With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, I wanted to get you some healthier alternatives to the traditional football foods.   Hope you like them! Homemade Fresh Salsa Ingredients: One large tomato (about 8 ounces), seeded and chopped Three green onions with green tops, chopped ½ red pepper, diced ½ green pepper, diced 1/3 cup packed chopped fresh cilantro Dried oregano and basil, dash of each 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon seeded and chopped jalapeno Two cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Optional: add some chopped mango or peach for a different taste   Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Leave about 30-60 minutes to set in all the flavors.  

Homemade Red Pepper Hummus    Ingredients: 2 cans of chickpeas - drain and rinse 6 cloves garlic, minced 4 tbs. of tahini 3 tbs. of fresh lemon juice 2 tbs. fresh parsley 1 red pepper, finely chopped ¼ cup of olive oil ¼ tsp. sea salt ¼ cup of water 1 Tbs. of Olive oil for heating and browning the garlic   Directions: Place the garlic in a skillet with the tbs. of olive oil and brown over medium heat, about 3-5 minutes. In your food processor or blender add all the ingredients except only add 1-cup of a time of the chickpeas (add the next cup once the first cup is mashed). Process until the hummus is creamy and smooth. Great for vegetable trays. Homemade Grass-fed Beef BBQ Meatballs   Ingredients: 1 lb. of grass-fed beef ½ cup of ground flax seeds ¼ cup wheat germ 5 cloves of garlic ½ onion, finely chopped 2 cage free eggs, beaten 1 cage free egg white, beaten Sea salt & pepper for seasoning   8 ounces of Organic BBQ Sauce (no HFCS in the ingredients) ½ cup organic grape jelly   Directions: Mix all the meatball ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Roll into 2-inch meatballs and place on a cooking sheet coated with olive oil spray. Bake at 375-degrees for 25-30 minutes. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the BBQ and grape jelly. Pour the BBQ mix into the slow cooker and add cooked meatballs to the cooker and keep it on low. Let the BBQ mixer absorb into the meatballs. Hearty Chocolate Chip Cookies   Ingredients: ½ cup whole-wheat flour ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp. baking soda ¾ cup light brown sugar ¼ tsp. sea salt 4 tbs. organic butter, melted 2 egg whites, beaten 1 tsp. vanilla extract ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips   Directions: Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Spray cookie sheet with olive oil spray or line with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and sea salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, organic butter, and vanilla; stir in the brown sugar until smooth. Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Make 1-inch dough balls and place on the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes