Healthy Super Bowl Snack
It's almost Super Bowl Sunday! Are you a fan of the game? The commercials? Or the food? I'll be honest, I'm in it for the commercials, the conversation and the food :-) Speaking of the food, how about a few healthy recipes for the big day? First, here's the thing... Super Bowl Sunday tends to revolve around football and food. Which is great but being around food all day (typically un-healthy food at that) can lead to binging, overeating, then feeling sick, guilty and lethargic the next day. BUT, it doesn't have to be that way! One way to keep from going overboard and regretting your food choices, is to balance the menu with some healthy and unhealthy options.
Here's a few yummy options that taste great and are on the healthier side.
Bean-Free Avocado "Hummus"
1 large zucchini
1 small avocado
1 clove of garlic
2 tbsp. tahini
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 tbsp. avocado oil (olive oil works well too)
salt and pepper to taste
Squeeze of lime juice (optional)
Place all ingredients except oil into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.Continue pulsing and slowly add in oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Serve with fresh veggies or desired dippers!
1 shot Blanco Tequila
Juice from 1 lime
Juice from 1 small orange or half a larger one
Club soda or sparkling mineral water
In a shaker, mix together the tequila, lime juice and orange juice. Strain into a glass with ice and top with club soda or sparkling mineral water. Enjoy!
Pesto Deviled Eggs
1 dozen boiled eggs
1/4 cup dairy-free pesto
2 tbsp. non-fat greek yogurt
juice from 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
basil for garnishing
Steam or boil your eggs then peel and chill before handling. Once chilled, peel, slice and pop the egg yolks into a mixing bowl. Add the pesto and greek yogurt to the egg yolks then mash and stir until well combined. You can also do this step in a food processor. Scoop into a small zip lock bag then cut a hole in the end of the bag. Squeeze the yolk mixture out through the whole into each egg white. Garnish with chopped basil and enjoy!
Just remember, the day does not need to revolve around the food and what you eat is 100% your choice! If you want to eat cookies, buffalo chicken dip, ribs, hot wings, etc. do it but don't beat yourself up for your choices. Choose to eat what is going to make you happy and feel good. Balance the day with some healthy foods and be sure to drink lots of water!