Fox Good Day Chicago: Super Bowl 50 Snack + Drink

Miss our segment this morning? Here is the link!


The average American will consume 6000 + calories on Super Bowl Sunday in food and drink. That’s roughly 8 hours sweating on a treadmill for the average-sized person!

But APL’s Super Bowl Snacks are not only tasty substitutes for the waistline killers, but can be enjoyed completely guilt-free.


When I think Super Bowl party, I think spinach-artichoke dip or 7-layer dip dripping with cheese…legit, that’s an average of 100 calories + 8 grams of fat for just 2 TB. THAT’S ONE BITE FOLKS! How many times are you “dipping” throughout the nerve-wrecking game?!?

APL’s dip is just 25 calories + 1.5 grams of fat for 2 TB…we’re saving you 75% of the calories here per serving. You’re welcome!

Don’t have time to make a dip? No worries, we supply our guests with the ever tasty + completely guilt-free Tribe hummus. Why did we pick the new Tribe Swirl?

It reinvents the hummus eating experience by taking toppings that are traditionally placed atop hummus, and instead swirls them throughout the product, ensuring the last bite is as flavorful as the first!!! Forget mixing it up + stop your friends and fans from taking all the tasty toppings with their initial bites!

Creamy Cauliflower + Crab Dip

What You Need:

  • 1 cup crab meat
  • 2 cups cauliflower, chopped stems removed
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth, organic + low-sodium
  • 1/2 TB old bay seasoning
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup Swiss chard, hand-torn
  • 1 TB Earth Balance butter
  • 1 TB stone ground mustard
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 1-2 TB Sriracha
  • 4 TB+ Veganaise (vegan may0) or plain Greek Yogurt (if not vegan)
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

To Make:

  1. Steam the cauliflower + place it in a blender with the chicken broth + old bay seasoning- puree. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat the Earth Balance + then toss in the garlic, onion, + chard. Cook over medium heat until the onions are browned.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cauliflower, chard mixture, lemon juice, mustard, Sriracha, + mayo. Season with s + p, to taste. Serve with a drizzle of Sriracha on top with baked veggie chips and cut up veggies!


The average burger is over 800+ calories and on’t get me started on the way hot dogs are made…with making an organic, natural version of your classic brat or hot dog + cutting them into individual pieces, you can cure this calorie craze.  Keep it “saucy,” literally + serve them with an APL-approved spiced up sauce like our Chipotle Aioli below.

Chipotle Aioli (vegan)

What You Need:

  • ½ cup vegan mayo
  • 3 TB hemp milk, unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

T0 Make:

  1. Simply toss this stuff in a bowl + mix away! Serve with sliced pieces of tasty Applegate minimally processed, organic, nitrate- and hormone-free hot dogs (beef or turkey!)

Toss the fried + fatty chicken wings aside…You get the flavor with this buffalo sauce-spiced dish, not the fried fat. Just 1 oz of chicken wing has 91 calories and over 6 grams of fat. One ounce, visually, is just a pair of dice! The APL buffalo chickpea cups are a healthy, filling 125 calories and the size of a deck of cards.

Roasted Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups

What You Need:

  • 1, 15 oz. can organic chickpeas – cleaned + drained
  • 1/2 cup+ organic buffalo sauce
  • 1 head of green cabbage, peel whole leaves off to serve chickpeas in
  • 1/2 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup hemp milk, unsweetened
  • 1-2 TB parsley, coarsely chopped

To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the chickpeas in a bowl + toss with the buffalo sauce. Lay them out on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake until lightly crisped- roughly 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the vegan mayo through the parsley together in a medium bowl and let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
  4. To serve: place 1/8 cup chickpeas in a lettuce “cup” + drizzle it with 1 TB vegan mayo, top with 2 TB shredded carrots, + some coarsely chopped parsley.


Beer is clearly carbs + calories, but you can get a better buzz going with some locally made liquor made with a serving of veggies to dose you with some nutrient-density on the side!

Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton Kaletini

  • 1 oz fresh pressed cucumber juice
  • ½ oz fresh pressed celery juice
  • 1 oz fresh pressed lime juice
  • ½ oz fresh pressed lemon juice
  • ½ oz fresh pressed kale juice
  • 1 oz fresh pressed apple juice
  • 1½ oz CH distillery vodka
  • Ice

To Make:

  1. Put a martini glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Pour all juices in a shaker filled with ice.
  3. Add vodka- shake well.
  4. Grab the martini glass and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass through a strainer (no ice.)

Health Focus: Kale

  • Nearly 3 grams of protein
  • Fiber (helps control blood sugar)
  • Vitamins A, C, + K
  • Folate, a B vitamin that’s key for healthy brain development
  • Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. (While kale has far less omega-3 than fish, it is another way to get some of this healthy fat into your diet.
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin provide protect against macular degeneration + cataracts
  • Minerals including: phosphorus, potassium, calcium, + zinc

Peyton Manning Carrot Cooler:

  • 5 oz fresh pressed carrot juice
  • 1 TB fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz CH rum
  • ice

To Make:

  • We love this frozen- just blend it with ice & enjoy!

Health Focus: Carrots

  • Who doesn’t want healthy skin and good eyesight? Well, carrots can help thanks to high Vitamin A and beta carotene content
  • Beta-carotene and antioxidants galore help slow aging
  • Fiber and vitamin A content help cleanse the body of toxins
  • Their alpha-carotene and lutein content help prevent heart disease
Nutrition, RecipesAshley Pettit