The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

A Healthy Super Bowl Snack

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For me, the Super Bowl is all about food. Yeah, the game will probably be on in the background this Sunday (who’s playing again?), but I’ll be watching from a spot that’s close to the kitchen counter. Of course, a lot of students will simply order a pizza from Vocelli’s, making use of their new delivery service. However, I always consider Super Bowl Sunday to be a perfect time to whip out the cooking skills. So pizza, the main dish, is covered. What now? The dip: guacamole with a kick, and not as in field goal. This recipe is easy enough to make; no oven or stove necessary (so Freshmen, you can make this too). The best part? It’s as healthy as dips come, a perfect counterbalance to all the typical Super Bowl snacks.

From start to finish: 15 minutes
Servings: Four
Two avocados, cut and pitted
10-15 grape tomatoes or one small tomato, chopped
Two jalapeño peppers, chopped (or 1 if you like it less spicy)
¼ cup white onion, chopped
Two tablespoon chopped cilantro
lime juice, from ½ lime
Two teaspoon fresh ground pepper
pinch of salt

Mix together the jalapeño pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, ground pepper, and salt in a bowl.
Add the avocado and mix with a fork, leaving the mixture chunky. Gently mix in the tomatoes. Enjoy with tortilla chips or as a side dish.

Nutrition information per serving (values rounded to the nearest whole number): 121 calories; 11 grams fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 8 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram sugar; 2 grams protein; 5 grams fiber; 7 milligrams sodium. One avocado contains about 690 grams of potassium, 18 milligrams calcium, and nearly 20 vitamins essential to a healthy diet according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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