While the Super Bowl is disguised as a nationwide sporting event, we all know the REAL lineup is focused on the food (and maybe the commercials). Don’t fall into the trap of overdoing it early on game day with heavy food and drink choices, leaving you sluggish and uncomfortable for the rest of the day. Stick to these tried and true balanced game day options for a helluva good time throughout the entire game.
Work is BONKERS right now and I would not say that I’m thriving, but I got an offer to go to the Packers game this weekend and a girl just does not turn that down, no matter how busy her life is at the moment. So after a 13 hour work day yesterday, I had about 4 hours to get my life together, buy some groceries, and whip up a tailgate snack before heading up to Green Bay. Knowing I was strapped for time and needed to port this sucker in the car for a few hours, I grabbed some corn tortilla chips and all the veggies in all the lands, tossed them together and called it a day. Dabbed on the de-puffer cream and loaded up the car, Wisconsin-bound.
Nothing goes better with those fall football Fridays than pizza. Hate to admit it, but I’m a dietitian and I love pizza. So sue me. I try to make my pizza somewhat more nutritious myself by loading it with veggies, prefacing it with salad… all the tips and tricks to make me feel better about myself. Today’s rendition of pizza is a roasted vegetable, whole wheat flatbread – full of flavors and nutrients to fill you up and get you through halftime. Happy Fall, Y’all!
I love this dish because it takes a classic indulgent food like nachos and amps it up with wholesome ingredients to bring nutrition into the conversation. With fiber from the sweet potatoes, protein from the black beans, and all sorts of veggies on top, this is a super balanced dish full of flavor that is perfect for taco night traditions. This is one of my favorite ways to highlight that maintaining a balanced lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring!
From cauliflower crusted pizza, to cauliflower tots, and now buffalo cauliflower bites, this versatile vegetable can pretty much replace a potato, bread, or meat in almost any recipe. And while I love a good chicken wing from time and again, I do get pretty jazzed about challenging myself to try something new and innovative in the kitchen, like swapping the traditional chicken wing with a wholesome vegetable, like cauliflower.
This classic appetizer favorite, spinach and artichoke dip is always a crowd pleaser at tailgates and parties. With a few simple swaps, this skinnier version of the dish will keep you coming back for more. A perfect recipe for another Packers win! And spinach = health, duh.