Super Bowl Parties can be tough when you have been working on your nutrition and health goals. Keep on track with these simple Super Bowl healthy Recipes. You have been doing awesome on your goals for the new year and then a big social event is just around the corner. I don’t know about you but I start to stress and get discouraged thinking all my hard work eating healthy and exercise it all going to come to a screeching halt. Here are a few tips and recipes that I love to make the Big Game less stressful and we can sit back and enjoy family, friends, football, entertainment and all those hyped up commercials.
If you do some planning, the day will be a success. Get some movement in before the game. Go for a hike, walk your dog, attend that favorite Pilates class with your favorite instructor (BK). STAY HYDRATED, drink plenty of water. (not beer ☹) If you are going to a party make sure you eat something before you go and take some healthy snacks with you.
Simple Healthy Quick Snacks
Popcorn topped with your favorite popcorn seasoning
My Favorite Season is Salt & Vinegar Seasoning I bought at a Fantastic Shop in Minnesota http://www.thegrandedepot.com/
Hummus & Pita Chips
Simple & Healthy recipes:
Easy Homemade Salsa
1 14.5 oz of fire-roasted tomatoes
2 Roma tomatoes
¼ cup red onion
1 clove of garlic, minced
2tbsp of cilantro c
1 jalapeño seeds removed,
½ Fresh lime squeezed
Drain some of the juice from the can of tomatoes and then add to the food processor, roughly chop onion, tomatoes, jalapeño and add to the food processor. Add garlic, cilantro, lime, and Pulse to desired consistency
Taste and adjust salt and lime if needed. Serve with Tortilla chips. Options are Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips
Healthy Homemade Guacamole
4 ripe avocados
¼ cup red onion, diced
½ Roma tomato, diced
2tbsp chopped cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper seeds removed, diced
½ Fresh lime squeezed
Salt and pepper to taste – I like to use the Himalayan Salt
Peel avocados and remove the pits.
Using a fork mash one avocado in a bowl until creamy. Dice the other 3 avocados and add them to the bowl. Add diced onion cilantro, tomato and jalapeño pepper, salt and pepper and lime. Gently mix together. Taste and adjust salt, pepper and lime juice if needed.
Serve with Tortilla chips
Black Bean Sliders
1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
½ cup of corn fresh or frozen
2/3 cup flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
½ chili powder
½ tsp paprika
Salt and pepper
Whole wheat dinner rolls
Mash black beans in a medium mixing bowl and add corn and mix together. Add flour garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder and mix until fully blended. Form balls about the size of large meatball and flatten with hand. Place patties on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 Degrees. Flip patties at 10 minutes. Slice dinner rolls in half and top bean burger with your favorite toppings: Chipotle Mayo, Salsa, Avocado, Cheese
Secure with a toothpick
Super Bowl Vegetarian Chili
2tbsp olive oil
1medium onion, diced
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 ribs of celery, diced
½ zucchini, diced
½ tsp salt
3 cloves of garlic, grated
2 tbsp of chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tsp oregano
2 cans (15 oz) fire-roasted tomatoes
1 can (15oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 c vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
2 tsp lime juice
In a large pot over medium heat, warm olive oil. Added diced onion, carrot celery, zucchini and ¼ tsp of salt. Stir to combine and continue to stir occasionally until vegetables are tender. About 6-8mins. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and oregano. Stir for a minute or two. Added the diced tomatoes. This is when I like to use an immersion blender and blend until vegetables are no longer chunks. ( this will hide the vegetables and all your vegetable haters will never know they are there) Add drained and rinsed beans, vegetable broth and bay leaf. Stir to combine and let come to simmer for about 30mins. Add lime juice and ¼ tsp of salt, stir to blend. Ready to serve.
Garnish ideas: Avocado, Plain Greek yogurt, Grated cheddar cheese
Raspberry Moscow Mule (makes 4 drinks)
2 14 oz bottles of ginger beer
4-8oz of your favorite vodka
1 c of raspberries, plus more for garnish
½ c mint, plus more for garnish
2 sliced limes, plus more for garnish
½ c water
2” piece of fresh ginger, sliced
To make the simple syrup, bring water, honey, and ginger to a simmer for few minutes until honey is dissolved and ginger flavor is infused. To make the Moscow mule add ¼ c of raspberries, 4 mint leaves 2-3 lime slices to a cocktail shaker or a mason jar. Muddle with a spoon until raspberries and limes are broken down and juicy. Add 1-2 oz vodka and 2 tbsp of the simple syrup. Shake and pour into a glass over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with raspberries, mint and a lime slice. You can also make this a mocktail omitting the vodka and added ¼ c of water to each drink.
Mini Apple pie with Crumble
3 tbsp unsalted butter
3 granny smith apples, peeled cored and diced
2 ½ tbsp sugar
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
2 refrigerated pie crust or your favorite pie crust recipe (I use the store-bought pie crust, but don’t tell my dad 😊)
For the Crumble
½ c flour
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray muffin pan well with cooking spray.
In a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in diced apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sauté until apples are softened, about 6-8 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together flour brown sugar cinnamon and butter to make crumble ( I used my hands to mix together) set aside
Unroll pie crusts on a cutting board. Using a 4-inch cookie cutter. Cut 12 circles and place in a muffin pan. Add sautéed apples equally to each pie crust shell. Evenly distribute crumble.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 425 degrees and then turn down the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 6minutes. Remove from muffin pan and place on a cooling rack.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream
There you go Healthy Super Bowl Recipes. Keep on track with these simple Super Bowl healthy Recipes.
Enjoy! 😊 Bert