Recipes: 3 Healthy Super Bowl Snacks Swap

January 28, 2015 Updated: June 24, 2015

Super Bowl parties are a lot fun, both for those who love the sport and those that just love a great party, but they often come with tables full of food containing scary ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial colors, and trans fats.

Now, just because a lot of Scary Seven ingredients lurk in typical Super Bowl snacks, that doesn’t mean you and your family room full of friends have to go without. There are a lot of healthier options to conventional snack foods out there – check out Unjunk Your Junk Food for ideas – plus, you can harness your inner DIY-er and make some of these healthy, tasty treats that will satisfy even the super-est of Super Bowl fans:

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Spiced Mixed Nuts Recipe
A healthy alternative to nuts found in grocery stores which are likely over-salted, over-sugared, or spiked with MSG. Heart-healthy nuts are a perfect pair for heart-pounding touchdowns!

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(jeffreyw, CC BY 2.0)

Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
Black beans are a great protein and fiber source, making this sweet treat deceptively healthy. Cut into bite-sized pieces for perfect party fare.

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Healthy & Homemade Natural Soda Recipes
Try one of the 5 sweet soda recipes and ditch the store-bought stuff that likely contains artificial colors, plus HFCS or artificial sweeteners.

This article was originally published on www.NaturallySavvy.com

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