Super Bowl Sunday is known as a gluttonous day of drinking beer and feasting on greasy delivery food. If you are trying to eat healthy, it can be pretty tough watching everyone around you eat wings and chips. Fortunately, you don’t have to completely abstain from the game day tastes you love. There are so many healthy and equally delicious options that will not derail your progress. Here are some of our favorite healthy recipes for the Super Bowl.
Use vegetables for your appetizers to ensure you are getting at least a few nutritious foods before the main courses are served. You can still create dishes that are savory, spicy and easy finger foods. Try making sweet potato fries, brown sugar roasted chickpeas, or jalapeno poppers for your guests. Hummus and veggies is another staple that can replace chips and dip while still giving you a little crunch. Our Veggie Tamales are another alternative to nachos; just cut your tortillas before frying them to make them easier to share.
Make your own chips
This is a step that will certainly impress your guests no matter what dip recipe you are using. We love using extra kale to make these Spicy and Cheesy Kale Chips from Eating Bird Food. If you want to go a more traditional route, you can make your own tortilla chips. Take some corn tortillas and cut them into quarters and then lightly brush them with canola oil and broil them until they are crispy, turning halfway through. Remove to paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with salt and cumin. Once your chips are finished, use them in our Loaded Turkey Nachos and pair with a Mexican light lager like a Modelo Especial. If you are making your own guac, try adding in some shredded kale to increase the antioxidants in your dip (you won’t even notice it!).
Chilli is a sneaky way to get in some veggies on Super Bowl Sunday. Create a chili bar by putting out different toppings like lettuce, sour cream, olives, quac, and croutons so people can style their bowl. Keep your chili in a slow-cooker on warm so it’s ready whenever people are hungry or create small chili “tastes” in small cups to hand out as apps. Try making two different kinds like our Mexican Chicken Chili and our Cowgirl Chili and take votes to see which one your guests like the best.
Wings are the most popular Super Bowl food by a long shot, but they aren’t necessarily the most healthy option. Buffalo Chicken Tacos are a great alternative to wings because they are definitely less messy that wings and they still give you a taste of buffalo sauce along with calcium, fiber, iron, protein, and vitamins A and C! You could also try adding buffalo sauce to other healthier foods like cauliflower, chickpeas or even Brussels sprouts. These are good alternatives for vegetarians who still want a traditional taste of some buffalo sauce at your watch party.
Take small bites with sliders
Hamburgers aren’t particularly healthy most of the time, but we believe that if you start with the right ingredients, anything in moderation is okay! Making sliders instead of full-sized burgers allows you to enjoy a little taste of a burger, and they are easier to eat at a party. Use grass-fed beef or ground turkey because they have a lower fat content. Some of our favorite recipes include our Ball Hawk Sliders or our Creamy Black Bean Sliders for the vegetarian crowd.
While you are enjoying the big game, take a few minutes to make your life easier next week with pre-prepped meals from Terra’s Kitchen. Click below to see our full meal delivery kit menu and to learn more about how it works.