Okay, it is a bit of an oxymoron, me writing anything about the Super Bowl. You see, we don’t have any TV’s in our house. Sure, we could head out to a Super Bowl party … but … I am married to a Canadian. Of course, some Canadians like football. I am sure my father-in-law will be glued to the set. But his son, my husband, rebelled from his father to have a strong dislike for football. Hockey is good, but football is a no go. I was never really “into” football, so I don’t miss it. However, I never pass up the opportunity to write about food.
And thus, the Super Bowl snacking topic. Actually, I posted up a little news story with ideas on Go Dairy Free. Head on over and read it.
But what I don’t comment on in that post is how it ties into my frugal side. Reminding you that frugal to me is value (quality + price).
Some might look at my favorite suggestion for substituting pop with Just Juice (if you are near a Trader Joe’s, seriously good prices on their brand) as too expensive. However, I most often by the Just Black Cherry, which only sets me back $2.99 to $3.99 (look for generics if possible). From there, that jar lasts me quite a good while. For a healthy soda, we mix roughly three parts sparkling mineral water ($.89 for big bottle) with just one part of the juice. Those just juices are very potent in flavor, so a little goes a long ways. And viola! A wonderful fruit-sweetened fizzy beverage without that evil high fructose corn syrup (or any added sweeteners for that matter) and with a delicious taste.
Okay, you get the gist. I hope you enjoy the Super Bowl and some of my dairy-free snacking ideas! Please let me know your own favorite healthy snack ideas!