As you probably already know, Superbowl Sunday is this Sunday! While I’m not really a huge sports fan, I do love getting together with friends and family to watch the game (and halftime show)! What kind of food do you like to have at your get-together? While there is nothing wrong with “bar food”, I’m always looking for healthier twists on some of my favorite classic dishes.
If you’re like me, you want easy! Here are 8 easy recipes to make your Superbowl Sunday just a little more interesting!
1. Mini BBQ Chicken sliders: Most people cannot picture a Superbowl party without chicken wings. This year try BBQ chicken sliders for a healthy substitute with the same great taste. Grill ground chicken patties topped with BBQ sauce and place on a whole wheat bun!
2. Vegetables and Dip: Cut up some of your favorite vegetables and create your own crudité! Try using cherry tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and red and yellow peppers. Pick 3 of your favorite dressings for a choice of dips. Always remember to choose fat free or low fat dips.
3. Fruit Kabobs with Fat Free Yogurt: Create your own fruit kabobs by cubing your favorite fruits and placing them on a skewer. Dip them in fat free yogurt for a sweet treat.
4. Three Bean Salad: Choose your three favorite beans and mix them together to create your own bean salad. Season your bean salad with your favorite spices. *Tip: If you are using canned beans remember to drain and rinse them before using to wash away some of the sodium found in canned beans.
5. Pretzels and Hummus: For those of you who need some crunch to your snacks, try pretzels with a hummus dip. Pretzels are a better alternative to the usual high fat chips served at most Superbowl parties.
6. Celery and Peanut Butter Sticks: Spread some peanut butter on celery sticks for a flavor filled snack that’s sure to be a hit
7. Cauliflower Wings: Roast cauliflower florets so they’re brown and a little crisp on the outside. Toss them in your favorite hot sauce and serve them with this healthy spin on a blue cheese dressing: mix 8 ounces of plain Greek yogurt, with 2 ounces of blue cheese crumbles and a dash of onion and garlic powder. You get all your favorite flavors with added fiber, vitamins and a lot less saturated fat!
8. Potato Skins: Carve out and bake potato skins like you normally would. Sautee spinach with garlic and olive oil and stuff the potato skins with the spinach mixture. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top for a tasty treat!
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new for the big game! You may be surpised how much you (and your loved ones) like it!
Your Turn to Take Action: Superbowl Sunday is only a couple days away, so make sure your snacks are all in order! Which one will you try? Let me know in the comments below!