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January 27, 2019

Super Bowl Party Food That’s Good for Your Vision

As we count down the days to the big game, let’s explore some Super Bowl Party Food that’s good for your vision. If you saw the Rams/Saints game last week, you know how important vision can be.
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When you think of food that’s good for your eyes, you probably think of carrots. I’m pretty sure that’s the only food my parents and grandparents touted as vision enhancing. Carrots are high in beta-carotene that your body turns into vitamin A that is essential for good vision.

Preformed vitamin A or provitamin A carotenoids can also be found in red bell peppers, broccoli, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, pistachios, cantaloupe, mangoes, grapefruit, kale, spinach, egg yolks, tuna, and beef liver. My grandmother thought I should eat liver, but she said it was for the iron.

Since you’ll want a clear view of the plays, calls, and commercials next week and next year, Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect time to create a menu high in vitamin A. Here are five items to consider adding to the menu:

Melon Kabobs
For a light touch, skewer cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon balls with fresh mint leaves in between. If you want something more substantial, add balls of fresh mozzarella and folded pieces of prosciutto and drizzle with basil vinaigrette. If you prefer no dressing, alternate leaves of basil and mint between the fruit, cheese, and meat on the skewer.

Greyhound or Salty Dog
If you can find good grapefruit in the winter, serving up vitamin A is no harder than shaking a cocktail. I always use fresh grapefruit and I rarely bother to squeeze them in advance. I just squeeze the fresh juice right into my martini glass. I prefer mixing with Grey Goose® Vodka, but you can use gin if you prefer. The addition of a salted rim turns these Greyhounds into Salty Dogs.

Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are already popular Super Bowl fare, so you can’t go wrong serving them. Everyone has a favorite version. Whatever yours is will provide vitamin A so there’s no need to vary.

Mango Salsa
The great thing about choosing mango salsa is that it can include red bell peppers to make it even higher in vitamin A. You can dip it with the same tortilla chips that are on the table to dip into cheese dip, guacamole, or layer dip.

Chocolate Pistachio Popcorn
Popcorn is fast, easy, and cheap. Add pistachios, dried apricot and/or dried pineapple pieces and a dark chocolate drizzle and you can add decadent to the description.

If you don’t like dark chocolate, use white chocolate. Just melt the chocolate and drizzle over the top of popped popcorn, dried fruit, and nuts that have been spread out on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Place in the freezer a few minutes to let the chocolate harden then break into chunks and serve.

Any of the five can be served along with the ever-popular chicken wings. No need to upset your party guests by eliminating a favorite before an emotionally charged game.

I can’t really predict who will win or even who will have the most effective commercial. I can predict that I’ll be having a good time and some good food! I hope you do as well!

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminA-HealthProfessional/

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/where-is-2019-super-bowl-location-date-time-tv-channel-streaming-everything-to-know-about-patriots-vs-rams/

https://www.therams.com/

https://www.patriots.com/

http://www.cooking2thrive.com/blog/finally-learned-pop-popcorn/

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

November 2, 2015

Time to Stock up for the Holidays from Nuts.com!

With Halloween behind us, I’m reminded that it’s already time to stock up for the holidays! When I plan my Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, I automatically make a list of items to order from Nuts.com.
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Soon after I begin the meal planning, I make a Christmas gift list. It naturally includes even more items I need from Nuts.com. Before you know it, my order is placed and I’m waiting with happy anticipation for a HUGE box of goodies to arrive!

When I first discovered this company, it was called NutsOnline but it’s been around much longer than the internet. In 1929, it began as a family business called Newark Nut Company. Today, it is still a family business with great quality products, packaging, and service.

If you follow a gluten-free diet, there’s a menu link just for you. It leads to a section for Cooking & Baking, as well as for Snacks, Chocolates & Sweets, Nuts, and Dried Fruit.

Within the Cooking & Baking Section, you can choose from more than 30 flours including: Almond, Organic Coconut, Tapioca, Organic Rice, Sweet White Rice, White Sorghum, Chickpea, Chestnut, Millet, Cashew, Hazelnut, Peanut, Pistachio, Pumpkin Seed, Green Pea, Chia, and Black Bean. Also in this section, you’ll find a variety of salad toppings, candy wafers, dried fruit, and fillings.

The Gluten-Free Snack section offers Fried Green Peas, Veggie Chips, Parmesan Garlic Half Popped Popcorn, and Dry Roasted Edamame. You can also find Kale Chips, Trail Mix and unusual granola like Cherry Chia Kale Granola! I’ve never tried the granolas. Perhaps I’ll include one of them in my next order.

Certain to be in my order are Raw Almonds, Raw Cashews, Dried Cantaloupe, Dried Bing Cherries, Halawi Dates, Turkish Figs, Costa Rican Coffee, and some Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwiches.

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Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwich


If you avoid sugar, visit the Sugar-Free link to peruse Chocolate Covered Nuts, Yogurt Raisins, Root Beer Barrels, Gummy Worms, Old Fashioned Fudge, Creamsicle Chews, Mints, Popcorn, and more.

For the hard-to-buy-for person, there are intriguing gift options like Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese, Sea Salt & Vinegar Broccoli Bites, Sour Tennis Gumballs, White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge, Chocolate Mint Cookie Bites, Gummy Ducks, Key Lime Almonds, and plenty of tins, baskets, and boxes.

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Box of Winter Wonderland


It’s such a pleasure to find a reliable supplier of quality products! I love ordering from this website. You might say, I’m a nut for Nuts.com!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

https://nuts.com/