Healthy Snacks and the Super Bowl…You’re Joking


Healthy and Super Bowl are two ideas that , in my pre-conditioned mind,  have never gone together.

Come on, we all picture it as a day where you drink, eat, and yell ‘til its time to go home and go to sleep (or keep partying, then where you just do it all over again but just a bit less lucid).

Every year you think the next day as you wobble out of bed…”Ehhh.. I’m not going to eat and drink that way again next year…”

Well, if you remember that ill feeling here are a list of goodies that are still yummy and yet don’t make you feel horrible (Unless you decide to eat everything in sight, remember moderation of anything is key!)

 

Dark Chocolate dipped strawberries and pretzels:

Place a mixing bowl over a pot with boiling water making sure that the water is not touching the bowl. Place 5 oz of chocolate (try dark for a more healthier choice) and 1/4 C of milk. Stir until melted and remove from pot. Using washed and fully dried Strawberries and pretzels dip into chocolate and place to cool on a wax paper covered baking sheet and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

 

Lemon Chicken wings:

Place 4 pounds chicken wings and drums in a casserole. Mix in a separate bowl 1/2 Cup of lemon juice, 1/4 Cup of Chicken Stock, 2 tablespoons of oil/ melted butter, 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Pepper, and 2 cloves of Garlic finely chopped. Pour mixture over the chicken and bake for 2 hours at 400˚ F. Make sure to turn the pieces over once after an hour of cooking.

 

Popcorn:

Yes home popped popcorn is far less fatting than that of a movie theater.. Try to go without the butter… but if you have to then go with Light.

Also for a sweet and salty variation add 2 Tablespoons of sugar to the bag.

 

Veggie Platter:

Ok, I know obviously healthy… just don’t forget to put it in the buffet!

 

Oven roasted potato wedges:

Quick tip:  Poke holes in the potato and place in Microwave for 4-5 mins depending on size. Cut up in wedges and place on a baking sheet with a few splashes of olive oil (and rosemary for extra yum factor) for 15mins at 375˚ F.  Salt after you take them out of the oven.

 

Baked potatoes with Fresh Salsa:

Using washed potatoes; poke holes with a fork (about 6-12 stabs around), cover completely in aluminum foil and place in oven at 400˚F for about 35-40 mins.

Short of time buy the fresh salsa. For quick and deliciously homemade salsa click here.

 

Salsa:

Great with potatoes, vegetables, and a special flavor in a sandwich! Click here for the recipe!

 

Hummus with pita chips:

Short for time buy the hummus but I truly suggest this fast and delicious hummus recipe.. takes about 5 mins to make.

 

Tzadiki:

Click here for the recipe! This is a delicious spread as well as dip, for chips, vegetables, and sandwiches.

 

Fruit kebabs:

So delicious yet so easy! In a rush? Buy fruit salad that come in your market and wooden skewers and simply poke different pieces of fruit through the skewer. Delicious and colorful!

 

Shrimp cocktail:

Buy frozen shrimp that has been peeled and deveined and thaw (defrost) by just placing them in room temperature water; takes about 10 minutes. Arrange in a circular fashion with a cup (not the container it comes in please!) of cocktail sauce. Why buy them frozen? Click here to find out!

 

Chipotle Corn and Bean salad:

I’m guessing you might be in a rush so buy the corn either frozen (try organic) or in can and your black beans in a can as well and make sure to drain any liquid that they come with or defrost if they are frozen.

In a bowl mix:

    • 1 can/1 cup of drained/defrosted corn with 1 can of drained black beans.
    • Chop finely 1 stalk of celery.
    • Chop finely 2 tablespoons of red onion
    • 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice.
    • 1 tablespoon of chipotle sauce.
    • Salt and pepper to your liking.

 

 

 

COMMENTS


  1. Karla Salguero02.04.12

    Yes!! I wont break my diet tomorrow :)

    • admin02.04.12

      Glad the article helped you stay focused ;)
      Muah,
      VK