Julie Daniluk’s Super Bowl Chips & Dips
Two of the biggest things Super Bowl fans love to indulge in are Chips & Dips but so many chips are just downright unhealthy. Here are some of Julie’s favourite chips & dip alternatives that still offer fun and crunch.
Flax Quinoa Crackers – Rosemary Olive, Raw Vitality
These crackers are a bite out of Southern Europe. They are made with wholesome ingredients like sprouted grains, fresh vegetables and Kalamata Olives. The raw ingredients in the cracker do not contain any inflammatory oils. The sprouted quinoa is high in protein, the buckwheat is gluten free and high in calcium and the flax is a source of Omega-3 acids, which is crucial for cell regulation. These crackers are great with salads, spreads or right out of the bag.
Mary’s Organic Crackers, Mary’s Gone Crackers
Crispy gluten free crackers made with organic ingredients like whole grain rice, quinoa, flax seeds and sesame seeds. The crackers have a rich nutty flavour, are certified non-GMO, vegan, and are made with without hydrogenated oils and trans-fats. They also contain Omega-3 acids.
Tamari Black Sesame Crackers, San-J
This is a great Asian flavoured chip replacement. The gluten free tamari adds an incredible pop of tastiness and sesame is one of the highest sources of calcium in the world.
Ultimate Kale Chips Hemp Cream & Chive, Solar Raw
Kale is the one of the most nutritious foods in the entire world. Solar Raw uses solar energy to dry their chips so it’s the healthiest choice for you and the environment. This flavour packs that savoury onion taste you know and love. The chips are made from organic garden fresh kale then smothered in creamy hemp hearts and chives.
***For Julie’s Rosemary Olive Gluten-Free Cracker recipe, click here.***
There are so many on the market it is hard to know which to chose. Dairy filled cream dips are a well-known diet bomb, but there are healthy alternatives. Here are a few of Julie’s favourite recipes for tasty dipping.
Homemade Tomato Salsa
Store-bought salsa is so soggy and sad! This recipe takes just five minutes to prepare and pops with sharp, sweet and sour flavors. Salsa is the lowest calorie condiment besides mustard and is a great replacement for ketchup and relish. Try using vine ripe tomatoes, which are perfect to eat when they yield to slight pressure. To maintain flavor and texture, they should be stored at room temperature not in the refrigerator.
Makes 2 cups
1 lemon, juiced
1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cups vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup green onion, chopped
1/8 tsp pink rock or grey sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring well.
Serve at room temperature.
Healthy & Fun Greek Layered Dip
1 container (7-8 oz) plain hummus
1 container (6 oz) dairy-free plain coconut yogurt
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 medium plum Roma tomato, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, quartered
1/3 cup seeded cucumber, finely chopped
¼ cup green onions, chopped
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
½ medium cucumber, sliced
1 medium green or red bell pepper, cut into strips
- Spread hummus into the bottom of a shallow serving platter or pie plate.
- In small bowl, mix coconut yogurt, parsley and lemon juice; spread evenly over hummus.
- Top with tomato, olives, chopped cucumber and onions.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
For Julie’s Happy Anti-Inflammatory Dip recipe, chick here.
Recipes and photo adapted or excerpted from Meals that Heal Inflammation © 2012 and Slimming Meals That Heal © 2014. Excerpted by permission of Random House Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Ltd. All rights reserved.