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These 5 delicious and healthy avocado snacks will be gone by halftime
While a Super Bowl party is mostly about the game, it isn’t complete until you have a tasty selection of snacks to keep a roomful of football fanatics fuelled to cheer on their favourite team.
Super Bowl fans are estimated to consume more than 2,400 calories during the game, which is the equivalent of about a day’s worth of calorie intake, making the event one of the biggest calorie fests of the year.
So this year, touchdown with these five guilt-free Super Bowl crowd-pleasing snacks…
This is the perfect game-day snack to indulge on. It’s made with minimal ingredients and filled with good fats from avocados to keep you fuelled and satisfied. Best part? It’s so easy to eat that your guests won’t even need a napkin.
Wine pairing: The creaminess of the avocados, smokiness of the olive oil and sweet acidic notes of the balsamic are cut with the Waters and Banks Sauvignon Blanc 2015 ($24.90) from Haywire Winery in Summerland. This wine is as layered as this flatbread, with a dry palate, tropical fruit flavours, and a line of minerality.
This makes a delicious alternative to sushi rolls but without the fuss and messing around with rolling and cutting to perfection. Filled with protein and good fats from salmon, edamame and avocado, it’s the ultimate food bowl for a delicious and healthy diet.
Wine pairing: Blue Grouse Estate Winery’s Quill Red ($19) from Vancouver Island with its flavours of dark fruit and balanced acidity is a delicious companion to the salmon and avocado when met with sesame and soy.
If you love peanut butter cups, you’ll love this healthy alternative. These chocolate avocado cream cups are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free and totally guilt-free. The crunchy chocolate shell filled with a creamy avocado centre makes them irresistible.
Tip: Store in the freezer for up to two months in a freezer-proof container. Mexican avocados are available all season so you can make this year round with leftover chocolate or avocado cream repurposed for smoothie, oatmeal, fruit or on toast.
Wine pairing: The lush Syrah from TIME Winery ($35) with its dark fruit flavours and the slightest hint of mint, is a perfect mate to the melt-in-your-mouth cream cups. $35
Sweet potatoes and avocados are high in Vitamin A and fiber and are an excellent choice for a healthy lifestyle.
Wine pairing: The moist texture and sweet taste of the sweet potato and creaminess of the garnish call for a wine with some tannin, so try the McWatters Collection Meritage Red ($25). Its bold flavour and velvety tannins offset some of the sweetness and create a harmonious pairing.
Like avocados, this dip is as versatile and creative as you’d like it to be. Whether used as a veggie or chip dip, spread over on toast or as a salad dressing, this spicy avocado hummus is tasty, nutritious and extremely simple to make. So add this to your Super Bowl snack list and have fun with it!
Wine pairing: If you like spice, then the slightly sweet citrus and pineapple from the brightly Narrative Riesling ($22.90) is a wonderful counterpoint.