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Super Bowl snacking doesn’t mean cheating on your diet

January 28, 2014

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Right next to the big game, it’s the snacks that everyone will be looking forward to this Super Bowl Sunday!

Enjoying the big game doesn’t mean you have to eat unhealthy. Baystate Health head chef Richard Callahan offers some healthy alternatives to some of your favorite Super Bowl snacks.

“Instead of the classic chips and dip, try some homemade baked tortilla chips and black bean dip, not only is it low in fat, but sodium, too,” says Callahan. “The recipe is full of delicious flavors, you have cilantro, black beans and spices, so you get that same intense flavor without all of the negative effects of the salt, artery clogging cholesterol and saturated fat from the processed onion dip and bag potato chips,” he adds.


Black Bean Dip and Home Baked Tortilla Chips


  • 1 lb. black beans, cooked and drained, or 1 ea. 14.5 oz. can, rinsed
  • 8 oz. fat free cream cheese
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • ¼ cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. mild chili powder


Soften cream cheese, put in food processor and whip until creamy. Remove and place in bowl. Puree black beans (may need to add some water to thin it out), then add to softened and whipped cream cheese. Add next 5 ingredients in bowl, fold together, and mix well.


Combine olive oil, cumin and chili powder. Brush tortillas with just enough olive oil mix to barely coat. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until almost crispy. Cut into quarters as soon as they come out of the oven. Let air dry to crisp.