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Healthy Snacks for your Superbowl Showdown

February 1, 2016

Whether you will be participating in the Superbowl mayhem or retreating for a Super Escape with us at Llumier, make sure that there are some healthy snacks on the table for the heat of the match.

 

Here are our suggestions to help keep you limber during your victory laps around the house:

 

Almond crusted sweet potato wedges

...must we say more?

Photo Credit: What's Cooking Good Looking

 

 

The Take-Away : The nutrients in almonds can help prevent cell membrane damage, assist in blood sugar control, lower blood pressure levels, lower cholesterol levels, and prevent LDL oxidation (associated with heart disease). 
Sweet potatoes contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and blood-sugar regulating nutrients.

 

KALE CHIPS

 

Photo Credit: Honey and Jam

 

The Take-Away: Kale is a wonderful low-calorie vegetable that assists in digestion. It is also high in iron, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C & K.

 

 

Guacamole straight from Californian orchards. 

 

 

The Take-Away: Avocados have more potassium per serving than bananas, which aids in lowering blood pressure levels. Additionally, they are filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.

 

Jalapeño poppers

Photo credit by Minimalist Baker

 

The Take-Away: Jalapeños are a rich source of vitamins A & C. Vitamin A is essential to skin and eye health. The magnesium in cashews works with Calcium to maintain healthy bones and muscles in the body.

 

 

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