The Super Bowl is a day to enjoy the game with your friends, but shouldn’t be a day you have to derail your diet. From the Well known book series,“Eat This Not That” along with some other reliable sources, I’ve done the legwork for you to enjoy three popular recipe sources for your SuperBowl snacks, along with some game play tips to enjoy without packing in the calories.
Between the crazy amount of snacks and the alcohol consumed on this occasion, and the excitement of the game, it’s no surprise that Super Bowl Sunday can totally sack your diet in a single day. You can still enjoy game day goodies with these healthier-for-you food recipes for the win.
As always, practice portion control and make sure to use the same plate; when we toss away plates between dishes, we also toss away the reality of what we are actually eating. You don’t have to ditch your favorite football foods, as long as you choose the right version of them. From healthier taco dip and nachos with queso to even healthier potato skins we’ve got you covered.
This skinny taco dip is a touchdown, but even the healthiest dips can quickly spiral out of control. We know you’re not going to bust out a measuring cup in the middle of the game so here’s our advice: A half a cup serving is about the size of a tennis ball or 3-4 spoonfuls so rather than directly dip into the bowl, dish a ½ cup serving on an individual plate and go to another area to consume it. Don’t graze around that chip bowl or you’ll be throwing a flag on the field as a fowl.
Skinny Taco Dip from Damn Delicious – [GET THE RECIPE.]
These Bangle orange spuds pack in vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Basically, they’re your edible multivitamin.
Healthy Potato Skins
Now we don’t want you to be “Ramming “ these tasty treats down your throat while you watch the game. Savor them slowly, taking tiny time out bites to enjoy them and the game at the same time.
Here’s a recipe to please everyone!
Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.
Plant Based Queso Dip
(served with your favorite whole grain low sodium nachos chips of course)
I HOPE YOU LOVE THIS EASY VEGAN NACHO CHEESE SAUCE! IT’S:
- Creamy and rich
- Mild, but spice adjustable
- Pourable; not too thick
- Easy and Quick to prepare
- Versatile: Enjoy with chips, on a baked potato or drizzle on steamed vegetables!
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED:
- Raw cashews – Use raw, unsalted cashews to avoid any disruptions to the flavor. If you do use salted nuts, make sure to test your vegan cheese sauce before adding any additional salt. You can also make my nut-free cheese sauce if nuts aren’t your thing.
- Lemon juice – Juice the lemons yourself for the best flavor, or use bottled if that’s what you have at home.
- Nutritional yeast – The golden ingredient! This is what will give the vegan queso its cheesy flavor. You can buy nutritional yeast in most major grocery stores or online.
- Canned tomatoes and green chilies – These will add texture and spice to each bite. Use Ro-tel canned tomatoes with green chilies for the best results! You could also use salsa for a different flavor, or chopped small onion, red bell pepper and minced jalapeño that have been sautéed.
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Start by adding the soaked and drained cashews, water, lemon juice, salt, and nutritional yeast to a high powered blender.
- Drain the juice from the tomatoes and green chiles over a small bowl. Add the saved liquid to the blender. Keep the tomatoes and green chiles on the side for now. Blend on high for a few minutes until very smooth.
- Add the “cheese” sauce and the tomatoes and green chiles to a medium pot. Stir well and warm gently over low-medium heat. Stir frequently so as to not burn the queso. The mixture will thicken slightly. Serve while warm with tortilla chips and enjoy!