It's nearly time for Superbowl Sunday, and even if your guests aren't cheering for your team, you need to feed them well!
To make sure you can keep your health goals on track, but still eat your same favourite snacks we're giving your 5 healthy Superbowl recipes to fuel your Superbowl party!
1. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Cauliflower wings have been used as a replacement for regular chicken wings for years now - and there's a good reason why! We'll be honest, of course you can tell you're not eating chicken, but you still get that satisfying flavour without all of unhealthy oils.
- 1 head of cauliflower (you may need more depending on how many people are there)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tsp. dried dill
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- black pepper to taste
- Squeeze lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Add almond flour, water, oil and garlic powder into a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add cauliflower florets and toss to coat.
- Spread coating cauliflower onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray. Don't skip this step or the cauliflower will stick.
- Bake for 30 minutes, tossing once at the 15 minute mark.
- Remove pan from oven, pour wing sauce over the cauliflower and toss to coat. Set oven to broil and broil cauliflower for 5-7 minutes.
- While cauliflower is roasting, add soaked and drained cashews into a high powered blender or food processor with 1/2 cup water, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
*Recipe adapted from Eating Bird Food
2. Avocado Fries
Get in some extra healthy fats! These will help you to stay fuller, longer, and minimize the bloating that can come with regular fries.
- 2 large avocados
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup flour (i.e. almond flour, chickpea flour, oat flour)
- 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1 cup crumb (bread crumbs, panko, oat crumbs, shredded coconut)
- Preheat oven to 420 F.
- Grease a baking sheet, and set aside.
- Combine the garlic, salt, and flour in a shallow dish. Add the milk to a separate shallow dish.
- Coat each avocado slice in flour, then dip in the milk.
- Sprinkle breadcrumbs over each slice, pressing down lightly until the crumbs stick.
- Place on the baking tray.
- Bake 15-18 minutes, or until golden.
*Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
3. Coconut Crusted Chicken Fingers
Deep fried anything can scream indigestion, bloating, etc. Not fun when you're already stressed about the results of the game.
- 2 boneless, skiness chickenbreasts
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 F.
- Using a heavy object, like a rolling pin, hammer the chicken breasts so that they flatten to an even thickness. Cut the chicken into long strips that are about 3/4″ to 1″ in width.
- You will need three bowls; one for the coconut flour, one for the coconut milk and egg mixture (just beat the eggs and milk together) and one for the shredded coconut.
- Coat each chicken strip in the coconut flour, then dunk in the egg and coconut milk mixture and finally coat in the shredded coconut.
- When finished, place the chicken strips on a large baking sheet, leaving some space between each strip and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until chicken has completely cooked through.
*Recipe adapted from Paleo Leap.
4. Homemade Popcorn
Microwave popcorn has a lot of salt, poor quality fats, and toxins – plus you can't even "wow!" your guests with fun toppings.
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 4 big tbsp. coconut oil (if you're using a popcorn machine, you can use 3 tbsp.)
- Himaylayan Sea Salt
- 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels
- 4 big tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- Follow directions on popcorn kernal bag, replacing vegetable oil for coconut oil (if needed)
- Once popped, melt remaining coconut oil
- Drizzle onto popcorn, stirring as go.
- Sprinkle remaining ingredients (depending on if you're using sweet or salty)
5. Lightened-Up Seven Layer Dip
Seven Layer Dip is a classic that you can't skip out on! Luckily, there's always a healthy alternative.
- 1.5 cups of plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup low-sodium salsa
- 1 ripe tomato (cut into 1/2cm cubes)
- 1 can of chopped black olives
- 2 cloves roasted garlic
- 2 cans no-sodium added black beans
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 stalks of green onions (chopped into small pieces)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil or Avocado oil
- 1/2 cup goats cheese feta
- Drain water from beans
- Place beans, roasted garlic, oil and salt in a food processor.
- Blend on high until smoothe
Seven Layer Dip:
- Spread bean layer across the bottom of your pan
- Spread Greek Yogurt layer on top of beans
- Layer low-sodium salsa on top of Greek Yogurt
- Next, layer the olives, tomatoes and green onions (your choice on where they're layered!)
- Top it off with the goats cheese feta