8 Healthy Snacks for the Super Bowl

  By Néstor Sánchez  /  

It’s now February and  that means it’s almost time for the epic finale to the NFL season.  Super bowl LI is sure to be a thriller, as two of the most prolific offenses in the league are set to go head to head in the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. 

This is set to be a game filled with storylines and drama, as the upstart Falcons seek to win their first ever championship while the Pats stand in their way, seeking to win their 5th and solidify Tom Brady’s case for being the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

Such a game is as always going to be the scene for some major snacking.  Nothing is better than watching the big game with family and friends, but it can also add a lot of calories with all that tempting food.  Fortunately for you, Mammoth Hunters has the solution. 

Here are some healthy alternatives you can make for your tailgate or party that will have your guests begging for more! 

These recipes include:

Healthy Snacks for the Super Bowl

1. TORTILLA CHIPS

Tortilla chips

Serves: 40 chips

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of blanched almond flour
  • ½ cup of tapioca flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
  2. Place almond flour, tapioca flour, egg whites, and salt in a food processor
  3. Mix until dough forms
  4. Separate the dough into two parts
  5. Place each piece of dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out dough until inch thick (or thinner if desired)
  6. Remove top parchment paper
  7. Transfer bottom piece of parchment paper with rolled out dough onto a baking sheet
  8. Cut into triangular wedges 2 ½ inches on each side
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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2. CHICKEN WINGS WITH HOMEMADE JALAPEÑO HOT SAUCE

chicken wings jalapeno hot sauce

Serves: 6 people

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds drumettes and wings
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¾ cup hot sauce

For hot sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 20 fresh jalapeño peppers, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar

Directions:

Hot sauce:

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F and lightly grease an oven-proof pan
  2. In medium glass or enamel lined sauce pan over high heat, combine oil, peppers, garlic, onion and salt
  3. Sauté for 4 minutes
  4. Add water and cook for 20 minutes stirring often [in a large bowl, begin seasoning the drumettes and wings with kosher salt and ground black pepper while this is cooking]
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature
  6. Transfer mixture to food processor and purée until smooth, slowly add vinegar

Chicken wings:

  1. In a sauté pan over low heat, melt butter. Add thyme and garlic and allow to simmer for 3 minutes
  2. Once thyme and garlic becomes aromatic, add homemade hot sauce and stir.
  3. Pour entire mixture over seasoned chicken and toss to coat. Allow wings to marinate in fridge for about 30 minutes
  4. Transfer chicken to oven-proof baking dish and place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes; with tongs/fork, flip and baste wings.
  5. Bake for 25 more minutes occasionally basting wings while they’re in the oven
  6. Remove pan from oven, and allow wings to slightly cool in pan.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

3. HEALTHY PIZZA

healthy paleo pizza

Serves: 6 slices

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • ½ teaspoon each dried basil and oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil + extra for greasing pan
  • 1 large egg
  • cup mashed up tomatoes
  • pizza topping of your choice
  • optional: goat cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325˚F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease with olive oil
  3. In medium bowl, combine cassava flour, seasonings, olive oil, and egg
  4. Spread dough/batter thinly on parchment paper until 8 inches in diameter and ¼ inch thick. Olive oil on hands can help with spreading. Reminder: consistency and thickness is NOT like traditional pizza
  5. Bake for 10 minutes
  6. Sauté toppings if desired
  7. Remove crust from oven and add tomato sauce and toppings
  8. Bake for another 15 minutes or until crisp
  9. Serve and enjoy!

4. SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP

spinach artichoke dip

Serves: 6-8 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 (14oz) cans artichoke hearts, drained
  • 16oz frozen spinach
  • 1 cup cashews, roasted and unsalted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions:

  1. Add frozen spinach and artichokes to large saucepan over medium heat and sprinkle with a little salt. Cook until spinach is thawed and everything is all hot
  2. Place cashews in food processor and grind until cashews become a flour (finely ground)
  3. Begin to pour in your olive oil until you get a creamy consistency
  4. When spinach is thawed, drain excess water from saucepan, and add spinach and artichoke to food processor
  5. Add garlic powder, onion powder, basil, salt, pepper, and cayenne to artichokes
  6. Pulse everything a few times to get it combined and a little chopped up (you don’t want a purée!)
  7. Pour into a bowl to serve and enjoy!

5. GUACAMOLE

guacamole

Serves: 6-8 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe medium avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 large ripe tomato, diced
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and blend together
  2. Serve and enjoy!

6. CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS

cauliflower hummus

Serves: 6-8 people

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower (cut, steamed or boiled, and cooled)
  • 5-6 heaping tbsp. almond butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½-1 tsp paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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7. VEGGIE TRAY WITH HOMEMADE RANCH

veggie vegetarian tray homemade ranch

Serves: 8-10 people

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil vegenaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • tsp minced scallion
  • celtic sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mason jar
  2. Shake well and serve as a dip or over salad
  3. Refrigerate to chill and thicken
  4. Serve and enjoy!

8. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

paleo chocolate cookie chips

Serves: 10-15 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups sifted blanched almond flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
  2. Let egg and maple syrup rise to room temperature
  3. Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt)
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry
  5. Mix in chocolate chips and put in refrigerator to cool for 30 min
  6. Spoon batter onto parchment-lined cookie sheet (1” in diameter)
  7. Bake in oven for 7 minutes.
  8. Push the cookies with back of spatula to ensure they take shape; continue baking for 5 more minutes

Cool, serve, and enjoy!

These healthy snacks for the Super Bowl will ensure your snack game is on point. Have your guests asking for recipes!

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