cut carrots and celery. But chopping your own is easy and quick.
Make Your Own Dip. Pre-made dip can be full of preservatives and chemicals. Make your own dip using sour cream and onions. Here’s a super-easy recipe that looks better than any store bought onion dip! You could always make some homemade hummus, instead.
Bake Chicken Tenders. Who dictated that Buffalo wings were the standard Super Bowl snack? Honestly, I’ve never really been a big fan of Buffalo wings. It’s easy to prepare a much healthier option by baking chicken tenders. Here’s a recipe that is a nice alternative to the wings without sacrificing taste at all.
Black Bean Quesadillas. How about using beans to save money and calories? Our family loves black beans. Here’s a delicious (and nutritious) Super Bowl snack option!
Crispy Chickpeas. Here’s another thrifty healthy alternative. Nuts can be expensive to buy. But chickpeas are very reasonably priced. Make these crispy chickpeas and no one will miss the Blue Diamond almonds!
Who says that a big game should set you back on your new year’s resolutions to be healthier and more frugal? Enjoy the game, the snacks, and the extra money in the bank!
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