Healthy Alternatives for Your Family’s Favorite Super Bowl Snacks – With Photos

If you’re like most moms, you haven’t even begun to think about what you’ll be serving your hubby’s crew during this Sunday’s big superbowl game. While chips and queso might be a quick and easy option, living a healthy lifestyle means swapping out the good for the bad, even in a time crunch. So for this year’s superbowl, ditch the delivery pizza and try some delicious, healthy alternatives.

Healthy superbowl recipes:

Healthy Dip Alternative: Tomato Hummus

tomato humusIngredients:
1 teaspoon salt
Two 1-pound 3-ounce cans chick-peas, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup well stirred tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1/2 cup olive oil, or to taste
1/2-1 cup roasted tomato

Directions: Add all of the ingredients to a food a processor and blend until smooth.

 

Healthy Pizza Alternative: Pizza Quinoa Polenta

Pizza-Quinoa-Polenta

Ingredients:
1 tube of Quinoa Polenta
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 Roma tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Directions:
1. Pour the oil in a pan and heat on low.
2. Cut the polenta into 1/4 inch thick slices.

3. Place the polenta in the pan and cook each side so they’re slightly golden brown.
4. Turn the oven on to 350° F.
5. Slice the tomatoes. Place the polenta on foil on a cookie sheet. Top each piece with a slice of tomato. 6. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

 

Healthy Burger Alternative: Chicken Parmesan Burgers

chickparmburger

Ingredients:
1lb. ground chicken
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup marinara sauce
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil
Mozzarella cheese
Extra marinara sauce
Hamburger buns

Directions:
Combine first nine ingredients (through dried basil) and mix well. Form into four patties, creating a slight dent in the center of the patty; refrigerate about 30 minutes. Grill over medium-high heat, 6-8 minutes on each side. Top cooked chicken burgers with mozzarella cheese. If desired, coat insides of hamburger buns with a little spray butter and a sprinkle of garlic powder or Italian seasoning and place on the grill 1-2 minutes, until lightly toasted. Spread marinara sauce on toasted buns and top with cooked chicken burgers. Enjoy!

 


Healthy Chili Alternative: Turkey Chili

TURKEYCHILIIngredients:
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup Yellow Onion, Diced
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
1-½ pound Ground Turkey Breast
1 can (15 Oz. Can) Petite Diced Tomatoes
2 cans (15 0z. Can) Tomato Sauce
1 can (15 Oz. Can) Black Beans, Rinsed And Drained
3 Tablespoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
1 Tablespoon Cumin (more To Taste)
2 cups Green Pepper, Diced
1 cup Shredded Cheese
Salt And Pepper

Directions:
1. Warm extra virgin olive oil in a deep stock pot over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and garlic; saute until tender.
2. Add ground turkey breast; season with salt and pepper and cook through, about 6 minutes.
3. Add petite diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and black beans.
4. Add chili powder and cumin to taste.
5. Reduce heat to medium-low; add green pepper.
6. Simmer 10-20 minutes, until green pepper is tender.
7. Serve with shredded cheese sprinkled on top. A scoop of fresh guacamole is also perfect for this recipe!

 

Healthy Drink Alternative: Watermelon Margarita

WATERMELON MARGARITAIngredients:
2 teaspoons sugar
1 lime wedge
3 1/2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1/2 cup tequila
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
Lime wedges or watermelon balls (optional)

Directions:
1. Place 2 teaspoons sugar in a saucer. Rub the rims of 6 glasses with 1 lime wedge; spin rim of each glass in sugar to coat. Set prepared glasses aside.
2. Combine watermelon and next 4 ingredients (through Triple Sec) in a blender; process until smooth. Fill each prepared glass with 1/2 cup crushed ice. Add 1/2 cup margarita to each glass. Garnish with lime wedges or melon balls, if desired.