Ely girl wins Super Bowl Snack Challenge

Elsa Ellerbroek, a 9 year old home-schooled student from Ely, has been named one of the 52 winners of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Super Snack Challenge.
Elsa was chosen amongst hundreds of children ages 8-14 that entered the Super Snack Challenge, supported by Newman’s Own Foundation, submitting a recipe for a healthy game day snack.
Each winner has been invited to attend the Kids Tailgate Party to take place during the 10-day Super Bowl festival. Ten “All-Pro Chefs” will be honored at the Super Kids Tailgate Party and the winning healthy game day recipe will be chosen.
The Super Snack Challenge MVP will receive $25,000 to donate to the charity of his/her choice!
The Super Snack Challenge is part of the MNSBHC Legacy Fund’s efforts to leave a lasting legacy of improved health and wellness for Minnesota children.
“We were thrilled to see the excitement and enthusiasm from young people and families across the state to join the Super Snack Challenge,” said Dana Nelson, VP of Legacy and Community Partnerships for the MNSBHC Legacy Fund.
“It’s our goal that not only will this help generate excitement for Super Bowl LII, but that more kids will develop health habits that will remain long after the final whistle of the big game.”
“The Super Snack Challenge offered a creative approach to engaging children and their families in healthier eating routines and we were pleased to see Minnesotans and their families respond,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation.
“This program is a great fit with our commitment to improve the well-being of children and families, and we are proud to partner with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund in this important initiative.”
Elsa’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Footballs
1 cup dry oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
1. Mix together oats, peanut butter, flax seeds, honey, chia seeds and vanilla.
2. Form into football shapes.
3. Place slivered almonds on top to look like football laces.
4. If using chocolate chips, press a few on the underside of the football.
5. Freeze until set, about one hour.
6. Eat right from the freezer at your Super Bowl party!
Ten “All-Pro Chefs” will be invited to make their recipe for a host of celebrity chef judges at an event later this month including Andrew Zimmern, Gavin Kaysen and Lachelle Cunningham. Judges will select a Super Snack Challenge MVP, to be announced during the Kids Tailgate Party.