Super Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

from Oxygen magazine


Super bowl Sunday. It’s coming up. Are you prepared?

And by prepared I mean – are you prepared to offer some healthier snack alternatives so you don’t over-indulge in all the other snacks that will be there? You know the snacks that I’m talking about…grease-laden, empty calorie snacks that you’ll regret having eaten when your stomach is turning and your body is bloated and swollen from all the sodium in them.

…yeah, THOSE snacks

let’s try to avoid (or at least limit) THOSE snacks this Super Bowl Sunday by offering some healthier options. Fruit, Veggies and dip (make sure it’s a healthier dip i.e. lower fat, lower calories, etc.) and assorted nuts (peanuts, walnuts, soy nuts and almonds are all good choices) are some healthier snacks to have on hand, as well as these pigs in a blanket that have been given a more nutritional makeover.



2 sheets Phyllo dough

Olive or canola oil cooking spray

4 turkey hot dogs

3 Tbsp. grainy mustard

1 tsp. horseradish

1 Tbsp. honey



Preheat oven to 350. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface and cover the remaining dough with a slightly damp kitchen towel. Spray the dough with cooking spray and fold it into quarters to make 4 layers (strip should measure 4″ x 13″).

Cut in half, leaving 2 strips (that measure 4″ x 6″). Place 1 hot dog lengthwise at the end of the strip and roll it up tightly 3 times.

Cut into thirds and place seam-side down on a baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining hot dogs and dough. Spray the wrapped dogs lightly with cooking spray and bake til golden brown and crispy, about 20 minutes.

Combine the grainy mustard and horseradish in a small serving bowl and set aside. In another small bowl, combine the Dijon mustard with honey, serve both dips with the pigs in a blanket.

makes 4 servings ( 3 pieces per serving)


Nutritional Information (per serving)

calories: 119

total fat: 3 grams

sat. fat: 1 gram

trans fat: 0 grams

cholesterol: 25 mg

sodium: 847 mg

total carbs: 12 grams

fiber: .5 gram

sugars: 5 grams

protein: 8 grams

iron: 1.5 mg

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