Game Changing Snacks with Blue Diamond Almonds!

The big game is almost here! Naturally, being a Massachusetts girl, I’ll be rooting for New England šŸ™‚ Whether you are going to a party, hosting your own, or justĀ plopping down on your couchĀ for the game, you need game time snacks! In my opinion, the best part of the game is the food, so I came up with two great snack ideas that are super easy to whip up. I made one salty and one sweet (to satisfy all types of snackers) and both are quick to throw together in a hurry.Ā Also neither require heating or baking, so you can keep your focus on the game and not worry about burning anything! They are the perfect crowd-pleasing snacks for any occasion. Enjoy –Ā let’s go Pats!

Team 1: Sweet Smokehouse Party Mix

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Team 2: Asian Almond and Garlic Hummus

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Sweet Smokehouse Party Mix

  • Servings: 12 (1/2 cup servings)
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Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz.) bag Turtle Chex Mix
  • 2 tbsp coconut chips (I get them at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 1/2 oz. (about 42) Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds
  • 1 (1.69 oz.) pouch M&Ms
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Directions:

1.) Chop up almonds into halves. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve! Could also be put into decorative bags to hand out before the game šŸ™‚

Nutrition Info (Per 1/2 cup serving, from My Fitness Pal):

CaloriesĀ 160
FatĀ 7Ā g (3 g saturated)
FiberĀ 1Ā g
Carbs 22Ā g
SugarsĀ 12 g
ProteinĀ 3Ā g

Asian Almond and Garlic Hummus

  • Servings: 32 (2 tbsp servings)
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water (or less if you want the hummus to be thicker)
  • 9 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) chick peas/Garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce almonds
  • 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tsp minced garlic (about 5 cloves)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Directions:

1.) Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until creamy. Store in the fridge for about an hourĀ before serving to thicken the hummus. Serve with pita chips, crackers, or veggies for dipping!

Nutrition Info (PerĀ 2 tbspĀ serving, from My Fitness Pal):

CaloriesĀ 92
FatĀ 7Ā g (1 g saturated)
FiberĀ 2Ā g
CarbsĀ 6Ā g
SodiumĀ 144 mg
ProteinĀ 3Ā g

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. For more Game Changing Snacks, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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