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The Blue & Gray Press | May 21, 2018

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A Healthy Super Bowl Snack

A Healthy Super Bowl Snack

By CHARLOTTE RODINA

For me, the Super Bowl is all about food. Yeah, the game will probably be on in the background this Sunday (who’s playing again?), but I’ll be watching from a spot that’s close to the kitchen counter. Of course, a lot of students will simply order a pizza from Vocelli’s, making use of their new delivery service. However, I always consider Super Bowl Sunday to be a perfect time to whip out the cooking skills. So pizza, the main dish, is covered. What now? The dip: guacamole with a kick, and not as in field goal. This recipe is easy enough to make; no oven or stove necessary (so Freshmen, you can make this too). The best part? It’s as healthy as dips come, a perfect counterbalance to all the typical Super Bowl snacks.

GUACAMOLE
From start to finish: 15 minutes
Servings: Four
Two avocados, cut and pitted
10-15 grape tomatoes or one small tomato, chopped
Two jalapeño peppers, chopped (or 1 if you like it less spicy)
¼ cup white onion, chopped
Two tablespoon chopped cilantro
lime juice, from ½ lime
Two teaspoon fresh ground pepper
pinch of salt

Mix together the jalapeño pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, ground pepper, and salt in a bowl.
Add the avocado and mix with a fork, leaving the mixture chunky. Gently mix in the tomatoes. Enjoy with tortilla chips or as a side dish.

Nutrition information per serving (values rounded to the nearest whole number): 121 calories; 11 grams fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 8 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram sugar; 2 grams protein; 5 grams fiber; 7 milligrams sodium. One avocado contains about 690 grams of potassium, 18 milligrams calcium, and nearly 20 vitamins essential to a healthy diet according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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