It’s football season and you know what that means- game day snackin’! Although there’s plenty of variety when it comes to a fully-loaded Super Bowl feast, game day and dips just seem to go hand in hand naturally. Unfortunately, nutritious dips aren’t always the first to arrive at the party. Thankfully there are plenty of healthified recipes that can serve as inspiration. Christine’s serving up some ideas for game day low-calorie dips and spreads over on her blog, and we were inspired to join in on the party. Allow us to present some creamy avocado hummus!
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are loaded with fiber, protein, and iron. With added protein from the Greek yogurt, this dip will surely fuel you through all the game day fun. Although avocados get a bad rap, they’re actually a nutrient powerhouse. They’re packed with heart-healthy unsaturated fats, fiber, vitamin K, folate, and vitamin C. Adding avocado to your diet helps support cardiovascular health, optimizes absorption of carotenoids (antioxidants), and also has anti-inflammatory effects, among several other health benefits.
Creamy avocado hummus pairs well with whole wheat pita bread, pretzel thins & veggies. It’s also a great addition to any game day sandwich! What will you be serving up this Super Bowl?
Oatmeal in My Bowl is a blog written and maintained by Christine McCarthy. Christine is one of Around the Plate’s Healthy Eating Champions and is a member of thePlate community. As a Healthy Eating Champion, sharing about some of her favorite things- oatmeal, yoga, hiking, and veggies. Find other healthy eating champions, nutrition experts, and recipe gurus on our community blog network.