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‘Shark Week’ TV-friendly Snacks

“Shark Week” is an exciting time for marine enthusiasts and television viewers alike. As you settle in to watch shark documentaries and captivating underwater adventures, it’s likely snacks are part of that equation.

Here are some sea-inspired snacks for a sharkcuterie board – sharkcuterie, get it? – to enhance your viewing experience:

Seaweed Snacks

Crispy seaweed snacks are low-calorie treats that are packed with nutrients like vitamins A and C, calcium and magnesium. Seaweed snacks are available for purchase in various flavors, including wasabi, sesame and sea salt, providing a satisfying and guilt-free crunch.

Easy Homemade Sushi Rolls

Making your own sushi rolls is easier than you may think. All you need is a bag of microwavable sticky rice, nori sheets and any desired filling. While a sushi roller is a great tool, it’s not necessary for a tasty aftermath. Try one of these beginner-friendly combinations that don’t use raw fish:

  • Spicy Philly Roll – smoked salmon, cream cheese and jalapeño strips
  • Avocado Shrimp Roll – cooked shrimp, avocado slices and green onion
  • California Roll – imitation crab sticks and cucumber strips

Simply roll up the contents, seal the end by rubbing with your finger that’s been dipped in cold water, then slice the rolls into bite-sized pieces. Serve with low-sodium soy sauce or a tangy ginger dipping sauce. These sushi rolls provide essential vitamins, minerals and fiber, making them a wholesome snack option.

Veggies. Fill the rest of your board with veggies such as carrots, peppers, cucumbers and snap peas along with your favorite dips. For more themed ideas, slice your veggies into shark fins or other sea-inspired shapes.

Shanthi Appelö is a registered dietitian and health and wellness spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan based in Detroit. Passionate about the science of nutrition and behavior, Shanthi has experience working in clinical nutrition, public health and teaching in the university setting. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, exploring the outdoors, working on art and spending time with family. For more recipes and health information, visit

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