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Super Salsa for your SuperBowl

Posted Jan 11 2010 9:43am

With Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, Americans will be more tempted than ever to put aside their diet-related New Year’s resolutions to satisfy their game-time snack cravings with comfort foods. Research shows that by the time the final touchdown is scored the average American will have consumed over 1,200 calories and doubled their average daily intake of snack food – all during the game.

But now, you can enjoy a traditional game day snacks without destroying your waistline.

The Organicville brand of organic salsas is sweetened with agave nectar, is fat -free and made without high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners – a contributing factor to America’s diabetes and obesity epidemic. Organicville salsa is a smarter choice for football fans and salsa lovers as it provides the same great taste that they love without harming plans for a healthier new year.

Founded by Rachel Kruse, a 33 year-old entrepreneur, third-generation vegetarian and organic consumer, she turned to creating delicious, healthy products to offer a better alternative to sugars, preservatives and processed foods – as growing up, she couldn’t find organic dressings and condiments that tasted great. The goal: to enjoy a great tasting organic product without having to sacrifice flavor or quality

Organicville Salsa Quick Facts:

· USDA certified organic

· Fat Free

· Gluten Free

· Contains no sugars

· Only 15 calories per serving!

In addition to the great- tasting salsa, Organicville is the maker of a line of organic ketchup, barbeque and teriyaki sauces and vinaigrettes that are available for purchase in supermarket chains, natural food stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com. Additional product and availability information can be found at www.organicvillefoods.com.

Sweet and Spicy Lentil Chile:

Ingredients:

· 1 tablespoon olive oil

· 1 large onion, chopped

· 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

· 2 garlic cloves, minced

· 2 tablespoons chili powder

· 1 1/2 cups lentils

· 15 oz can crushed tomatoes

· 12 oz jar of Organicville Salsa (Mild, Medium or Pineapple)

· 1/2 teaspoon allspice

· cayenne pepper to taste

· salt and pepper

· 2 cups water

· 1 cup apple juice

Directions:

· Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.

· Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook until softened.

· Stir in chili powder and cook 30 seconds longer.

· Transfer mix to 4 qt slow cooker.

· Add lentils, tomatoes, Organicville Salsa, allspice, season with cayenne, salt and pepper.

· Stir in water and juice.

· Cover and cook on low 8 hours.

· Add more water if chili gets too thick.

Servings: 12

Organicville Salsa Dip:

Ingredients:

· 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

· 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

· 1 jar Organicville Medium salsa

· 1 Tsp. balsamic vinegar

Directions:

· Mix ingredients together in a medium sized bowl

· Chill in refrigerator before serving

· Serve with veggies, pita wedges, and tortilla chips


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