The Super Bowl doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your resolution – or ongoing lifestyle – to make healthy food choices. There are tons of tasty and healthy options for dipping and indulging.
While cheering on our partner, the Denver Broncos, we wanted to share a couple of healthy Super Bowl snacks to prepare for your Sunday party. Share your favorite football recipe in the comments!
Move over seven layer dip. Hello, guacamole This dip based in avocados is not only tasty, it promotes good health, since it contains potassium, fiber and good fats. Everything in this dip is delicious and nutritious. Instead of reaching for the chips, this dip is perfect for dipping celery, carrots or tomatoes for an extra healthy option. If you are carb-focused, choose whole grain pita wedges instead of chips.
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced (optional)
Scoop avocado out of shells and place in bowl. Squeeze lime on top of avocados. Add tomatoes, cilantro, onion, garlic and jalapeno. Mash with a fork to combine ingredients. Add salt to taste. Dip and Enjoy!
Kale Pesto Potato Salad
Who doesn’t think the spud is the king of Superbowl Snacks? Thankfully, this is a healthy rendition of potato salad! The kale pesto is chock-full of healthy ingredients: kale, almonds and olive oil. Kale packs a nutritional punch with almost no fat and minimal carbs (10 grams in a cup) while delivering protein, fiber and vitamins. Almonds can reduce heart risk and bad cholesterol while promoting healthy brain function and provide “good” fats to your body. Olive oil also helps reduce heart risk and provides a good source of fats, showing to lower obesity.
So enjoy this salad, knowing you’re doing great things for your brain and body!
2 cups packed kale
½ cup toasted almonds
2 tbs lemon juice
1 small garlic clove
¾ cup olive oil
2 lbs fingerling potatoes, boiled and cut length-wise
Combine kale, almonds, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor. Pulse mixture while drizzling olive oil until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Toss the warm potatoes with mixture and enjoy!