Healthy Super Bowl Strategies


The super bowl is always a great excuse to gather friends together and host a party, and all too often the types of foods one associates with football games are deep fried, high calorie options. You do not have to throw out all the hard work you have put into starting 2013 on a healthier note for this one day. You can have a great time with friends watching the game, eat healthy, and STILL enjoy some great food. Here are a few tips for enjoying super bowl while still maintaining those healthy resolutions and goals for 2013 plus some tasty, and healthy recipes from Recipe Rebuild.

  • Drink a glass or two of beer and wine if you want, but alternate each with a large glass of water with lemon, and then switch to a nonalcoholic healthier beverage choice such as sparkling water mixed with a splash of fruit juice or citrus.
  • Skip the fried chips with your dips, and instead use baked pita chips, whole grain crackers, or veggies.
  • Don’t go to the party hungry. Enjoy a big salad, smoothie or something nourishing before you arrive so you are not so hungry you gobble everything down without thinking about it first.
  • If you are a guest at a super bowl party, and you don’t know what the menu is going to be, bring something healthy that you can enjoy.
  • If you are planning burgers and fries, consider turkey burgers on whole grain buns, and bake your fries. Sweet potatoes are more nutritional than regular potatoes also, and make great oven fries.
  • Consider adding chili to your menu, packed full of beans and veggies and use turkey or chicken instead of beef. Adds lots of healthy garnishes so folks can personalize their bowl of chili. Fiber rich turkey chili is also hearty and very filling, so you won’t be tempted to continue to eat empty calories.
  • Making chicken wings this super bowl? Bake instead of fry, and decrease calories in the blue cheese dip by substituting fat free Greek yogurt in place of the higher fat options.
  • If you are planning sub sandwiches, use whole grain bread, turkey or lean ham, lots of veggies and skip the mayo. Use mustard, hummus, or even guacamole as your spread.
  • For dessert, offer fruit plates with creamy dips, whole grain cookies, or frozen low fat yogurt with fun toppings.


Snacks & Appeptizers

Pizza Puffs 
Mediterranean Layered Dip 
Sofia’s Summer Salsa 
Pico di Gallo
Easy Yogurt Cheese 
Warm Roasted Fennel Dip
Artichoke Dip 
Blue Cheese Dip 
Sweet Potato Hummus 
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas 
Kale Chips 
Roasted Red Pepper Dip 
Roasted Garlic Bean Dip 

Main Course

Turkey Burgers 
Black Bean Vegetarian Chili 
Baked Coconut Shrimp With Spicy Chili Apricot Sauce 
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup 
Greek Inspired Turkey Burgers
Blackened Fish Tacos 
Black Bean Chili With Chipotle & Chocolate 
Tex Mex Slow Cooker Chili 
Baked Chicken Fingers 
Buffalo Chicken Wraps 
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken


Key Lime Fruit Dip 
Mango Sorbet 
Thin Crusted Apple Tart
Cinnamon Apple Snack Bars 
Roasted Applesauce Cookies 
Oatmeal Cookies 


One Response to “Healthy Super Bowl Strategies”

  1. Giselle — February 1, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    Yes please to all of the above!! :-)
    What a wonderful mix of recipes here!


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