Friday, February 5, 2016

Last-minute Super Bowl snack with Garden Lites & Jarlsberg

You may not realize this but for millions of Americans, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest food holidays of the years. Instead of resorting to the same old fatty, greasy, unhealthy snacks and food why not make a healthier noshing choice?

Lucky for you, I have an answer for you. Try Garden Lites Muffins and Garden Lites Broccoli & Brown Rice Veggie Bites. I received coupons to try these little goodies, but they have been misplaced during my move and I haven't tried them yet. However, that doesn't make me any less excited to recommend them to you because I've heard good things about them. And, I'll write a review at a later date.

Garden Lites Broccoli Bites
“Garden Lites Muffins and Garden Lites Bites are always a crowd pleaser during the Big Game Day party, and now you can indulge your sweet tooth without post-game remorse,” says Julie Gould, brand manager for Garden Lites. 
Instead of just plopping down a package of the package of chocolate muffins you can make Oozy Boozy Mudslide Cupcakes (for legal drinking age - 21+! - game watchers only). 

Oozy Boozy Mudslide Cupcakes


Step 1: Heat Chocolate Muffins according to package directions.
Step 2: Brush Kahlua ontop top of muffin and allow to cool.
Step 3: Top with Bailey's Frosting
Step 4: Enjoy responsibly!
Bailey's Frosting
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Butter (1 sticks), softened
1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Directions:
  1. Cream butter in mixer
  2. Gradually add Powdered Sugar until blended
  3. Stir in Irish Cream, Vanilla Extra, and Salt
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy


Yields: 12 cupcakes

Whoopie Pie Glites
Another great choice is the easy 3-step Whoopie Pie that'll be a favorite for both young and old Super Bowl partiers. You can find the recipe and a few others on the Garden Lites recipe page.


Go ahead and run to the store now to stock your freezer so you don't have to run to the store for refills during halftime. You can find Garden Lites Muffins just about anywhere you shop. They come in a box of four for abot $3.99, which is the same price for a single-serve package. Check the frozen section at Walmart, Target, Publix and Whole Foods among others. Visit GardenLites.com for a complete retailer list and more information. When you replace fatty snack for healthy one, you'll have a win-win on game day!

Another treat to add to your Game Day food platter is Jarlsberg Cheese because they have a cheese for every occasion. It's the classic wedge, first created in 1956, offers a slightly nutty, mild and delicious taste. This cheese is naturally lactose and gluten free and it is the right pairing for any meat of your choice. Not the classic wedge-type person, no worries it'salso available in slices. Jarlsberg® Hickory Smoked Pre-Sliced Cheese is sure to please every member of your family and any friends visiting for your party. 

For those who need a lighter choice, try Jarlsberg® Lite, a reduced fat Swiss cheese that has a mild, nutty mellow flavor and is also naturally lactose and gluten free. You can also pick up the mini versions that make for easier consumption and balancing on tiny party plates and napkins. 

Either way you go you'll have yummy, healthy choices to take your Super Bowl party over the top. 

Do you watch the Super Bowl or participate in Game Day activities? Share your traditions and idea in the comments below.