Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and we can all agree that it’s one of the easiest days to slip up on your healthy eating habits and lose track of what you should and shouldn’t be consuming. Many of us will order out for the Super Bowl because it’s easier and we don’t want to get distracted from the game but this time around why not think about staying in and using some of these delicious and simple recipes to make sure you have a good time watching the game and fueling your body with the right stuff?

Soy Garlic Ginger Wings

Starting with our appetizer, nothing says game day quite like wings. Like salt and pepper, or peanut butter and jelly, football and wings are a perfect match. A staple that should be at every table while you’re watching the Super Bowl. We aren’t going traditional with these wings though. This recipe combines a few yummy spices and sauces forming the perfect combination of sticky, spicy and sweet. Best part about it… it’s so simple!

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic clovesminced
  • 1 tablespoon gingerfinely diced
  • 1/4 cup water

Chicken

  • 2 pounds chicken wingstips removed, and drumettes separated
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • salt and pepperto taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use a paper towel to remove any moisture from the chicken wings.
  • Toss the wings with the oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet then place a wire rack on top. Spread out the wings on a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until crispy.
  • While the wings are cooking, make the sauce. Add the honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and water to a small
    pot. Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat to low letting it simmer for 10 minutes – or until slightly reduced and thickened.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Remove wings from the oven. Toss the wings in the sauce and place them back in the oven on the baking sheet and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutrition:

  • 500 Calories per serving (approximately 4-5 wings)
  • 28g Protein
  • 45g Carbohydrates
  • 20g Fat

Shrimp Tacos

Whether it’s Tuesday or not, tacos are always a good idea and on game day they compliment almost anything. They’re simple to make and easily customizable with fresh ingredients.

All you need are some staple taco ingredients, plus a few spices, to make the perfect bite size taco.

Shrimp:

1 lb large raw shrimp, shells removed and deveined
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp chipotle powder
1/2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper, to taste

Slaw:

8 oz bacon
1/4 medium green cabbage
2 cups not packed cilantro leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Garnish:

1-2 avocados
limes wedges
extra cilantro
lime crema, optional

Instructions:

  • Cut the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and cook in a sauté pan on medium heat, until cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon to a paper towel, to drain and cool. Alternatively, you can cook the bacon in the oven.
  • Thinly slice the cabbage and add to a mixing bowl. Roughly chop the cilantro leaves and add to the mixing bowl along with the bacon, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add the shrimp, olive oil and spices. Toss to combine.
  • Heat a sauté pan on medium heat and cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  • Assemble the tacos by adding several pieces of shrimp and topping with a spoonful of slaw and a few slices of avocado

Nutrition:

Calories: Approximately 250 per taco

Carbohydrates: 35g

Protein: 28g

Fat: 10g

 

Banana Split Bites

Let’s get to dessert! The most important part about planning your spread for the Super Bowl is to ensure that everyone can eat and watch the game at the same time. You don’t want to cook intricate dishes because then it takes people away from the game… or the commercials for some of you. Finger food reigns supreme on game day and this dessert is another bite size snack!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Bananas
  • 1/4 lb Cored Pineapple
  • 6 Strawberries
  • 1 cup Dipping Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Peanuts
  • 12 Popsicle Sticks (or skewers)

Instructions:

  • Cut Strawberries in half
  • For each strawberry half, cut an equal size piece of banana and pineapple.
  • Place pineapple on first, then banana and lastly strawberry.
  • Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Line a tray with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Put chopped nuts in small plate to use for dipping.
  • Melt chocolate by heating in microwave for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  • Dip cold fruit in chocolate, then into nuts, then place on prepared tray.

ENJOY!!

 

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