The Super Bowl is coming up, and weather you're going to the game or watching it at home, what you eat doesn't have to break your diet as long as it includes some healthy foods. Here are some tips for making healthy and delicious foods for your super bowl gathering:
- Lean Meats – Tailgating usually involves grilling meats, which is a healthy preparation method so you are half way to a healthy bite! Choose lean proteins such as boneless skinless chicken breast marinated in barbeque sauce, lean ground turkey breast for burgers, and veggie burgers. Cut portions of the hamburgers by preparing mini sliders. Try purchasing whole-wheat burger buns for additional fiber. Prepare fish such as tilapia by cooking it over the grill in an aluminum foil envelope. Boost the flavor with herbs, spices, lemon, and olive oil. Also, bring a bean salad that is served cold as a delicious protein alternative. Just toss in rinsed canned beans into your usual salad and use low-fat dressing.
- Veggies – Incorporate more vegetables by offering grilled veggies such as corn, asparagus, onion, peppers, squash, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Try making vegetables kabobs with alternating mixed vegetables. Additionally, offer finger veggies such as raw broccoli, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, and celery sticks with a homemade low-calorie ranch dressing. Prepare this ranch dressing by mixing a ranch seasoning packet with low-fat sour cream and non-fat plain Greek yogurt. Also, load your burgers up with freshly sliced tomatoes, onions, and lettuce to add bulk and a crunchy bite.
- Fruits – Nothing is as refreshing as cold fruit! Also, this healthy treat wont weigh you down like some of the other foods you may consume. Bring cut watermelon wedges for an easy and delicious snack. Other great snacking fruits include grapes, melon wedges, and pineapple. Frozen grapes on a kabob stick is also a delicious snack.
- Chips and Dip – redo the traditional chips and dip by making fresh pico de gallo a head of time and bringing it to the party. Dice tomatoes, onions, and cilantro and mix with limejuice to make a tasty dip. Add jalapeños for some spice. Next, try baked tortilla chips instead of the regular fried ones and significantly cut the calories. This swap doesn’t sacrifice any flavor!
- Additional healthy tips – Even if you are not the person preparing the food and you are just a guest, bring a healthy dish to the party so you can keep your self on track. In addition, once you are done eating chew on gum or suck on mints to keep your mouth busy without consuming additional unnecessary food. Last, Never show up to a party on an empty stomach. To avoid overeating at the party eat a small healthy snack before going such as an apple or a slice of whole wheat bread with low-fat cream cheese to curb your appetite.
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- Guacamole can be healthy because it contains fresh avocados that are good for you, but beware it is super high in calories so have a small portion of guacamole and larger serving of the pico de gallo.
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- Make mini finger sandwiches using whole wheat bread with low fat cheese and tomato, you can grill them or serve them cold. Cut the bread in the shape of a football and garnish with mustard or cheese football laces.
- Chili is a great option because beans are super healthy! Just make a vegetarian chili or with lean ground turkey. Here is a recipe for vegetarian chili from Emeril.
- Like I said before, make sliders which are better because they are smaller than a regular burger, plus they are super cute! Here are a few tips to make them healthier use one or all: Use ground turkey instead of beef but use herbs and spices in the meat to increase flavor, use low-fat mayo, whole wheat bun, and load up with fresh veggies.
- For a healthier sweet dish make chocolate covered strawberries shaped liked footballs! To make them even healthier use dark chocolate, then make the laces with white chocolate. YUM
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- Make this delicious raw vegetable bar with different height bowls (available at Michaels, Marshall's, Bed Bath and Beyond.) Repurpose candle holders or other glass vases. Include carrot sticks, broccoli, radishes, cauliflower, celery, sherry tomato and cucumbers with dips in martini glasses.
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