|by Carolyn Burris
The Seasons Pick 6: Healthy Snacks for the Big Game
Super Bowl parties usually include snacks loaded with calories, fat and preservatives. Take these ideas for tasty treats to create a deliciously healthy Super Bowl party.
1. Homemade guacamole served with Kavli Crispy Thin crackers
2. Unshelled edamame
3. Chunky salsa served with baked whole wheat pita chips
4. Hummus served with fresh veggies
5. Laughing Cow cheese served with grape tomatoes
6. Baked kale chips
Baked Kale Chips
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non-insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Bake until the edges are brown but not burnt – approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
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Carolyn Burris, an east Tennessee native, earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Community and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her passion for helping those with nutritional needs brought her to Forum Health Knoxville after nine years as a stay-at-home mom to her two children. Carolyn particularly loves encouraging those struggling with food intolerance, obesity, fibromyalgia, and fatigue.