Are you ready for some … snacking? Salty, crunchy, and meant to be gobbled by the handful, these natural stand-ins for traditional junk food don’t contain hydrogenated oils or nasty preservatives. And the gluten-free beverages below will have you yelling “touchdown!”
Instead of making gluten-free guests bring their own munchies, offer them popcorn spiked with flavorful toppings.
Try these MVPs≫ Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn Spicy Chipotle & Lime, which contains zero cholesterol; Popcorn Indiana Original Kettle Corn.
Snack mixes that incorporate whole grains and seeds pack in protein, healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins (not to mention more variety than conventional snack mixes).
Try these MVPs≫ Mary’s Gone Crackers Sticks & Twigs Curry, which is organic and contains 550 mg omega-3 fatty acids per 15 pieces; Garden of Eatin’ Organic Pretz-O’s with heart-healthy flaxseed.
Leave fried offerings on the bench: They can contain huge amounts of saturated fat, along with acrylamide — a carcinogenic byproduct of frying potatoes.
Try these MVPs≫ Popchips Sea Salt & Vinegar, which are actually popped using very high heat; Kettle Brand Baked Aged White Cheddar chips, which contain 65 percent less fat than fried chips.
Beer and the Super Bowl go together like cake and birthday parties. To ensure everyone can join the fun, stock the fridge with gluten-free and nonalcoholic options.
Try these MVPs≫ Redbridge beer, made from sorghum rather than wheat or barley; Virgil’s Root Beer, which is nonalcoholic and brewed with all-natural, gluten-free ingredients.