Patriots and Seahawks fans alike are gearing up for the big game on Sunday, or, if you are like me, for the half-time show and fun commercials. We all know that eating is a huge part of the day, but don’t forget to pay attention to what you are eating. Here are a few fun ideas for a delicious and healthy Super Bowl XLIX that will give you the energy to cheer to the end and not leave you deflated (see what I did there…deflated, deflategate, HA!).
This twist on a traditional Guacamole takes out some of the fat and the addition of crabmeat gives it a fun and unique flavor. Thank you to skinnytaste.com for this amazing recipe!
Serving Size: 1/3 cup
- 8 oz (from 2 small haas) diced avocados, coarsely mashed
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt (omit this if you are limiting sodium; try subbing cumin or paprika for a kick of flavor)
- 6 oz canned lump crabmeat, drained
1. Mash the avocado with a fork.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients, mix well and serve immediately with black bean tortilla chips or your favorite healthy chip. Chips are not included in the nutrition information below.
Nutrients per serving:
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 4.5 g
Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 144 mg
Fiber 2 g
This easy Beef BBQ recipe will fill the house with delicious aroma all day long. Be sure to go conservative on the portion size so you don’t fill up, and make it an open-faced sandwich on a whole-wheat bun to limit carbs.
Serving size: 1/2 cup meat with sauce
- 4 pound pot roast (chuck, arm, rump roast)
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
1. Place roast in Crock-Pot®. Add 2 cups water and slow cook roast on low setting for approximately 10 hours until thoroughly cooked and easy to pull apart.
2. Drain meat reserving 1-cup liquid.
3. Place cooked meat in a 9” x 13” pan. Set aside.
4. In a bowl combine reserved liquid from meat, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, allspice and onion. Mix thoroughly.
5. Pour sauce mixture over cooked meat and cover. Marinate in refrigerator overnight.
6. Before serving, bake in a 350° F oven for 30 minutes, or until heated.
7. Serve on a bun of your choice, or over pasta or rice.
Nutrients per serving:
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrates 7 g
Fat 17 g