Super Bowl XLVI is coming up this weekend with the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, and most of us are having or going to Super Bowl parties. I have had so many email requests for easy, healthy ideas for game, so I wanted to share one of our favorite lightened-up football snack recipes. Rosemary Infused Nuts are a tremendous hit! This simple, 20 minute recipe is filled with cashews, almonds and pumpkin seeds. Nuts are a great source of healthy fat, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and protein. By consuming this type of fat, you’ll feel less hungry, and your sugar cravings will diminish. They are filled with the following power food nuts:
Pumpkin Seeds: I love using pumpkin seeds in this nut mix because they are high in zinc and have been linked to so many benefits including great looking skin and boosting your immunity.
Almonds: Almonds are a power nut high in Vitamin E and potassium and one of the most nutritious nuts.
Cashews: Cashews are also a rich source of iron and zinc, and they have been linked to hair, skin and bone health.
Other Lightened Up Super Bowl Snack Ideas
Rosemary Infused Nuts
8 to 10 servings
3 cups cashews
11/2 cup no-salt raw almonds
1 cup no-salt pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Place cashews, almonds and pumpkin seeds on a large baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes.
3. In a small bowl, combine rosemary, cayenne, dark brown sugar and salt. Add butter, stirring well. Pour over nuts, tossing gently. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.