I don't know about you, but I host or attend a Super Bowl party for two reasons: to watch the commercials and to enjoy the food! You don't have to ruin your health plans at parties. Below are my 21 healthy Super Bowl party menu ideas.
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- Antipasto Plate - Fill with olives, probiotic-rich pickles, local cheeses and rice crackers. Chicken sausage and cabbage. Have everyone make their own healthy salad.
- Healthy Nachos - Use organic baked chips. Add black beans, corn, pepper, onion, and tomatoes on top of the chips. Put the cheese and sour cream on the side for those avoiding dairy. You can even make a nacho bar with lots of veggie options.
- Homemade Guacamole - You can make this really healthy by just mashing avocados, adding chopped tomatoes and onion and a little salt and pepper. Add some chopped greens to the guacamole as well!
- Veggie Quesadillas - Fill with loads of veggies, beans and a little cheese. Offer a bunch of fillings and make them per order for your guests.
- Twice-baked Sweet Potatoes - Instead of serving traditional deep-fried potato skins, try twice-baked sweet potatoes. Bake the sweet potatoes, dig out the potato, mash it up, add some lean bacon, cheese and sour cream. Top with some cinnamon.
- Homemade Spinach Meatballs - Instead of those frozen packaged meatballs, make your own early in the week from organic ground beef, and then freeze. The day of the game, just throw them into a crock-pot with your favorite sauce! I like to add spinach to ours.
- Homemade Wings - I think my hubby loves chicken wings as much as he loves me and the girls. Consider making them at home instead of buying them. Try to get the wings from a local farm where you know they raise the chickens in healthy ways. If not, even buying frozen ones from the grocery store and baking them are going to be healthier than friend ones from your local bar. Try making your own.
- Mediterranean Bar - Pita bread cut into triangles and then tossed in a little olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, pepper; spread evenly on a baking sheet, and baked until brown and crispy. Serve with hummus and fresh veggies.
- Homemade Chicken Fingers - Chicken fingers using skinless chicken breast strips, dipped in egg or milk and seasoned with breadcrumbs; baked for 10 minutes. Served with a tossed salad and even homemade sweet potato fries.
- Soups and Stews - Homemade vegetable soup, served with warm, crusty whole-wheat rolls.
Chili made with lean meat, and high fiber healthy beans, such as pinto beans, or blackeye peas. Can also make this vegetarian and use quinoa. Serve with homemade pita chips, and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
- Homemade Pizza - Pizza can actually be really healthy! Make with whole-wheat pizza dough, topped with marinara sauce, a little mozzarella cheese, and lots of vegetables. Add greens to your pizza sauce just like I do with pasta sauce.
- Sausage Sandwiches - Turkey sausages in whole-wheat buns, served with a tossed salad.
- Sandwich Bar - Sandwiches made with mustard, lean meats, and topped with plenty of veggies (pepper strips, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumbers and grated carrots).
- Veggie Plate - Sliced raw vegetable platter, including carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, baby tomatoes, cucumbers. Served with hummus or salsa.
- Snack Mix - If you are craving something crunchy to munch on during the game, make a cereal mix with cereal, nuts and dried fruit.
- Baked Snacks - Buy the baked chips, pretzels and corn chips instead of the fried ones. Serve with salsa instead of packaged dips.
- Homemade popcorn - Homemade popcorn, flavoured with herbs, grass-fed butter and sea salt.
- Bugs on a Log - My kids love this! Adults will too. Celery sticks spread with natural peanut butter or almond butter, and topped with raisins.
- Healthy Drinks - You can still have beer or wine. Just have some healthy beverages in between cocktails. Ideas are chilled water, lemonade with slices of fresh fruit, or small glasses of fresh fruit smoothies. You can even do a homemade hot chocolate bar if it is cold outside.
- Fresh fruit kabobs - Kabobs of sliced fresh fruit, for example apples, pears, kiwi, melon, pineapples, grapes, and berries. Served with plain yogurt.
- Homemade peanut butter and banana ice cream - Blend together frozen bananas, peanut butter, water and a little cinnamon and vanilla.
Have fun watching the game and enjoy making some healthy treats for your crew. Maybe by Sunday I will even find out what teams are even playing in the Super Bowl. Ha!
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