Try These 3 Bone-Healthy Superbowl Snacks - Save Our Bones

Here in the US, football season is in full swing, and the Superbowl is coming up this weekend.

Finger foods traditionally accompany the “big game,” and are usually acidifying fare like chicken wings, chips, fries, and the like.

Savers know that it’s always better to serve bone-healthy alternatives like raw nuts and vegetables with dips like guacamole or salsa. Those are certainly good, but today I want to show you how you can add the “WOW” factor to Superbowl snacking with my three brand-new, delicious, bone-healthy finger foods.

All of them are either alkalizing or pH-balanced, and I’m sure that your family and friends will love them (so will you!), and they take just minutes to prepare.

Plus I also have a special gift for you today: 17 Bone-Healthy Snacks featuring mouth-watering and original bone-healthy snacks in a downloadable format so you can instantly add them to your recipe repertoire.

Let’s get started with the recipes!

Tangy Onion-Apple Cups

These sweet-savory cups are pH-balanced, and are especially good served with fresh fruit on the side.


  • 4 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (add more if necessary)
  • 2 Granny Smith or any tart apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 30 mini phyllo shells
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced (2 teaspoons dried)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Bake mini phyllo cups following package directions.
  2. While cups are baking, heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the onions. Cook until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the apples and reduce heat. Sauté, stirring often, until onions are medium brown. Add salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cool.
  3. Fill phyllo cups with cooled onion-apple mixture, and sprinkle a pinch of shredded cheese and parsley over the top.
  4. Bake for a few minutes until cheese melts. Serve hot.

Creamy Mushroom-Garlic Cups

These phyllo cups are a bone-healthy alternative to prepared mini quiches, and they are full of bone-rejuvenating ingredients.


  • 1 pound mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic 
  • 30 mini phyllo shells
  • 1 ½ tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried)
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons milk substitute (such as plain, unsweetened almond milk)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Bake mini phyllo cups following package directions.
  2. While cups are in the oven, heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the onions. Sauté for 1 minute, then add mushrooms, basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Sauté mushrooms for approximately 4 minutes, then add garlic. Continue cooking until mushrooms are browned and liquid almost evaporates.
  4. Transfer mushroom mixture to a bowl and mix in the yogurt and milk substitute.
  5. Spoon mixture into phyllo cups and serve hot.

Crunchy Salmon-Pear Stacks

These Vitamin D-packed snacks combine sweet pears with tangy lemon and savory salmon, topped with crunchy almonds and sesame seeds.


  • 12 oz salmon, cooked (not canned or smoked)
  • 1 ½ cups baby arugula leaves
  • 1 lemon for juice
  • 3 pears (or as many as necessary), cut into 30 slices
  • Slivered almonds and sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Arrange pear slices in a single layer on a tray or shallow dish.
  2. Spoon a small amount of arugula and fish on each slice.
  3. Sprinkle with lemon juice to taste and top with slivered almonds and sesame seeds.

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The Osteoporosis Reversal Program is about what you do eat (not what you “can’t” eat). So nutritious snacks are not only acceptable; they are encouraged as a healthy way to nourish bones and balance your pH through the day.

At times, it gets tricky to choose a snack that’s good for your bones, easy to prepare and different from the usual (yes, food can get boring!). But if you’re ready with nutritious, healthful snacks on hand, it’s a snap to “feed” your bones with nutrients between meals.

That’s what the 17 Bone-Healthy Snacks report is all about. It’s a great resource for inspiration and recipes for 17 scrumptious snacks, all of which are alkalizing or pH-balanced.

So if you don’t have it, you can download it free by clicking here.

Snacks Are An Important Part Of Bone-Building Nutrition!

When you take a look at the Bone Appétit cookbook, you’ll notice that snacks are part of the daily nutritional plan. In the 30 Day Meal Planner (included with Bone Appétit), you’ll find two snacks for each day.

Plus Bone Appétit offers bone-building recipes in a variety of categories, such as breakfast dishes, smoothies, soups, salads, entrees, and more. In the vegetarian section, you’ll find meatless recipes for chili, burgers, tacos, and even “beef” stew.

Bone Appétit also features a section on appetizers, which can be served at parties and game-day celebrations like the Superbowl. They are perfect for entertaining, and include delicious recipes such as Zesty Zucchini Sticks, Whimsical Wraps, Crispy Eggplant, and Magic Hummus.

Every section in Bone Appétit includes Quick Picks, super-fast recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less. You’ll find Quick Picks in the appetizer section, too – tasty delights such as La Dolce Vita (a bone-healthy version of stuffed potato skins) and Green ‘N Lean (spicy, crisp-tender green beans).

No matter what your preferences and needs, Bone Appétit has something for you. To make sure all the bases are covered, Bone Appétit comes with 3 special bonuses with even more bone-rejuvenating recipes:

  • Calcilicious

    Bound into the back of your Bone Appétit cookbook, this special collection offers recipes that are particularly calcium-rich, so you can get a boost of bioavailable calcium whenever you need to.

  • Blender Magic

    In this colorful booklet, you’ll discover a wealth of smoothie recipes that are fast, nutritious, and delightfully varied.

  • The 30 Day Meal Planner

    This planner provides a practical resource for planning an entire month’s worth of bone-rejuvenating meals and snacks.

Bone Appétit is highly customizable. If there is an ingredient or food you can’t eat or just don’t like, feel free to leave it out or substitute for something else. At the beginning of Bone Appétit, you’ll find a list of acidifying and alkalizing Foundation Foods, so you’ll know how or if your substitution will affect the pH of the recipe.

Bone Appétit is the perfect guideline for eating your way to healthy bones!

Till next time,

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  1. minnie

    Thank you ever so much for your effort to search for more nutritious food good for our Bones’re such a God blessings for us…I wish & pray for your good health & long life ma’am Vivian…

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Minnie!

  2. Annabelle

    Thank you for the snack recipes making it easier for us to make healthy choices.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You are welcome, Annabelle! I hope you enjoy them.

  3. Linda Smith

    Just copied recipes for 3 Super Bowl snacks and although they look great, I need the nutrition information. Since I have kidney disease, it is very important that I know
    the nutritional values. Would you please add them to future recipes and if at all possible, post them for these recipes, also.
    Thanks, mz s

  4. Margi Alston

    I feel very encouraged by what I read from the emails , thank you! And want to buy 1 copy of Save our bones book … but have spent well over an hour trying to do so – the process is very confusing. I finally ended up with 2 copies, obviously I don’t want to press the except button, I’ve tried to delete one ,it’s impossible. It’s not obvious.

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  5. Betty

    Thanks again for all your helpful ideas. The appetizers sound yummy however I am non dairy. I know that I can substitute alternate milks and even butter which I use. . Substitutes for cheese are not very tasty (that I have found). Enjoy the superbowl!

  6. Teresa ochoa

    I received the book, Save our bones, and and it is in great condition. I bought with that discount, that you offered, of a group of books that may have been defective, or light la damaged.
    Mine came like new. And I got it cheaper.
    I am reading it. Planning to buy more of your books, to plan my meals. And exercises.
    Thank u Vivian. I am recommending your books to my friends .And for your advices on e mail too.

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  8. Rona Yates

    I bought a book from you, contacted your service dept to say that due to hols I did not download within time period. They asked for the details conformation email etc , which I sent. I have not had a reply. You do understand that people with certain illnesses, do not always have the energy to continue chase problems, not of their making.
    I enjoy all the valuable information supplied. Just disappointed in your customer service dept.
    Regards or Ms Rona Yates

    • Customer Support

      Hi Rona,
      I am sorry you didn’t receive our response to you! Please check your inbox for another e-mail from us.

  9. MRS

    Haven’t found gluten free phyllo yet but like RDK, I struggle to always adjust recipes to gluten free status. I’m sure my osteoporosis diagnosis is a result of not knowing I was celiac until I was past menopause. All those missing nutrients for so many years due to absorption! Still, I gained 5% last year on DEXA implementing exercise and watching acidity. You have to do what you can where you are based on what you know — and seek out the experts like Vivian to help you on your journey. Thanks, Vivian!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Good for you, MRS! It takes creativity and flexibility to work within a food sensitivity, and you have done a fantastic job.

  10. Mary

    Thank you for sharing these recipes. I’m looking forward to trying them out. No more buying snack foods from the grocery with a long list of mysterious ingredients that look like chemicals.

  11. RDK

    I’m on a low oxalate diet which makes it difficult to eat many of the foundation foods and recipe’s you recommend. Sometimes its a challenge to keep my PH level in the alkaline range. I do appreciate all the information and updates. I’m working hard to improve my bone health.
    Thanks Vivian

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Good for you, RDK. There is such a wide variety of Foundation Foods that I am sure you’ve been able to create your own bone-healthy meals!

  12. Julie

    Thanks for the educational material to learn new things. You have a passion to help improve the quality of life and health. However, the
    “Doctor Trusted” ad on the right hand corner of the screen is really
    a real obstacle to the reading of the email. It keeps popping up and
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  13. suzette du toit

    Thank you so much, one’s never too old to learn. Regards Suzette.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I agree, Suzette. 🙂

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