When the football fans in your house are busy watching the Super Bowl, try serving healthy snacks like broccoli, carrots or bell peppers and combine them with tacos or pizza. A small amount will blend right into your favorite dishes and boost the nutritional value, too.
Try using the vegetables themselves as edible serving pieces. Serve veggie dips in hollowed-out bell peppers, mashed potatoes in potato skins or even squash soup in mini pumpkins.
Don't be afraid to pair up vegetables with tasty sauces or dips. Below are some recipe suggestions from Hidden Valley dip mixes.
I have also included one of my favorite recipes for Super Bowl Sunday, Tortellini Tuna Salad. I hope your favorite team wins.
Original Ranch Spinach Dip
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Makes 2 cups
1 (1.1-ounce) packet of dip mix
16 ounces sour cream
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
8 ounces water chestnuts, rinsed, drained and chopped
1 round loaf French bread
Fresh vegetable sticks
Combine dip mix, sour cream, spinach and water chestnuts.
Chill 30 minutes or until just before serving.
Cut top off the bread and remove center (use firm bread pieces as dippers).
Fill bread bowl with dip.
Serve with cubed bread and vegetables.