Super bowl made healthy ? It made no difference how your favorite team did in the last Super bowl. One fact that fans on both sides faced was the amount of snacks, foods and drink that was consumed during the game.
Other then Thanksgiving, Super Bowl is a wonderful time to share time with friends and family. A time where we can all get together for a wonderful variety of food.
While some of us are staying strong and working hard to stay on track with their New Year’s resolutions, Super bowl can be a difficult time to stay on track with your goals.
Here are a couple healthy options when planning your Super Bowl Party.
Makes 3 cups
2 cans (15.5 ounces each) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon FranksÔ RedHot cayenne pepper sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Blend ingredients until smooth. Serve with bean chips (like Beanito) and carrots & celery sticks.
Nutrition Info (2 Tablespoons):
50 calories, 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 0g sugar, 2g protein, vitamin A 0%, vitamin C 2%, calcium 2%, iron 2%
BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas
Makes 6 servings (1 whole pita w/ toppings each)
2 cups shredded baked/grilled chicken
3/4 cup natural BBQ sauce
6 whole grain pitas
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss chicken in BBQ sauce. Place pitas on a baking sheet. Place BBQ chicken, green onion, red onion and mozzarella evenly on pitas. Bake 10 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and pitas are crisp. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro.
Nutrition Info (1 pita w/toppings):
310 calories, 10g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 60mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 7g sugar, 28g protein, vitamin A 8%, vitamin C 8%, calcium 30%, iron 10%
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Popcorn
Makes 6 servings (1 cup each)
6 cups air-popped popcorn
4 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips, melted
2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter, warmed
Place popcorn on baking sheet. Drizzle with chocolate and peanut butter. Let set in fridge for 10 minutes. Enjoy.
Nutrition Info (1 cup):
100 calories, 5g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 4g sugar, 2g protein, vitamin A 0%, vitamin C 0%, calcium 0%, iron 2%