Last year, I was only a month into preparing for my first contest when my house was suddenly full of men guzzling beer and eating nachos, wings, and pizza in celebration of the big game. Although I was tempted by all this delicious food, I was not going to let the Super Bowl celebration derail my goal of stepping on stage!
Necessity breeds creativity. I met the challenge and created healthy snacks so my diet wouldn't keep me from socializing and enjoying the game. These snacks came in the form of the following four recipes. They looked and smelled so good that the guys at my house were eyeing my food curiously and enviously. When I offered to share, they were impressed that these flavorful treats were, in fact, healthy!
These recipes work for your Super Bowl get-together, and you can use them as go-to snacks for any party. Enjoy!
BBQ Chicken Flatbread
This recipe is a great choice for the big game, but is also one of my favorites for a stay-at-home Friday night treat. It's simple, quick, and oh-so-good. You'll never have to order a barbecue chicken pizza again!
- 2 low-carb flatbreads
- 6 oz grilled chicken breast, sliced
- 4 tbsp Walden Farms BBQ sauce
- 1 cup arugula
- 1/2 red onion, sliced and caramelized
- 2 oz fat-free shredded mozzarella
- Chopped cilantro
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place flatbreads on baking sheet and spray with olive oil spray.
- Spread 2 tbsp BBQ sauce on each flatbread.
- Layer arugula, caramelized onion, chicken and shredded cheese on each.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
- Top with chopped cilantro and enjoy!
Recipe yields 2 servings
BBQ Chicken Flatbread PDF (68 KB)
Baked Yam Fries
Everyone loves fries! Add them to your Super Bowl menu or implement them into your everyday lean diet. For new flavors, try experimenting with herbs and spices like rosemary and garlic, cayenne pepper and paprika, or even cinnamon and Stevia for a sweet treat!
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Wash, peel and slice yam into strips.
- In a large Ziplock bag, add yam fries, coconut oil, and any other spices.
- Shake until all fries are coated evenly.
- Lay fries on baking sheet in a single layer. 6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown.
Recipe yeilds 4 servings
Baked Yam Fries PDF (60 KB)
Egg-Salad-Filled Endive Cups
These yummy snacks are the perfect low-carb finger food! They're full of healthy fats, protein, and delicious creamy flavor!
- 6 hardboiled egg whites
- 8-10 endive cups
- 1 avocado
- Few dashes of hot sauce
- Sea salt and black pepper
- In a medium bowl, combine egg whites, avocado, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.
- Mash together with a fork.
- Fill endive cups with egg salad filling.
- Sprinkle paprika on top and enjoy!
Recipe yields 4 servings
Egg-Salad-Filled Endive Cups PDF (65 KB)
Sesame Soy Kale Chips
Kale is a superfood! I love it in salads, stir fries, green juices and protein smoothies. This recipe makes kale irresistible to even the toughest veggie critic. The chips are crisp, light, and full of flavor. Even better, you won't have to worry if you accidentally devour the whole plate!
- Large bunch of kale cut from stems and into small pieces
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Using your hands, toss kale so every piece is fully coated with olive oil.
- Lay kale in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly crispy.
Recipe yields 2 servings
Sesame Soy Kale Chips PDF (84 KB)