Super Bowl Snacking the Healthy, Frugal Way

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). 

Just Black CherrySome 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!