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Snacks Best Suited to Sports Watching

Are you ready for all the passing, dribbling, bouncing, dunking and noise-making? No, I’m not talking about hanging out with my toddler; I’m talking about watching basketball! It’s March, that time of year when college hoops get a little crazy with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Since the tournament starts in a few days and the final games are weeks away, it will be a month full of sports. And what goes hand in hand with sports-watching? Snacking! So, here's my suggestion: pace yourself and guard against unnecessary additives like hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. To that end, here are some sports-watching snacks favorites that meet our Quality Standards and still will keep you crunching, dipping, and sipping and rooting for more all March long: Laurel Hill Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
  • These are only available at Whole Foods Market!
  • Kettle cooked in small batches, which makes for a big crunch
  • Gluten free and made without preservatives and trans fats
  • A tasty selection of flavors—Sea Salt, Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar, Jalapeno, Sea Salt (40% Reduced Fat), Barbeque (40% Reduced Fat) and Cracked Black Pepper (40% Reduced Fat)
Pirate Booty Chocolate and Family-Sized Veggie
  • Whole Foods Market exclusives!
  • Baked rice and corn puffs in fun flavors
  • Gluten and trans-fat free
  • The new Chocolate flavor made with Fair Trade™ chocolate
  • All-time favorite Veggie flavor (a deceivingly delicious flavor blend of spinach, kale, cabbage, carrots and broccoli) now available in a 10-oz, re-sealable family-sized bag
365 Everyday Value® Salsas
  • Dip your chips, pretzels or pitas into garden-fresh flavor
  • Salsas made with fresh ingredients like ripe tomatoes, tangy onions, peppers, chilies, garlic, and fragrant cilantro
  • Seven varieties with various heat levels and organic options:  Fresh Tomatillo, Roasted Red Chipotle, Black Bean and Corn, Peach Mango, Organic Mild, Organic Medium, and Organic Hot
IZZE Sparkling Juices and Sodas
  • A fizzy take on fruit juice or the standard soda that’s fun for kids and adults alike
  • Crafted with no refined sugars, artificial preservatives or artificial flavors
  • Pick from Sparkling Natural Sodas in Ginger or Birch and Sparkling Juices in Pomegranate, Grapefruit, Lime, Blueberry, Clementine, Peach, Blackberry or Apple flavors
Do you get caught up in snack madness when you watch basketball or other sports? Which snacks are your fan favorites?

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SusieBeeOnMaui (Eat Little, Eat Big) says …

Love dips with good things to dip in them (try to stay away from chips!). A favorite is white bean on whole wheat crostini: http://eatlittleeatbig.blogspot.com/2011/02/recipe-for-rosemary-white-bean-crostini.html Its really easy to pull together and delicious.

Kathleen says …

Is malt vinegar gluten free?

Maria Barton says …

Love shopping at Whole Foods for organic produce and grass fed beef.

Maria Barton says …

Such great products to make a simple, healthy meal!

Dowell Taggart Team says …

Thanks for the snack and drink suggestions. I guess I will need to go to Whole Foods before tomorrows games.

Lisa Johnson says …

My family and friends LOVE Whale Tails Organic Tortilla Chips from your store in Southern Ca. They are both responsible for their true message,and unbelievably delicious! Please bring to Monterey!!

kathy says …

Is your chef made chilie gluten free?