Impress your friends with these guilt-free party snacks! If you prefer the commercials over football,
I promise these healthy recipes will make watching the game all worth your while!
The Super Bowl has become a favorite American tradition where we gather with friends and family to cheer on our favorite NFL teams. It has also become a traditional "cheat day" where all diets are forgotten and fatty foods reign supreme! A recent study found that the average football fan will gain an extra 10lbs during football season, but I guess it's not that surprising since the Super Bowl ranks as the 2nd largest day for food consumption in the US, right behind Thanksgiving. In just one day, people will eat upwards of 6,000 calories, that's almost 3 days worth of food binging!
I will be the last one to throw my nose in the air because I am 110% guilty of over-indulging in all of the Super Bowl's cheesy-carbo-loading greatness...but not this year! Nope, this time I'm sticking to my guns! So, in an effort to not be the debbie-downer at a friends Super Bowl soiree, I decided to come up with some delicious skinny girl alternatives that have been kid tested and husband approved! Feel free to try them out or share them with friends! I'd love to hear feedback on how they turned out!
BLACK BEAN AND CORN MACHO-NACHO'S
Just mix together a cup of organic corn, black beans, diced red and green bell peppers, chunks of jicama, one avocado, a dash of cilantro and there you have it! It doesn't get any more macho than that! If you want some spice, feel free to add some jalapeno! I like to use homemade tortilla chips, but any store bought brand will do.
FIRE-GRILLED VEGGIES & GARLIC HUMMUS
There's really no culinary secret to this one. Next time you visit the local Farmer's Market pick out your favorite veggies. Fire up the grill and let them simmer for a few minutes on each side. If you're looking to keep it simple, try Hope Hummus, or make your own by blending:
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water or liquid from the chickpeas
- 8 dashes of hot sauce
- 1 pinch of Paprika
LOADED BACON-AVO VEGGIE CHIPS
Let's be serious, anything with bacon is boss-status in my book! This tasty treat only requires three ingredients which includes one bag of my favorite Tera Veggie Chips, two ripe avocados, and [more than a few] bits of BACON! There you have it! Touchdown! This recipe is a sure game winner!