10 dips for super bowl snacking

10 Dips for Super Bowl Snacking |anutritionisteats.comWe have three (!!!) days to plan our super bowl menus. What are you making? I haven’t quite decided yet. My plan of attack usually entails some sort of protein (I’m kind of sick of chicken wings so I’m thinking meatballs, maybe homemade!), cheese and crackers (brie? goat?) and definitely a dip – or two – served with lots of veggies!

I’ll be starting the day out on a healthy note with a hike (or some sort of workout) and a green smoothie to balance out an afternoon of snacking. :)

Here are 10 Delish Dips, perfect for super bowl snacking!

black bean hummus

Black bean hummus takes five minutes to make and is full of protein and fiber. 

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I’ll start with the obvious. Black Bean Hummus is not what I would consider a pretty food.

But this dip has a lot going for it. And I can’t get enough of it.

Easy: It can be made in minutes. Dump ingredients into the food processor and process away!

Healthy: With black beans at the base, a serving of this dip is a good source of protein and fiber. Bonus, tahini is high in vitamins, minerals and calcium!

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For years now, I’ve been making my own hummus and I strongly feel that once you start making your own, any version you get from the store just isn’t good enough! There are of course (desperate) times when tubs are purchased and I had one of those times before the Packer game last week. I picked up some roots black bean hummus from Whole Foods so that there was something a little healthy to snack on in between the chicken wings and cheese. (Game day food also justified a pre-game green juice…you know, for the baby.)

I really liked the root’s black bean hummus, but it was also $5 for an 8 oz tub so I wanted to try making it at home.

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And just like my regular hummus, I kept this one really simple. And it’s why I’m calling it black bean hummus and not black bean dip. There is a small difference, but it’s notable. When I make hummus with garbanzo beans, I like lots of lemon juice, some garlic and tahini and olive oil. I also add cumin to hummus, it’s something that I learned from the French Meadow Bakery & Cafe YEARS ago (Minnesota friends, you’ll know where I’m talking about!). It’s not really noticeable but it totally makes the hummus. Naturally, cumin works really well with black beans too, so I definitely added it to this version.

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There’s a certain game this weekend that could probably use a healthy dip…serve with tortilla chips, multigrain crackers and fresh veggies to make everyone happy. :)

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PS. I’ll be back on Thursday with some of my other favorite dips…just in time for Super Bowl snacking!

Black Bean Hummus
 
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1-15 oz can black beans (1¾ cups)
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Place garlic cloves in food processor and process.
  2. Scrape down sides and add remaining ingredients.
  3. Process to desired consistency.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sliced green onions to serve.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 138 Fat: 6 grams Carbohydrates: 14 grams Sugar: 0 grams Fiber: 5 grams Protein: 6 grams

 

baby update: 30 weeks

It’s a little hard to believe that I’m already at 30 weeks (over 6 1/2 months!). I knew that between a busy fall and the holidays, the months were going to go quickly, but less than 10 weeks to go?! Insanity.

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We’ve been making slow progress on the nursery and it should be done in the next few weeks – I’m excited to see it all finished! We kept things really minimal so there is a lot of black, white and a few pops of color. I ordered some nursery prints and I’m going to attempt a DIY mobile and that’s about it. I’ll show you a picture when it’s done!

We’ve also been preparing in other ways. Last weekend we took a day-long childbirth workshop at BINI Birth and while I went into the class starting to feel nervous for labor, I feel ready to take it on. (Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself so don’t burst my bubble!) We have a few other classes through the hospital and then we’ll be ready…right? ;)

Here are some details, but I’ll end with saying that I really love being pregnant. <3

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