If you’re looking for a super snack for your Super Bowl party, look no further then nuts. Sure they may get a bad rap for calories, but the protein and good fats are so much better for you then fried chips.
All nuts are about equal in terms of calories per ounce, and in moderation, are all healthy additions to any diet. According to Judy Caplan, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics "Their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber will help you feel full and suppress your appetite."
She goes on to say “The lowest-calorie nuts at 160 per ounce are almonds (23 nuts; 6 grams protein, 14 grams fat); cashews (16 to 18 nuts; 5 grams protein, 13 grams fat); and pistachios (49 nuts; 6 grams protein, 13 grams fat). Avoid nuts packaged or roasted in oil; instead, eat them raw or dry roasted” (Roasted nuts may have been heated in hydrogenated or omega-6 unhealthy fats, she adds, or to high temperatures that can destroy their nutrients.)
If you’re looking for more flavor or something totally different to serve this year why not try some nuts that are flavored?
You can add energy with coffee flavored almonds or even a dessert style nut that come in raspberry, or blueberry.
Even though you might pay more for these types of products, adding them to the center of a vegetable tray or dessert tray is a nice healthy super snack addition to top off any party.