Are you trying to eat more healthfully, but still want to celebrate the big game? Check out my top 10 recipe recommendations for a healthier, happier Super Bowl celebration.
- BBQ Cauliflower Bites
No, those aren’t chicken wings. It’s cauliflower! http://afewshortcuts.com/2015/07/bbq-cauliflower-bites/#_a5y_p=4060426. This 5-ingredient recipe is simple and tasty! Make sure to check out AFewshortCuts.com for more healthy recipes.
2. Spicy Hummus Queso Dip
I LOVE queso! This recipe comes from fAnnetastic Food, an excellent nutrition and fitness blog run by Washington, DC-area Registered Dietician, Anne Mauney. Check out her amazing queso (and other clever recipes) here: http://www.fannetasticfood.com/
3. Chunky Blender Salsa
Melissa Mondragon, chef, crafter, and DIY-extraordinaire, created this simple and yummy salsa recipe. You can make it in the blender in minutes! http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2014/11/24/chunky-blender-salsa/
4. Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and White Herb Pizza
Pizza is a cornerstone of the Super Bowl celebration. Impress your friends with this flavorful (and lower-calorie) pizza. It only takes 35 minutes to make! You can find this recipe here: http://dinnersdishesanddesserts.com/roasted-garlic-white-chicken-pizza/#_a5y_p=3807945
5. The BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Want to make your Super Bowl pizza even healthier? Check out this recipe for a cauliflower pizza crust (cauliflower is very popular today)! You can find this recipe at http://ourbestbites.com/2015/03/how-to-make-cauliflour-pizza-crust/#_a5y_p=3923300. Our Best Bites is run by two creative moms who do an excellent job of showcasing each step of their recipes. Enjoy!
6. Healthy Sweet Potato Skins
Healthier potato skins? Yes, please! This recipe comes courtesy of PinchofYum.com, one of my favorite recipe blogs. Find this lightened-up version of an American favorite here: http://pinchofyum.com/healthy-sweet-potato-skins.
7. Creamy Greek Yogurt Guacamole
Guacamole is another quintessential game day staple. Check out this scrumptious and healthy guacamole recipe created by Kelly Senyei, of http://justataste.com. Find this recipe here: http://www.justataste.com/creamy-greek-yogurt-guacamole-recipe/.
8. Spinach Balls
Here’s another recipe that will make your guests think you’re fancy, but there only five ingredients in this simple, yet impressive. This recipe by was created by Carine, a French mother and blogger living in New Zealand. Find this recipe here: http://www.sweetashoney.co/spinach-balls/.
9. Black Bean Brownies
There’s bound to be a sweet tooth or two at your Super Bowl party. If you’re like me, you know it’s not a party without dessert! This decadent brownie recipe comes from Chocolate-Covered Katie, a blogger dedicated to creating healthier dessert recipes. (She’s pretty much my hero :p). This brownie is made healthier through the addition of black beans, which add protein and fiber to this classic sweet. Check out this popular recipe here: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/09/06/no-flour-black-bean-brownies/
You’ll need something to wash down all that yummy food! While many of your guests will undoubtedly stick to beer, this refreshing drink provides an alternative to alcoholic beverages. This recipe comes courtesy of Skinny Ms., one of my favorite healthy recipe sources: http://skinnyms.com/minty-non-alcoholic-mojito-recipe/.
No matter who you’re cheering for, I hope this list helps you have a healthy and happy Super Bowl celebration! Enjoy!