Healthy Super Bowl Sunday Recipe
HEALTHY SUPER BOWL SUNDAY RECIPE
The big day is almost here: Super Bowl Sunday! Fans are excited to cheer on their favorite teams, but there’s a long to-do list to cross off before Sunday’s game. For many hosts, the biggest task is getting their party menu ready. As tempting as it is to consume unhealthy foods, it’s important to practice mindful indulgence during the festivities. The average partygoer consumes a whopping 1,200 calories and 150 grams of carbs during the big game.
Thankfully, there are healthier options to offer your guests without the realization that their Super Bowl favorites have been slimmed down. Below are three tips for addressing carb intake, dehydration and fried food consumption on Super Bowl Sunday. Then, try our healthy Super Bowl Sunday recipe!
Cut down on the carbs
Simple choices such as replacing crackers with nut bars can go a long way! Try mixing sweet and savory by pairing a honey mustard nut bar with a piece of raw aged cheese, a slice of avocado, or turkey slices.
Ditch the alcohol and sugary drinks
Instead of drinking beer or a cocktail, try sipping on water. I also recommend sparkling water with fresh herbs and citrus. Consuming too many alcoholic and sugary beverages can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes.
Put down the fried foods
Trans fats have been banned from the food system because they contribute to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Frying foods in low-quality oil can create trans fats. If you want to add a crunch to your party menu, give this recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Bites a try!
6 cups cauliflower, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
2 teaspoons garlic powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons melted ghee
½ cup hot sauce
1 tablespoon grassfed butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put chopped cauliflower in bowl. Mix garlic, sea salt, pepper, and melted ghee together. Coat cauliflower with ghee mixture and place on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Mix melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl and toss roasted cauliflower with mixture. Once coated, return to the oven for another 8-10 minutes.
Nutrition facts: 82 calories, 7 grams fat, 5 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein, 44 mg sodium
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