You might be surprised to hear that we take the Super Bowl pretty seriously here at HBFIT. We love a good sweat sesh and a morning matcha more than anything, but we get pretty excited about the biggest football game of the year every February. We’re already planning our healthy spreads and snacks for the big day, so we wanted to share some of our go-to recipes with you guys. Whether you’re cheering for the Patriots or the Falcons tomorrow, we’ve got you covered in the snack department. Here are some of our favorites:
We love this healthy, homemade alternative to the classic Super Bowl dips sold at the grocery store. We found the original recipe on Health.com and customized it to make it our own. This dip is savory, creamy, simple to make, and filled with fresh greens. Pair it with raw veggies or tortilla chips and the whole bowl might even get devoured before the game even starts.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 can lima beans, drained
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon capers
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 can artichoke hearts, drained
- 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 3/4 cup pre-shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Combine the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Then, transfer the mixture evenly to a 1-quart casserole dish and smooth the top. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until it looks bubbly at the edges. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before serving.
Baked Zucchini Fries
There’s nothing like golden, crunchy french fries to go along with a night of football, and none of your guests will believe how healthy this baked veggie alternative is. These zucchini fries are oven-baked and take less than thirty minutes to make. Don’t expect any leftovers!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 large zucchini, peeled
- 1/4 grass-fed butter, melted (Ghee butter works as a healthier alternative)
Preheat your oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly greased with cooking spray. Cut the peeled zucchini in half lengthwise and remove the seeds, then slice the zucchini into 1/2 inch pieces. Combine the bread crumbs, cheese, and seasoned salt in a pie plate, and then start to dip the zucchini fries into the melted butter, pressing into bread crumbs afterwards. Place the breaded zucchini sticks onto your baking sheet, and then place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites
These vegan oat bites taste like yummy peanut butter cups, and they’re a perfect finger-food for dessert time. With minimal, wholesome ingredients and a simple, no-bake prep, these peanut butter balls are ideal for snacking around the couch. You can customize the exact ingredients to your liking, but we thought we’d share our favorite combo with you guys.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- 3 tbsp All-Natural Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
- 1 tbsp flax seeds or chia seeds
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 Dairy-free dark chocolate, finely chopped
Pulse the dates in a food processor or blender until they’re in small pieces. Add your oats, chocolate, seeds and nut butter and pulse or mix until combined, but not too smooth. Carefully roll into 1-inch balls using your hands to mold them together. Once rolled into ball-form, pop the bites into the fridge or freezer for about 15 minutes before serving.